The Best Scene in House of Cards Happens in a Women’s Bathroom

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The White House’s foremost fictional badass, Claire Underwood, took a move from L.B.J.’s power playbook and negotiated urgent diplomacy from the toilet. In this clipped scene, she requires the Russian ambassador to wait by a sink while she fixes her eyeliner, pisses, and informs him that he has been outplayed. In fairness to her generous diplomatic maneuvering, she does let him feel useful. He gets to hand her a towel and admire her makeup. It’s always nice to have a man’s opinion, after all.

House of Cards’ Best Scene Is in a Ladies’ Room