House of Cards Season 3 Premiere Recap: 19 Must-See Moments

Warning: The following story contains major spoilers from House of Cards‘ third season. Proceed at your own risk. 

Netflix unleashed a new season of House of Cards on an eager electorate last Friday, and the results are in: Robin Wright’s Claire remains the real star of the show, the new White House sets look like they cost a small fortune, and the final seconds of Episode 13 were alternately inevitable and shocking.

Spoiler etiquette forbids us from delving too deep into the season at this early date, so let’s start at the beginning. Here are 19 moments from Season 3, Episode 1 that gave me pause.