Take the 2-minute tour ×
Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I guess I missed the back story on Doug and Rachel. Why is he so involved with helping her?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

Rachael is the call girl/prostitute that was with Peter Russo in the first episode. If you haven't finished the season, then just keep watching. Spoilers below if you finished and missed it.

She is a cat's paw in Francis Underwood's plan. Doug was keeping Rachael around to be used against Peter Russo after they cleaned him up enough, for long enough, to run in the governors race. The plan was to use her to create a scandal at the 11th hour in the governor's race. The only way to keep governor's position for the party would be to have someone like the VP run at the last minute. After the VP ran and won, the VP position would be vacant leaving room for Francis Underwood to be nominated.

share|improve this answer
    
Oh, wow! Silly me thought Doug was really trying to help her. And Peter didn't seem to recognize her when she came on to him so aggressively at the party. I guess he was too drunk on the previous occasion to remember her. Thanks for straightening me out! –  Dianne Aug 7 '13 at 2:53
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.