No more pain") and surrender to her mercy killing? There was Doug at the end of Season 2, left with a possibly fatal head injury in the middle of a forest by Rachel Posner. Doug Stamper (42) Francis Underwood (33) Edward Meechum (18) Claire Underwood (14) Seth Grayson (13) Rachel Posner (5) Remy Danton (3) Garrett Walker (2) Sam Winchester (1) Dean Winchester (1) Include Relationships Edward Meechum/Francis Underwood (12) Doug Stamper/Francis Underwood (11) Seth Grayson/Doug Stamper (6) Rachel Posner/Doug Stamper (5) In the end, who was the biggest monster of all? I had to make it mine. She was also a recurring character in the first, second, and third seasons of House of Cards. But it was a no-go before we even started filming the House of Cards season. (Spoilers) Doug Stamper SPOILER in Season One, Doug throws a brick into the Underwoods' window as part of a complex scheme for Frank (and therefore him by association) to gain power. Doug, for his part, doesn’t even try to resist, but seems accepting of his fate, with Claire saying "There, no more pain. Doug Stamper is the kind of guy Frank can trust. His wife Claire? So I don’t know. Doug set out … Though Doug's death definitively closes Kelly's run on House of Cards, the open-ended finale left much to be desired after the screen faded to black for the last time. Much like the previous teaser, the new trailer reminds fans that Frank Underwood will stop at nothing to get what he wants. “For Doug, there is a certain sense of relief,” Kelly said. I had them adjust it ever so slightly so that I could have it either be that I was talking to Frank, talking to myself or talking to Claire. Claire says he died beside her, peacefully in his sleep. Michael Kelly, Actor: Dawn of the Dead. James Gibson said it was a sign that the House of Card rules were imploding. While the big finale twist is proving polarizing, Kelly stands by Doug’s death. I remember thinking back, because we were always talking through how the show was going to end, and there was a version in my head where I said this was a great opportunity for us to say that journalism wins: Give Janine and Hammer everything and let Claire only think she’s won at the end. Doug Stamper, who works for Frank Underwood, then meets up with Rachel Posner and gives her $10,000 to keep quiet about what happened with Peter Russo. With Doug’s death came peaceful closure too. But after talking to Frank and Melissa, I realized that not only does it make sense, but it’s beautiful. So I think for him, it was this beautiful moment of resolve and release of the demons. Hospitalization. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. Claire is not one to let things go by the wayside. In Season 3, Stamper had one of the longest, most painful, and (potentially) most realistic-looking recoveries I've ever experienced on television. Stamper, Douglas Edwin, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the age of 83. The series ended with the last living man who knew all of the Underwood secrets bleeding out on the Oval Office carpet and dying in Claire's arms. Then at the end, he’s willing to settle for her just saying it out loud, that she’s nothing without him. Bringing Frank Underwood to power and solidifying his legacy was Doug's life mission, … [Editor's note: This interview was conducted on the afternoon of Nov. He didn’t have the only person he really knew in life. Is the end of the series coming at the right time — when the show can no longer out-dramatize the real White House? But when Doug followed Rachel, she nailed him across the head with a brick a few times and booked it out of there at double speed in his car. What were Doug's final thoughts? He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly Stamper and his parents, He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. Maybe you could do a Frances, with an “e,” spinoff [the name Doug suggested to Claire for her and Frank's baby]. There’s no more demons to battle. Why did Claire let Janine live, and do you have faith that Janine will write Doug's story? There are many signs throughout the season that can be viewed with a renewed lens once you know Doug is the one who killed Frank. How did that feel and who were you talking to? I think my immediate reaction was, “No! Because, if anything, I hope that this show makes you ask some questions about yourself, about the current political environment, about how you feel about power. It does feel that even if all the other characters moved on, Doug would never. It’s funny because the day before, I thought we might finish early. That’s all he has. When [the showrunners] came to me with that, I threw up in my mouth. Mr. Blumenthal was discussed at length during the Benghazi hearings as his emails to Hillary’s private email server exposed unusual and close communications during her time as Secretary of State. But then Stamper … Those guys are incredible writers and to get to say those words is a great honor. Was Spacey’s departure a blessing in disguise for the story that ended up being told? “There’s that finality to it for me as an actor to completely close that chapter of my life,” Kelly says. It’s interesting. His whole season is dedicated to protecting this man’s legacy and trying to clear his name. You saw his family, his brother and family, come once and he spoke to him for a minute or two every now and then. 11:45am PT Someone who is so unquestioning, so steadfast in their loyalty that they build their entire identity around your success and happiness? He just turned it over. Janine's name isn’t on the list of enemies that Doug handed Claire — right? I'll set the scene for you, shall I? Can you imagine this guy on the campaign trail? I think it was beautiful, in a way. November 07, 2018 Share your thoughts in the comments section. I don't know what purpose he really plays in the story other than doing the Underwoods evil bidding. News Death NoticeSTAMPER, Douglas H. Doug Stamper passed away Sunday, January 3rd 2016 after 40 days in UC SICU. Right. “Oh, God, no!” I compare it to how people, all throughout the seasons, have asked me if Doug Stamper was going to be president one day. Biography. Dedicated enough that he would kill him. At first it was more of a, “Wait, what? Then when you get in there, you realize there’s blood and the carpet and all these things. Stamper was born in Naperville, Illinois. No! That’s why, in my mind, he didn’t go through with pushing the opener through her throat. Well, kinda, sorta. That confession led to Claire Hale (Wright) stabbing a letter opener — the one keepsake Frank had left him — into Doug's stomach. And it says so much about this character that I went from a very quick “no” to a very quick “yes, that’s darkly beautiful.”. During this encounter he pays Rachel separately for her to sleep with him.Later, Doug and Rachel met again. Privacy Policy | I was pretty upset about losing Doug too, at first. With the ship going down, Stamper murders 17 of the British sailors who survived the sinking before having Scott to send his diver… The final season of House of Cards is streaming all eight episodes now on Netflix. Frank was always campaigning when he was doing it. We were all talking so often. "-Doug dies, Francis’ reputation is in tatters, and Claire remains in the White House, still pregnant, as the season, and the series of House of Cards itself, fades to black. It’s crazy, but it makes total sense. Doug Stamper later met up with Rachel, and gave her $10,000 cash to keep quiet about Russo. Netflix has always been very brilliant about their drop dates; there’s no coincidence to dropping this days before the midterms. Stamper is the mole? Doug Stamper – sempre come Anakin – è nato nel lato chiaro, ma in lui convivono egualmente luce e oscurità.Doug è ombra, come ombra si muove, come ombra agisce ed al pari dell’ombra è figlio della luce.Senza luce non ci sarebbe ombra, solo buio totale (grazie a Melisandre per la consulenza).. After Spacey was fired over sexual assault allegations last fall, co-showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson reworked the final eight episodes to chart Claire's ascension as the first female president while she literally and metaphorically stuck her middle finger up to the political patriarchy. Is Janine going to avenge Tom Hammerschmidt's death and do what she’s been wanting to do for the last six seasons and expose the Underwoods? Doug Stamper found him with almost zero effort. In my opinion, it’s a very sad time politically and sometimes, as a country, you have to take a step backwards before you can take a step forward. Knows all the most influential terrorists. On one hand, it was a tool for Doug. He is a non-entity with no real depth just a hodgepodge of weirdness masquerading as a back story. He walked into the Oval and that final showdown wanting the pardon for Frank. Photo: Netflix As always, on House of Cards, whatever they give me, I’m grateful. Rachel Posner was a former prostitute who had a relationship with Doug Stamper. He was appointed to serve as White House Chief of Staff after Underwood's inauguration as President in early 2017, and continued to do so up until late 2018, when Stamper … That was it. Yes. Congressman Cole proudly showcases Doug Stamper as part of his team, and Claire proposes to give Cole the vice presidency for 2020 and the presidency in 2024. "Doug's whole season is dedicated to protecting this man’s legacy and trying to clear his name. We didn't lose Doug in all his soft-voiced, menacing, and eerily devoted-to-Frank glory. What did you think of how the show handled Frank’s death? Sending the British HMS Devonshire into Chinese waters by the use of a stolen GPS encoder (thanks to Henry Gupta), a stealth ship (created by General Chang and commandeered by Captain Scott and his crew) creates tension when Stamper gets Timblinto use the Sea-Vac drill to attack the ship, just as Scott fires a missile at one of the Chinest MIGs to frame them for the attack. Peter Russo hired Rachel for a night in early January 2013, where he was arrested for DUI with her in the passenger seat. More importantly, there’s the matter of Rachel Posner, who beat Doug Stamper to death with a rock in this episode, then sped off, finally free, in his car. The obvious Doug Stamper match for the Clintons would be Sidney Blumenthal, a former assistant and senior adviser to President Clinton. An example of this is when he offered to give up his liver for a … "The Demon Seed: The Child of Frank and Claire.". The end of the second season finds Stamper presumably dead in the woods, Rachel having bashed him repeatedly in the head with a brick. well-timed release days ahead of the midterm elections. No!” And then it was explained to me, which is so often the case with these guys. And the end of House of Cards was going to have to fit into the beginning of that. Unlike his brother, he never saw the appeal of settling down with a wife and children, and moved to Washington, D.C. to further his career. I never wanted it to be about me sharing something with the audience with a wink and a nod like Frank did. Just give me the pardon for him.” And she said no. Think before you make a decision, because these are big decisions. I think that’s to be forever debated. Absolutely. By Maggie Lang e. … At the very, very end, the two of us were on literal fumes because it’s such a highly charged, emotional scene and we were doing it all day. The actor dives into Doug Stamper's pivotal final scenes on the political drama and revisits his memories of filming the series finale. But what about Doug's life? © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter Even when we were doing the season and Frank was gone, it still wasn’t determined who was going to do be the killer. I was so tired! Is Janine going to have time to get that story out before she’s taken care of? 2020 Bustle Digital Group. Doug Stamper—has become the best thing about House of Cards . Before Kevin Spacey was fired and the show had to be reworked, the initial plan was for the final season showdown to be between Claire Hale (formerly, Underwood) and Frank Underwood. (Laughs.) Best employee ever Doug Stamper is taking the fall for the world’s cruelest boss. Doug Stamper returns in the latest House of Cards teaser; which, similar to the previously released teasers, shows viewers only bits and pieces of what’s coming in Season 4. Doug also broke the fourth wall, becoming only the third character to do so after Francis and Claire. At one point, there was a Doug Stamper spinoff in the works. And I looked at speaking to the audience in the same way. !” And then it did make sense. Truth be told, that’s why Doug didn’t follow through with killing Claire. Even when I say, “I’m coming to get ya, Claire,” I’m saying that to myself in the mirror as I’m shaving, if I’m not mistaken. Definitely. Did you have thoughts about who would be the one to do it and did you ever guess it would be Doug? The biggest cliffhanger-threat is journalist Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer). He knew once he didn’t get what he wanted that this showdown was going to end one of two ways: He was going to kill her and never see the light of day again, or she was going to kill him once he didn’t get what he wanted. I do have faith, but I also have faith that we can take the Senate! To Doug, that is the first in a series of missteps taken by Claire, a woman who is dead-set on ruining the man Doug would die for and the legacy they had built. The irony of it all is that's what [Doug] is doing all season. Is he just really gone now?” I wanted it to be interesting and something specific, because I always think those are the strongest choices. Having to pull that through line through it all. We know Doug Stamper. Doug drove Rachel into the woods in his car without saying anything, so she tried to flee; she hit him in the head with a rock and tried to flee in his car. Michael Kelly’s Doug Stamper was the steel-strong thread of integrity through six seasons of House of Cards.While the show’s leads Frank … At the White House, Frank issues a firm statement in support of America Works on the anniversary of the New Deal. But his life was Frank and his life was work. Next: House of Cards Season 6's Ending Explained Doug's admission confirms the exact cause of death we hear about earlier in season 6 from FBI director Nathan Green (Jeremy Holm) was precisely correct, despite how far-fetched it sounded. In the Oval Office, we see a pregnant Claire waiting to receive Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), who was the former White House Chief of Staff - and Frank's right-hand man - … So the way we shot it, we had to break it up and that's what took so long. A flicker of hesitancy flashes across Doug’s face though he eventually assents. Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper (President Frank Underwood's White House chief of staff), told Gold Derby what he thought when he found out about what happened at the end of … Will the one person left who is still hot on Claire's trail — journalist Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer) — expose all of her misdeeds? Michael Kelly (as Doug Stamper) talks surprising fate of his character after Season 3 of "House of Cards" was released on Netflix. He's devoted. He then tracked down Rachel and started stocking up his unmarked van with rope, bleach, a shovel — you know, typical murder supplies. It also lent a little bit to Doug losing his mind in the end. Robin, the writers and myself, we were all collaborating. Best employee ever Doug Stamper is taking the fall for the world’s cruelest boss. It was a cool story, how we moved forward. When it comes to romance, Doug found comfort once again in the arms of his Season 4 ladyfriend, Laura Moretti (played by Wendy Moniz), aka the wife of the man that Doug let die … Major Character Death; Rachel Posner/Doug Stamper; Edward Meechum/Doug Stamper; LeAnn Harvey/Doug Stamper; Doug Stamper/Claire Underwood; Doug Stamper/Francis Underwood (implied) Doug Stamper; Angst; Masturbation; Regret; Dissociation; Summary "He deserved this. Then the season was being reworked and they decided to kill Frank offscreen. Jackie Strause, [This story contains major spoilers from the entire sixth and final season of Netflix's House of Cards.]. WARNING: Major spoilers for House of Cards season 6. I was going to be with him and I was going to get out. Is he talking to himself? I don’t know how the pardons or any of that was going to play out, but I was going to be, obviously, on Frank's side. The actor dives into Doug Stamper's pivotal final scenes on the political drama and revisits his memories of filming the series finale. I’m remembering filming that day and I’m not 100 percent certain, but I feel like at that point we decided that it was Doug. In the Oval Office, we see a pregnant Claire waiting to receive Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), who was the former White House Chief of Staff - and Frank's right-hand man - … There are a lot of people who say that Claire made Francis, and there are people who say that Francis made Claire who she is and that she became the bigger monster later. When the writers approached me with it, I was like, "Oh, that’s good." Once she turns the letter opener on him, he doesn’t fight. From what I understand, they didn’t like the pilot and didn’t move forward. Spent a year of just being scared to death of what it was going to be and how it would turn out. Oh, my God. Head here for all of THR's final season coverage. I’m an eternal optimist. I knew what each of the direct addresses were to me, but I wanted the audience to ask, “What is going on? Below, in a chat with THR, Kelly unpacks the final showdown between Doug and Claire, peels back the curtain to explain how and when the ending came to be, reveals who he was really talking to when he broke the fourth wall and explains why a series about the abuse of power is coming to a well-timed end. Doug excuses himself and retreats to his office, where he pulls out a stack of birthday cards, just like the ones that the leaker has been sending to Tom. There’s a million things that go through your head and it was difficult. All rights reserved. House of Cards' lead power couple, Frank and Claire Underwood, racked up a sizeable body count over the show's six seasons, and here's the rundown.While House of Cards might be better known at this point for the rather unceremonious way it went out, thanks to the scandal involving original star Kevin Spacey, the show still remains a landmark in streaming TV history. Taking it on. I didn’t get to read a lot of it, but I do know that the two of us [Doug and Frank] were going to go in the direction of the private sector [that had been set up by the season five finale]. Jumping to the last scene and his death: After playing Doug for six seasons, how do you feel about the final card he was dealt? The Shakespearean series finale saw House of Cards leaning into the tone and rules that were set forth by Beau Willimon when he created the Spacey-starring drama back in 2013. Crying and then going back to not crying. Do Not Sell My Personal Information And his right hand man Doug Stamper? Like when Doug told Claire (in the fifth episode), “Whoever killed him will get what she, or he, deserves." Michael was born in Philadelphia but raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia by parents Michael and Maureen Kelly. And when both of those were gone, it was, to me, this beautiful moment. I’ve always been able to wrap my head around everything and I just couldn’t wrap my head around that one, so I talked to them about my idea. And I think Robin had an idea for herself about what her address is about. As a fan of this show, I like Claire winning, but as a person and seeing real-life politics today, I want journalism to win. AdChoices | I’m a little over this “fake news” shit. On our “means, motive, and opportunity” checklist, Claire scores a hat trick.Jane DavisCould’ve done it on Claire’s behalf. He doesn’t try to live. He was appointed to serve as White House Chief of Staff after Underwood's inauguration as President in early 2017, and continued to do so up until late 2018, when Stamper … Gavin and Doug meet, Gavin having located Rachel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The writers, they shock us every year, so I don’t know if that’s how the whole season would have played out, but at least in the beginning, that’s how it was going to happen. With Robin, in so many of those scenes, we’re saying so much more than what we are saying literally. Did Doug heed her words ("There. He was never going to get another job in D.C., so that’s gone from his life. I think it was really, really beautiful. She was putting Doug out of his misery, circling back to the Frank-dog moment that opened the series. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lew and Mary Gibson; husband, Cliff; son, James; and 4 sisters. The truth ultimately is revealed in the final moments of the season: Doug Stamper, Frank’s eternally loyal right-hand man played by Kelly, admits to a … Stamper, still obsessed with Rachel, rendezvouses with his physical therapist, who soon leaves town. He retired from American Can Co. in Austin, In, and was owner and operator of Stamper Accounting and Tax Co. in Austin. Doug Stamper, tutto per il presidente (stagione 4) Claire Underwood, spettri del passato (stagione 2) Claire Underwood, ruolo della moglie (stagione 1) Doug, gestire le conseguenze (stagione 5) Michael, molti, “nessuno” e verità (stagione 5) But Season 3 includes a very-much alive Stamper. An unsolved death, rotting away the fringes of characters' morality, haunting the executive branch's processes. How did that choice make sense to you? How do you imagine Claire would explain away Doug's murder in the Oval Office? Myrtle Stamper Myrtle Stamper 4-7-1933 - 11-10-2020 Myrtle Collins Stamper, 87, passed away on November 10, 2020. As Doug explains it, “I had to protect the legacy from the man.” The idea here throughout the season is that Doug Stamper is obsessed with protecting Frank’s reputation above all else. I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I know damn well having shot it for 14 hours that at least how I played it was that it was surrender. Do you imagine she’ll work to expose Claire on behalf of "disposable girls" Rachel and Zoe Barnes, and all the other Underwood victims? He always has to have something to obsess about and pour 1,000 percent of his body into. Doug's sense of identity is dependent on his role as Frank Underwood's right-hand man. House of Cards is set in a political world, but this is a show that’s about power and I think we showed this year, more than ever, what abuse of power looks like. by They really wanted to do it and said it was important, that it’s a sign of everything being turned on its head, so I had to wrap my head around it. But no matter which way she twisted or turned, her dead husband very deliberately haunted her until the bitter end — much like Spacey's departure cast a shadow over the final season of Netflix's first original series. I don’t think there’s any coincidence about that. He was the good son, an unfailing loyalist to the Underwood regime. This season had a well-timed release days ahead of the midterm elections. No, it was before. “He’s finally at peace. Doug left her the coordinates to Rachel Posner's buried body. Season 3 showed a new kind of Doug, one who's probably much more terrifying than the Doug Stamper we saw in earlier seasons. He proved to be able to live another day to do Frank Underwood's evil bidding without blinking an eye — oh, and since his physiotherapy he's been blinking his eyes much easier, I'm happy to report. In a way, Doug Stamper died when Frank Underwood did. The co-showrunners have explained why they couldn’t just erase the character. Here's who really killed Frank Underwood in House of Cards.Kevin Spacey's character is dead. Rachel Posner (23 February 1990-18 January 2016) was a former prostitute who was involved in some of Congressman Frank Underwood's intrigues, having a relationship with his Chief-of-Staff Doug Stamper before Stamper murdered her.. That's what you get for always looking like you're about three seconds away from killing everyone.). He was done and he knew he wasn’t going to get what he wanted in the end. He was the husband of Kathy Terry Stamper, the father of one child Jeff and the grandfather of two children. But I told [the showrunners] that I couldn’t talk to the audience because it didn’t make sense to me. For each of the three characters, the way in which they do their direct addresses are different. I never saw it. If you think back to the beginning of the season, here is a guy whose whole life has been that. Claire and Frank already had their face-off in season five — and Frank lost. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. With his secrets, with his problems, and with his life. As House of Cards final season begins, Frank Underwood is dead and buried. The House of Cards fixer played by Michael Kelly was so loyal, in fact, that the Netflix political saga ended its sixth and final season with Doug revealing to Robin Wright's POTUS that he was the one who murdered Frank (Kevin Spacey) in order to protect the "legacy from the man." If I remember correctly, Robin wanted two days to do it, but that would have put us over a holiday weekend. How many takes did you do in 14 hours of filming — with Robin Wright directing? Doug Stamper, who works for Frank Underwood, then meets up with Rachel Posner and gives her $10,000 to keep quiet about what happened with Peter Russo. ... Tim’s death is enough to throw him for a loop, but not one he can’t maneuver out of. Of course I’ve read some of the reactions on social media and some people are really upset that he’s no longer on the show and they don’t care what happened in real life, or they are able to remove themselves from the reality of what happened. We’ve never seen anything like this in real-life politics. Non è figlio della tenebra, perché quello è Frank. Doug Stamper is a terrible character. For me, it became this incredibly compelling story to tell for Doug, to have that be his driving force. Glenn Douglas “Doug” Stamper, 62, husband of Kim Rankin Stamper, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 26, 2013. And she won’t. Stamper is the mole. For me, personally, you lose a friend, a co-star. I can’t speak for her character, but in my opinion, I think she knows it wasn’t her, so then the next logical conclusion for her is definitely Doug. Frank throws Doug under the bus for that time the former donned a fedora to murder Zoe Barnes. It can be assumed that Stamper was planning to murder Rachel, concerned that she would speak up about her role in Underwood's murder of Peter Russo. To preserve this, he will go to any lengths to serve and protect Frank. In the final scene when you arrive at the Oval, Claire asks Doug, “What took you so long?” How long had she known, or were you confirming it to her in that moment? His family later moved to Columbus, Ohio. He went to college at Coastal Carolina … I think a lot of the audience will wonder, is Janine going to get Claire? He said, “Here’s a list of everyone who is going to kill you and who wants you dead, just say it. Though Season 2 might've left a question mark on Doug's fate, Season 3 solidified it: where Frank is, Doug is somewhere close by, plotting and lurking in the shadows. I prefer watching this showdown between Doug and Claire. To just be able to go to sleep; to be done with it all. Sitemap | James Gibson was pretty clear that for Claire, it was a mercy killing. Maybe Doug would have taken a bullet for him in the end anyway? I don’t know what made it into the final cut, but it was a four- or five-page scene on paper. Once he drew blood from Claire, there was no walking out of that Oval Office without walking straight into a prison. Douglas "Doug" Stamper was President Frank Underwood's White House Chief of Staff and former director of strategy. He went to draw blood on her and once he did that and looked down and saw the belly and pictured the child, he saw that Frank is in there. 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