There's a line in "House of Cards" that's my favorite of the series.
It's not much. Just two words at the end of season 5’s last episode. They're powerful and slightly “out of character” for the character who says them.
After supporting his evil schemes and being a player in his story for years, Claire Underwood ignores a phone call from her disgraced husband, former U.S. President Frank Underwood. Breaking the fourth wall, Claire looks up to the camera, speaking directly to the audience, and says, “My turn.”
While I take the reins this week, penning our “family during COVID-19” reflections, I'm reminded of Claire’s line and how ominous it feels right now. The next season of "Cards" was arguably the worst. My thought this week was, “Does this mean that, like season 6 of 'Cards,' my attempt at The Earnheardts will suck?”
I hope not.
And, to be honest, I don’t have a lot of time to worry about how my writing stacks up to Mary Beth’s. This is because I'm concerned about something much more important. One of our kids tested positive for coronavirus.
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Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt is special assistant to the provost and professor of communication in the department of communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, USA where he also directs the graduate program in professional communication. He researches and writes on a variety of topics including communication technologies, relationships, and sports (with an emphasis on fandom). His work has appeared in Mahoning Matters as well as The Vindicator and Tribune-Chronicle newspapers.