Makes me think what would be the best (funniest) way to do that. Maybe just do a ‘soap opera.’ Just have a voice over announcing the part of Frankie Underwood will now be played by David Spade. Maybe have Frankie have a sex change between seasons. The last season is now about the first transgender president, played by Whoopie Goldberg. Clara Underwood becomes president but she’s haunted by Frankie’s ghost who now has a Clouseau like French accent.
Surely the dope can come up with better ideas than me.
While talking walk through an open elevator door where the elevator itself is not there.
Have him die leaving Korea in a helicopter crash over the Sea of Japan.
While grand marshal, he could be “shelled” to death by a rogue elephant in the parade.
I gave up on HoC someway into the 4th season when it got too ridiculous. But this is the kind of situation I wish that companies were more comfortable doing a Darrin Stevens/Becky Connor and just put another actor into a major role, saying “yes, the actor is different, but the character and the plot’s the same, get over it” I don’t have much confidence Season 6 would have been good, (I had no plans to watch it), but whatever plan B without Frank is, it’ll almost certainly be worse.
I nominate Kevin Bacon, but Costner would work too. Or Nealon, if they want to lighten things up in the final season. Maybe Hart, to add a surrealist element and make alt-right snowflake heads explode.
Smith, if they want Frank Underwood to be a douchey stoner man-child who never shuts up.
This. The point of continuing the show instead of canceling it is that people want to know how it ends, right? Changing it to some hastily invented new ending instead of whatever they’d planned and been building for seems like it defeats the purpose of continuing it at all.
In another thread I suggested “The transporter scrambled his atoms and that’s what his face looks like now.”