But I think you can probably look at it and say that Claire’s not done. A flicker of hesitancy flashes across Doug’s face though he eventually assents. She poisoned him (h/t Jane), and as the drugs set in, she had sex with him one last time so he could die while he was still inside her (!). Did you have thoughts about who would be the one to do it and did you ever guess it would be Doug? 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? Sitemap | He died in his sleep and alone, poisoned by his right-hand man, Doug Stamper. Hospitalization. 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. 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. 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. 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) 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. Merciless. 1 Biography 1.1 Season 1 1.2 Season 2 1.3 Season 3 2 Behind the Scenes 2.1 Appearances Rachel is from just outside Lynchburg, Virginia. Biography. [Warning: Spoilers!] Exactly! 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. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter He went to college at Coastal Carolina … Jackie Strause, [This story contains major spoilers from the entire sixth and final season of Netflix's House of Cards.]. AdChoices | Is he talking to Frank? 2020 Bustle Digital Group. Dearest husband of Marion Stamper NEE: Feldmann, dear son of the late Douglas, Sr. and Mamie Marie Stamper; devoted father of Cynthia (Dennis) James and Gregory (Deborah) Stamper; beloved grandfather of Michael, Sarah, Rebecca, Lisa, Christine, Randy and Terri; also survived by numerous … And I looked at speaking to the audience in the same way. I do have faith, but I also have faith that we can take the Senate! 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. Frank and Doug have been feeding him information via birthday cards, and he's persistently digging into the death of his former co-worker Zoe Barnes. Non è figlio della tenebra, perché quello è Frank. He is a non-entity with no real depth just a hodgepodge of weirdness masquerading as a back story. To just be able to go to sleep; to be done with it all. He didn’t have a life, other than that. I’ve always been so grateful with everything they’ve written for that character and to do it in such an interesting way, I’m just grateful. Spent a year of just being scared to death of what it was going to be and how it would turn out. Everything was gone. Claire and Frank already had their face-off in season five — and Frank lost. The actor dives into Doug Stamper's pivotal final scenes on the political drama and revisits his memories of filming the series finale. And his right hand man Doug Stamper? There will be no Doug reboot now. That was it. I never wanted it to be about me sharing something with the audience with a wink and a nod like Frank did. News Death Notice STAMPER, Garry D. Age 65, of West Carrollton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The man behind Douglas Stamper discusses death fake-outs, what makes a show binge-worthy, and spotting Stampers in real life. Right. There’s a million things that go through your head and it was difficult. As House of Cards final season begins, Frank Underwood is dead and buried. No one loved Francis J. Underwood more than Doug Stamper. Doug's sense of identity is dependent on his role as Frank Underwood's right-hand man. For me, it became this incredibly compelling story to tell for Doug, to have that be his driving force. I think it was beautiful, in a way. Claire makes a deal with Petrov, including that the Russian government takes the blame for Tom Yates' death. Photo: Netflix Rachel revealed that she was having hard times, so Doug asked Nancy Kaufberger if Rachel could mov… We were all talking so often. A native of Montgomery County, he was the son Betty Barnes McGee, of Jeffersonville and the late Glenn Stamper. Netflix has always been very brilliant about their drop dates; there’s no coincidence to dropping this days before the midterms. He was strong, as he had been all his life, until his last breath, which was taken peac How do you imagine Claire would explain away Doug's murder in the Oval Office? 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. As Doug Stamper in House of Cards, Michael Kelly expertly ranges from silently smoldering to outright psycho. 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. Rachel, in case you've forgotten, was the woman Doug had been mildly obsessed throughout Season 2. Frank throws Doug under the bus for that time the former donned a fedora to murder Zoe Barnes. 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 … He's devoted. It was, "Thank you." What did you think of how the show handled Frank’s death? From what I understand, they didn’t like the pilot and didn’t move forward. “There’s that finality to it for me as an actor to completely close that chapter of my life,” Kelly says. Will the one person left who is still hot on Claire's trail — journalist Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer) — expose all of her misdeeds? 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 … 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. 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. But his life was Frank and his life was work. 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. 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. I think they were both equally awful and equally monstrous. Doug was the son of Fred and Dora Riley Stamper. All rights reserved. And now that is gone. 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. With Doug’s death came peaceful closure too. His wife Claire? While the big finale twist is proving polarizing, Kelly stands by Doug’s death. Absolutely. I had to make it mine. I spoke to them about it and they explained why they wanted him to be felt, but not seen or heard. She fled to New Mexico and went by the name of "Cassie Lockhart", reinventing herself. The actor dives into Doug Stamper's pivotal final scenes on the political drama and revisits his memories of filming the series finale. Privacy Policy | With the ship going down, Stamper murders 17 of the British sailors who survived the sinking before having Scott to send his diver… I’m over the news being called “fake news.”. At the White House, Frank issues a firm statement in support of America Works on the anniversary of the New Deal. That’s all he has. He said, “Here’s a list of everyone who is going to kill you and who wants you dead, just say it. Stamper, Douglas Edwin, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the age of 83. Those guys are incredible writers and to get to say those words is a great honor. But no, I didn’t think it was going to be Doug. Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson made a deliberate choice to have Frank haunt the final season. Douglas "Doug" Stamper was President Frank Underwood's White House Chief of Staff and former director of strategy. He would not be very good in front of an audience. Frank was always campaigning when he was doing it. November 07, 2018 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. California Privacy Rights | I was really excited about it because I was going to get to executive produce and direct. by 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. At the core of the final season of House of Cards is a death. 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 … “For Doug, there is a certain sense of relief,” Kelly said. Do you imagine she’ll work to expose Claire on behalf of "disposable girls" Rachel and Zoe Barnes, and all the other Underwood victims? However, Doug eventually tracked her down and kidnapped her after a … Not like, Underwood-level obsessed, but still pretty over-the-top. And the end of House of Cards was going to have to fit into the beginning of that. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. In a way, Doug Stamper died when Frank Underwood did. 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 … 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. Stamper, still obsessed with Rachel, rendezvouses with his physical therapist, who soon leaves town. and one brother Mike. 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. His family later moved to Columbus, Ohio. If you think about that beautifully written line where Doug says, “I had to protect the legacy from the man,” it shows just how dedicated this guy was to that man. 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. Doug Stamper later met up with Rachel, and gave her $10,000 cash to keep quiet about Russo. WARNING: Major spoilers for House of Cards season 6. Peter Russo hired Rachel for a night in early January 2013, where he was arrested for DUI with her in the passenger seat. But then Stamper … Don't we all need a Doug Stamper in our lives? For each of the three characters, the way in which they do their direct addresses are different. "-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. And that was so much fun to play with her. And how do you imagine motherhood — and especially being the mother of a girl — would impact her in life after House of Cards? Well, kinda, sorta. 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. I knew what each of the direct addresses were to me, but I wanted the audience to ask, “What is going on? !” And then it did make sense. The irony of it all is that’s what he’s doing all season," Kelly tells The Hollywood Reporter of his character's season six mission to save Frank's reputation. That confession led to Claire Hale (Wright) stabbing a letter opener — the one keepsake Frank had left him — into Doug's stomach. If I remember correctly, Robin wanted two days to do it, but that would have put us over a holiday weekend. I think she knew pretty soon thereafter it happened. Michael Kelly (as Doug Stamper) talks surprising fate of his character after Season 3 of "House of Cards" was released on Netflix. 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 - during Frank's presidency. 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? He went to college at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with the original intention to study law, but changed his mind after taking an acting elective. Just give me the pardon for him.” And she said no. Myrtle Stamper Myrtle Stamper 4-7-1933 - 11-10-2020 Myrtle Collins Stamper, 87, passed away on November 10, 2020. Doug set out this season to prove his worth to his fearless Frank Underwood, and we learned very early on that Frank values physical strength maybe much more than he does mental and emotional, and watching Doug fight to get back into his good graces was both endearing and heartbreaking. News Death NoticeSTAMPER, Douglas H. Doug Stamper passed away Sunday, January 3rd 2016 after 40 days in UC SICU. So the way we shot it, we had to break it up and that's what took so long. Gavin and Doug meet, Gavin having located Rachel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Secret Service Agent Edward Meechum? "The Demon Seed: The Child of Frank and Claire.". 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. Once he drew blood from Claire, there was no walking out of that Oval Office without walking straight into a prison. ... Let’s talk about your death scene. Maybe Doug would have taken a bullet for him in the end anyway? ... Tim’s death is enough to throw him for a loop, but not one he can’t maneuver out of. He doesn’t try to live. Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) is a scary, dangerous man — he’s not the kind of guy you just fire and wish well, President Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). We know Doug Stamper. Frank Underwood doesn't trust too many people in the world. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. 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 … The end of the second season finds Stamper presumably dead in the woods, Rachel having bashed him repeatedly in the head with a brick. His entire adult professional relationship has been with this man and who he’s worked side-by-side with for over a decade, maybe close to two the way we have it in our backstory. 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. With Robin, in so many of those scenes, we’re saying so much more than what we are saying literally. Doug left her the coordinates to Rachel Posner's buried body. An example of this is when he offered to give up his liver for a … His whole season is dedicated to protecting this man’s legacy and trying to clear his name. Douglas "Doug" Stamper was President Frank Underwood's White House Chief of Staff and former director of strategy. And I think Robin had an idea for herself about what her address is about. 11:45am PT Michael Kelly, Actor: Dawn of the Dead. In Season 3 it is revealed that Stamper survived the attack, but suffered brain … 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. 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. 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 - … I’m a little over this “fake news” shit. These people think so: Season 3 showed a new kind of Doug, one who's probably much more terrifying than the Doug Stamper we saw in earlier seasons. Yes. I was going to be with him and I was going to get out. No, it was before. Obviously, his death complicates that, but did the idea break down as the writers were finding the end to this story? So they said we had to finish 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. 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.. Casually mentioned to Claire, ju… He was the good son, an unfailing loyalist to the Underwood regime. | Cookie Settings. 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