Frank grows closer to Ed Meechum in House of Cards season two
Season two of the Netflix drama saw Frank Underwood grow closer to his loyal bodyguard Edward Meechum, who he appointed head of Claire’s security detail after a foiled attempt on her life.
In Chapter 24 Frank walks in on Meechum and Claire enjoying a drink together after the end of his shift.
The three of them grow more amorous and Meechum kisses Claire on the lips, then turns and does the same to Frank.
While the scene cuts to business as usual the next morning, it is implied that Meechum and the Underwoods had a threesome.
But is Frank bisexual? The show’s creator Beau Willimon has said that Frank doesn’t “really put much stock in those sort of labels”.
He explained: “As he says in the Sentinel episode, ‘When I’m attracted to someone, I’m attracted to them. Period’.
“He’s a man with a large appetite, he’s a man who does not allow himself to be placed in any sort of milieu or with one definition.
“I think he’s incredibly guarded with who he lets get close to him, whether that’s platonic or whether that’s sexual. And when he does, it’s not necessarily a gender or preference, it really has to do with trust.
Claire, Frank and Meechum have a drunked threesome in season two
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Nathan Darrow, who played Meechum, as said that he thinks that his character “just wanted to be of deep service to both Frank and Claire, and it didn’t matter what form that took”.
Later on in season four, Frank shows his love for Meechum again in a tender moment in the White House.
After removing a painting from a wall, the President asks what he should put up instead.
Frank traced Meechum's hand in a tender moment in season four
Meechum replies: “I don't know. Something you like better,” after which Frank takes a marker and traces the bodyguard’s hand on the wall.
Soon after, Meechum takes a bullet for Frank and is killed.
He becomes one of the few Secret Service agents to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, usually reserved for war heroes, presidents and other notable Americans.