Hey, sorry if you’ve asked this a while back, unfortunately I’m quite busy these days and don’t have as much time to look at my tumblr. And thanks for following the blog 🙂
I really like Claire, I think it was only a matter of time before she became truly equal to Frank. She now speaks directly to a camera, just like Frank, she gets to be the president, just like Frank, she has murdered someone, just like Frank. So they have become really similar now. While Frank tells her that no one will love her as much as he does (and that is probably true), Frank also tells us that he might love power more than Claire.
Following the same logic, no one might love Frank like Claire does, but she might also love power more than Frank. So I think that is the reasoning for her not pardoning him in the finale. She has been behind him for a long time and now that they are truly equal, she does what she wants/needs.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of Claire & Frank being in conflict again, I thought that was done quite well in season 3 and first half of season 4. After Frank is recovering from being shot, he says that it’s them against everyone, otherwise what’s the point (not an exact quote..) and I agree with that. I don’t mind Claire being just like Frank now, I quite enjoy it actually. I just wish they could be evil together. I personally find it much more interesting to watch them plot against everyone instead of them plotting against each other.
So lets hope they go back to doing that in the future.