Reuters, Published February 21 2014
‘CBS This Morning’ spoils ‘House Of Cards’(Spoiler alert: This story reveals a huge thing that happens in Season 2 of “House of Cards. If you don’t want to know what it is, read this nice story instead.)
Even people who’ve never seen “House of Cards” got a big hint about a major surprise on the show when Norah O’Donnell started referring to Kate Mara’s character in the past tense.
“Yeah, I typically loved her,” said Mara, referring to journalist Zoe Barnes, dropping another hint that all isn’t well with Zoe.
The morning show finally revealed her fate when Gayle King asked showrunner Beau Willimon about the events of Season 2, episode one.
“Spoiler, spoiler, spoiler alert,” he said, before spilling.
“We told Kate from the get-go I always knew that Zoe was going to meet her maker in the first episode of season two,” he said.
Because Netflix unveils all the episodes in a season at once, “H0use of Cards” fans have always wondered when it’s okay to talk about spoilers. Since everyone watches at a different pace, no one knows when it’s okay to say what.
But now we have the word of Willimon himself: It’s okay to share spoilers on national television, provided you first announce them. Repeatedly.