From the Mixed-Up Files of Secret Service Agent Edward Meechum

***Fellow lovers of television, I vow to you that I will not spoil the riches of House of Cards with any spoilers. ***

There are a lot of great, gooey characters on House of Cards. I mean, do we really have to wait until awards season to give Robin Wright the Emmy this year? She is killing it. And Doug Stamper! He’s become the Severus Snape of the capital! So conflicted! So opaque!

Meanwhile, Edward Meechum plugs along. Poor Meechum. One episode Claire’s inviting him to have a drink and the next thing you know he has to wait in the car for the full forty-two minutes.

Guys: I have a little secret about Meechum. I recently discovered the diary he writes in at the end of every shift. For the sake of character study and science (my arts degree totally makes me qualified to do this), let’s take a look at some of these entries.

Dear Diary,


The Underwoods didn’t even look at me today. Remember last year when I had dialogue and a sex scene?! Do they still like me? Sad face.


Love,

Eddie

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Dear Diary,


Today I got to say four whole words today! But they were spoken from the hallway. And I’m pretty sure no one heard me. Super sad face.


Love,

Eddie


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Dear Diary,


Did the Underwoods even invite me to go to Iowa with them????


Love,

Eddie


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Dear Diary,


I’m so sick of stupid Tom Yates. He is always hanging around the Underwoods! I wrote a poem about him:

That novelist Yates

Thinks he’s so greats

But I really hates…him.

Whatever. Anyone can be a writer.


Love in Anger,

Eddie



Oh, Secret Service Agent Meechum, from the bottom of my heart, I hope the writers over at HoC give you a glorious send off when the series eventually comes to a close.

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