We’ve come a long way since spoiling the end of The Sixth Sense was the worst thing someone could do. Nowadays, there are millions of ways to ruin plots, deaths and endings, and as a result we’ve become hypersensitive, syphoning genuine rage towards those who let slip that Lost was all a dream. Whoops.

House of Cards season 2Do these two come to loggerheads? Well, watch it and find out!

I haven’t seen the Sixth Sense, and I don’t have to – I know everything that happens in that film. During my first watch of The Sopranos, I’d close my eyes while walking through any shop that sold DVDs in case I caught sight of the complete boxset. One day I did, and I knew that every character on that boxset made it to the final series. I cried.

But I have to say, Internet; you’ve been surprisingly brilliant at keeping schtum about House of Cards, the brilliantly awful political thriller starring Kevin Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equality manipulative wife Claire. With the entire second season recently unloaded onto the general public – well, the general public with a Netflx sub, anyway – House of Cards was ripe for spoilers, as people could consume as much or as little of it whenever they pleased.

Most fans of the show have torn through to chapter 26, while some, like me, are still wading their way through the murky middle chapters, waiting for the show to pick up the frenetic pace it kicked off with. And, with this little article in mind, spoilers follow this brief interlude.

Not only has the viewing public been sensitive towards those who haven’t seen what Underwood has been up to, they’ve managed to do it while one of its key characters was killed off, rather violently, in the very first episode. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), the intrepid reporter with too much on her plate met her maker in a scene that was both predictable and shocking in equal measure. How it stayed a secret I’ll never know, but it’s great that I kicked off the second season without any clue it was going to happen: it was only when they met at a subway station that the seatbelt clicked.

Mara has admitted, while it’s obviously not nice to be killed off a show, that she’s "pleased that most people are in such shock" over her dramatic death. "I'm talking about it but I'm not really talking about it, because it's hard to know if you're spoiling it for other people," she said during an interview with TV Line. See, Mara’s embodying the spirit of a spoiler-free web.

Thanks, net.