David Estes

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David Estes
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Status: Deceased
Age: 44 (at death)
Date of death: December 12, 2012
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: Central Intelligence Agency
Profession: Director of the Counterterrorism Center, CIA
Marital status: Separated or divorced
Children: Kenneth Estes
Felicia Estes
Played by: David Harewood
Seasons: 1, 2
First episode: "Pilot"
Last episode: "The Choice"

David Arthur Estes (1968– December 12, 2012) was Carrie Mathison's boss at the Counterterrorism Center of the Central Intelligence Agency, until he was killed in a terrorist attack at CIA headquarters.


David Estes

David Estes at work.

David Estes was the ambitious Director of the Counterterrorism Center of the CIA. When Carrie caused a diplomatic incident by sneaking into an Iraqi prison to speak to Hasan Ibrahim, he pulled her out of the field and sat her behind a desk at Langley. He took some personal credit for the rescue of Sgt. Nicholas Brody, which scored him brownie points with the current President of the United States. Thus he was frustrated when Carrie attempted to link Brody to Abu Nazir.

Personal life and relationshipsEdit

Estes hinted that some of his anger toward Carrie was caused by a relationship they had that ended up in his wife leaving him to live in Palm Beach, Florida. Because of that he then saw his children only twice a year.

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