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Andrew Lockhart
Andrew Lockhart.jpg
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Profession: Director of the CIA
Significant other(s): Patricia Lockhart (wife)
Played by: Tracy Letts
Season(s): 3, 4
Episodes: 17 appearances
First episode: "Tin Man Is Down"
Last episode: "Long Time Coming"

"What the fuck? What the fucking fuck?” — LOCKHART, Andrew

Senator Andrew Lockhart was the director of the CIA.

Biography

Early career

Before becoming director of the CIA he was a United States Senator from Indiana, and Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

In his role as Chairman he led the committee's investigation into the bombing of the George Bush Center for Intelligence at Vice-President Walden's memorial service. He interrogated both Carrie Mathison and then-Acting Director of the CIA Saul Berenson.

He leads the committee investigating the bombing of the CIA. At a hunting retreat led by the White House Chief of Staff, Lockhart is revealed to be the nominee for director of the CIA to replace Saul. Lockhart clashes with Saul while the latter is still director, and hires an Israeli intelligence agent, Alian Bernard, to spy on him, a scheme which Saul uncovers. Lockhart also gives the order to have Brody eliminated after he becomes a liability for the U.S. during his mission in Iran.

As CIA Director

He was nominated as CIA Director to replace Saul Berenson in early 2013. Though this came as a surprise to some, the primary reason for it were his views; Andrew Lockhart is more of a believer in drone strikes and remote intelligence, a position that the President agreed with, whereas Director Berenson was more inclined towards human intelligence and spies.

Lockhart was eventually appointed CIA director. Carrie takes the time to ask if Brody can get a star at the annual CIA commemorative ceremony. More than 100 CIA employees are receiving the star - why not Brody, who died for his country? Given the fact that he took a mission in Iran to clean up his reputation with his family, his wife Patricia and Carrie, Brody does not receive a star for Lockhart. VP Walden blew up a school with the help of David Estes, both of which have stars on the CIA wall. Lockhart refuses. She later draws a star for him with a marker pen.

As CIA director, he oversees the Islamabad crisis during the hunt for Taliban leader Haissam Haqqani, and goes to the Islamabad CIA station himself after Saul is captured by the Taliban. Lockhart unsuccessfully attempts to negotiate with the ISI for Saul's release. Later, when Haqqani and his men storm the U.S. embassy, Lockhart takes refuge with the U.S. ambassador and other officials while safeguarding a package of highly classified CIA intelligence. He is forced to give up the package when Haqqani threatens to kill CIA analyst Fara Sherazi (whom he murders anyway). In the aftermath of the fiasco, Lockhart attends the wake of Carrie's late father at her home, and informs Carrie, Saul and Quinn that he expects to be removed from his post as CIA director.

After a drone strike in Pakistan ends up killing scores of civilians and apprently leads to the station chief's death by a Pakistani mob, Lockhart ordered CIA station chief Mathis stateside. Carrie discovered that Lockhart was aware of station chief Bachman's willingness to pass sensitive intelligence to ISI in exchange for the locations of elusive and high-value al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in the Pakistani tribal areas. Carrie used this to blackmail Lockhart into appointing her as station chief. Lockhart reluctantly agrees, but demands that Carrie bring the station under control.

He sent Saul Berenson to meet with ISI and investigate Bachmann's death. ISI elements, wanting the US out of Pakistan, conspire with Haissam Haqqani, one of their Taliban assets, to kidnap Berenson and attack the US embassy. Lockhart reluctantly agrees to a prisoner exchange. He is present at the embassy at the time of the attack, and refuses Haqqani's demands to turn over the CIA's database of assets in the tribal areas (built by Bachmann to keep track of al-Qaeda and Taliban figures in the tribal areas and mostly used for drone strikes) When Haqqani begins executing hostages, Lockhart turns over the list; Peter Quinn and a Marine guard take advantage of the distraction to engage and kill Haqqani's men. although Haqqani himself is able to escape to the tribal areas.

Lockhart is present when the US embassy is ordered to evacuate following Washington's decision to break off ties with Pakistan.

Quotes

"cold-war bullshit". - Lockhart about Saul's approach

Lockhart: First of all, he wasn’t technically an employee of the CIA.

Carrie: Well… technically? Come on.

Lockhart: Second of all, his actions previous to the Tehran mission cast a long shadow.

Carrie: Sir, he was a US Marine who was captured and tortured for eight years. Who are we to stand in judgment?

Lockhart: No one’s judging him. I’m just not memorializing him on the walls of this building. That’s where I draw the line.

- Lockhart answers the question “why not Brody” literally in the same scene.

Behind the Scenes

Appearances

Season 3
Tin Man Is Down "Uh... Oh... Ah..." "Tower of David" "Game On" The Yoga Play
Still Positive Gerontion A Red Wheelbarrow One Last Thing Good Night
Big Man in Tehran The Star
Season 4
The Drone Queen Trylon and Perisphere "Shalwar Kameez" "Iron in the Fire" "About a Boy"
"From A. to B. and Back Again" Redux Halfway to a Donut There's Something Else Going On 13 Hours in Islamabad
Krieg Nicht Lieb Long Time Coming
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