Dar Adal
Dar Adal S6
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: Central Intelligence Agency
Profession: Director Of CIA Black Operations
Played by: F. Murray Abraham
Season(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Appears in: 31 Episodes
First appeared': "Two Hats"
Last appeared: "All In"
Dar Adal is a CIA Black Operations Director and an old friend of Saul Berenson's. Adal and Berenson served for a period at the CIA station in Nairobi, Kenya, mainly on covert operations in neighboring Somalia.


He is the handler of Peter Quinn, who is lent to David Estes to terminate Nicholas Brody. After the 12/12 bombing, Saul, in his remaining time as director of the CIA, keeps Dar Adal as a close ally, helping him during the course of Saul's plan to instigate a regime change in Iran. Dar Adal grows to great prominence during season three. Dar has Carrie detained and is primarily responsible for keeping her locked up in a psychiatric facility. He was also behind the operation to kill or capture the Langley bomber, who was still residing in the United States. Carrie wanted to ensure the survival of the perpetrator to exonerate her beloved Brody, who had been blamed for the 12/12 bombing, and nearly compromised the mission. Dar gave the order to Quinn to have Carrie shot in order to prevent the missions failure, which landed Carrie back in the hospital. Later in the season, Brody is brought back to the United States from Venezuela and experiences heroin withdrawals. Saul only has six days before Lockhart is confirmed as the new director of the CIA and must get Brody back to full recovery to implement his regime change plan. Dar recommends they use ibogaine, a drug that speeds up the withdrawal process while also causing violent and severe hallucinations.

In the season finale, Saul promised Carrie that he would have her and Brody extracted from Iran immediately after Brody completed his objectives. However, Javadi believed that the capture and execution of Brody would give further credence to the plot. Unbeknownst to Saul, Dar informs Lockhart and gets approval from the president to take command of the CIA 11 hours before he is to be confirmed. Lockhart gives the orders to Javadi to have Brody arrested and publicly executed.

Behind the Scenes


Fiction books
Carrie's Run
Saul's Game
Season 2
"The Smile" "Beirut is Back" "State of Independence" "New Car Smell" "Q&A"
"A Gettysburg Address" "The Clearing" "I'll Fly Away" Two Hats Broken Hearts
"In Memoriam" "The Choice"
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
Season 5
Separation Anxiety "The Tradition of Hospitality" Super Powers "Why Is This Night Different?" Better Call Saul
Parabiosis Oriole All About Allison The Litvinov Ruse New Normal
Our Man in Damascus A False Glimmer
Season 6
Fair Game The Man in the Basement The Covenant A Flash of Light Casus Belli
"The Return" Imminent Risk Alt. Truth Sock Puppets The Flag House
R Is for Romeo "America First"
Season 7
"Enemy of the State" "Rebel Rebel" "Standoff" "Like Bad at Things" "Active Measures"
"Species Jump" "Andante" "Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter" "Useful Idiot" "Clarity"
All In "Paean to the People"

Main Characters
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
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