DeGraaf was a friend of Chrisjen Avasarala's father and her family. He watched Chrisjen grow up. He recounts a story of how Chrisjen insisted on playing cards with the grown-up men but, when it came time for her deal, she made her own unique rules and gave herself a huge lead to ensure she won. To Degraaf, he figured it showed she shared a personality trait with her father that made her do whatever it took to win; however, this trait killed her father.
In "Remember the Cant", Chrisjen Avasarala ruthlessly uses DeGraaf to reveal Martian intel on the whereabouts of their stealth technology. This ultimately exonerates Mars of involvement in the Canterbury attack but, Martian intelligence tracks the DeGraaf's communications back to him and blames him for revealing secret information. DeGraaf is banned from Mars which he had planned to make his long-term retirement home. Avasarala's penchant for winning meant sacrificing DeGraaf's reputation and livelihood; thus, he wouldn't play with her again.
In "Critical Mass", among DeGraaf's affects, Avasarala finds files about missing engines which match those of the ships that destroyed the Canterbury and the Donnager. His name was mentioned again after Avasarala received dubious reports from Errinwright that the drives were in fact built by Earth, but for a private contract that ended up going through Tycho Station. The finger-pointing continued and Avasarala did not seem believe Errinwright, but she acted as though DeGraaf's death was the entire reason as to why she seemed out-of-sorts. She appears to not be ready to show her hand and will do what she needs to stay in the long "game".
Silenced EditIn "Cascade", while coming clean to her, Undersecretary Sadavir Errinwright admitted to Avasarala his involvement in covering up DeGraaf's assassination.
Personality EditSomber. Serious. Matter of fact.
Relationships EditChrisjen's father
- This character does not appear in the book series.
- The telescope in the study of Franklin's study is set up backward according to the show notes in Amazon Video streaming service. It faces in and down instead of out and up.