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Esteban Sorrento-Gillis is the former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

A former revolutionary, he was elected to the highest governmental position on Earth several years before the events of the series. However, after a scandal involving the Protomolecule, Jules-Pierre Mao, and his treacherous Undersecretary Sadavir Errinwright resulted in an unfounded war breaking out between Earth and the Martian Congressional Republic, he resigned from the position after Errinwright's arrest. He was succeeded by his former Deputy Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Sorrento-Gillis was elected the Secretary-General of the United Nations several years before the Eros incident, in the 24th century. Since then, he has been regulating all political and military affairs of the nation he commands.

Throughout the series Edit

In "The Big Empty", he is mentioned by title by Undersecretary Sadavir Errinwright (TV) in a conversation with [[Chrisjen Avasarala (TV)|]] regarding gravity torture as an interrogation technique with regard to captive Heikki Sabong

In "Safe", he convenes a meeting where Errinwright argues for an escalation after Mars sends ships to stations all over the belt. Admiral Nguyễn supports Errinwright while Admiral Souther opposes. Sadavir's motivation was revealed in an earlier scene where [[Jules-Pierre Mao (TV)|]] insisted Sadavir makes sure Mars does not find anything there otherwise Mao threatens to cut access to his company's protomolecule research and development. When Esteban turns to ask her advice, Avasarala weighs the political consequences and elects to support Errinwright prompting the Secretary General to make the order to proceed.

In "Doors & Corners", Phoebe

In "Home", Nukes

In "The Seventh Man", …

In "The Weeping Somnambulist", Take advantage of Mars on Ganymede

In "Fight or Flight", TBD[1] In "IFF", TBD[1]

Appearances Edit

Season One
1 "Dulcinea"TBD
2 "The Big Empty"Mentioned
3 "Remember the Cant"TBD
5 "Back to the Butcher"TBD
6 "Rock Bottom"TBD
7 "Windmills"TBD
8 "Salvage"TBD
9 "Critical Mass"TBD
10 "Leviathan Wakes"TBD
Season Two
1 "Safe"Appears
2 "Doors & Corners"Appears
3 "Static"Absent
4 "Godspeed"Absent
5 "Home"Appears
6 "Paradigm Shift"Absent
7 "The Seventh Man"Appears
8 "Pyre"Absent
9 "The Weeping Somnambulist"Appears
10 "Cascade"Absent
11 "Here There Be Dragons"Absent
12 "The Monster and the Rocket"Absent
13 "Caliban's War"TBD
Season Three
1 "Fight or Flight"Appears
2 "IFF"Appears
3 "Assured Destruction"TBD
4 "Reload"TBD
5 "Triple Point"TBD
6 "Immolation"TBD
7 "Delta-V"TBD
8 "It Reaches Out"TBD
9 "Intransigence"TBD
10 "Dandelion Sky"TBD
11 "Fallen World"TBD
12 "Congregation"TBD
13 "Abaddon's Gate"TBD

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 As of mid September 2017, IMDb has credits for this characters appearances in the first block for season 3 which was filmed between July 12 and about July 26.