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Thomas "Tommy" Gregson is the Captain of the NYPD's 11th Precinct. He previously worked with Scotland Yard where he met Sherlock Holmes.

Biography

Background

Tommy Gregson started working for the NYPD thirty years ago.[1] He was assigned to Scotland Yard a few months after the September 11 attacks to observe their counter-terrorism bureau. Although Sherlock was mostly assigned to homicides, their paths still crossed a few times. Ten years later, when Sherlock moves to New York City where Gregson currently lives and works as Captain of the New York Police Department, he hires him as a consultant detective. ("Pilot")

He was married to Cheryl Gregson, and has several adult daughters. ("An Unnatural Arrangement") One of them is named Hannah and she works as a police officer at the 12th Precinct and wishes to become a captain like him. ("Rip Off")

Season One

When Holmes is kidnapped, Watson becomes worried when he doesn't answer her messages. Suspecting that he may have relapsed, she tells Gregson that she's a sober companion for recovering drug addicts, and that Sherlock is her client. After Sherlock is found, Gregson tells him that he knew he was in rehabilitation before he hired him to work for the NYPD, and that since his services as a consulting detective hasn't altered, he doesn't see a problem with it. ("Rat Race")

Season Two

It is revealed after a break-in in his house that he and his wife are on a trial separation. Cheryl is tired of Gregson's job being prioritized over her, but Gregson thinks the trial separation is just a break for Cheryl and that she'll come back. After realizing why his wife wanted a separation, he lets her know that she deserves better and that he is going to use the separation to figure out how to give it to her. ("An Unnatural Arrangement")



011 An Unnatural Arrangement episode still of Cheryl and Tommy Gregson
I'm not living here at the moment.

Season Three

Gregson physically assaults his daughter Hannah's partner, Chris Stotz, after learning he was abusive with her. Hannah is not pleased with way he handled the situation, feeling he has caused talk among her fellow officers. Gregson discusses the situation with Kitty Winter and she helps him understand his daughter's position, and her desire to keep from appearing as a victim to her colleagues. Gregson eventually agrees to shake Stotz's hand in front of his precinct. Statoz tells Gregson he is quitting the force and seems scared. Gregson then realizes that Kitty intimated him. ("Rip Off")



S03E05-Kitty Gregson coffee
How you feel shouldn't be her problem.
Hannah asks for Joan's assistance with a case involving a string of robberies. Joan pieces the case together and gives Hannah the information to take to the lead detective. She then discovers that Hannah has chosen to act on the information herself to win a commendation and advance her career as opposed to following proper procedure. Gregson learns of the situation and advises Joan not help Hannah again. ("A Stitch in Time") Gregson gets a chance for a promotion. He considers it, even getting Joan to investigate his possible successors, however he ultimately decides he is happy with his current position. ("Absconded")



Season Four

Gregson's new girlfriend Paige Cowan, is a former police officer who was forced to resign. When Watson runs into them at a coffee shop she inadvertently triggers their break-up as Paige wanted to keep their relationship a secret from Tommy's work colleagues. It is later revealed that the larger reason Paige broke things off was because she was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Gregson wants to be with Paige, even with her health issues. Gregson convinces Paige to resume their relationship. ("Up to Heaven and Down to Hell")



S04E15-Gregson introduces Paige
She's a doctor.

Season Five

As a favor to Gregson's girlfriend Paige, Sherlock investigates her doctor's staff, and finds evidence of wrong doing. However, in doing so he uncovers that Paige is having financial difficulties. Sherlock suggests that Gregson marry Paige so that she may be covered under his insurance, Gregson admits that he loves Paige and wants to marry her, but she isn't keen to do so. Sherlock arranges a meeting between Gregson and Paige after speaking to her about marriage. Apparently Sherlock managed to lower her defenses and then told Gregson they should get married because Gregson said he wanted it. Sherlock even provided a selection of rings. ("Render, and Then Seize Her")



S05E03-Gregson proposes to Paige
Gregson proposes.
When the city wishes to recognize the Major Crimes division, Gregson wants Joan and Sherlock included in the commendation. Sherlock is against this and tries to sabotage Gregson's efforts with his higher ups, while Joan tries to encourage the recommendation. Joan eventually convinces Sherlock to accept the honor. ("Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling")



S05E04-Gregson uniform
You guys are what keeps me going.

Trivia

Gallery

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Season Six

References

  1. "Quinn's mighty detective". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzGareth LestradeAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmpleGayMs. HudsonLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
Family
Andre BellPaige CowanHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryJack BrunelleLucas BundschCassieWade CrewesKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaZoya HashemiRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonTy MorstanPamRemusRomulusJennifer SaylesShauna ScottHeather Vanowen