Captain Thomas Gregson
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Captain Thomas Gregson (Character)
from "Elementary" (2012)

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"Elementary: Scrambled (#5.23)" (2017)
Dr. Joan Watson: We should talk to Shinwell's neighbors.
Sherlock Holmes: It's already done. No one saw or heard anything suspicious. You may have arrived just minutes after the killer left, but it might as well have been years. This scene is as cold as they come.
Captain Thomas Gregson: You said your friend was working for the department as a CI. He was undercover in SBK?
Sherlock Holmes: That's right.
Captain Thomas Gregson: Gang informants have two jobs that can get them killed. I get what this looks like, him getting stabbed in the back.
Dr. Joan Watson: That's what this gang does to snitches. You stab them in the back, they do the same to you. It's been that way for years

Sherlock Holmes: There's no sign of forced entry. Whoever did this may have been sent because Shinwell was willling to let them in.
Dr. Joan Watson: We trained him. He would never turn his back on someone he didn't trust completely. It was SBK, I'm sure of it.
Captain Thomas Gregson: Do you have any idea why he invited you down here?
Dr. Joan Watson: He said he was making progress, moving up in the gang. Whatever he needed, he knew I'd try to help him.
Captain Thomas Gregson: You were that close?
Dr. Joan Watson: It was complicated. I believed in what he was doing.

Captain Thomas Gregson: What is that?
Sherlock Holmes: This is an Enigma machine. During the Second World War, this device represented a transformative leap forward in cryptography. It is a product of pure genius.
Captain Thomas Gregson: What's it doing here?
Sherlock Holmes: We're keeping up with the Joneses. Or rather, keeping up with the Folsoms. Bonzi Folsom. He had the very same model in his apartment. I noticed it tucked under his desk. Didn't quite fit the rest of his aesthetic. Every day, Mr. Folsom uses his Enigma machine to encrypt messages he wants to send to his SBK brethren. He then takes the ensuing codes and disguses them as file names on his social media feed. His cronies then, using their own Enigma machines, decrypt the messages, carry out the orders.
Dr. Joan Watson: There are digital Enigma simulators online, but Bonzi uses a real one. So we thought we'd better get one, too, in case he modifies his to affect the encryption.
Captain Thomas Gregson: How long before we're reading his mail?
Sherlock Holmes: Might take a while. We've narrowed it down to 100 billion substitution codes.


"Elementary: One Way to Get Off (#1.7)" (2012)
Captain Thomas Gregson: [steps in front of Holmes] Listen, I want to tell you that if Wade Crewes is innocent, I'm not going to try to escape the blame.
Sherlock Holmes: Excuse me, Captain, could you please move?
Captain Thomas Gregson: [hurt] I'm trying to tell you something important here!
Sherlock Holmes: Yes well, I wouldn't fall on my sword just yet.

[snooping in Walsh's basement, Holmes hears something from behind a wall]
Sherlock Holmes: Identify yourself.
Katya: [muffled whimpering]
Sherlock Holmes: [horrified] Oh, my God...
[He shoves aside the heavy cabinet covering the wall, revealing a padlocked door. Gregson, Bell, and Walsh come running downstairs]
Captain Thomas Gregson: What the hell are you doing?
Sherlock Holmes: He lied, when he said that he lived alone!
[Holmes grabs a wrench, smashes the padlock, and breaks down the door to reveal Katya, cowering on a mattress in her underwear, chained to the pipes]
Sherlock Holmes: Shh... shh...
[in Russian]
Sherlock Holmes: We are police... police... police...
[He points to Gregson, who hurriedly shows the badge on his belt]
Sherlock Holmes: Police...
Captain Thomas Gregson: [re: Walsh] ARREST HIM!


"Elementary: Risk Management (#1.22)" (2013)
Captain Toby Gregson: There's something you got to try to understand. Guys like him, they walk between the raindrops, they don't get wet. People like you do. People like his ex-girlfriend do.

Dr. Joan Watson: You're in the danger zone also.
Captain Toby Gregson: I've been a cop for 30 years! I carry a gun!
Dr. Joan Watson: [muttering] And a penis.


"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter (#2.2)" (1985)
Sherlock Holmes: Can you not find a magistrate to sign this warrant for us?
Inspector Gregson: At this hour?
Sherlock Holmes: At this very minute. Or kidnapping could become murder!
Inspector Gregson: I can but try.
Sherlock Holmes: Please do.

Inspector Gregson: The law cannot be hurried, Mr. Holmes.


"Elementary: Snow Angels (#1.19)" (2013)
Captain Thomas Gregson: [looking at Holmes's map] So, the stapler is the ambulance?
Sherlock Holmes: Yeah. It was a tortoise last night, bear with me.


"Elementary: On the Line (#2.9)" (2013)
Captain Thomas Gregson: Everybody? Listen up. It has come to my attention that there's some of you that aren't thrilled the way some things are done around here, think I've given our consultants a little too much sway. Some friends of mine wanted to let me know before it was too late to right the ship. And I appreciate that. We've got a mission here. It's to protect this city and the citizens that live in it. You are all part of that effort every day. Most of you do yourselves and this department proud, and for that, I want to thank you. But if anybody has a problem with how I utilize *all* the tools at my disposal, be it Holmes and Watson, or the coffee machine... there's the door. Back to work.


"Elementary: You Do It to Yourself (#1.9)" (2012)
Captain Thomas Gregson: Thank God for stupid people.


"Elementary: Step Nine (#2.1)" (2013)
Captain Thomas Gregson: The Department's got six guys grinding away on this case, and you broke it open by following a bird?
Sherlock Holmes: Mmm. Pity it escaped, shame to waste all that training.
Detective Marcus Bell: What are you gonna do with a carrier pigeon...? You know what, I don't want to know.


"Elementary: M. (#1.12)" (2013)
Captain Thomas Gregson: [on Sherlock] He stabbed you.
Sebastian Moran: Eventually, yeah. Miracle, really. He missed every major organ, according to the doctor who looked me over in the cell.
Captain Thomas Gregson: Lucky.
Sebastian Moran: [chuckles] What can I say? I've led a charmed life.


"Elementary: A Stitch in Time (#3.20)" (2015)
Sherlock Holmes: [Referring to a picture of a cable found underneath a woman's home] Meet Ruby. She's a transatlantic data cable. The fastest in the world, and a backup of the North American internet.
Captain Thomas Gregson: She looks like a garden hose.
Sherlock Holmes: It's a curse of the modern age that very significant things appear common place. Now Ruby is one of several undersea cables which connects Europe to the United States. The full spectrum of commerce and communication flows through her optic fibers. As well as the requisite glut of pornography and cat videos.


"Elementary: Tremors (#2.10)" (2013)
[in flashback]
Captain Thomas Gregson: [on Sherlock] Give the man a minute, will you? He's a brave and brilliant instrument of justice. All we gotta do is stay out of his way, and he'll lead us right to the truth.
[in the present]
Judge Brewster O'Hare: I've known Tommy Gregson a long time. I'm guessing he didn't actually say that.
Sherlock Holmes: He may have used different words to make the same point.


"Elementary: Absconded (#3.23)" (2015)
Captain Thomas Gregson: Anyone ever tell you you're not much of a statesman?
Sherlock Holmes: Some statesmen have.


"Elementary: Déjà Vu All Over Again (#1.18)" (2013)
Sherlock Holmes: You didn't know I play the violin?
Captain Thomas Gregson: Before today, I didn't even know you ate food.


"Elementary: The Leviathan (#1.10)" (2012)
Captain Thomas Gregson: So, some priceless artifacts just came into your possession, and the fewer questions I have about said artifacts, the better?
Sherlock Holmes: Correct.
Captain Thomas Gregson: And this just *happened** to be on the day that you were looking into "Le Chevalier," and this *happens* to be the stuff that he stole.
Sherlock Holmes: And the culture will be grateful for their return.
Captain Thomas Gregson: Mmm-hmm.


"Elementary: The Red Team (#1.13)" (2013)
Captain Thomas Gregson: You don't let anyone into your life who isn't constantly concerned with you - what kind of mood you're in, whether you're gettin' high or not, whether you're gonna work like an adult or throw a temper tantrum.
[Lengthy pause]
Captain Thomas Gregson: [whispers] You know what? Most of the time, you're worth it, because you *are* special. Damned if you don't know it, but you are. You wanna work cases? You're right. I can't say no.
[puts on coat]
Captain Thomas Gregson: Don't think for a minute that I'm ever gonna forget that you were plannin' to murder someone on my watch. And don't think that I'm gonna *ever* really trust you again.
Sherlock Holmes: You don't need to trust me to benefit from my intellect do you?
Captain Thomas Gregson: No, I don't. But I do need to get something outta my system
[punches Holmes in the stomach]
Captain Thomas Gregson: Welcome back.