|Title:||Assistant to the Commissioner|
|Played by:||Abigail Hawk|
|First appearance:||1x02 - "Samaritan"|
Detective Abigail (Melissa) Baker serves as Assistant to the Police Commissioner.
Season 2 Edit
She has stated that she is not Catholic though she does not state what, if any, faith she does hold. (2.13)
She has at least one child, as she was pregnant in 2.22, fittingly, "Mother's Day".
Season 3 Edit
Season 4 Edit
Season 5 Edit
Melissa or Abigail?
In episode 1.2 and 1.3, at the end, credits have the detective credited as Det. Melissa Baker (Abigail Hawk)
In episode 2.8 - "Thanksgiving", Mayor Poole says "Thank you, Abigail." when she hold the Commissioner's office door open for him. Which may mean a canon name change or since the actress' name is Abigail, a mistake that was not caught in editing.
However in 3.19 - "Loss of Faith", Frank Reagan says "Goodnight, Abigail." And in 4.14 - "Manhattan Queens", he again refers to her as "Detective Abigial Baker." multiple times, it is a Baker heavy episiode.
In no episode has the Detective been called Melissa, so while it may have been the writer's intention use the name Melissa in Season One, Canon is now Detective Abigail Baker.