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    Carver 

Det. Emmett Carver

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Played By: David Tennant

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The other detectives, particularly Ellie are woefully outclassed. Carver has more homicide experience than anyone on the force. What's more, he knows it; he's not afraid to throw his weight around with the Sheriff, knowing he can do far better than Gracepoint P.D.
  • Death Glare: He shoots a particularly potent one at resident fuck-up Owen after he leaks Danny's name.
  • Defective Detective: Carver is a highly competent detective (and holds others to such standards) but he's clearly troubled and emotionally closed-off.
  • Fish out of Water: He's from the big city, and dislikes having to 'soften' his approach in an appeal to small-town sentimentality.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Although a good man, he's not easy to get along with and is ill-suited to a small town where everybody seems to prefer being 'nice' to being competent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Carver is dismissive, irritable and doesn't think much of his co-workers. However, he's a good man who wants to solve Danny's murder and feels great sympathy for the family.
  • Perma-Stubble: He sports this look.
  • The Spock: To Ellie's McCoy. He is colder and more rational than Ellie which has a tendency to alienate the people of Gracepoint.
    • This is exhibited in his great dislike of using first names which is contrastive to Ellie's insistence on using first names.

    Ellie 

Det. Ellie Miller

Played By: Anna Gunn

  • Happily Married: To her husband, Joe. They have a loving and supportive marriage.
  • The McCoy: To Carver's Spock. She is more emotionally invested in the investigation due to being a personal friend with the Solano family. This leads to her judgement being often compromised.
    • This is exhibited by her preference of first names over last names in comparison to Carver who prefers the opposite.
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    Mark 

Mark Solano

Played By: Michael Peña

    Beth 

Beth Solano

Played By: Virginia Kull

    Jack 

Jack Reinhold

Played By: Nick Nolte

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Jack has a slight air of this. During his police interview, he tends to go off on tangents and talk about the environment.
  • Driven to Suicide: After everyone begins to believe he's a pedophile he appears commits suicide by drowning

    Susan 

Susan Wright

Played By: Jacki Weaver

    Joe 

Joseph "Joe" Miller

Played By: Josh Hamilton

  • Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly for a would-be pedophile.
  • Big Bad:The closest thing to one in the show, as it's largely his fault Danny Solano is dead and he's the main one covering it up.
  • Happily Married: To his wife, Ellie. They have a loving and supportive marriage.
  • Papa Wolf: Is very protective of his son. He even takes all the blame for Danny's death when Tom accidentally kills him (albeit Tom was trying to protect Danny from his father.
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    Paul 

Father Paul Coates

Played By: Kevin Rankin

    Owen 

Owen Burke

Played By: Kevin Zegers

  • Intrepid Reporter: He'd like to think he's this, but at best he's a well-meaning incompetent who doesn't think before he acts.

    Renee 

Renee Clemons

Played By: Jessica Lucas

    Vince 

Vince Novik

Played By: Stephen Louis Grush

    Chloe 

Chloe Solano

Played By: Madalyn Horcher

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    Gemma 

Gemma Fisher

Played By: Sarah-Jane Potts

    Tom 

Tom Miller

Played By: Jack Irvine

Accidental Murder: While trying to protect Danny from his father he accidentally hits Danny in the head with a wooden paddle.

    Dean 

Dean Iverson

Played By: Kendrick Sampson
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