Shakima Greggs, The Wire
Shakima “Kima” Greggs (Sonja Sohn)
On crime drama series The Wire, Kima was a police officer at the Baltimore Police Department and an out lesbian from the start. She lived with her partner Cheryl, it was implied that the two had been together for some time and they enjoyed a happy domestic life during the first season.
After suffering from a near-fatal gun injury at the end of the first season, Cheryl convinced Kima to take a desk job. The two also discussed starting a family, something Cheryl was very keen to do and she went through with artificial insemination. Kima, however, started distancing herself from Cheryl by burying herself in work, going back to doing investigating work, and having several affairs. She also developed a problem with alcohol.
After Cheryl had a baby, Elijah, the two of them broke up in the third season, due to Kima’s infidelity and indifferent attitude toward starting a family. Kima even went as far admitting she only agreed to the baby as a means of appeasing Cheryl.
In the fifth season Kima decided she had made a mistake and tried to reconnect with Cheryl and Elijah. They started to share custody of their son, and Elijah eventually started calling Kima “mom”. At the end of the series Kima teamed up with fellow detective William “The Bunk” Moreland, the best detective in Baltimore besides herself, to keep “fighting the good fight”.
- 60 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Cheryl (Melanie Nicholls-King, lesbian, recurring 15 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.