Picking up where the previous episode left off, the Prime Minister is whisked away from the Red Zone homicide. Details of the murder are still sketchy: an unidentified john has been found stabbed to death in his car, with no leads with regard to motive or suspects. Berger arrives on the scene and tries to coordinate damage control, but he is undermined by Klotchko who immediately informs the national press.

In the morning, the Red Zone murder is the lead story across the country, and Da Vinci is besieged by outraged calls for the zone's closure. Councillors Solomon and Khan approach Da Vinci with their fears of a lawsuit and threaten to bring up a motion in council to close the zone. Not long after, a civil suit against the city and Da Vinci is indeed filed by the victim's widow and anti-red zone crusader, Mina Basra.

Elsewhere, trouble and complications abound. Roger Woo, irate over the Hastings Park heritage designation, insists that the city buy back his lease. A distinctive birthmark appearing in one of the pedophile photos links Dubreau to the missing boys, but the investigation is threatened by Jacobs' desire for a speedy arrest. In the gay-bashing case, teen suspect Katie has implicated two adult men for the crime, but they in turn accuse her of being the instigator. Friedland confronts Zack about being an undercover operator, but Zack in turn confronts Friedland about his false identity. Zack admits that he was once working for the mayor, but professes that he has been on his own ticket the past few weeks. Friedland, meanwhile, confesses that he is Mike Franklin, a former teacher turned banker who embezzled tens of millions of dollars from his employers. The two agree that it is for the best if neither of them goes public with what they know about the other.

Complaints Commissioner Kaspar's probe into the grow-op shooting is stonewalled at every turn by a lack of cooperation from the police. Da Vinci takes this opportunity to ask Kaspar if he will investigate all of Chief Jacobs' insubordinations. When Kaspar explains that he does not have a mandate to investigate Jacobs, Da Vinci begins to collect his own evidence against the chief and enlists the help of Downtown Eastside lawyer, Phil Rosen.

The situation boils over when Kaspar's team shows up at Komori's firehall to search his office. Furious that the investigation meant to exonerate him is now targeting him, Komori refuses to let the investigators in and is arrested for obstruction. Chief Welles arrives just as Komori is being led away in handcuffs. Da Vinci and Kaspar also converge on the scene while Welles and the other firemen surround the investigators' car, chanting, "take the cuffs off, take the cuffs off!"

Sturla Gunnarsson

Written by:
Sylvia Leung

Cast List:
Nicholas Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benjamin Ratner, Ian Tracey, Venus Terzo, Stephen E. Miller, Patrick Gallagher, Brain Markinson, Rebecca Robbins, Hrothgar Mathews, Alex Diakun, Dee Jay Jackson, Chris Britton, Zaib Shaikh, Gina Holden, Charles Martin Smith, Sammy Fattedad, Terry Howson, Dean Marshall, Wayne Baker, Colin Cunningham, Hiro Kanagawa, Michael Roberds, Michael-Ann Connor, Terence Kelly, Simone Bailly, Rékha Sharma, Krista Morin, Serge Houde, Kwesi Ameyaw, D. Harlan Cutshall, Rob LaBelle, Christianne Hirt, Tony Nappo, Bob Frazer, Nimet Kanji, Richard Hendery, Stéphanie Marois, Matt Ward, Alex Corr.