#12: BUMPED FROM THE BALL

The prostitute in the red zone murder turns herself in, but the damage to Da Vinci now seems irreversible. Councillors Khan and Solomon threaten to introduce a motion in council calling for the Red Zone's closure. The Solicitor General, meanwhile, appears to be using the Red Zone issue to try and wrest control of the police away from the mayor. Da Vinci gets wind of the plan when Fire Captain Komori warns him that there are new investigators "casting their nets a little wider." Moments later, Da Vinci learns that lawyers have arrived to search his offices, armed with a warrant to seize any correspondence between Da Vinci and Chief Jacobs.

When Da Vinci confronts Police Complaints Commissioner Kaspar about the new investigation, Kaspar reveals that Chief Jacobs has filed a complaint of harassment and obstruction against Da Vinci. To support his case, Jacobs has secretly been feeding the Solicitor General's office evidence that Da Vinci initiated red zone and cross-training policies without Police Board approval. Da Vinci's cross-training memos are also leaked to the police and fire unions who immediately begin planning a retaliation.

In the internal police probe into the grow-op shooting, Klotchko scrambles to cover his tracks. He suggests to Const. Winters and Jones that they misunderstood him if they thought he told them to be non-cooperative with any investigators. He urges them now to be fully forthcoming, especially with regard to any irregularities involving Const. Ferris. The internal investigation subsequently recommends that Ferris be placed under psychiatric observation.

The stakes are raised in the pedophile case despite the escape of prime suspect Dubreau to Costa Rica. Brian Curtis convinces witness Manny Zappata to leave the country, and tries to intimidate witnesses Messner and Mason to do the same. Mason, however, reveals to Leary how boys were secretly brought to the Century Club. He also identifies Cody Bell as a boy who ran away from the club to resist a sexual assault and was then killed by a car. Based on this testimony, Leary decides Cody Bell's death can now be ruled a homicide.

All the backroom maneuvering comes to a head on the eve of the annual Policemen's Ball. Although the mayor is traditionally the keynote speaker, Da Vinci is disinvited and replaced by none other than the Solicitor General. When Chief Jacobs asks for assurance that Da Vinci will indeed make himself absent, Da Vinci decides to crash the party. His plan is foiled, however, by a police union picket line outside the hall. Cut off at the pass, Da Vinci can only retreat into the night.

Director:
Sturla Gunnarsson

Written by:
Jesse McKeown and Sylvia Leung

Cast List:
Nicholas Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benjamin Ratner, Ian Tracey, Venus Terzo, Patrick Gallagher, Brain Markinson, Rebecca Robbins, Hrothgar Mathews, Alex Diakun, Eugene Lipinski, Zaib Shaikh, Gina Holden, Sammy Fattedad, Carmen Aguirre, Kelly Wiwchar, Gerard Plunkett, Brian Mulligan, Dean Marshall, Wayne Baker, Colin Cunningham, Hiro Kanagawa, Glen Gould, Michael Roberds, Michael-Ann Connor, Simone Bailly, Rékha Sharma, Donna Soares, Derek Hamilton, Kwesi Ameyaw, Layla Alizada, Colleen Rennison, Jim Codrington, Valerie Sing Turner, Ashley Michaels, Cam Chai, Gabe Khouth, Ingrid Torrance, Stacy Fair, Nancy Kerr.