#3: ISN'T VERY PRETTY BUT YOU CAN SMOKE IT

At the site of the proposed red light zone, Da Vinci meets with Paula Hunter, head of a sex trade workers' union. Paula pledges her support for the plan and, with federal and provincial money already in place, Da Vinci gives the go-ahead to establish the zone despite the opposition of Chief Jacobs and community groups. The political jockeying between Jacobs and Da Vinci continues with Da Vinci pressing the Police Board for an early performance review of the Chief?s tenure. Jacobs, meanwhile, enlists the executive of the police union, Earl Sweeney, to generate positive press for the police. Later, when Jacobs gets wind of what Da Vinci is up to with the red light zone and the Police Board, he and Klotchko plot their own counterattack.

On the street, Ferris and her cohorts plan another grow-op bust only to find their target cleared out--warned off by a Fire Department inspection notice. Ferris pays a visit to the firehall to complain and tells the firemen to leave police work to the police.

In on-going investigations, Det. Carter gets a lead in the gay-bashing case when a high school student comes forward with information about rumors he's heard at school. Based on this testimony, the police pick up sixteen-year-old Colin Rainier who in turn implicates two girls, making difficult Coun. Jason Horne's attempts to have the murder prosecuted as a hate crime. In the missing kids case, Leary gets information that the two boys, Dennis and Garth, were involved with a former radio host who was disgraced by pedophilia charges. Leary's key witness, Messner, now admits that he too was a victim of the pedophile ring.

Finn and Kosmo move on to the drive-by shooting of a teacher on his way to school in his black truck. While at this crime scene, they hear gunshots a few blocks away and discover a second shooting of an identical truck, this time with a known Indo-gang member dead inside.

Da Vinci appears to have lost one battle when Tom Venice decides to sell the racetrack, but he seems to be gaining another powerful ally when he is invited to a black tie fundraiser at Billie Simms' house. Turning off his pager and cellphone for the fashionable soiree, Da Vinci is unaware that the police are raiding the squatters' camp, even as Zack tries desperately to move everyone to Crab Park. As dawn breaks we discover that Da Vinci's car is the only one still parked at the Simms' estate.

Director:
Stefan Pleszczynski

Written by:
Chris Haddock and Jesse McKeown

Cast List:
Nicholas Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benjamin Ratner, Ian Tracey, Venus Terzo, Stephen E. Miller, Patrick Gallagher, Brain Markinson, Rebecca Robbins, Kaären de Zilva, Hrothgar Mathews, Eugene Lipinski, Gina Holden, Evan Adams, Charles Martin Smith, Kirsten Williamson, Sean Tyson, Maya Nadine, Craig Veroni, Sara Walker, Elfina Luk, Stefany Mathias, Sarah Penikett, Brian Mulligan, Dean Marshall, Wayne Baker, Christopher Kennedy, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Glen Gould, Simone Bailly, Rékha Sharma Sharma, Donna Soares, Anna Williams, Monika Mar-Lee, Richard Hendery, Dustin Milligan, Annabel Kershaw, Jaren Brandt-Bartlett, Hugo Ateo, Patricia Drake, Quelemia Sparrow, David H. Lyle, John Boncore, Daryl Shuttleworth, Dave Cameron, Nathaniel Arcand, Bruce Harwood, James Baylis, Colleen Rennison, Dan Shea, Rob Wilton.