#8: GONNA CAUSE A RUCKUS

The Organized Crime report on the grow-op shooting drops a bombshell: a fire inspection notice tipped off the grower to an impending raid, giving him time to barricade and arm himself. When Komori insists on an independent investigation to exonerate himself, Fire Chief Welles takes the case to the Police Complaints Commissioner. Da Vinci tries to intervene to avert a war between fire and police but is told that as head of the Police Board, his involvement would appear to be politically motivated. The probe will go ahead.

The constables involved in the shooting, Ferris, Jones, and Winters, meanwhile, have grown uneasy about their situation. Although they have not been reinstated to full duty, they decide they will attend Const. Tremaine's funeral in uniform. Winters, however, tips Klotchko that Ferris is going to the funeral. Klotchko races to the church and steers Ferris away by telling her that Tremaine's parents don't want her there. Ferris warns Klotchko that she wants to land on her feet--in Vancouver, not Winnipeg. Klotchko assures her that he'll find her something good.

Leary's pedophile case is complicated by the involvement of Chief Jacobs. Sensing positive press for the police, Jacobs gives the case priority. Leary also gets help from an unexpected source: Brian Curtis pays him a visit and volunteers to dish up dirt on prime suspect James Dubreau. Leary discusses the developments with Kosmo and Finn and Sgt. Kurtz. They conclude that even if Curtis is not to be trusted, he might yet be useful.

At City Hall, Rita finally succeeds in getting a 'yes' from Sandra Ferlinger on the slots issue. With her support, Da Vinci is confident of winning the vote and schedules it for the next council meeting. He also manages to finally speak with the Prime Minister, and they make tentative plans to meet. Across town, Chief Jacobs is also angling for the PM's time and attention.

A visit from Bob Kelly convinces Da Vinci that the best way to handle Chief Jacobs is to let Jacobs appear to be the one who is interfering. But whether Da Vinci's strategy will pay off remains to be seen: Berger enters with disturbing news from the fire department: half the shifts have called in sick.

Director:
Stuart Margolin

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, Alex Diakun, Eugene Lipinski, Zaib Shaikh, Gina Holden, Rajinder Singh Cheema, Charles Martin Smith, Conan Graham, Sean Tyson, Gerard Plunkett, Brian Mulligan, Colin Cunningham, Linda Darlow, Hiro Kanagawa, Michael-Ann Connor, Terence Kelly, Simone Bailly, Rékha Sharma, Donna Soares, Anna Galvin, Sarah Jane Redmond, Frank Cassini, Kwesi Ameyaw, Jim Codrington, Kevin McNulty, Izabella Zalewski, Richard Harmon, Rebecca White.