Da Vinci's Inquest/A Big Enough Fan

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A Big Enough Fan
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Season 5, Episode 3
Airdate November 10, 2002
Writer(s) Alan Di Fiore,
Chris Haddock,
Frank Borg
Director(s) Robert Cuffley
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Da Vinci's InquestSeason Five

A Big Enough Fan is the third episode of the fifth season of Da Vinci's Inquest, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Nicholas Campbell (Dominic Da Vinci), Ian Tracey (Detective Mick Leary), Donnelly Rhodes (Detective Leo Shannon), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Sergeant Sheila Kurtz), Venus Terzo (Detective Angela Kosmo), Alex Diakun (Chick Savoy) (credit only), Suleka Mathew (Dr. Sunita "Sunny" Ramen), Gerard Plunkett (Chief Coroner Bob Kelley), Sarah Strange (Helen) (credit only), Kim Hawthorne (Detective Rose Williams) (credit only)

Also Appearing: Shaun Johnston (Fire Marshal Sid Fleming), Camille Sullivan (Detective Suki Taylor)

Co-Starring: Enid-Raye Adams (Laura Maitland), Bart Anderson (Glen Moorehouse), Peter Anderson (Harold Brooks), Lillian Carlson (Neighbour), Marie Clements (Melanie Frum), Jeanie Cloutier (Ident Officer), Glynis Davies (Mrs. Sanborn), Keith Lim (Jack), Dean Marshall (Uniform #1), Zinaid Memisevic (Jim Schulte), Peter Mustapic (Uniform #2), Michele Lonsdale Smith (Lilian), Peter Williams (Morris Winston), Sze Sze Auyeung (Uniform #3)


Plot Overview

Dominic is called out to Ravenwood when pairs of bodies are found buried in the same grave, as he continues looking into the Moorehouse fire.

Mick and Leo are called to the scene where a homeless man killed a man's wife, but Leo suspects something is off about the husband's acccount.


Arc Advancement


  • While relocating the cemetery, remains are found to be co-mingled in the same grave. After two more are found, Dominic deems it a crime scene and has the operation shut down for investigation. However, Kelley refutes this based on no evidence of a crime.
  • When Kosmo asks about his wife's fear of heights, the professor, Jim Schulte, rebuts that her fears were all the more reason to do it. However, when she asks about his relationship with a grad student, he shuts down and refers her to his lawyer. With more definitive to go on, Kurtz decides to tell her neighbour there was nothing to indicate foul play.
  • Sunny requests another pathologists as Patricia has been burned out and is not teaching full time. Dominic tells her that they're looking.
  • Dominic question Moorehouse who claims he was smoking out on his porch, but has no further recollection about that night. A neighbour claims she saw him leave the house and drive off. Another neighbour has his dog that showed up the day after the fire.
  • Kurtz's neighbour, Laura Maitland, reports being stalked and assaulted by a man, possibly set to rape her before being scared off. Her assailant maybe the same perpetrator who's attacked three times in the past two months, the only distinction being Maitland's account of having a plastic bag put over her head.




The Show

  • This episode marks the last appearance of Morris Winston.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Leo: You know, when did we become so afraid of homeless people all of a sudden? When did that happen? You know, when I was a kid, those guys coming around all the time, asking if they can mow the lawn or clean out the garage or paint the house numbers on the curb. You know? A lot of them, they just co me back from the war, they couldn't find a job, but nobody called them homeless. I mean, 'cause they were home. You know, the whole country was there home.
Mick: Yeah. We've made poverty a crime.