Da Vinci's Inquest/Run by the Monkeys

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Run by the Monkeys
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Season 5, Episode 4
Airdate November 17, 2002
Writer(s) Alan Di Fiore &
Chris Haddock &
Frank Borg
Director(s) Keith Behrman
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Da Vinci's InquestSeason Five

Run by the Monkeys is the fourth episode of the fifth season of Da Vinci's Inquest, and the fifty-sixth episode overall.

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

Also Appearing: Emily Perkins (Sue Lewis), Camille Sullivan (Detective Suki Taylor) Colin Cunningham (Detective Brian Curtis), Shaun Johnston (Fire Marshal Sid Fleming)

Co-Starring: Bart Anderson (Glen Moorehouse), Hemalaya Behl (Gloria), Linda Darlow (Barbara Westerbrook), Garry Davey (Richard Westerbrook), Beverley Elliott (Roseanne Carson), Glen Gould (Robber #1), Allison Hossack (Annie), Fred Keating (Jack Pierce), Shayne Litwiller (Tim), Stuart Pierre (Robber #2), Tricia Young (Waitress)


Plot Overview

Dominic continues investigating the Moorehouse fire by looking back at the original fire when new evidence is brought up.

Rose helps Mick and Leo on a convenience store robbery after it turns to homicide.

Kosmo helps Suki look into the death of a drug dealer.


Arc Advancement


  • Suki's informant tells her that her boyfriend went to sell some coke to a cop who extorted dope and cut it with laxative as protection. Suki winds up finding him washed up under the pier, shot nearly a dozen times. Kurtz wants to try to bring the informant in for questioning and offer her protection. She can't get it from Suki and Curtis, but asks Sue who agrees to find her for her.
  • Dominic is approached by the parents of Moorehouse's previous wife, the Westerbrooks, after learning about the second fire. Moorehouse's previous neighbour and witness had called them after recalling that she may have been mistaken about the time she saw Moorehouse left prior to the fire. He later learns from Sunny that evidence shows the second wife was breathing in fire well before the explosion. Dominic brings this to Fleming and mentions his suspicion that the dog may have smelled it if it had been in the house. He then notes how much similarities there are between the two fires. He later questions Moorehouse again and he recalls he had trouble lighting the burner on the stove.
  • Leo and Mick are called to the site of a gas station robbery where the cashier was shot and killed by a pair of natives she's been chasing. This is the first time they've shot and killed someone, but aside from them previously using knives, everything else fits. They are later called to another gas station robbery.
  • Rose recalls hearing from the drug squad Jack Pierce going in a dope house and out with a prostitute named Brenda Eberhart and confirms it from Brian Curtis. She tells Kurtz as they are a hearing committee concerning prostitute reform. She relays this to Dominic and Pierce asserts that he's trying to help the girl on behalf of a family friend.
  • Moorehouse tells Dominic that he had been visited by Steadman.
  • The Westerbrooks has threatened the coroner's office with a judicial inquiry. If the first fire goes to a second inquest, there would be a conflict of interest and Kelly pulls Dominic off the investigation and gives it over to Homicide.


  • Mick has been having trouble sleeping.
  • Leo is growing more resentful about Rose, thinking she's trying to weasel her way in.
  • Rose tells Kurtz she feels she's ready to move up to Homicide. However, her sergeant think she's trying to steal her, so wants to wait on it.
  • Annie catches Mick and asks him about if he was having an affair with her sister Josie after finding something in her diary. He says no and tries desperately to run off, promising to call her.



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