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Thanks for the Toaster Oven
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Season 6, Episode 1
Airdate November 23, 2003
Written by Chris Haddock &
Alan Di Fiore
Directed by George Mihalka
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Da Vinci's InquestSeason Six

Thanks for the Toaster Oven is the first episode of the sixth season of Da Vinci's Inquest, and the sixty-sixth episode overall.

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

Also Appearing: Camille Sullivan (Detective Suki Taylor), Colin Cunningham (Detective Brian Curtis), Fred Keating (Jack Pierce), Kandyse McClure (Marla), Quelemia Sparrow (Darcy Charlie)

Co-Starring: David Milchard (Addict #1), Michaela Susan Mann (Addict #2), Jon Pine (Plainclothes Cop #1), Chad Cole (Uniform #1), Cedric De Souza (Dave), Melanie Blackwell (Mandy), Jennifer Spence (Waitress), Bill Dow (Mayor Russ Hathaway), Leanne Adachi (Claire), Paul Anthony (Squeegee Kid), Kevin Loring (Uniform #4), Kirsten Williamson (Uniform #2 - Debra), Chelah Horsdal (Uniform #3), Doris Chillcott (Rosa Franks), Andrew Moxham (Mitch), Pablo Coffey (Ed), Claire Riley (Minister), Don Ackerman (Keith Forbes), Alistair Abell (Plainclothes Cop #2)


Plot Overview

Dominic is concerned when he finds yet another case of an elderly person's death and looks for a connection.

With Suki's help, Kosmo and Mick investigate the death found at the site of a break-in of a grow-op house.

Meanwhile, when hearing that a needle exchange site was busted by cops, Dominic brings it to the Mayor who counters with a tempting offer.


Arc Advancement


  • A needle exchange programme is busted up by several police officers and a friend of Dominic's, Darcy Charlie, is hurt in the scuffle. He urges her to go to attorney Phil Rosen and file a police report. He tries to convince her to go see a doctor, but she dies while waiting in emergency.
  • Dominic goes to Mayor Hathaway and makes a case for a safe injection site. In return, Hathaway wants to make Dominic a candidate to replace the current Chief of Police. After some hesitation, Dominic agrees.
  • Dominic tells Leo about his consideration of running for Chief of Police and wants to know who else is in the running and Leo agree to check it out.
  • Kosmo is trying to track down Sue.
  • Curtis asks for money from Pierce in exchange for any favour. Pierce asks to see a criminal record on Brenda's ex, Rick Prentice.


  • Kosmo is partnered with Mick while Leo is now partners with Rose who has been bumped to Homicide. Suki took her opening and is now in Robbery. Curtis has a new partner, Marla.
  • Mick has given away most of his things and is now living out of his car.
  • Leo has gotten a puppy from the pound. His name is Lucky because he was going to be put down when Leo showed up.
  • Dominic has Leo remind him that when he retires, he could use a good investigator and Leo is set to collect on the offer.
  • Sunny is set to go on a sabbatical.



The Show

  • This episode marks the last appearance of Sunny.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Marla, Mayor Hathaway, and his assistant Claire.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Leo: Could be she was just forgotten to death.