Da Vinci's City Hall/Isn't Very Pretty but You Can Smoke It

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Isn't Very Pretty but You Can Smoke It
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Season 1, Episode 3
Airdate November 8, 2005
Written by Chris Haddock,
Jesse McKeown
Directed by Stefan Pleszczynski
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Da Vinci's City HallSeason One

Isn't Very Pretty but You Can Smoke It is the third episode of the first season of Da Vinci's City Hall.

Starring: Nicholas Campbell (Mayor Dominic Da Vinci), Mylène Dinh-Robic (Rita Mah), Benjamin Ratner (Sam Berger), Stephen E. Miller (Zack McNab), Charles Martin Smith (Joe Friedland), Ian Tracey (Mick Leary), Hrothgar Mathews (Sergeant Charlie Klotchko), Brian Markinson (Police Chief Bill Jacobs), Venus Terzo (Detective Angela Kosmo)

Also Appearing: Eugene Lipinski (Lloyd Manning), Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Billie Simms), Patrick Gallagher (Detective Joe Finn)

Co-Starring: Evan Adams (Jason Horne), Dean Marshall (Carter), Rebecca Robbins (Marcie), Simone Bailly (Jan Ferris), Christopher Kennedy (Tom Venice), Kaären de Zilva (Forsythe), Quelemia Sparrow (Paula Hunter), Rékha Sharma (Cindy Winters), Donna Soares (Carrie Jones), Anna Williams (Barb Tremaine), Gina Holden (Claire), Glen Gould (Clarke Messner), Brian Mulligan (Earl Sweeney), Jaren Brandt-Bartlett (Colin Rainier), David H. Lyle (Nathanial House), Stefany Mathias (Nora Brown), Nathaniel Arcand (Cage), Daryl Shuttleworth (Sandy Dandridge), Dave Cameron (Warner), Dustin Milligan (Chad Markowitz), Hugo Ateo (Lonnie Givens), Elfina Luk (Dawn), Colleen Rennison (Katie), Patricia Drake (Parini), Richard Hendery (Brent Cunningham), Monika Mar-Lee (Alice), Bruce Harwood (Wallace), James R. Baylis (Crew Worker), Wayne Baker (Lineham), John Boncore (Rocky), Annabel Kershaw (Pamela Markowitz), Kirsten Williamson (Constable #1), Sean Tyson (Constable #2), Maya Nadine (Constable #3), Craig Veroni (Constable #4), Sara Walker (Constable #5)


Plot Overview

With everything okayed, Dominic proceeds with his red light zone, but is already getting wind of some strong resistance in the community.

Dominic may lose one alley in maintaining the racetrack, but gain another in the process.

With Dominic silently pushing for his removal, Jacobs enlists the police union president to help seed a more positive image for the police in light of recent events.

Leary's investigation leads to rumours of a former radio host with a paedophilia scandal in his past.

Kosmo and Finn look at a teacher shot in his truck on his way to school.

The high tide of grow-op busts carried out by a group of female officers is brought down when a house is cleared out by an inspection notice left by the fire department.

Zack has convinced Friedland to opt for Crab Park, but it may already be too late.

A lead in the gay-bashing points out a pair of high school girls as suspects.


Arc Advancement


  • With federal and provincial support and given word to Paula Hunter from the Prostitutes Alliance, Dominic goes forward with setting up the red light district. However, a group called Citizen's Committee to Stop the Red Light Zone protest despite 70% of the neighbour polling favourably.
  • Jacobs and Klotchko meet with the police union president about trying to better their public image, including finding a positive story regarding a stun gun to counter the incident at the halfway house.
  • Dominic gets the police board to ask for an early performance review of Jacobs, tying it to the budget. However, Dominic learns it would be too expensive to buy out his contract.
  • The cops try to bust a grow-up, but find it's been cleared out following the posting of a safety inspection notice from the fire department.
  • Carter gets information about a rumour that leads to a juvenile who provides names, which leads to arrests.
  • Mick follows up about Cody Bell and hears that Garth and Dennis where picked up by a local radio personality.
  • Kosmo and Finn investigate a man shot in his truck when another man is shot in a identical truck. They believe the first was a case of mistaken identity.
  • Tom Venice prepares to sell the racetrack. Dominic approaches Manning to buy it.
  • Zack gets Joe to consider Crab Park. The police operative reports this to Klotchko. As a result, police bust things up and arrest Joe just as they prepare to move.




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