Da Vinci's Inquest

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (14)

  • Da Vinci: God bless Chaos.

  • Shannon: Never trust a guy who orders chicken feet.

  • Shannon: You know what they say - if you're falling, dive.

  • Leary: How do you feel about mercy killing? Da Vinci: Well, there've been days when I had a hangover that bad that I would have begged for one, but I guess I have to say that I'm glad they're not readily available.

  • Da Vinci: Did she tell you I took her to Mass? Patricia: Get out. You went to Mass? Da Vinci: No, I waited in the car. I hadn't been to Mass since Lent 1979. Patricia: Yeah, I remember. That's the year you gave up Guilt. Da Vinci: Yeah, well, it's back. In a big way.

  • Mick: When I was in high school, there was this one girl I was so in love with... Leon: You were getting some in high school? Mick: Then one day she just passed me on by like I was invisible, I was so pissed off at her I could've just choked her. Leon: Because you loved her too much. Mick: Yes. Leon: So this guy shot his girlfriend as a crime of passion?

  • Dominic (addressing the students): If you make it to 21, consider yourselves very lucky. If you get through life without drinking and driving, you are lucky. If you avoid getting caught in drugs, you are very lucky. If you can make it through depression be it from being an outcast or from a broken heart, you are VERY lucky. But if you are unlucky, you get to be with me, and I will strip you down and lay you out on a cold metal slab, and cut open all your organs, and then all your dirty little secrets will come out.

  • Shannon: The human heart is a dark organ.

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Notes (5)

  • The killers in both The Hunt and The Capture are based on real-life Canadian serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.

  • The song that plays while Da Vinci is "vandalizing" the parking meter is The Way the Story Goes by Bocephus King & The Rigalattos.

  • The song playing in the strip club is "Shame On You by Sonny Rhodes".

  • Emily Perkins appears in this episode but is mistakenly not credited.

  • Colin Cunningham won the LEO AWARD for "Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series" for his role as Brian Curtis on DA VINCI'S INQUEST for the episode "25 Dollar Conversation".

Trivia (5)

  • TRIVIA: Before the show premiered in 1998 there was an ongoing mystery concerning the disappearance of dozens of Vancouver area prostitutes which did not stop until the arrest of a Port Coquitlam. B.C. pig farmer - Robert "Willy" Pickton - for multiple murder of some of these prostitutes. This and the two following episodes are based on this story.

  • TRIVIA: Sarah-Jane Redmond actually played two entirely different characters on the series. First she played the hooker, Gloria, in the first season and later in the second season she played Sergeant Sheila Kurtz, a character who was seen during seasons 2 through 7. She played both sides of the law.

  • Shannon and Leary's conversation about people not wearing hats anymore may be a reference to Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell, on whom the series is based, and who gained the nickname "The Dapper Mayor" for wearing fedora hats.

  • Da Vinci didn't eat the chicken sandwhich in the trunk. He's also a goof himself

  • Early in the episode, Dominick's jeep breaks down. As he is speaking on the cell phone with Helen, he is pacing back and forth in front of the jeep. The hood of the jeep alternates between open and closed without Da Vinci touching it.

Allusions (3)

  • Title: The Quality of Mercy
    This is a reference to the opening line of Portia's famous speech in Act IV, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

  • The murder Chick mentions at the crime scene is a real-life crime, the death of a Scottish nursemaid named Janet Smith. It was a highly controversial investigation that led to rumors of police cover-up, coercion and political intrigue.

  • Da Vinci: Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done.
    The exact quotation he's referring to is "...justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done." and is credited to Lord Gordon Hewart, Lord Chief Justice of England from 1922-1940.