Da Vinci's Inquest (1998–2006)
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The Quality of Mercy 

An inquest is held into the mercy killing of an AIDS patient after a television news reporter's story and Leary's pursuing of the death as a homicide.

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Dr. Sunny Ramen (as Sue Mathew)
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Det. Angela Kosmo
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Dr. Patricia Da Vinci
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Chief Coroner James Flynn
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Danny Leary
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François
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Hope Martin
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The Source
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Portia Da Vinci
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Joe Da Vinci
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Staff Sgt. Regan
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Gabriella Da Vinci
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Television reporter Hope Martin obtains and airs an exclusive story about a mercy killing of an AIDS patient, the killing apparently by suffocation with a plastic bag over the head. This report prompts the homicide department and a reluctant Da Vinci, who is not totally against euthanasia, to investigate. The problem is is that they don't have a body or a name of the deceased. As Hope will not divulge her source and states that she does not knows who the victim is, the investigators decide to go to inquest; Hope however would rather risk contempt by protecting her source than give up her constitutional rights as a reporter. Da Vinci doesn't want this inquest to come to a show-down with Hope as sending her to jail for contempt accomplishes, in his mind, nothing constructive. However, the source, a nurse in the palliative care unit, decides to come forward because of the guilt she feels about the way the victim ultimately met her end. She reveals the name of the victim, but not of the ... Written by Huggo

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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28 October 1998 (Canada)  »

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