Da Vinci's Inquest/YMMV

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  • Commitment Anxiety
  • Downer Ending: Several episodes end this way. Notably, of the few times in the series when Dominic does call an inquest, it fails to satisfactorily resolve the case.
    • Quite a few cases go unsolved, and there is at least once instance of a double-case (the different sides of which was simultaneously worked by both homicide and the coroner's office) went unsolved simply because the two investigating parties never got together.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In "Backwards Day", DaVinci goes down to Vancouver's Pigeon Park and promptly buys drugs from a local dealer in order to lure out a junkie who's holed up in an apartment building. Later on in the series, Dominic successfully opens "safe-injection sites", which provide junkies with legal drugs. (actually, the safe injection site, neither in the series nor in real life, provides "legal drugs". Clients must bring their own drugs, which they score through the usual methods. The site does, however, operate under a constitutional exemption to Canadian federal drug law wherein the possession and use of drugs on the site is legal...but not their trade or exchange. There's also only the one site, not sites.)