In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

1988 - 1995, Crime
Investigators tackle difficult cases.
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Episode Guide

  • In the Heat of the Night - Grow Old Along With Me (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Grow Old Along With Me

    Gillespie and Forbes link a suspect to a witness of a hit-and-run fatality.

  • In the Heat of the Night - By Duty Bound (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    By Duty Bound

    Gillespie's enemies try to run a smear campaign against him while his opponent's employee becomes a murder suspect.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Who Was Geli Bendi? (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Who Was Geli Bendi?

    Only the sheriff knows the identity of an actress returned home to Sparta, Miss.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Matter of Justice (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    A Matter of Justice

    The trail of a serial killer leads the sheriff and police chief to a prominent citizen in Sparta, Miss.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Give Me Your Life (Season 7 Episode 24)
    Season 7 Episode 24:

    Give Me Your Life

    As Bill and Harriet prepare for their honeymoon, a cult leader's (Peter Fonda) activities get the attention of Forbes.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Dangerous Engagement (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:

    Dangerous Engagement

    Harriet and Bill become targets of a crazed gunman on the eve of their wedding; guest William Gannon.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Poor Relations (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Poor Relations

    Against Gillespie's warnings, Parker's rowdy stepfather (Pat Hingle) returns to Sparta followed by homicidal art thieves; guest Anne Meara.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Time's Long Shadow (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    Time's Long Shadow

    The discovery of slave artifacts at a construction site leads to an archaeological survey and murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hard Choices (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    Hard Choices

    Harriet DeLong's son Eugene witnesses a robbery in which a store owner is wounded and his friend is involved.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Rabbi (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    The Rabbi

    Gillespie confronts Sparta's racist past after a synagogue is vandalized; guests Jerry Stiller; Mindy Rickles.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Conspiracy of One (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    Conspiracy of One

    A client who murdered his wife accuses counselor Tibbs of encouraging a police investigation, prompting Tibbs' resignation from his firm.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Ches and the Grand Lady (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    Ches and the Grand Lady

    Threats against a blues singer (Bobby Short) coincide with the arrival in Sparta of his biggest fan, a wealthy heiress (Jean Simmons).

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Last Round (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    The Last Round

    Chief Forbes' fiancee arrives in Sparta to give him an ultimatum about their relationship; Forbes' young boxing protege commits a burglary.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Maybelle Returns (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Maybelle Returns

    A former madam returns to Sparta to run a phone-sex service and assures police that her employees are doing nothing illegal.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Good Cop, Bad Cop (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Tibbs (Howard Rollins) defends Parker against charges he assaulted an ex-girlfriend's (Victoria Jackson) fiance.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Your Own Kind (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Your Own Kind

    An interracial relationship between two teens stirs up strong emotions when the girl is shot in the back.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Little Girl Lost (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Little Girl Lost

    A woman with a history of emotional problems and drunken driving is involved in a girl's hit-and-run death.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Baby Called Rocket (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    A Baby Called Rocket

    LuAnn takes in an abandoned baby found in a crack house; the welfare agency wants the child returned to its addict mother.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Every Man's Family (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Every Man's Family

    Bubba (Alan Autry) pursues a drug dealer (Damon Pooser) while his nephew lies in a coma from a heroin overdose.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Virgil Tibbs, Attorney at Law

    Tibbs returns to Sparta with a law degree, news of his failed marriage, and a murder suspect to defend.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Singing the Blues (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Singing the Blues

    Officer LuAnn Corbin (Crystal Fox) tries to help when her boyfriend (Willie Gault) is blackmailed by a drug dealer (Judson Vaughn).

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Love Lost (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    A Love Lost

    Sheriff Gillespie's daughter suspects her boyfriend may be involved with the distribution of illegal automatic weapons.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Incident at Brewer's Pond (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Incident at Brewer's Pond

    A mysterious caller leads police to a body at the bottom of a pond; guests Steve Kanaly, Shannon Eubanks.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Depraved Heart (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    A Depraved Heart

    Bubba's friend Lorie Foster is accused of murder following the death of the man who infected her with AIDS.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hatton's Turn (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Hatton's Turn

    Gillespie becomes sheriff; the murders of two Spartans link to a mentally impaired youth; guests Stacy Keach, Burgess Meredith.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hatton's Turn (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Hatton's Turn

    Gillespie becomes sheriff; the murders of two Spartans link to a mentally impaired youth; guests Stacy Keach, Burgess Meredith.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Child's Play (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Child's Play

    After threatening two boys (John Aaron Bennett, Zach McLemore) who trespassed on his property, a dangerous man (Jason Byce) is shot dead in his home. With Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Correct Settling (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    A Correct Settling

    Harriet consults Gillespie after she reluctantly agrees to help her son get his imprisoned father's murder conviction reversed.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Lake Winahatchie (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Lake Winahatchie

    Gillespie discovers a major New Orleans mob real estate scam is behind the scheme to force his daughter from her home and acquire her land.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Even Nice People (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    Even Nice People

    Mobsters buying land near Sparta try to drive Gillespie's daughter from her home; guest Burgess Meredith.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Legacy (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Legacy

    A businessman gives up land his father willed to a black sharecropper, raising tensions in Sparta. Written by Denise Nicholas.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Dish Best Served Cold (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    A Dish Best Served Cold

    A woman wants to reopen the 20-year-old case of a man who embezzled from her late husband; guest Karen Black.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Leftover Man (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    The Leftover Man

    A sniper kills a white supremacist's campaign manager who staged, for sympathy votes, an attempt on his candidate's life.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Leftover Man (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    The Leftover Man

    A sniper kills a white supremacist's campaign manager who staged, for sympathy votes, an attempt on his candidate's life.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Deadly Affection (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Deadly Affection

    Gillespie worries about Harriet's involvement in a landlord dispute case when he learns her client was acquainted with a murder victim.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Step Removed (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    A Step Removed

    Parker Williams is placed in a difficult position when his hot-tempered stepfather is arrested for the murder of his former employer.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Falsely Accused (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Falsely Accused

    Sgt. Sweet is accused of soliciting a bribe by two men who created a disturbance outside a private party that ejected them for insulting Harriet.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Judgment Day (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Judgment Day

    A local judge running for public office frames an ex-con for the murder of his alcoholic wife and kills him, claiming self-defense.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Private Sessions (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Private Sessions

    Virgil's investigation into the apparent suicide of a waitress leads him to an old college acquaintance who was the last person to be seen with the victim.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Flowers From a Lady (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Flowers From a Lady

    DeLong warns Gillespie about a carjacking victim, a lawyer (Linda Gehringer) who has taken a romantic interest in Bubba.

  • In the Heat of the Night - When the Music Stopped (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    When the Music Stopped

    A country singer (Robert Goulet) accused of stealing songs accidentally kills his accuser; guest Gary Crosby.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Last Rights (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Last Rights

    A doctor who is treating Virgil's terminally ill aunt falls under suspicion when Chief Gillespie investigates a series of mercy killings.

  • In the Heat of the Night - An Occupational Hazard (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    An Occupational Hazard

    Althea withholds the truth about a murder from Virgil when a friend confides that she killed her boss during a sexual attack.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Random's Child (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Random's Child

    Gillespie tries to befriend the daughter he never knew when she returns to Sparta to settle her deceased mother's estate.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Discovery (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Discovery

    Althea goes into a deep depression sparked by the suicide of a troubled student while his former girlfriend falls for a biker.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Frenzied Affair (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    A Frenzied Affair

    Gillespie and Virgil search for the killer of a married man who was having an affair with a high-school student.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Brother's Keeper (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Brother's Keeper

    Officer Corbin is forced to pursue her ex-con brother when he returns to Sparta and becomes a suspect in a robbery.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Small War (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    A Small War

    Chief Gillespie is caught between Harriet and her son when Eugene agrees to identify the gang members responsible for his best friend's murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Small War (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    A Small War

    Councilwoman DeLong's son objects to her romance with Chief Gillespie and refuses to cooperate after witnessing the gang-style execution of his best friend.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Law on Trial (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    The Law on Trial

    Gillespie and Tibbs are tried on charges that their actions led to the death of the fugitive they were trying to save from deportation.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Sanctuary (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Sanctuary

    Tibbs and Gillespie are charged with obstruction of justice when they aid a fugitive who wishes to avoid returning to his homeland and certain death.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Family Reunion (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Family Reunion

    An insurance investigator's murder points to an ex-convict (Robert Donner) seeking his 14-year-old stash.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Moseley's Lot (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Moseley's Lot

    A man (Warren Kendrick) comes to his son's (Justin Lazard) rescue when the lad is caught gambling with someone else's money. With Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Trundel's Will Be Done (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Trundel's Will Be Done

    Harriet DeLong asks Chief Gillespie to mediate a custody dispute when a wealthy woman attempts to take guardianship of her nephew.

  • In the Heat of the Night - By Means Most Foul (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    By Means Most Foul

    A suspected revenge bombing may be a smoke screen for a restaurateur's (Shannon Eubanks) insurance scam.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Time to Trust (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    A Time to Trust

    Althea is at odds with Virgil over his pursuit of a suspected drug dealer because it threatens to break up the home life of one of her students.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Odessa (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    Odessa

    The police department attempts to prevent racial incidents when the city honors the first black woman to register to vote in Sparta.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Love, Honor and Obey (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Love, Honor and Obey

    While investigating an assault, Parker discovers an abused woman whose husband holds the key to her life -- or death.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Fool for Love (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Fool for Love

    Gillespie and Virgil become suspicious of a local doctor who implicates his mistress in the death of his wealthy but invalid wife.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Landlord (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Landlord

    Gillespie is leery of the evidence in the murder of an abusive landlord (Hunter Van Leer). Directed by Larry Hagman.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Littlest Victim (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Littlest Victim

    Officer Jamison encounters a violent robbery suspect while attempting to rescue an infant from a negligent, alcoholic mother.

  • In the Heat of the Night - An Eye for an Eye (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    An Eye for an Eye

    Gillespie and Virgil try to outwit FBI agents who are searching for the man who kidnapped the daughter of District Attorney Darnelle.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Sparta Gold (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Sparta Gold

    When Bubba stumbles upon a marijuana farm in a neighboring county, he finds local law officers less than cooperative in smoking out the growers.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Sweet, Sweet Blues (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Sweet, Sweet Blues

    A blues singer (Bobby Short) claims he witnessed the 40-year-old race-motivated slaying of Sweet's grandfather.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The More Things Change (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The More Things Change

    A woman is the prime suspect in the murder of her father, while a more likely culprit continues an affair with the dead man's wife.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Unfinished Business (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Unfinished Business

    While in Los Angeles to testify in an organized-crime case, Bubba tries to protect a boy who is the state's key witness.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Ruda's Awakening (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Ruda's Awakening

    Virgil's Aunt Ruda observes the shooting of a black man who was resisting arrest, but her rage clouds her recollection of the incident.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Liar's Poker (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Liar's Poker

    Gillespie attempts to prove the innocence of a prostitute charged with murdering one of Sparta's wealthiest citizens.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Obsession (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Obsession

    Gillespie and Tibbs meet legal resistance trying to protect a high-school teacher from a disturbed admirer.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Baby for Sale (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Baby for Sale

    A friend of Bubba's, fearing the loss of his adopted son, is coerced by the boy's biological father into committing a fatal armed robbery.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Woman Much Admired (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    A Woman Much Admired

    While investigating the death of the woman he once loved, Gillespie meets his daughter for the first time.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Turning (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    A Turning

    Gillespie and Tibbs track the killers of two drug dealers; Althea worries about the dangers Virgil faces and suggests he change careers.

  • In the Heat of the Night - No Other Road (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    No Other Road

    Lonnie Jamison and Virgil show a despondent Eugene DeLong, whose father is facing the death penalty for murder, that life continues.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Just a Country Boy (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Just a Country Boy

    Bubba and an insurance investigator (Debra Sandlund) search Los Angeles for a bail jumper from Sparta.

  • In the Heat of the Night - First Deadly Sin (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    First Deadly Sin

    A man prohibits his son from contacting the police after the boy witnesses a rape, fearing it will affect his future.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Laid to Waste (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Laid to Waste

    A young blind woman reports hearing what she thinks is a murder, but Gillespie and Tibbs cannot find a body.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Paper Castles (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Paper Castles

    Virgil suspects the promoters of a crooked real estate deal in the murder of his friend, even though their alibi appears to be airtight.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Child of Promise (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Child of Promise

    Virgil's arrest of a young drug pusher has serious side effects for the youth's family, particularly his brother, and for Althea.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Execution of Trust (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Execution of Trust

    A psychiatrist protects a patient who confessed to a murder for which an innocent man stands to be executed.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Shine on Sparta Moon (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Shine on Sparta Moon

    An accident related to moonshine whiskey blinds a high-school football star and kills his girlfriend.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Blessings (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Blessings

    A local reporter (Judith Robinson) writes an article on an unconsenting Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor), who suspects her motives. With Howard Rollins and Alan Autry.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Bounty Hunter (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Bounty Hunter

    Gillespie must stop a hired bounty hunter who plans to kill a Sparta man wanted for questioning in a Houston murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Family Matters (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Family Matters

    Virgil's cousin is the prime suspect in a robbery-murder, complicating Virgil's attempts to reconcile his aunt with the family.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Final Arrangement (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    A Final Arrangement

    All signs point to bookstore owner Carl Tibbitts as a suspect in his wife's murder, but Sweet believes in his friend's innocence.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Problem Too Personal (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    A Problem Too Personal

    Gillespie appears to be apathetic about prosecuting Harriet DeLong's ex-husband, who has been arrested on a murder and robbery charge.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Homecoming (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Homecoming

    Willing suspects hamper the investigation after a paroled convict is murdered; Gillespie is held responsible for the convict's earlier release.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Quick Fix (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Quick Fix

    Evidence indicates a mentally impaired girl is the mother of an infant found in a shallow grave.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hearts of Gold (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Hearts of Gold

    Bubba's romance with a high school sweetheart conflicts with the murder investigation of an attorney.

  • In the Heat of the Night - ... And Justice for Some (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    ... And Justice for Some

    Gillespie and Virgil have different game plans concerning the fate of a federal criminal who is linked to a local hit-and-run case.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Perversions of Justice (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Perversions of Justice

    Gillespie tries to calm public furor while investigating charges a science teacher molested a student.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Lessons Learned (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Lessons Learned

    Chief Gillespie is shocked by the seemingly uncaring reaction of the father of a murdered teenage prostitute.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Brotherly Love (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Brotherly Love

    Gillespie travels to Philadelphia to help Tibbs, who has been arrested for a murder he did not commit.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Brotherly Love (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Brotherly Love

    While in Philadelphia to investigate a former partner's death, Virgil is arrested for the murder of a city cop.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Citizen Trundel (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Citizen Trundel

    Councilwoman DeLong ventures outside Sparta to find the powerful figure responsible for her sister's murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Citizen Trundel (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Citizen Trundel

    Gillespie appears to know who killed Councilwoman DeLong's sister; Councilwoman DeLong leaves to identify the powerful figure.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Night of the Killing (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Night of the Killing

    Tempers flare over the arrest of a black man (Steve Coulter) suspected of murder. With Howard Rollins and Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Indiscretions (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Indiscretions

    Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson) does not know that a visiting friend (Patrice Chanel) is a fugitive from justice. With Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - An Angry Woman (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    An Angry Woman

    Althea finds a woman's death especially tragic, and Gillespie investigates whether the woman's ex-husband ran her down.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Home Is Where the Heart Is (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Home Is Where the Heart Is

    When a fundamentalist preacher is found dead, an ironclad alibi prevents Gillespie from pursuing the case against a traveling madam.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Bubba's Baby (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Bubba's Baby

    Bubba downplays the gossip that he is the father of a baby left on his doorstep; blackmail and murder surface in the search for the baby's parents.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Loss of Innocence (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    A Loss of Innocence

    Althea suspects a student has problems at home, then learns one parent is dead, the other is missing.

  • In the Heat of the Night - December Days (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    December Days

    A retired detective (Ken Curtis) assists Gillespie's probe of a murder at a rest home; guest Louise Fletcher.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hello in There (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Hello in There

    A councilwoman (Denise Nicholas) tries art therapy on a mute boy who may have witnessed his father's murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Triangle (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Triangle

    A murderer (John Diehl) is on the run, and Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) does everything he can to prevent him from killing again. With Alan Autry.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Epitaph for a Lady (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Epitaph for a Lady

    After the wife of a close friend dies because of a doctor's misdiagnosis, Gillespie fights his suspicions when the doctor is murdered.

  • In the Heat of the Night - King's Ransom (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    King's Ransom

    A down-and-out former boxer decides to earn his living by blackmailing an organized-crime faction over a murder he once witnessed.

  • In the Heat of the Night - My Name Is Hank (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    My Name Is Hank

    An Amerasian suspected of robbery and murder claims to be the son of a former Sparta cop. With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Vengeance (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Vengeance

    Bubba (Alan Autry) becomes a target after fatally shooting a former Spartan during an attempted robbery. With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Time of the Stranger (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Time of the Stranger

    The death of a stranger has serious repercussions for Parker when the woman he loves is linked to the unfortunate occurrence.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Anniversary (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Anniversary

    Released by his kidnappers, Chief Gillespie hunts for Dugan's killers while attempting to prevent the assassination of a civil rights leader.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Crackdown (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Crackdown

    Sweet (Geoffrey Thorne) defies Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) when he takes a personal interest in saving a 13-year-old crack addict (Dana Barron).

  • In the Heat of the Night - First Girl (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    First Girl

    Sparta's first black female cop is killed while on duty, and an angry Chief Gillespie assumes responsibility for tracking down her killer.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Murder Most Ancient (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Murder Most Ancient

    Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) attempts to trap a pair of lovers (Grainger Hines, Clare Wren) who have murdered the woman's husband. Guest star: Tim Griffin.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Fairest of Them All (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Fairest of Them All

    After a beauty contestant suffers what appears to be an accidental death, Gillespie and Virgil discover otherwise and fight to uncover the perpetrators.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Rape (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Rape

    Althea is raped by an acquaintance, and Tibbs is faced with the possibility that they do not have enough evidence to prosecute the man.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Missing (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Missing

    When Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) is kidnapped, Virgil (Howard Rollins) suspects Capt. Dugan (Joe Don Baker) has inside information.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Pigwoman of Sparta (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Pigwoman of Sparta

    An odd character (Shirley Stoler) becomes a suspect when a skeleton is found on a wealthy eccentric's property. With Howard Rollins and Joe Don Baker.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Ladybug, Ladybug (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Ladybug, Ladybug

    Capt. Dugan (Joe Don Baker) keeps close tabs on Tibbs (Howard Rollins), who is searching for a lethal arsonist.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Fifteen Forever (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Fifteen Forever

    Filling in for Gillespie, a retired captain (Joe Don Baker) searches for a drunken driver who killed three teens.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Accused (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Accused

    Bubba (Alan Autry) is accused of the violent rape of a young black woman (Vanessa Bell Calloway). With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Walkout (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Walkout

    An ambitious councilman (O.J. Simpson) won't support black workers who crossed an all-white picket line.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Sister, Sister (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Sister, Sister

    Two feuding sisters become murder suspects when it is discovered that their father died from poisoning, not heart failure.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Creek (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Creek

    Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) believes an assault victim (guest star Caryn West) is lying about her attacker. With Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Intruders (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Intruders

    Tibbs' father-in-law creates friction; Gillespie placates a city council angry over attacks on senior citizens.

  • In the Heat of the Night - These Things Take Time (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    These Things Take Time

    Despite the evidence, Gillespie and Tibbs do not believe a teenage mother was responsible for the death of her abandoned infant.

  • In the Heat of the Night - AKA Kelly Kay (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    AKA Kelly Kay

    Joann (Lois Nettleton) makes a shocking confession to Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) when her life is endangered by an escaped convict (Kevin Conway).

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Trip Upstate (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    A Trip Upstate

    A condemned man asks Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) to visit him the evening before his execution. With Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Tear Down the Walls (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Tear Down the Walls

    Tibbs (Howard Rollins) suspects racism played a part in the mysterious death of a progressive minister (J. Don Ferguson). With Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Stranger in Town (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Stranger in Town

    The murder of a young prostitute leads Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) to different suspects. Guest stars: Eric Pierpoint, Renee Jones.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Country Mouse, City Mouse (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Country Mouse, City Mouse

    Tibbs' niece and Bubba's nephew witness a crime and try to prove a dangerous parolee is not dead, as believed.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Gunshots (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Gunshots

    Virgil (Howard Rollins) questions his abilities after he fatally shoots a robbery suspect. With Carroll O'Connor.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Hot Nights (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Hot Nights

    Bubba (Alan Autry) falls in love with a deceitful siren (Barbara Stock). With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Prisoners (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Prisoners

    Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) suspects Sheriff Thompson (Ed Ames), an old friend, may be responsible for a man's death. With Howard Rollins and Geoffrey Thorne.

  • In the Heat of the Night - The Hammer and the Glove (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Hammer and the Glove

    During Tibbs' old partner's (Michael Warren) visit two FBI agents and a protected witness are murdered.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Family Secrets (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Family Secrets

    A woman (Susan Blakely) who is accused of patricide claims she was a victim of incest. With Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Don't Look Back (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Don't Look Back

    As Tibbs and Gillespie fight for control of the department, a murderer re-creating an old voodoo case stalks Gillespie.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Don't Look Back (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Don't Look Back

    As Tibbs and Gillespie fight for control of the department, a murderer re-creating an old voodoo case stalks Gillespie.

  • In the Heat of the Night - And Then You Die ... (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    And Then You Die ...

    A murderous escaped convict (Will Bledsoe) and his girlfriend take Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson) and a boy hostage.

  • In the Heat of the Night - A Necessary Evil (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Necessary Evil

    The six wives of an imprisoned polygamist bring him gifts of food, only to become murder suspects when the man dies of poisoning.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Blind Spot (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Blind Spot

    Virgil narrowly escapes death at the hands of Richie Epson's henchmen, but Gillespie still hasn't garnered enough evidence to prove Epson is a major drug supplier.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Blind Spot (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Blind Spot

    A supply of cocaine, a double disappearance and Virgil's reluctance to forget a grudge are somehow linked together.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Fate (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Fate

    Tension mounts when a black businessman is rumored to be romancing the married white owner of a newspaper.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Road Kill (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Road Kill

    Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) are at odds when Virgil suspects that the chief's friend is a murderer. Lane Smith and Gail O'Grady guest star.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Pilot

    Politics motivates the mayor to have Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs investigate, together, a high-school girl's murder.

  • In the Heat of the Night - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Pilot

    The politically motivated mayor forces Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs to work togther on the investigation of a popular high school girl's murder.

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