Night Heat

Night Heat

1985 - 1989, Crime
A newspaper columnist recounts the exploits of city detectives on the night shift.

Episode Guide

  • Night Heat - Blues in a Bottle (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Blues in a Bottle

    Hogan announces the station will be closed and the personnel reassigned.

  • Night Heat - Elaine (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:


    Elaine reluctantly participates in the manhunt for a serial killer who targets city women.

  • Night Heat - No Regrets (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    No Regrets

    Marie's mother falls victim to brutal skinheads who prey on senior citizens.

  • Night Heat - The Wrong Woman (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Wrong Woman

    Giambone is implicated in the murder of a former police-training classmate.

  • Night Heat - The Professional (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Professional

    O'Brien and Giambone must prevent the assassination of a prosecutor in a mob investigation.

  • Night Heat - Jumper (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:


    O'Brien seeks the reason for a girl's suicide after being unable to prevent it.

  • Night Heat - Ice (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    The prime suspect of a failed jewel heist brings charges against Giambone; O'Brien nurses an injury.

  • Night Heat - Goodbodies (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:


    O'Brien and Giambone investigate the murder of a health club co-owner and confront a powerful loan shark.

  • Night Heat - Archie's Riff (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Archie's Riff

    Giambone and O'Brien help a jazz musician whose contemporaries are being killed one by one.

  • Night Heat - False Witness (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    False Witness

    The husband of a murder witness jeopardizes them both when he goes to police as the witness.

  • Night Heat - The Mercenary (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Mercenary

    Real-estate partners are at the mercy of a homicidal maniac when a gentrification scam swindles many.

  • Night Heat - Bless Me Father (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Bless Me Father

    Investigating the hit-and-run death of a young woman, O'Brien and Giambone find an unexpected ally in a priest (Huntz Hall).

  • Night Heat - Bogota Blues (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Bogota Blues

    A Colombian detective with unorthodox methods helps Mid South bust a cocaine ring.

  • Night Heat - Set for Life (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Set for Life

    When three sisters cannot accept a fourth's death, O'Brien and Giambone feel a substantial inheritance may be the reason.

  • Night Heat - The Privilege of Freedom (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Privilege of Freedom

    O'Brien and Giambone investigate a possible link between an illegal immigration and the murder of a refugee aide.

  • Night Heat - The Better Part of Valor (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Better Part of Valor

    When a robbery investigation results in Colby's shooting, Carson holds himself responsible.

  • Night Heat - Forgive Me Father (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Forgive Me Father

    A girl confesses to witnessing her brother's crime and jeopardizes the life of her priest (Tony DeSantis).

  • Night Heat - None Shall Sleep (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    None Shall Sleep

    When Hogan is shot, O'Brien and Giambone must rally behind the unfamiliar lead of a beautiful temporary commander to catch the assailants.

  • Night Heat - Blowing Bubbles (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Blowing Bubbles

    O'Brien wrestles personal demons through a tough extortion case and Nicole's pregnancy.

  • Night Heat - Whitey's Run (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Whitey's Run

    A teenage couple must stay one step ahead of the mob after witnessing a night watchman's murder.

  • Night Heat - Woof (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:


    Vociferous animal-rights activists raid a research laboratory and steal monkeys to use in a propaganda campaign.

  • Night Heat - Ain't No Cure for Love (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Ain't No Cure for Love

    When a suitor goes berserk and kills Nicole's barroom attacker, she hides the details from O'Brien.

  • Night Heat - Chinatown (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    Giambone and O'Brien are assigned to investigate several murders after Kirkwood's friend gets involved with the Chinese underworld.

  • Night Heat - Silk (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Giambone and O'Brien trace a rumor that a mobster has contracted the murder of the deputy mayor.

  • Night Heat - Vengeance (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:


    O'Brien and Giambone enter a small drug war when a dealer posing as an ice cream vendor is murdered.

  • Night Heat - Freedom Dead (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Freedom Dead

    Kirkwood's old friend, a presumed-dead rebel leader in South America, wants everyone to know he is alive.

  • Night Heat - The Wise Guy (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Wise Guy

    When a mobster decides to testify against his boss, O'Brien and Giambone grudgingly agree to protect the informant.

  • Night Heat - These Happy Golden Years (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    These Happy Golden Years

    O'Brien and Giambone uncover drug smuggling while investigating murder at a senior citizens' home.

  • Night Heat - The Cost of Doing Business (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Cost of Doing Business

    A young astronomer sees a homicide through her telescope, but her frightened mother will not let her testify.

  • Night Heat - The Victim (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The Victim

    A young victim connects a series of rape/murders and her attacker's recent release from prison.

  • Night Heat - Simon Says (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Simon Says

    O'Brien and Giambone enter the world of child pornography while seeking a runaway whose father was killed searching for her.

  • Night Heat - Tonight's News (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Tonight's News

    Overzealousness endangers a TV reporter's life when she covers the activities of a crime family.

  • Night Heat - Mean Business (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Mean Business

    Sympathy for the man's family makes Giambone reject suicide as the cause of a failing industrialist's death.

  • Night Heat - Limo (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:


    Whitey's cousin becomes a suspect after his limousine is connected with a string of murders.

  • Night Heat - The Pimp (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Pimp

    The detectives investigate the slaying of a pimp, apparently by a prostitute's father.

  • Night Heat - Comeback (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:


    O'Brien and Giambone seek the cooperation of a frightened singer (Danny Aiello) blackmailed by the mob.

  • Night Heat - Tell Me a Story (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Tell Me a Story

    O'Brien and Giambone must cut through neighbors' lack of cooperation to solve a girl's murder.

  • Night Heat - Flashback (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    The reappearance of his first partner's killer rekindles O'Brien's memories and renews his determination to capture the man.

  • Night Heat - The Kid (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Kid

    A member of Giambone's youth-basketball team is implicated in a gang murder; guest Hector Elizondo.

  • Night Heat - Grace (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:


    An abused wife (Carol Lynley) comes to Kirkwood for help; O'Brien and Giambone search for a pimp's killer.

  • Night Heat - All the King's Horses (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    All the King's Horses

    O'Brien suspects a fellow detective of helping drug dealers after a major stakeout is ruined.

  • Night Heat - And Baby Makes Grief (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    And Baby Makes Grief

    A woman's mysterious death sends O'Brien and Giambone to investigate her adopted child's birth mother.

  • Night Heat - You're on the Air (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    You're on the Air

    While Lt. Hogan is being interviewed on a radio call-in show, a murderer calls in a challenge.

  • Night Heat - Beauty Is as Beauty Does (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Beauty Is as Beauty Does

    The death of a young model leads O'Brien, Giambone and Kirkwood to a top model embroiled in blackmail.

  • Night Heat - Punk (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    An unbalanced woman from O'Brien's past makes an attempt on his life and injures Nicole in the process.

  • Night Heat - Play the Game (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Play the Game

    O'Brien and Giambone investigate the death of a star college hockey player who had ties to a gambling ring.

  • Night Heat - Vantage Point (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Vantage Point

    O'Brien and Giambone attempt to clear two fellow officers framed in several murders.

  • Night Heat - Love You to Death (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Love You to Death

    O'Brien, Giambone and Kirkwood investigate the murders of the trainer and jockey of a prize racehorse.

  • Night Heat - The Beaumont Line (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Beaumont Line

    O'Brien risks his career and his relationship with Nicole when he becomes entangled with a murder suspect.

  • Night Heat - Masquerade (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:


    Investigation of an illegal alien's death propels O'Brien and Giambone into the politics of a Caribbean nation.

  • Night Heat - The Switch (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Switch

    O'Brien and Giambone investigate the disappearance of a former co-worker.

  • Night Heat - Body Conscious (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Body Conscious

    O'Brien and Giambone investigate the slaying of a fashion designer's assistant.

  • Night Heat - The Movement (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Movement

    O'Brien and Giambone are torn between duty and justice while investigating the stabbing death of a fascist group's leader.

  • Night Heat - Bad Timing (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Bad Timing

    O'Brien and Giambone set out to find the motive behind the bombing death of a young wife.

  • Night Heat - Fighting Back (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Fighting Back

    The police and a vigilante group clash while investigating the slaying of an elderly man.

  • Night Heat - Every Picture Tells a Story (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    A pretty museum curator helps investigate an art theft that occurs when a mystery man causes a disturbance.

  • Night Heat - Another Country (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Another Country

    Kirkwood poses as a derelict at a homeless shelter where a strangler selects victims.

  • Night Heat - Pride and Prejudice (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Pride and Prejudice

    Sexually abused in prison, a young ex-convict targets homosexuals.

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

    Children of the Night

    A runaway girl witnesses a deal between a crooked union boss and a special prosecutor.

  • Night Heat - Trapped (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    O`Brien takes mugging victim Nicole to his apartment, unaware that her assailants have found his address in her purse.

  • Night Heat - The Hit (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Hit

    The killing of an innocent bar patron instead of an undercover narcotics agent exposes a web of double dealing.

  • Night Heat - Wages of Sin (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Wages of Sin

    Giambone and O'Brien follow a cat burglar whose theft of a call girl's diary worries several city officials.

  • Night Heat - Friends (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    O'Brien and Giambone investigate the shooting of teenagers who took a joy ride in a terrorist's car filled with weapons.

  • Night Heat - Showdown (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    O'Brien regrets surrendering a psychopath to the justice system when several more murders occur.

  • Night Heat - The Fighter (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Fighter

    Giambone joins professional boxing to expose drug dealers who caused a fighter's death.

  • Night Heat - Moonlight (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    Stevie's involvement with a married, mob-linked restaurateur interferes with her police duties.

  • Night Heat - The Passenger (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Passenger

    The investigation of a sailor's death leads to a stowaway, who may be an escaped felon.

  • Night Heat - The Legendary Eddie Shore (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Legendary Eddie Shore

    Giambone believes someone with a score to settle shot a veteran officer during a routine domestic-violence call.

  • Night Heat - Payday (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Former partners Hogan and O'Brien investigate a murder and a map connected to a 7-year-old robbery.

  • Night Heat - Neighbors (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:


    A halfway-house resident with a violent past appears to have murdered a young mother.

  • Night Heat - Dead Ringer (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Dead Ringer

    An unfaithful wife and a seedy detective lead Giambone and O'Brien to the killer of a suspected embezzler.

  • Night Heat - The Hero (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Hero

    A citizen requests a heroic act be kept secret in order to hide a violent past.

  • Night Heat - Brotherhood (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:


    The longtime president of the cargo-handlers' union emerges as the prime suspect in his challenger's murder.

  • Night Heat - Fire and Ice (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Fire and Ice

    Colby concludes his brother was the sole survivor of the massacre of five people during a diamond heist.

  • Night Heat - Innocents (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    Officials pressure Giambone and O'Brien to prove a troubled man caused the disappearance of two children.

  • Night Heat - The Source (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Source

    Kirkwood resorts to drinking when a young reporter's widow blames him for her husband's murder.

  • Night Heat - Songbird (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:


    An insurance investigator helps O'Brien search for a stolen songbird statue worth more than $1 million.

  • Night Heat - Secrets (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:


    An unscrupulous photographer complicates an assignment to protect an actress making a comeback.

  • Night Heat - Snow White (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Snow White

    A real murder results when a group of teenage boys stockpiles arms for war games in the park.

  • Night Heat - Poison (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    A clever plot unfolds after Kirkwood witnesses the murder of a shipping-plant guard.

  • Night Heat - Mother's Day (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Mother's Day

    Giambone's grandmother refuses to budge from the station house until police look for her friend.

  • Night Heat - The Game (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Game

    When a poor loser kills other high-stakes poker players, a victim's gangster father wants revenge.

  • Night Heat - Power Play (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Power Play

    The detectives investigate a building owner who has been accused of arson even though he had no insurance and his son was a victim.

  • Night Heat - The Quest (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Quest

    O'Brien searches for the drug-dealer who stole his gun and killed a patrolman with it.

  • Night Heat - Dead to Rights (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Dead to Rights

    Giambone and O'Brien question overwhelming evidence against a man arrested for killing his father and sister.

  • Night Heat - Jane the Ripper (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Jane the Ripper

    O'Brien and Giambone search for a prostitute who plans grisly deaths for her clients.

  • Night Heat - The Fifth Man (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Fifth Man

    A suicide investigation leads Giambone and O'Brien into a case involving classified intelligence information.

  • Night Heat - Velvet (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Giambone rekindles a romance with his high-school sweetheart, then learns of her involvement in a drug ring.

  • Night Heat - Ancient Madness (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Ancient Madness

    O'Brien does not believe a man who confesses to murdering the key witness in a gun-smuggling case.

  • Night Heat - Deadlock (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    The Midtown South Police Station goes on alert when two killers threaten to blow up the precinct.

  • Night Heat - The Witness (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Witness

    A photographer (Matsu Anderson) refuses to deliver photographs of two homicides unless O'Brien and Giambone can guarantee her safety.

  • Night Heat - Obie's Law (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Obie's Law

    The detectives track a weapons dealer who sold machine guns used in a liquor store holdup.

  • Night Heat - The Stranger (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Stranger

    A panicked city awaits the arrest of a serial murderer, while a prime suspect's cooperation puzzles O'Brien and Giambone.

  • Night Heat - Deadline (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    O'Brien and Giambone try to convince a politician's assistant to testify in order to prevent the release of a suspected rapist.

  • Night Heat - Necessary Force (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Necessary Force

    Giambone must appear before a grand jury after Internal Affairs investigates the shooting of a young thug.

  • Night Heat - Crossfire (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A journalist records the activities of two night-shift detectives as they search for the killers of four fellow police officers.