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Althea holds a secret about Tibbs' former partner, who's only too happy to help out when things go awry in the protection of a Federal witness. Matthew: Michael Warren. McGraw: Hugh Gillin. Mrs. Sherman: Ellen Heard. Henry: Cliff Brand.
Sweet's first felony bust is a boyhood friend who claims he broke out of a neighboring county jail to escape a brutal sheriff who's an old pal of Gillespie's. Lisa: Shelley Robertson. Randall: Daryl Wilcher. Mrs. Gray: Tonea Stewart. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne (more…)
The town's abuzz about Bubba and a big-city writer staying near town to work in quiet---and avoid her ex, who desperately wants her back. Jackie: Barbara Stock. Huell: Ralph Pace. Frank: Peter Thomasson. Tom: Bill Ash. Bubba: Alan Autry.
Tibbs becomes a stranger after killing a robbery suspect who appeared to have a gun---which was nowhere to be found at the scene. Hannah: Ketty Lester. Jimmy: Afemo Omilami. Albert: De'voreaux White. Frank: Danny Nelson.
While the police investigate the death of a paroled robber with a number of enemies, Bubba's nephew and Althea's niece are becoming fast friends. Nicole: Traci Wolfe. Bobby: Mitchell Anderson. Willie: Mickey Jones. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
A drifter becomes a lifesaver for Joann, but Gillespie thinks the man may have killed a prostitute, although Tibbs is convinced someone else did it. Topaz: Renee Jones. Clay: Eric Pierpoint. Atticus: Maceo Walker. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
Not everyone at an all-white church supports the minister when he invites the Tibbses to attend a service. Howard Rollins, Carroll O'Connor. Ed Rowen: Jon DeVries. Claire: Joan Riordan. Harris: Roberts Blossom. Lane: Randall Martin.
Joann claims her interest in a prison break exists because one fugitive may be the friend of a friend, but Gillespie senses there's more to it than that. Jude: Kevin Conway. Donna: Bobbi Jo Lathan. Nibby: Tiger Haynes. Gun-Store Clerk: Gil Roper.
Althea lobbies for sex education and child care after a teenage mother is suspected of abandoning her newborn. Shawna: A.J. Johnson. Louise: Rose Weaver. Martin: Czerny Miller. Dan Mackey: Tony Evans. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson.
City council demands action after a death results from a series of robbery-assaults on seniors. Calvin Peterson: J.A. Preston. Mrs. White: Pamela Gorman. Andy White: Tony Higgins. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
Flashbacks to an incident in his past provoke strange behavior in Tibbs, who's trying to catch the man who assaulted a woman. Lauren: Caryn West. Phillip Casey: Michael Keys Hall. Jimmy Dawes: Afemo Omilami. Dr. Perry: Edith Ivey.
Sisters clash over their father's will, and the family physician suspects that the man was a victim of foul play. J.D. Sinclaire: Mary Crosby. Charlotte Sinclaire: Judith Chapman. Sidney Wallace: Ric Reitz. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Tibbs and Gillespie are aided by a local prostitute in solving the murders of two men trying to prevent a strike at the Sparta mill. Stiles: O.J. Simpson. Wade Britten: Lonnie Smith. Red Cahill: Fred Covington. Bobby Dobbs: Darnell Williams.
Bubba is knocked unconscious trying to stop an assault on a woman, who claims she hit him as he was trying to rape her. Audrey: Vanessa Bell Calloway. Frances: Jill Jane Clements. DA Sutton: Christopher Allport. Tim Sherman: Ernest Dixon.
Joe Don Baker plays a sheriff who returns to town to retire, and gets involved in a probe of a hit-and-run that killed three cheerleaders and left a fourth in a coma. Nora Womack: Belinda Montgomery. Buddy: Benji Wilhoite. DA Dutton: Christopher Allport.
The arrest of an arsonist whose third fire claimed a life is the first task for acting chief Dugan, whose appointment doesn't sit well with Tibbs. Evan Winslow: Leo Geter. Christine Tate: Christopher Templeton. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Skeletal human remains are found on property owned by a recluse and also occupied by a woman who knows everything about everybody. Adah Boone: Shirley Stoler. Jody Ware: Michael Horton. Millie Barnett: Beth Spanier. Charlie: Byron Cherry.
Gillespie fears that the visit of a civil-rights leader may bring an attempt on the man's life from the culprits responsible for Dugan's murder and Gillespie's kidnapping. Crowley: Billy Ray Reynolds. Curt Breynard: Trent Bross. Barriman: John McMurtrey.
A fellow teacher rapes Althea, who recognizes his voice but doesn't see his face, and his wife provides him with an alibi. Linda Ainslee: Stacy Ray. District Attorney: Wilbur Fitzgerald. Maggie: Robby Preddy. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
A beauty-pageant contestant commits suicide, and another contestant whose friendship with the woman ended can't recall the details surrounding their parting. Lizbeth Hagen: Martha Byrne. Clay: Kevin Corrigan. Bubba: Alan Autry.
The Sparta police use a ruse to gather evidence on the person they believe killed one of the town's citizens, who was despised by his wife and son and his employees. Jefry: Grainger Hines. Rochelle: Clare Wren. Jon: Tim Griffin.
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