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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.
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.
The Bottoms seethes with racial tensions when a white cabdriver is found murdered there. Councilwoman Delong: Denise Nicholas. William Jackson: Steve Coulter. DA Darnelle: Wilbur Fitzgerald. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Gillespie uncovers a prostitution ring while investigating the murder of a friend's teenage daughter (Tammy Amerson). Judd: Stuart Culpepper. J.W.: Ken Strong. Calvin: Mel Stewart. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Jamison: Hugh O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Tibbs travels to Philadelphia to uncover the truth behind the apparent suicide of a friend who had knowledge of a police coverup. Part 1 of two. D'Agostino: Peter Van Norden. Kasch: Jeffrey Hayenga. Hannah: Connie Sawyer. Ryan: Andy Romano. Jenkins: Geoffr (more…)
Conclusion. While Althea prepares to deliver twins back at home, Tibbs and Gillespie plan to deliver justice to the men behind the corruption in the Philadelphia police force. Celia: Olivia Virgil Harper. Cassidy: Bruce Kirby. Jenkins: Geoffrey Lewis.
A teacher denies a boy's claims that he molested him, but the boy's father and the press want the man punished. Jeff Dillard: Wynn Hollingsworth. Jimmy Dillard: Brian Lando. Raintree: Harrison Avery. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
A cocaine transporter shows no remorse for his hit-and-run of a 12-year-old---even before he hears the FBI's offer of immunity. William Shockley. Dwayne Dawson: Kevin Corrigan. Margaret Dawson: Esther Huston. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Peter Fonda plays a cult leader suspected of drugging his followers and stockpiling weapons. Calloway: Mitchell Laurance. Clarice: Joy Farmer. Lula: Gwynyth Walsh. Robin: Margo Moorer. Stone: Robert Treveiler. Forbes: Carl Weathers. Gillespie: Carroll O'Co (more…)
Sweet bristles when doubt is cast on the story of the husband of a friend who was shot to death. Carl Tibbetts: William Schallert. Cleve Rumford: Randy Patrick. Rusty Connors: Benji Wilhoite. Etta: Tonea Stewart. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Tibbs: Howard Rolli (more…)