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A man's attempt to kill his lover's husband leaves the victim on life support---and leaves the wife unable to collect the insurance money. Moss: Brett Rice. Rebecca: Shannon Eubanks. Peter: Scott Higgs. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Harriet is determined to gain custody of her late sister's illegitimate son (Nicholas Cowan) after learning that the boy is to be raised by his father's widow. Emily: Adair Simon. Harriet: Denise Nicholas. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor (more…)
A man's father agrees to bail him out of six-figure gambling losses---but his brother would rather let him drown in debt. Warren: Graham Jarvis. Brian: Justin Lazard. Lewis: Kevin Page. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Chief Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
A paroled thief returns to Sparta to claim the money he stole, but it's in the possession of his ex-wife who intends to keep it. Laine: Terry Hobbs. Purdy: Charlie Hunter. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Chief Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
A monastery shelters an escaped prisoner (Francesco Quinn) whose only crime is being an illegal alien. Part 1 of two. Father DeMarco: Cesare Danova. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Jamison: Hugh O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
LuAnn's ex-con brother (Meshach Taylor) gets a warm welcome from their mother (Saundra D. Franks), but not from LuAnn (Crystal Fox), who feels he's nothing but trouble. Sarah Hallisey: Karen Carlson. Alby: Kevin Chrysler. Cooper: Michael Pniewski. Tibbs: H (more…)
A student (Walt Goggins) tries to frame his ex's father (Judson Vaughn) after killing her lover. Part 1 of two. Everett: Mark Johnson. Megan: A.J. Langer. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
In the series pilot, Det. Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins) returns to Sparta, Miss., for his mother's funeral, and is asked by the mayor to stay as chief of detectives. Part 1 of two. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Harold LaPeer: Kevin McCarthy. Scott LaPeer: D (more…)
A boy overhears the murder of his grandmother and later meets the killer face to face, while under the care of Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson). Lester: Will Bledsoe. Audine: Mariska Hargitay. Miss Elnora: Pat Perkins. Bates: Jerry Marshall. Tibbs: Howard Rolli (more…)
A local councilman and a New York conglomerate both want to buy the local newspaper, but the representative from New York appears to have the inside track. Evie Summers: Nana Visitor. Andy Summers: Robin Strand. Tolliver Morgan: Stocker Fontelieu. Tibbs: H (more…)
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…)
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.
Bubba doubts the evidence surrounding the suicide of a pal whose 8-year-old son hasn't spoken since witnessing the death. Winston: Whitman Mayo. Cora: Donna Biscoe. Daryl: Kenny Leon. DeLong: Denise Nicholas. Dan Williams: Tim Ware.
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.
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.
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.
A new officer joins a probe into the dumping of a bullet-ridden body in an area where the locals waited at least an hour before notifying the police. Al Bosworth: Randy Hall. Lance Bosworth: Billy Gillespie. Abe Gillins: Freddie Hendricks.
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.
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.