Season 5, Episode 14 Love, Honor, Obey
First Aired: February 4, 1992
A battered wife (Blanche Baker) lies to the Sparta police about her latest beating, and takes the matter---and her spouse's fate---into her own hands. Susan: Christine Healy. Parker: David Hart. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
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- Premiered: October 28, 1992
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-r… (more)