Season 5, Episode 20 Family Reunion
First Aired: April 7, 1992
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.
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- Premiered: October 28, 1992
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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)