In the Heat of the Night

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-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the c (more…)

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Season 8, Episode 4 Who Was Geli Bendl?

First Aired: December 9, 1994

Conclusion. A Sparta-born actress (Sydne Rome) of mixed parentage wants to rescue her sister from a dead-end life with a ne'er-do-well boyfriend (Richard T. Jones). Laura: Arienne Battiste. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Nedda: Janet MacLachlan.

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