In the Heat of the Night Episode Guide

Episode Guide

In the Heat of the Night: Season 8 (1994 - 1995)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 7 (1993 - 1994)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 6 (1992 - 1993)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 5 (1991 - 1992)

  • Season 5 Episode 22: The Law on Trial

    Gillespie and Tibbs are tried on charges that their actions led to the death of the fugitive they were trying to save from deportation.

  • Season 5 Episode 21: Sanctuary

    Tibbs and Gillespie are charged with obstruction of justice when they aid a fugitive who wishes to avoid returning to his homeland and certain death.

  • Season 5 Episode 20: Family Reunion

    Greed becomes a catalyst for murder. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 19: Moseley's Lot

    A gambling debt and a family feud result in violent consequences. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 18: Trundel's Will Be Done

    Trundel's widow takes Harriet to court to gain custody of Eric, but Harriet is determined that her nephew will not be raised in the home of the man who ordered her sister's murder. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 17: By Means Most Foul

    A woman and her mechanic boyfriend plot to dispose of an inconvenient husband, but the plan misfires. Meanwhile, Virgil misguidedly ignores Parker's theory about an outbreak of vandalism against mailboxes

  • Season 5 Episode 16: A Time to Trust

    Sparta is hit by a spate of fatal car accidents, and the finger of suspicion points to a drug dealer. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 15: Odessa

    Racism rears its ugly head at a ceremony honouring civil rights leaders. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 14: Love, Honor and Obey

    Parker's abusive husband gets his comeuppance from a loyal friend of his wife. Starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Fool for Love

    Gillespie and Virgil become suspicious of a local doctor who implicates his mistress in the death of his wealthy but invalid wife.

  • Season 5 Episode 12: The Landlord

    Poverty-stricken areas of Sparta are ravaged by drug abuse. Starring Carroll O'Connor, Howard E Rollins Jnr and Alan Autry

  • Season 5 Episode 11: Littlest Victim

    Jamison investigates a robbery which has taken place at the home of his former high-school sweetheart and her infant son. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 10: An Eye For An Eye

    DA Darnelle's daughter is kidnapped by a man determined to exact revenge. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Wilbur Fitzgerald

  • Season 5 Episode 9: Sparta Gold

    A deputy in a neighbouring department becomes corruptly involved with a cotton grower running a cannabis-cultivating operation. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 8: Sweet, Sweet Blues

    A blues singer (Bobby Short) claims he witnessed the 40-year-old race-motivated slaying of Sweet's grandfather.

  • Season 5 Episode 7: The More Things Change

    Tragedy strikes after blackmail forces a split between business partners. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 6: Unfinished Business

    While in Los Angeles to testify in an organized-crime case, Bubba tries to protect a boy who is the state's key witness.

  • Season 5 Episode 5: Ruda's Awakening

    The grudge between Tibbs and his aunt looks set to threaten her role as a witness to the death of a black man. Police drama based on the Oscar-winning film, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 5 Episode 4: Liar's Poker

    Sparta's Civil Service Oversight Committe are called in to question Chief Gillespie's investigation techniques after a philanthropist is killed during a game of high-stakes poker. Tippi Hedren guests

  • Season 5 Episode 3: Obsession

    A schoolteacher finds herself in trouble after she discovers she is being stalked by an obsessive lunatic. Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr star

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Baby For Sale

    A friend of Bubba's, fearing the loss of his adopted son, is coerced by the boy's biological father into committing a fatal armed robbery.

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Woman Much Admired

    While investigating the death of the woman he once loved, Gillespie meets his daughter for the first time.

In the Heat of the Night: Season 4 (1990 - 1991)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 3 (1989 - 1990)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 2 (1988 - 1989)

In the Heat of the Night: Season 1 (1988)

  • Season 1 Episode 8: And Then You Die

    An escaped convict and his girlfriend travel through Mississippi leaving a trail of murders behind them : and taking Althea hostage. Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr star

  • Season 1 Episode 7: A Necessary Evil

    The six wives of an imprisoned polygamist bring him gifts of food, only to become murder suspects when the man dies of poisoning.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Blind Spot

    Virgil narrowly escapes death at the hands of Richie Epson's henchmen, but Gillespie still hasn't garnered enough evidence to prove Epson is a major drug supplier.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Blind Spot

    Concluding part. Virgil narrowly escapes death at the hands of Epson's men but can Gilles prove the boy is a major drug supplier? Guest starring Michael Spound.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Fate

    Tension mounts when a black businessman is rumored to be romancing the married white owner of a newspaper.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Road Kill

    Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) are at odds when Virgil suspects that the chief's friend is a murderer. Lane Smith and Gail O'Grady guest star.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Pilot

    The politically motivated mayor forces Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs to work togther on the investigation of a popular high school girl's murder.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot

    Politics motivates the mayor to have Gillespie and newcomer Tibbs investigate, together, a high-school girl's murder.

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