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)

  • Season 2 Episode 22: Missing

    When Chief Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) is kidnapped, Virgil (Howard Rollins) suspects Capt. Dugan (Joe Don Baker) has inside information.

  • Season 2 Episode 21: The Pig Woman of Sparta

    An odd character (Shirley Stoler) becomes a suspect when a skeleton is found on a wealthy eccentric's property. With Howard Rollins and Joe Don Baker.

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Lady Bug, Lady Bug

    Capt. Dugan (Joe Don Baker) keeps close tabs on Tibbs (Howard Rollins), who is searching for a lethal arsonist.

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Fifteen Forever

    Filling in for Gillespie, a retired captain (Joe Don Baker) searches for a drunken driver who killed three teens.

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Accused

    Bubba (Alan Autry) is accused of the violent rape of a young black woman (Vanessa Bell Calloway). With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Walkout

    An ambitious councilman (O.J. Simpson) won't support black workers who crossed an all-white picket line.

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Sister, Sister

    Virgil and Gillespie tackle a tough murder case, in which the true relationship of two sisters fighting for their father's inheritance comes to light. Police drama, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 2 Episode 15: The Creek

    Virgil and Gillespie establish the true relationship between two sisters, which leads them to solve a murder case. Police drama, starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard E Rollins Jnr

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Intruders

    There's a spate of attacks on elderly citizens, but the investigation becomes more complicated by Virgil's bad back and the arrival of his in-laws. Starring Howard E rollins Jnr and Carroll O'Connor

  • Season 2 Episode 13: These Things Take Time

    A gymslip mother from an impoverished family is arrested for murdering her child, but Virgil suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye. Althea, on the other hand, believes the entire situation could have been prevented if the girl's school had offered sex education classes

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Aka Kelly Kay

    Joann (Lois Nettleton) makes a shocking confession to Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) when her life is endangered by an escaped convict (Kevin Conway).

  • Season 2 Episode 11: A Trip Upstate

    A condemned man asks Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) to visit him the evening before his execution. With Howard Rollins.

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Tear Down the Walls

    Tibbs (Howard Rollins) suspects racism played a part in the mysterious death of a progressive minister (J. Don Ferguson). With Carroll O'Connor.

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Stranger in Town

    The murder of a young prostitute leads Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) to different suspects. Guest stars: Eric Pierpoint, Renee Jones.

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Country Mouse, City Mouse

    Tibbs' niece and Bubba's nephew witness a crime and try to prove a dangerous parolee is not dead, as believed.

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Gunshots

    Virgil (Howard Rollins) questions his abilities after he fatally shoots a robbery suspect. With Carroll O'Connor.

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Hot Nights

    Bubba (Alan Autry) falls in love with a deceitful siren (Barbara Stock). With Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins.

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Prisoners

    Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor) suspects Sheriff Thompson (Ed Ames), an old friend, may be responsible for a man's death. With Howard Rollins and Geoffrey Thorne.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: The Hammer and the Glove

    During Tibbs' old partner's (Michael Warren) visit two FBI agents and a protected witness are murdered.

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Family Secrets

    A woman (Susan Blakely) who is accused of patricide claims she was a victim of incest. With Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins.

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Don't Look Back

    As Tibbs and Gillespie fight for control of the department, a murderer re-creating an old voodoo case stalks Gillespie.

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Don't Look Back

    As Tibbs and Gillespie fight for control of the department, a murderer re-creating an old voodoo case stalks Gillespie.

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

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