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Quotes for
Althea Tibbs (Character)
from "In the Heat of the Night" (1988)

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"In the Heat of the Night: Rape (#3.1)" (1989)
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: I hate what he did to you.
Althea Tibbs: You hate it? At least you got to punch him out! I'm the one with the medications and the ointments in my body! I'm the one waiting to see what kind of diseases I might have!

Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Althea, how could you...
Althea Tibbs: How could I what?
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Nothing.
Althea Tibbs: How could I what, Virgil? How could I WHAT? How could I LET him do that to me?


"In the Heat of the Night: Murder Most Ancient (#3.3)" (1989)
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: The kind and the cruel kill in equal quantities.
Althea Tibbs: Now, who said that, chief?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Oh, I forget. It's old stuff. I've begun to take credit for it myself.


"In the Heat of the Night: Hot Nights (#2.6)" (1988)
Virgil Tibbs: Ever since that woman came to town, Bubba
[sigh]
Virgil Tibbs: ...I think he's in over his head. She's a beautiful, sophisticated young woman and Bubba, well...
Althea Tibbs: You can't understand what she sees in him.
Virgil Tibbs: In a word, No.
Althea Tibbs: Let me try to explain this to you Virgil. Bubba is a HUNK. He's manly, he's strong, he's considerate and just rippling with muscles.
Virgil Tibbs: Althea, Althea, you're a married woman.
Althea Tibbs: Hey I'm married, I'm not blind.
Virgil Tibbs: Well, if Bubba's a hunk, what does that make me?


"In the Heat of the Night: King's Ransom (#3.10)" (1990)
Althea Tibbs: This morning, I hit my elbow on the car door, and I yelled ten times louder than that.