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Season 6

28 Oct. 1992
A Small War: Part 1
While Sparta's police chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie celebrates a mis-trial with Harriet DeLong, they worry about her son Eugene Glendon, who is out on probation. He was tricked into waiting in his friend Byron's car while Byron bought cocaine from dealer Clay Wilson. The crack pusher gang 'the Crew' from Jackson kills both by shooting through the wall. Sparta's police investigates and tries to keep the drug pests from spreading from the city. The Crew returns to spread free drug samples, soon causing an OD wave.
4 Nov. 1992
A Small War: Part 2
Despite his disdain for Bill Gillespie, Harriet's son Eugene helps the Sparta Police bring down the crack house after he is an eyewitness to his best friend's drug-related murder.
11 Nov. 1992
Brother's Keeper
Luann is furious when her slacker brother returns and is immediately accused of robbing a shady sports bar. Her mother is in denial and insists her son has changed.
18 Nov. 1992
A Frenzied Affair
A troubled high school student murders his ex-girlfriend's lover, then fixes it so her stepfather is blamed for the crime. Althea suffers a nervous breakdown after witnessing the student's suicide.
18 Nov. 1992
Virgil enlists the help of Dr. Levi Atwill to help bring Althea out of her funk and return to her teaching job. The murder investigation is complicated when the dead student's ex-girlfriend acquires yet another boyfriend who murders her stepfather and seriously injured one of Gillespie's good friends.
25 Nov. 1992
Random's Child
Bill Gillespie makes peace with his estranged daughter after she comes to Sparta to settle her deceased mother's affairs.
2 Dec. 1992
An Occupational Hazard
Computer thieves provide a man with a window of opportunity to cover up for his wife's violent retaliation against her abusive boss.
9 Dec. 1992
Last Rights
The doctor treating Virgil's dying aunt is the chief suspect in a series of mercy killings.
16 Dec. 1992
When the Music Stopped
A washed up country singer, whose biggest fan is Bubba Skinner, is accused of the murder of his former road manager.
6 Jan. 1993
Flowers from a Lady
Bubba is first on the scene of a carjacking and first in the heart of the victim, a city council woman with a history of "man problems".
12 Jan. 1993
Private Sessions
When a young woman takes her life by jumping off a bridge, her boyfriend, who is also Virgil's law school classmate, stands accused of her murder.
20 Jan. 1993
Judgment Day
A prominent judge's wife threatens to reveal a skeleton in his closet unless he grants her a lucrative divorce.
3 Feb. 1993
Falsely Accused
Wilson Sweet's job is put on the line when he is accused of soliciting a bribe from a shady used car salesman.
10 Feb. 1993
A Step Removed
A threat made in anger makes Parker's stepfather the prime suspect in the murder of his former boss.
17 Feb. 1993
A Deadly Affection
A single mother is harassed by her landlord, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.
3 Mar. 1993
The Leftover Man: Part 1
When a racist politician visits Sparta during his political rally, a staged assassination attempt intended to make him look better to his perspective voters goes horribly wrong.
3 Mar. 1993
The Leftover Man: Part 2
The Sparta Police investigate when it is discovered that the murder attempt may not have been staged after all.
17 Mar. 1993
A Dish Best Served Cold
When an embezzler returns to Sparta after serving a prison sentence, quite a few people become suspects when the man is killed.
24 Mar. 1993
A man is determined to make sure a young woman does not receive her inheritance, promised by his grandfather 3 decades earlier.
28 Apr. 1993
Even Nice People
Shady real estate developers try to drive Gillespie's daughter out of her property, in order to make way for a new development project.
5 May 1993
Lake Winahatchie
The common-law husband of Lana's mother returns to Sparta and tries to extort money from the land developers, who are eventually driven out of town.
12 May 1993
A Correct Settling
Sparta Police investigate the possibility of a prison bishop being forced off the road being racially motivated. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong discuss taking their relationship to the next level.

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