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Episode List



6 Mar. 1988
Pilot: Part 1
Chief Gillespie reluctantly accepts visiting Sparta native Virgil Tibbs as his new Chief of Detectives in the midst of a high-profile murder investigation.
6 Mar. 1988
Pilot: Part 2
Gillespie and Tibbs learn to get used to each other's working habits and bond as workers and friends to solve the murder.
15 Mar. 1988
Road Kill
Despite compelling evidence, Gillespie refuses to believe that his best friend used another person's playful gunfire to cover up for the murder of his alcoholic wife.
22 Mar. 1988
Racial tensions boil over in Sparta when a married, white woman has an extramarital affair with a black businessman.
29 Mar. 1988
Blind Spot: Part 1
When two local locksmiths uncover a cocaine fencing operation, all evidence points to the personal staff of Virgil Tibbs' former high school rival.
5 Apr. 1988
Blind Spot: Part 2
Tibbs gets a long overdue dose of self-satisfaction when the Sparta Police close in on the masterminds of the drug trafficking operation.
12 Apr. 1988
A Necessary Evil
Gillespie and Tibb's reluctant investigation of a bigamy case becomes absurd with the accused's half dozen wives, and serious when he is found dead in his cell.
3 May 1988
...And Then You Die
Althea Tibbs is kidnapped and taken hostage by the prime suspect in a serial murder investigation.
4 Dec. 1988
Don't Look Back: Part 1
A young woman is murdered in the exact same manner to a notorious murder Chief Gillespie investigated 20 years ago and he is threatened as well.
4 Dec. 1988
Don't Look Back: Part 2
Tension is created between Tibbs & Gillespie when Tibbs is nominated to be the new Chief of Police. The party responsible for the murder is found to be surprisingly close.
6 Dec. 1988
The Family Secret
After a prominent businessman is mysteriously murdered, evidence of incestuous relationships with his daughter and granddaughter are uncovered.
13 Dec. 1988
The Hammer and the Glove
Virgil's ex-partner, who was also Althea's ex-lover, comes to Sparta for a reunion nobody will forget.
20 Dec. 1988
When Officer Sweet's first bust, his best friend from childhood, dies in the Newman County Jail under mysterious circumstances, he presses Gillespie to investigate the matter.
27 Dec. 1988
Hot Nights
Bubba Skinner enters into a whirlwind romance with a seductive author passing through Sparta.

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