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(1988–1995)

Episode List

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1989

3 Jan. 1989
Gunshots
Virgil Tibbs shoots and kills a robbery suspect during a foot pursuit, unaware that it was a girl.
 
10 Jan. 1989
Country Mouse, City Mouse
Bubba's nephew and Virgil's visiting niece become friendly and are chased by a dangerous criminal thought to have died in an explosion.
 
17 Jan. 1989
Stranger in Town
The investigation of a prostitute's murder is complicated when a traveling cook comes to Sparta and starts working at the Cafe.
 
31 Jan. 1989
Tear Down the Walls
A skeleton in the closet of a local pastor surfaces after he mysteriously drops dead during a church service.
 
7 Feb. 1989
A Trip Upstate
Gillespie is asked by a condemned prisoner to be present at his execution.
 
14 Feb. 1989
A.K.A. Kelly Kay
Joanne must reveal a painful part of her past to Gillespie after a long lost acquointance escapes from prison.
 
21 Feb. 1989
These Things Take Time
Tibbs tries to help a teenage mother who was abandoned by her baby's father.
 
7 Mar. 1989
Intruders
The son of a city councilwoman is accused of a string of robbery/murders.
 
14 Mar. 1989
The Creek
Virgil is disturbed by the investigation of a battered woman.
 
21 Mar. 1989
Sister, Sister
Sibling rivalry between two sisters intensifies when their bedridden father dies.
 
28 Mar. 1989
Walkout
Sparta becomes a battleground in the midst of a violent union strike.
 
4 Apr. 1989
Accused
Bubba and Virgil bond as friends and coworkers when Bubba is accused of rape by two different women.
 
25 Apr. 1989
Fifteen Forever
The town of Sparta grieves when a horrific drunk driving accident claims the lives of the entire Sparta High School cheerleading squad.
 
2 May 1989
Ladybug, Ladybug
A handicapped woman tricks her boyfriend into murdering her husband.
 
9 May 1989
The Pig Woman of Sparta
A crabby and reclusive woman shoots and kills anyone who sets foot onto her property.
 
16 May 1989
Missing
Chief Gillespie returns from a convention, only to be kidnapped and presumed dead.
 
24 Oct. 1989
Rape
When Althea is raped by a colleague, Gillespie and the Sparta PD must solve the case before a furious Virgil gets revenge on his own.
 
31 Oct. 1989
Fairest of Them All
Murder takes center stage when the Sparta PD discover that the death of a beauty pageant contestant was no accident.
 
7 Nov. 1989
Murder Most Ancient
A young man stands accused of his abusive father's murder.
 
14 Nov. 1989
First Girl
The Sparta Police Department welcome their first female officer.
 
21 Nov. 1989
Crackdown
Wilson Sweet puts his job on the line when he takes a personal stake in the case of a 13-year-old drug addict.
 
28 Nov. 1989
Anniversary
Chief Gillespie recounts the events surrounding his kidnapping and the killing of his temporary replacement.
 
5 Dec. 1989
Time of the Stranger
Parker becomes protective of a friend who is being trailed by a private investigator.
 
12 Dec. 1989
Vengeance
Bubba Skinner is trailed by the family of a man he killed during an armed robbery attempt.
 
19 Dec. 1989
My Name Is Hank
A Vietnamese teenager comes to town, claiming to be the son of one of Chief Gillespie's GI friends. The Chief must help the boy when he gets himself accused of the murder of a comvienence store owner.
 

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