In the Heat of the Night: Season 6, Episode 18

A Dish Best Served Cold (17 Mar. 1993)

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When an embezzler returns to Sparta after serving a prison sentence, quite a few people become suspects when the man is killed.


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Episode credited cast:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins) (credit only)
Althea Tibbs (credit only)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Harriet DeLong (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Adler ...
Lester Meacham
Perry Meacham
Carla Ray
Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
Cpl. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Jimmy Ray
Barbara Howard ...
Connie Meacham


Etta Kibbey, Virgil Tibb's aunt, recognizes Jimmy Ray, who was in partnership with Etta's husband Marcus twenty years before and embezzled and fled with the company funds, indirectly causing Marcus' untimely death. Jimmy has come to reconcile with his estranged wife Carla, who wants no part of him. Jimmy also embezzled all of Lester Meacham's money, which left Lester a broken man. Now Lester lives with his daughter Connie and son Perry, who has sworn vengeance against Jimmy Ray. Carla variously entertains Lance Carter romantically and connives with Perry Meacham. Etta is conflicted in her feelings of outrage against Jimmy Ray and her religious principle of forgiveness. Written by richardann

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Drama | Crime | Mystery




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17 March 1993 (USA)  »

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