In the Heat of the Night: Season 6, Episode 4

A Frenzied Affair (18 Nov. 1992)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Crime, Mystery
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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.


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Episode credited cast:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Sgt. Wilson Sweet (credit only)
Hugh O'Connor ...
Harriet DeLong (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Atwater ...
Joseph Hooper
Sam Bean ...
Lyle Ridley
Paul Carden ...
Vern Collins
Cpl. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Garth Watkins (as Walt Goggins)
Shelly Ridley


Seventeen-year-old Megan Fowler is trysting at the lake with a married man, Lyle Ridley, when he is killed by an unknown assailant with a high-powered rifle. Garth Williams is an immediate suspect because he has been infatuated with Megan for some time. Buford Fowler, Megan's step-father, is implicated in the shooting because his rifle and muddy boots are found in a closet. Althea Tibbs counsels Garth during this life shattering incident. Written by richardann

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Drama | Crime | Mystery




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18 November 1992 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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