In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

Citizen Trundel: Part 2 

Through a search of the killer's house, the smoking gun is found to pin the guilty party. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong are asked to be godparents to the Tibbs' expectant child.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Althea Tibbs
David Hart ...
Officer Parker Williams
Cpl. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ...
Harriet DeLong
Jay Turkus
Tom Key ...
Norman Luft
Emily Trundel
Christina Reguli ...
Jessica Franks
V.J. Trundel
Officer Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Burt Willins (as Tony Franciscus)


Part two of episode #3.21. There is a major turn in the Trundel case when the suspect Jay Turkus who recently was released on bail was found murdered in his ransacked home and it is apparent that someone was looking for that photo he had taken from Natalie's house the night he killed her. Natalie DeLong's friend Burt Willins ends up giving the Sparta P.D. some valuable information on what may have been V.J. Trundel's motive in the murder of Natalie DeLong. Meanwhile, in a search of Jay Turkus' home, Officer Sweet finds that elusive missing photo that shows Natalie and V.J. Trundel together. Chief Gillespie and Detective Tibbs ends up arresting a couple of V.J. Trundel's associates who actually was responsible in setting up the murder of Natalie DeLong. Chief Gillespie knows that V.J. Trundel will never see the inside of a courtroom for his crime, but in the conclusion, Trundel will end up paying for it in a very surprising way. Written by mts77

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery




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8 May 1990 (USA)  »

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During the series Bubba appears to have attended two different Universities on a football scholarship. Alabama an the University of Mississippi. See more »


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