Virgil Tibbs finds himself on both sides of the law when he is asked to handle the probate of a verbally abusive alcoholic woman, whose death may not have been an accident.




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Episode credited cast:
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Sgt. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Biggers ...
Bob Bost ...
Methodist Minister
Sharron Cain ...
Officer Brenda
Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
D'Wayne Gardner ...
Deputy Walker (as Karl Gardner)
Piper Howse ...
Corey Davies
Leon Lamar ...
Nathan Bridges
Barbara Lee-Belmonte ...
Deputy Christine Surillo


Council member Holly Colmer heatedly insists that Chief Forbes separate Virgil Tibbs from the Sparta Police Department. Virgil is now an attorney in the law firm of Ben Taylor. At a party given by Taylor, Abby Booker fights with her husband Chuck. On their way home Chuck purposely unbuckles Abby's seat belt and drives into a tree, killing his wife. A moonshiner, Goody Tate, witnesses the incident. Virgil is suspicious and, much to Taylor's chagrin, assists the police in their investigation. Virgil refuses to represent Booker and resigns from the firm. He must decide if he is a detective or a lawyer. Written by richardann

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery




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2 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Harriet hands Virgil an envelope that confirms his city pension, and that he can begin collecting it at age 65. Howard E. Rollins Jr. would pass away in December 1996 at age 46. See more »

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