In the Heat of the Night: Season 2, Episode 8

Country Mouse, City Mouse (10 Jan. 1989)

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Bubba's nephew and Virgil's visiting niece become friendly and are chased by a dangerous criminal thought to have died in an explosion.



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Episode cast overview:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Bobby Skinner
Willie Baylor
Dan Biggers ...
Bill Gribble ...
Jake Dunleavy
Mert Hatfield ...
Gene Warren
Bob Roitblat ...
Bus Driver (as Robert Roitblat)


Detective Virgil Tibbs' niece from Philadelphia comes to Sparta to visit but soon becomes bored with the happenings of small town life until she meets Bubba's nephew. They both get a little more adventure than they hoped for when they come across a dangerous ex-con who is out on parole. Written by anonymous

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Drama | Crime | Mystery





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The visiting niece of Virgil's visiting from Philadelphia was listening to Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff in the Chief's office. Both rappers got their start in Philadelphia. See more »


When Willie Baylor opens the door and surprises Bobby and Nicole, there is the sound of him cocking a pump shotgun. However, Baylor is carrying a double-barrel shotgun, not a pump. See more »


He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper
Written by Jeffrey A. Townes
Performed by Jeffrey A. Townes and Will Smith
On Nicole's boombox
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