Tension is created between Tibbs & Gillespie when Tibbs is nominated to be the new Chief of Police. The party responsible for the murder is found to be surprisingly close.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Marie Babineaux
Luke Potter
Tony Higgins ...
Andy White
Stuart Culpepper ...
Reed Nicholson
Ashley Josey ...
Jack Henry
Maceo Walker ...
Atticus Paul
Deborah Atkinson ...
Michelle Carpenter


Continuation of "Don't Look Back Part 1" (#2.1). Chief Gillespie receives a human heart in a gift box. Voodoo queen Marie Babineaux is brought in for questioning, but released for lack of evidence. Newspaper editor Reed Nicholson is murdered. The chief and Virgil Tibbs work at detente in conducting the investigation. Written by richardann

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Drama | Crime | Mystery





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4 December 1988 (USA)  »

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This episode, and the previous one, In the Heat of the Night: Don't Look Back: Part 1 (1988), originally aired as a TV film called "In the Heat of the Night: The Case of the Voodoo Murders". The producers of the series later edited the film into episodes of the show. See more »

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