Despite compelling evidence, Gillespie refuses to believe that his best friend used another person's playful gunfire to cover up for the murder of his alcoholic wife.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Patrolman Junior Abernathy (as Christian Le Blanc)
Pauline Slade
Margaret Mims
Gilmore Hodges
Nurse Lita / Gillespie's Girlfriend (as Maggie Blye)
Sonny Mims
Joe Ed Thaxton
Pat Pierre Perkins ...
Miss Elnora (as Pat Perkins)
Peter Gabb ...


Shots are fired at night from a moving pickup, rousing all the gun control advocates. Sonny Mims has a gun store, which belongs in reality to his wife Margaret who is a drunk. Sonny is having an affair with Margaret's cousin, Pauline Slade, and vows he will ask for a divorce. Pauline persuades Sonny to kill Margaret under the guise of a random shooting, which he does. Chief Gillespie, Virgil Tibbs and Bubba Skinner have a shouting match over details of the investigation. Pauline plays up to Bubba to get information, which makes Sonny jealous. Evidence points to Joe Ed Thaxton, who fired the original shots from his pickup, but the lead goes nowhere. Pauline and Sonny set their sights on slow-witted Gilmore Hodges, which leads to a deeper quagmire. Written by richardann

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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15 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Margaret is sitting up, unconscious, just before she gets shot. From outside the house you can see her head go up and down. See more »

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