Sibling rivalry between two sisters intensifies when their bedridden father dies.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Althea Tibbs (credit only)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Charlotte Sinclaire
Nick LaTour ...
Travis Hawnwell (as Nick La Tour)
J.D. Sinclaire
Sidney Wallace
Jim Peck ...
Dr. Vickers
Hugh Jarrett ...
John Sinclaire
Dan Biggers ...


Sibling rivalry is at the core of this episode, when Detective Virgil Tibbs' childhood friend comes back home to Sparta to see about her ill father, although she doesn't exactly get a warm reception from her sister for her visit. The sisters then become murder suspects when their father is poisoned. Written by anonymous

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Drama | Crime | Mystery





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21 March 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the opening scene, when the camera's back shot shows a naked J.D. Sinclaire stepping out of the shower, she wraps a towel around her head and you can see the edges of the shield covering her breasts on either side just under her raised arms. See more »


Charlotte Sinclaire: I hear you can be a good friend Virgil. Sorry I missed that.
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: [to himself after Charlotte leaves] Me too. Me too.
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