In the Heat of the Night: Season 7, Episode 12

Your Own Kind (16 Dec. 1993)

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An interracial high school couple is the target of a racist sniper on the Sparta High School field.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Sgt. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Juliet Tablak ...
Marissa Rask
David Collins
Dee Shaw ...
Harvey E. Lee Jr. ...
Mark Johnson ...
Cpl. Luke Everett (as Mark Johnson)
Dan Biggers ...
Terry Beaver ...
Charlie Rask
Marguerite Hannah ...
Mrs. Collins


Harriet Delong helps open a new art gallery on the Sparta square to benefit pregnant teenagers, as the Sparta High School track team prepares for an upcoming meet with Capt. Bubba Skinner and Lt. Lonnie Jamison as volunteer coaches. The team is racially mixed, evidencing the peaceful "new South" of the time. During a practice, Marissa Rask, a Caucasian girl, and David Collins, an African-American boy, embrace and kiss. The moment is cut short by a sniper's bullet into Marissa's back. The sniper turns out to be ultra-racist Brent Lunay (episode #5.15, "Odessa"), who is seen by Skip Coopersmith leaving the area. Marissa may not walk again. The high school principal accuses Lonnie of neglect in allowing the shooting to occur. A major question for investigators is: who was the target? Written by richardann

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