In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
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The doctor treating Virgil's dying aunt is the chief suspect in a series of mercy killings.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), John Ball (based on the characters from the novel by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
David Hart ... Cpl. Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Sgt. Wilson Sweet (credit only)
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong (credit only)
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Aunt Ruda Gibson
Earl Holliman ... Dr. Lambert
Crystal Fox ... Cpl. Luann Corbin
Dee Shaw Dee Shaw ... Cpl. Dee Shepard
Tonea Stewart ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Dr. Frank Robb
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle
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Storyline

Dr. Frank Robb, the county coroner, reports several suspicious deaths by morphine overdose at Newton General Hospital to Chief Bill Gillespie. In addition, a considerable quantity of narcotics is missing from the hospital pharmacy. Cora Lucas, Aunt Ruda Gibson's roommate in the hospital is the latest victim. Suspicion falls on Dr. Lambert, who has access to hospital narcotics and has attended each of the dead patients, as well as Ruda Gibson. Virgil Tibbs is convinced his Aunt Ruda knows more than she is willing to admit about the situation. Written by richardann

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1992 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "Sanctuary" situation (#5.21, #5.22) is referenced in this episode when District Attorney Darnell mentions that a resolution to the case is coming soon. See more »

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