In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
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Harriet's son tries to have his father's death row conviction overturned.


Paul Chavez


James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), Carroll O'Connor (as Matt Harris) | 1 more credit »


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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 ... Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
David Hart ... Officer Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Cpl. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Sgt. Lonnie Jamison
John Wesley ... Vic Glendon
Rugg Williams ... Eugene Glendon
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong
Crystal Fox ... Officer LuAnn Corbin
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle
Tonea Stewart ... Aunt Etta Kibbey
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Frank Kloot
Thom Gossom Jr. ... Ted Marcus (as Thom Gossom)


A follow-up to In the Heat of the Night: A Problem Too Personal (1990). Harriet's ex-husband Vic Glennon is tried for felony murder, although he did not fire his weapon or harm anyone. Harriet must decide how much public support to show for Vic and how to deal with their son Gene. Written by richardann

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Although Larry Blank is credited for the score, it was rejected for being too melodic. This segment was tracked with cues by David Bell and Nan Schwartz from previous episodes. See more »

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Guilty no matter what
6 October 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The trial of John Wesley who is Denise Nicholas's former husband for robbery and murder goes on. It's a foregone conclusion Wesley is guilty, being caught as he was outside the factory he was the paymaster of many years ago with both loot and gun in hand with one of his two accomplices. The only question remains is whether it will ve 1st degree murder which is a capital offense and no exceptions are made in the state of Mississippi.

Of course Nicholas and her son Rugg Williams bear an almpst insufferable burden. Williams because it's his father and Nicholas because she has gone on to elective office in Sparta and her career cold be circling the bowl.

There's another trio of robbers that the Sparta police are trying to find. Still some of the force has to testify principally Geoffrey Thorne who was wounded in apprehending the felons.

This episode belongs to the DeLong family, Denise Nicholas and Rugg Williams.

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26 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Covington, Georgia, USA

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1.33 : 1
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