In the Heat of the Night - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • Don't Look Back (1)
    12/4/88
    9.0
    A copycat recreates a shocking unsolved murder from the past.Gillespie feels threatened after Ted Marcus suggests that Virgil should become the Chief.The situation becomes more tense after Virgil criticizes Parker and Bubba's actions.
  • Don't Look Back (2)
    12/4/88
    8.4
    Tibbs,Gillespie and Bubba pursue different leads in a bizarre murder case and the Chief realizes that the killer has plans for him.
  • Family Secret
    Family Secret
    Episode 3
    12/6/88
    8.1
    The murder of well respected man turns up a shocking secret about his family.
  • The Hammer and the Glove
    12/13/88
    7.4
    Virgil is delighted when Matthew his former partner from Philidelphia comes to visit.But he soon learns his friend has another purpose for coming to Sparta.Althea is uncomfortable because she and Matthew were romantically involved before she met Virgil and she realizes that he is unwilling to accept the fact that she chose Virgil over him.Meanwhile the F.B.I. enlist Sparta P.D.'s aid in hiding a witness.moreless
  • Prisoners
    Prisoners
    Episode 5
    12/20/88
    7.7
    Sweet risks his life to prove that the Sheriff of a neighboring county is guilty of the racially motivated murder of a young man that Sweet was friends with in high school.
  • Hot Nights
    Hot Nights
    Episode 6
    12/27/88
    9.3
    Bubba is seduced by an alluring writer who has more on her mind than romance.Bill and Virgil worry that he is in over his head.Bubba tries to protect her from her estranged husband, but things get complicated after she shoots someone.
  • Gunshots
    Gunshots
    Episode 7
    1/3/89
    7.2
    Virgil is forced to shoot a suspect in an armed robbery.He has trouble dealing with the consequences of his actions, after he realizes the person he shot was a teenaged girl - and no one can locate the gun he believed she was pointing at him.
  • Country Mouse, City Mouse
    1/10/89
    9.5
    Virgil's visiting niece and Bubba's nephew team up in an effort to escape the boredom of small town life.But they get more excitement than they bargained for when they cross paths with a dangerous parolee.
  • Stranger in Town
    Stranger in Town
    Episode 9
    1/17/89
    5.8
    Gillespie suspects that JoAnn's new cook is connected to the murder of a young prostitute.But Virgil suspects the culprit maybe a local pimp who has been intimidating the women.
  • Tear Down the Walls
    Tear Down the Walls
    Episode 10
    1/31/89
    7.4
    A minister who was integrating his church(by inviting Virgil and Althea to attend services)is poisoned.
  • A Trip Upstate
    A Trip Upstate
    Episode 11
    2/7/89
    7.7
    In this thought provoking episode.Gillespie is surprised when a man he arrested asks to see him on the eve of his execution.He must confront his feelings about the death penalty when the prisoner asks him to witness his death.
  • A.k.a. Kelly Kay
    A.k.a. Kelly Kay
    Episode 12
    2/14/88
    6.2
    The past comes back to haunt JoAnn in the form of an escaped convict.
  • These Things Take Time
    2/21/89
    7.3
    A teenage mother from an impoverished family is arrested for murder after her infant is found dead, but Virgil believes there is more to the case than meets the eye.Meanwhile Althea believes the situation could have been prevented if the school had offered sex education classes.
  • Intruders
    Intruders
    Episode 14
    3/7/89
    8.0
    The police search for a burglar who preys on elderly women.And the prime suspect is the son of a city councilwoman.
  • The Creek
    The Creek
    Episode 15
    3/14/89
    7.7
    The investigation of a possible assault brings back nightmarish and confusing childhood memories for Virgil.
  • Sister,Sister
    Sister,Sister
    Episode 16
    3/21/89
    7.2
    A vivacious socialites return to Sparta delights her ailing father and childhood friend Virgil, but her sister is less than thrilled at her homecoming.After their father is poisoned the jealous siblings become suspects in his murder.
  • Walkout
    Walkout
    Episode 17
    3/28/89
    6.8
    A bitter strike leads to a murder investigation on a snowy day in Sparta.
  • Accused
    Accused
    Episode 18
    4/4/89
    9.1
    Bubba tries to rescue a woman from a rapist, but she mistakes him for her attacker.Gillespie tangles with an ambitious district attorney who plans to use the case to further his career.
  • Fifteen, Forever
    Fifteen, Forever
    Episode 19
    4/25/89
    8.8
    Sparta grieves after a drunk driver causes a fatal crash with high school cheerleaders on their way home from a game.While the officers try to find other driver, Althea tries to help the victim's families deal with their loss. The accident brings back painful memories for retired officer Tom Dugan.Meanwhile, district attorney Dutton accuses the department of being inadequate.moreless
  • Ladybug, Ladybug
    Ladybug, Ladybug
    Episode 20
    5/2/89
    6.7
    With the Chief in Quantico Bubba and Virgil try to catch a serial arsonist.Things get complicated after a man dies in one of the fires.And Councilwoman White stirs things up by appointing Tom Dugan acting chief of police in Gillespie's absence.
  • The Pig Woman of Sparta
    5/9/89
    8.5
    It seems that a serial killer has been burying his victims in a wooded area owned by a wealthy hermit that Virgil refers to as "Sparta's Howard Hughes". Suspicion immediately falls on an eccentric woman who lives in the woods with her pigs and chases away trespassers with a shotgun.The officers ask the landowner's disturbed son for help and Bubba is surprised to find that a woman he attended high school with is working as the man's "nurse".Also Parker and Sweet compete with one another to solve the case.moreless
  • Missing
    Missing
    Episode 22
    5/16/89
    8.9
    Gillespie is kidnapped and Virgil believes that Tom Dugan is involved.
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