Night Heat

Season 2 Episode 9

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Aired Thursday May 22, 1986 on CTV
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A jury finds repeat offender Kurt Malcolm and his accomplice guilty of murder. This is the second time in six years that Malcolm has been arrested by Kevin and convicted of killing someone. The first time, he was sentenced to ten years and was let out after five. After the jury verdict, Malcolm escapes from custody by kidnapping a court stenographer. In the shootout, a police officer is killed and Malcolm's accomplice seriously wounded. During the manhunt for Malcolm, Kevin's anger and frustration causes him to lash out not only at Malcolm's potential abettors, but also at Elaine, his friends and even God.moreless

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    Jennifer Dale

    Jennifer Dale

    Connie Hackman

    Guest Star

    Jan Filips

    Jan Filips

    Mark Fullan

    Guest Star

    William MacDonald

    William MacDonald

    Eddie Hackman

    Guest Star

    Susan Hogan

    Susan Hogan

    Nicole (Nickie) Rimbaud

    Recurring Role

    Sean McCann

    Sean McCann

    Lt. Jim Hogan

    Recurring Role

    Eugene Clark

    Eugene Clark

    Det. Colby Burns

    Recurring Role

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      • (opening commentary)
        Tom: We call it our criminal justice system and sometimes you can't help wondering if there's even a grain of truth in any of those words. System? What kind of system is it when nothing works. Justice? What's just about releasing an animal like Kurt Malcolm to kill again. Criminal? The only thing criminal is a system of justice that leaves us asking these questions.

      • (discussing the contents of the fridge at the station house)
        Freddie: Hey Colby.
        Colby: What man?
        Freddie: Anything edible in there?
        Colby: Not for humans. You know, we really ought to get this thing cleaned out someday Lieutenant. There's a sandwich in here that looks like it has a sweater on it.
        Lt. Hogan: What do you want me to do, buy you a pair of rubber gloves? Use a little elbow grease.
        Freddie: Doesn't need elbow grease, Lieutenant, it needs an exorcism.

      • Nicole: Two wrongs have never made anything right Kevin.
        Kevin: Ah come on.
        Nicole: Look, you have to live with yourself.
        Frank: That's why Kevin's feeling so terrific tonight.
        Tom: So he gets to play God Almighty?
        Kevin: Is that who's doing this (letting Malcolm kill people)? Well, I'd like to know how in the hell He's got it figured. What's going on?
        Nicole: I don't believe this. Kevin O'Brien finds things just a little complicated so he expects God to walk into this bar or into the mid-South station house and just explain it all for him so he can have a little bit of sleep at night. I don't believe you're saying this.

      • (closing commentary)
        Tom: Some think the most horrible aspect of violence is the way it numbs everyone it touches. But the worst effect of violence isn't the emotion it takes away, it's the emotion it gives you. When there's a mad dog loose in the streets we have to shoot it. But when the mad dog is human, what then? Do we call that a victory? Or a defeat?

    • NOTES (1)

      • At the time this episode was filmed, Jennifer Dale, who played Connie Hackman, was married to Supervising Producer Robert Lantos.

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