During the last four episodes of the season, was brought in as Tom Dugan, a replacement for Chief Gillespie, who was said to be away at a police training conference at Quantico. Aside from Tibbs, Sweet was one of the first black men to join the force. But Gillespie and his men don't believe she is guilty. During the first season, Hammond, Louisiana was the site of the show's production. Meanwhile Harriet struggles with what her part in her ex-husbands appeal should be and is even more unsettled when Eugene demands that she break up with Bill.
This hurts Bill deeply, and he has a hard time dealing with it. Her return is not without controversy and soon one of her most vocal critics is found murdered. Starred as Virgil's wife, teacher and counselor Althea Tibbs. Please do not contact AllMovie about the status of data corrections; we don't control which data is corrected or how long it takes to apply corrections, and we can't move up your correction in priority or within a specific time frame. Bubba and Covey take the new chief on a tour of Sparta and Bill takes Wade to visit some distant cousins. You may submit artist- and movie-related corrections to the Rovi data team by following the steps on this page.
By Season 2's premiere he was a Sergeant. But someone runs the Reverend off the road on his way into town and the Sparta police try to protect him and track down his assailant. The jury is not able to reach a verdict, and Gillespie and Tibbs are freed. Her happiness is short-lived when she realizes that the bartender is dealing drugs. If you can cite the source of your information, that would be a great help to our data team. Gillespie finds a new post of equivalent authority as. The prime suspect in the case is a 16-year-old black youth, played by with an intellectual disability.
William and Sarah Tibbs were welcomed into the world on September 18, 1990. Jessica is arrested, and Luft is apprehended attempting to leave Sparta by private plane with Trundel. 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. Judge Simms presides over the case. Through the hard work of Sparta Councilwoman Harriet Delong, Tibbs is able to retire and keep his city pension, although he was two months shy of the qualifying period.
In Season 5, it is revealed that Bubba's first and middle initials are V. Bubba returns to Los Angeles to testify at a murder trial and is reunited with Pat Day as they try to protect Mike from killers sent to prevent him from testifying. When the boy ends up shooting himself while fighting with Virgil for the gun used in the robberies, Ruta cuts herself off from the rest of the family. Father DiMarco's heartfelt summation to the jury contributes to the case being dismissed though that is not revealed until the start of Season 6. He soon teams up with a street wise cop to take down the drug ring. The chief must save a young girl from being tried as an adult after she is charged with killing her parents and hiding their bodies. But a ruthless bounty hunter, sent by the victim's jealous husband is already in Sparta and sees the man's sister as a means to locate his quarry.
Other stories include a mild-mannered teacher being accused of child molestation, only to commit suicide due to inflammation from the press. The accident brings back painful memories for retired officer Tom Dugan. Other cases include Parker's being accused of police brutality, and the return of Daddy Roy and Miz Rhoda. Althea takes responsibility for the children. Bubba finds a foster home for the girl but the girl's mother tries to regain custody in court - with Sarah Hallisey as their attorney. Virgil has trouble adjusting to the small, antiquated police force. When the Music Stopped is the ninth episode of the sixth season of , and the one hundred fifth episode overall.
Royce November 26, 1991 1991-11-26 4821 The lyrics to a blues song recall a murder that happened 50 years earlier. I've got troubles on the wall. It was about the caucasion sheriff in a small southern town Sparta, Mississippi and his dealings with a chief of detectives who also happens to be Afro-American. When we Taylor and her husband, Moessinger decided to do the show, we took research trips to the South, and we saw that there had been an enormous amount of change. But the case becomes personal when they take Althea and the grandson of one of the victims hostage. When the doctor is killed he becomes the prime suspect.
Gillespie and Tibbs take opposite sides in the case, creating some tense drama. Forbes investigates but the Rabbi refuses to trust Bill because of his inaction while investigating a hate crime many years ago. And Virgil soon regrets ignoring Parker's theory regarding where the vandals would strike next. McCabe is killed in the fight, and Eddy's manager, Mal Talbot, takes the blame. December 9, 1994 1994-12-09 A famous Italian actress returns to Sparta to take care of some unfinished business and rescue her younger sister from a life of drugs and poverty. And the songs he sings are very amateurish. It is truly a sibling rivalry with a murderous twist.
But he has a difficult time persuading Gillespie, who is a long time friend of the man and Bubba, who has been seeing the cousin. Royce November 11, 1992 1992-11-11 5809 Luann's ne'er-do-well brother returns home after being paroled. Her life is tragically cut short, making room for her replacement, Luanne Corbin, played by. After being released by his captors, the chief discovers that his abduction is part of a plot to assassinate a visiting civil rights leader. He was replaced for season seven by. It was the final straw in a long line of complaints; these producers were fired at the end of the season, with O'Connor becoming executive producer for season three.