Mar. 06, 1988
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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In the Heat of the Night » Season 3
In the Heat of the Night - 03x01 Rape

3x01 Rape

First Aired: Oct. 24, 1989 on CBS
Summary: A fellow teacher rapes Althea, who recognizes his voice but doesn't see his face, and his wife provides him with an alibi.

Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie played by Carroll O'Connor
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner played by Alan Autry
Officer Wilson Sweet played by Geoffrey Thorne
Cpl. Lonnie Jamison played by Hugh O'Connor
Stephen Ainslee played by Ken Marshall
Linda Ainslee played by Stacy Ray
D.A. Gerard Daniels played by Wilbur Fitzgerald
The Doctor played by Louis Fox

Episode Quotes

Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Althea, how could you...
Althea Tibbs: How could I what?
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Nothing.
Althea Tibbs: How could I what, Virgil? How could I WHAT? How could I LET him do that to me?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Say Chief, What you say I take the music man for an old time ride before I bring him in , huh?
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Bubba, Please leave that kind of talk in the past. Will you just go get the man?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yes sir.
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: And don't touch him more than you have to make a lawful arrest.
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Yea. [Turns to walk away] . Yea.
Stephen Ainslee: What's going on?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Why don't we talk about that someplace else, huh? [Begins to talk quietly]
Stephen Ainslee: Is it Linda? Did something happen to my wife?
Sgt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: You know what happened, and it sure as hell wasn't with your wife now come on lets go.
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