In the Heat of the Night Season 3

Season 3

In the Heat of the Night Season 3

First Air Date: October 24, 1989

First Aired on    :   1989
Episodes    :   22 episodes



Episodes

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3x22 Citizen Trundel (2) (May 08, 1990)


Harriet's efforts to bring V.J. Trundel to trial are fruitless.The Chief does not believe they will ever get enough evidence to get an indictment,so he tries another method to bring Trundel to justice.


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3x21 Citizen Trundel (1) (May 01, 1990)


Harriet's sister is murdered on the orders of the wealthy white man who fathered her child.


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3x20 Night of the Killing (March 27, 1990)


Racial tensions run high when a white cabbie is murdered in the bottoms.


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3x19 Indiscretions (March 20, 1990)


Althea does not realize that an old friend from Philly is hiding a dark secret, nor does Sweet who has fallen in love with the woman.


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3x18 An Angry Woman (March 13, 1990)


First the mother,then the father of two young children are murdered.Althea takes responsibility for the children. The killings appear to be related to a shady trucking firm.


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3x17 Home is Where The Heart Is (March 06, 1990)


Maybelle the madam returns to Sparta with her "" nieces "".And sets up shop just out of Gillespie's jurisdiction.Her return is not without controversy and soon one of her most vocal critics is found murdered.


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3x16 Bubba's Baby (February 27, 1990)


Someone abandons a baby at Bubba's door.


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3x15 A Loss of Innocence (February 20, 1990)


Darnell plans on indicting a teenager for murder after her father is found in the basement and her mother turns up missing.But Gillespie and his men don't believe she is guilty.


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3x14 December Days (February 13, 1990)


The Sparta police investigate a suspicious death in a nursing home.


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3x13 Hello in There (January 30, 1990)


Bubba refuses to believe that a former teamate embezzled funds from the bank where he worked.And sets out to prove that his friend was framed and murdered.Harriet hopes that art therapy can help the man's traumatized son,who becomes a target himself when the killer realizes he witnessed the crime.


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3x12 Triangle (January 23, 1990)


A man murders his wife and her lover after he catches them together,then flees to a remote cabin with his daughter who does not know what he has done.The chief and the boys hope to talk him into surrendering without resorting to violence.


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3x11 Epitaph for a Lady (January 16, 1990)


A long time friend of the Chief makes threats against a doctor he believes is responsible for his wife's death .When the doctor is killed he becomes the prime suspect.But Gillespie doubts his guilt - even after he confesses.


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3x10 King's Ransom (January 02, 1990)


The F.B.I. tries to talk an ex-boxer into testifying against a mobster he once worked for, but the fighter sees the situation as an opportunity for blackmail.


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3x09 My Name is Hank (December 19, 1989)


A young refugee claims to be the son of a Sparta cop who died in the war.But quickly becomes a suspect in a murder/robbery after he accepts a ride with the criminals who actually committed the crime.Gillespie looks into his story, while Virgil and the boys track down the shooter.Meanwhile, the young mans presence triggers a surprisingly bitter reaction from Parker, who views him as a painful reminder of the war.


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3x08 Vengeance (December 12, 1989)


An outlaw family seeks revenge against Bubba after he is forced to shoot one of them during a holdup.The chief wants him to stay out of sight until they are arrested - a suggestion that does not set well with Bubba.


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3x07 Time of the Stranger (December 05, 1989)


After a private investigator searching for a missing child is found dead, the evidence points to a local dance teacher - a neighbor that Parker has become very fond of.


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3x06 Anniversary (November 28, 1989)


Someone is selling crack to teenagers and Sweet tries desperately to save a young addict.


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3x05 Crackdown (November 21, 1989)


Sparta P.D. gets it's first black policewoman.


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3x04 First Girl (November 14, 1989)


An unhappy wife asks her lover to place a bomb in her abusive husband's truck.


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3x03 Murder Most Ancient (November 07, 1989)


A beauty contest is marred by blackmail and the ambitious mother of a contestant.


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3x02 Fairest of Them All (October 31, 1989)


Virgil struggles to help Althea after she is raped by a fellow teacher.Darnell does not think they can get a conviction because the man's wife has given him an alibi.Virgil tries to control his anger - until the man returns to intimidate Althea.And Gillespie tries to convince the wife to tell the truth.


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3x01 Rape (October 24, 1989)


After being released by his captors, the chief discovers that his abduction is part of a plot to assassinate a visiting civil rights leader.




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