CTVA US Crime - "In The Heat Of The Night" (Fred Silverman/NBC) Season 7 (1993-94)

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Starring Carroll O' Connor
Season 7 (NBC) (1993-94)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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######### In The Heat Of The Night ###########
############# season 7 1993-94 ###############
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(final full season of hour long episodes)
Joining as a regular member of the cast is
Carl Weathers as Chief Hampton Forbes  (replacing Virgil Tibbs)

Supervising Producer Edward Ledding
Co-Producers Herb Adelman and Victoria LaFortune
Produced by Joe Gannon

Season 7 Title sequence:
Carroll O'Connor as Bill Gillespie
(Steps down as Chief of Police at Sparta to become Sheriff of Newman County)
Carl Weathers (as Hampton Forbes , the new Chief of Police at Sparta)
Alan Autry
David Hart
Hugh O'Connor
Crystal Fox
Denise Nicholas
as Harriet DeLong

7.01 [119] In The Heat of The Night: CHILD'S PLAY
prod. no. 2806
16Sep93
Written by Mitchell Schneider
Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Stars:
John Aaron Bennett
Richard McKenzie
Lyn Merritt
Jason Byce
Zach Melemore
Wallace Merck
Jeff Young Lewis
Dan Chandler

Also Starring: (opening credits)
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Chris Lobbon
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Thom Gossom Jr.
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sharon C. Blackwood ... Betsy
Joe Washington ........ Chester Quinn
Dave Michaels ......... Jerry
Kathy Payne ........... Bonnie
Lois Colborn .......... Councilwoman
Annie-Joe ............. Secretary
Two boys dice with death when they trespass on land
belonging to a man who is notorious for his violent temper.

7.02 [120] In The Heat of The Night: HATTON'S TURN pt. I
7.03 [121] In The Heat of The Night: HATTON'S TURN pt. II
prod. no. 2809-2810
18Sep93
Written by Matt Harris
Directed by Carroll O'Connor
music by David Bell,
film editor Dick Darling A.C.E.
production design by Al Rohm,
director of photography Charles Mills
Guest Stars:
Stacy Keach as Wade Hatton
Burgess Meredith as Judge Culley
Karen Carlson
Courtney Gains
Wesley Addy
Rosemary Murphy

also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Thom Gossom Jr
Dan Biggers
Tonea Stewart
John Eddins
Wayne Brady
Donna Biscoe
Wallace Merck
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jen Harper ............ Dr. Day
Ron Culbreth .......... Sheriff McComb
Maureen Dowdell ....... Tracey Boggs
Barbara Lee Belmonte .. Deputy Surillo
C.C. Tatlor ........... Officer Peake
Jay McMillan .......... Clarence
Bill Coates ........... Mac Rogers
Janice Nelson ......... Indian Tilly
Mike McDougall ........ Manager
Terry Loughlin ........ Reporter
Aveola Johnson ........ Meema
Part 1:
Gillespie becomes sheriff; the murders of two Spartans during an armed
  robbery are linked to a mentally retarded youth, who was lured into taking part.
Part 2:
Lawyer Wade Hatton shocks his friends when he refuses to
take the case of the mentally retarded youth who is charged with murder.

7.04 [122] In The Heat of The Night: A DEPRAVED HEART
prod. no. 2805
23Sep93
Written by William J. Royce
Directed by Harry Harris
Guest Stars
Lisa Rieffel (Trials of Rosie O'Neill)
Tony Higgins
Sonny Schroyer (Dukes of Hazzard)
Mary Ann Hagen
Kerry Maher

Also Starring: (opening credits)
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Dan Biggers
JF
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Andy Stahl ......... Larry Wheeler
Ginny Parker ....... Vera Gillman
Nicole Torre ....... Receptionist
Brian Katz ......... Paramedic
A young woman swears vengeance against a man she claims knowingly infected her with AIDS/HIV.

7.05 [123] In The Heat of The Night: INCIDENT AT BREWER'S POND
prod. no. 2801
30Sep93
Written by Terry Kay
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Special Guest Star:
Steve Kanaly (Dallas)
Guest Stars:
Shannon Eubanks
Ramon Bieri
Lonnie Smith
Kathryn Firago
Banks Harper

Also Starring: (opening credits)
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Stephanie Astalos-Jones .. Mrs. Peel
Barabara Lee-Belmonte .... Deputy Surillo
C. C. Taylor ............. Officer Peake
Dennis Wofford ........... Officer Dennis
Dave Ducey ............... Harley Eaton
Aaron Fisler ............. Kid
A romantic triangle leads to a quiet murder on a raucous night.
A mysterious caller leads police to a body at the bottom of a pond.

7.06 [124] In The Heat of The Night: A LOVE LOST
prod. no. 2807
14Oct93
Written by Joe Gannon
Directed by Larry Hagman
Special Guest Star:
Christine Elise ......... Lana Farren
Guest Stars:
Matthew Flint
Stephen Root
Scott Brian Higgs
....... Randy Calhoun
also starring
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Barbara Lee-Belemonte .... Deputy Surillo
Karen Beyer .............. Reception Deputy
The return of Lana Farren's long-lost boyfriend brings trouble. Forbes learns Lana's boyfriend is a gunrunner.

7.07 [125] In The Heat of The Night: SINGIN' THE BLUES
prod. no. 2813
28Oct93
Written by Cynthia Deming
Directed by Gail Liberti-Kennedy
Guest stars
Willie Gault
Judson Vaughn
Michael H. Moss
Alfred Wiggins

also starring:
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Stan Brown ............. Pastor
Melanie Kelley ......... Debbie
Kathryn Carney ......... Waitress
LuAnn's boyfriend's drug-dealing past comes back to haunt him.
This episode shows another side of Sgt LuAnn Corbin (Crystal Fox) as a gospel singer and night club singer.

7.08 [126] In The Heat of The Night: VIRGIL TIBBS: ATTORNEY AT LAW ***** (excellent episode)
prod. no 2812
4Nov93
Written by Mitchell Schneider
Directed by Charles Mills
director of photography Lyn Lockwood
Guest Stars
Brett Rice
Tara Winston
Karen Carlson
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Stuart Culpepper
Tonea Stewart

Special Guest Star
Howard Rollins ............ Virgil Tibbs
also starring
Thom Gossom, Jr.
Jerry Campbell
Rick Andosca
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson,
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Barbara Lee-Belmonte ...... Deputy Surillo
Bill Crabb ................ Bo
Mallory Cantrell .......... Baliff
Annie-Joe ................. Mona Stellar
Veronica Byrd ............. Foreman
Virgil Tibbs returns to Sparta with a law degree, news of
his failed marriage, and has to defend the accused in an open-and-shut murder case.

7.09 [127] In The Heat of The Night: EVERY MAN'S FAMILY
prod. no. 2815
10Nov93
Written by Cynthia Deming and Willian J. Royce
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Charles Mills
guest stars
Chad Allen (Bubba's nephew)
Afemo Omilami
Deborah Hobart
Tiny Lister
Mert Hatfield
Damon Pooser
Donna Ellis
I. Warren Young

Co-Starring: (end credits)
James Donadio ........... Gatsby's manager
Vince Canlas ............ Mr. Trihn
Michele Lawler .......... Saleswoman
Maya White .............. Nurse
John Maynard ............ Gym Manager
Lauren Brown ............ Young Girl
song 'Rainy Night in Georgia' sung by Brook Benton
Bubba races to Atlanta to track down the dealers who fed his nephew's drug habit.

7.10 [128] In The Heat of The Night: A BABY CALLED ROCKET
prod. no. 2814
25Nov93
Written by Gina Barnett
Directed by Paul Chavez
Special Guest Star:
Marla Gibbs
Guest Stars:
Renee Humphrey
Aaron A. Davis
Saundra Franks
John Chandler

also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Maureen Dowdell
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Danielle & Nicole Buchanan ... Baby Rocket
Sharron Cain ............. Officer Brenda
Libby Whittemore ......... Secretary
C. Harrison Avery, Jr. ... Lyle Fox
Florietta Taylor ......... Maddie Fox
Sharlene Ross ............ Ella Murphy
LuAnn takes in an abandoned baby found in a crack house;
the welfare agency wants the child returned to its addict mother.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.11 [129] In The Heat of The Night: LITTLE GIRL LOST
prod. no. 2819
9Dec93
Written by Denise Nicholas
Directed by Larry Hagman
Guest Stars:
Robby Preddy
Christinna Chauncey
Lindy Wood
Dwain Templeton
Melanie Blake
Wallace Merck
Andy 'AJ' Jerrick
Bob Banks
Allan Arbus
as Dr. Atwill
also starring
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Maureen Dowdell .......... Tracey Boggs
Barbara Lee-Belmonte ..... Deputy Surillo
C.C. Taylor .............. Officer Peake
Robin McLamb-Vaughn ...... Assistant
Steve Mapel .............. Citizen
Gillespie faces an outcry after a young alcoholic woman kills a 10-yr-old girl in a car accident.

7.13 [130] In The Heat of The Night: YOUR OWN KIND
prod. no. 2808
16Dec93
Witten by Denise Nicholas
Directed by Dick Martin
director of photography Lyn Lockwood
Guest Stars:
Juliet Tablak
Ronreaco Lee

also starring
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Dan Biggers,
Terry Beaver
Marguerite Beaver
Dennis Neal
Julie Ridley
Charles Lawlor
Jason Crawford
Leonard Jackson,
Melissa Sandrock
Kenny Jones
Zenobia Johnson
Jamal Peoples,
Lisa Lovelace
Glenn Mitchell
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Maureen Dowdell .......... Tracey Boggs
Barbara Lee-Belmonte ..... Deputy Surillo
Don Albright ............. Mr. Griffin
Terry Loughlin ........... Wayne Blevins
Muriel Moore ............. Mrs. Murdoch
Susan Spear .............. Waitress
The shooting of a white girl who was dating a black student stokes up the fires of racial tension.

7.12 [131] In The Heat of The Night: GOOD COP, BAD COP
prod. no.2823
6Jan94
Written by Cynthia Deming
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
director of photography Charles Mills
Guest Stars:
Victoria Jackson
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Karen Carlson
Tonea Stewart
Jeff Portell
Tony Kelso
Tom Ware

Special Guest Star:
Howard Rollins ......... Virgil Tibbs
also starring:
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Piper Howse ............ Corey Davis
Kathi Welch ............ Grand Jury Chairman
Bill Fleet ............. Grand Jury Member
Parker's former fiancee accuses him of using excessive force during a drugs bust.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.13 [132] In The Heat of The Night: MAYBELLE RETURNS
prod. no. 2811
12Jan94
Written by Joe Gannon
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Special Guest Star:
Elizabeth Ashley ....... Maybelle
Guest Stars:
Sam Anderson
Polly LaPorte
Mellisa Young
Wallace Merck
Dan Biggers
Punky Leonard
Derek Pruit
Johnta Austin
Linda Rozakis
Thomas Merdis

also starring
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Barabara-Lee Belmonte ..... Deputy Surillo
Larue Stanley ............. Large Lady
Amy Bush .................. Waitress
Joan Glover ............... Dora
Paige Threwhitt ........... Phone Lady #1
Joyce Forgoston ........... Phone Lady #2
A prominent Sparta politician is implicated in the death of a young prostitute.
Carroll O'Connor sings 'Stars fell on Alabama' to serenade Maybelle. What will Harriet do when she finds out?
Gillespie's birthday is August 7.

7.14 [133] In The Heat of The Night: THE LAST ROUND
prod. no. 2817
19Jan94
Written by Mitchell Shneider
Directed by Reza Bidiyi
Guest Stars:
Alex Datcher
Steve Coulta
Georgia Allen
Claude Brooks
......... Cat
also starring
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Judith Robinson ....... Cicely Peterson
Jack Swanson .......... Walt Mallory
Pamela Hurley ......... Jane Mallory
'Rick Gray ............ Parnell Weber
Suzanne Stewart ....... Edna Mae Tanner
Barbara Lee-Belmonte .. Deputy Surillo
A young boxing protege turns to crime. Chief Hampton Forbes invites his girl friend to Sparta only to find
 that she has a different future planned for him. A boxer Forbes has been grooming commits a burglary.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.15 [135] In The Heat of The Night: CHES AND THE GRAND LADY
prod. no. 2818
26Jan94
Written by Matt Harris
Directed by Vince McEveety
Special Guest Star
Jean Simmons .......... Cordelia Woodlin
And:
Bobby Short ........... Ches
Guest Stars:
Kim Hamilton
Elaine Wadsworth
Johnny Popwell,
Robin Bloodworth
Frank Knapp
Elaine Jessie
Bret Kinard
Linda Strike
Ed Grady

Also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Barbara Lee-Belmonte .... Deputy Surillo
Maceo Walker ............ Doorman
C.C. Taylor ............. Officer Peake
Alfred Wiggins .......... Al Ruger
Dwain L. White & Neal Starkey ... Ches' Band
Threats against a blues singer (Bobby Short) coincide with the arrival in Sparta of his biggest fan, a wealthy heiress (Jean Simmons).
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.16 [136] In The Heat of The Night: CONSPIRACY OF ONE
prod. no. 2820
2Feb94
Written & Directed by Joe Gannon
Guest Stars:
Stephen Nichols
Tonia Stewart
Tim Ware
Janice Marilyn Taylor
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald,
Wallace Merck
Dan Biggers
Ginnie Randall
Bill Whitworth
Piper Howse

Special Guest Star:
Howard Rollins ........ Virgil Tibbs
also starring
Dee Shaw
Barbara Lee-Belmonte
John L. Webb
Sharron Cain
Co-Starring (end credits)
Bob Bost ............... Minister
Karl Gardner ........... Deputy Walker
Leon LaMar ............. Nathan Bridges
Jacki Wilson ........... Phyllis Bridges
Renée Porter ........... Mary Bridges
Tibbs suspects the death of a client's wife is not the accident it seems to be.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.17 [137] In The Heat of The Night: THE RABBI
prod no. 2816
9Feb94
Witten by David O'Connor and Elyse O'Connor
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Special Guest Star:
Jerry Stiller ............ Rabbi Fieldman
Guest Stars:
Mindy Rickles
D. Henderson Baker
Frank Hoyt Taylor
James Wagoner
Charlie Deppish
Chris Jenkins
Rosemary Newcott
Jon Kohler
Marc Macauley

also starring
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Wallace Merck
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Laura Whyte ............ Judge Whitely
Annie-Joe .............. Mona Starr
Carol Mitchell-Leon .... Shelba Russell
Charles Black .......... Councilman Dorsey
A new synagogue in Sparta becomes the target for anti-Semittic attacks.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.18 [138] In The Heat of The Night: HARD CHOICES
prod. no. 2802
9Mar94
Written by Gina Barnett
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest Stars:
Rugg Williams
Karen Carlson
Randy Culzac
Roosevelt Watts
Darrel Kieth Lester
Danny Nelson

also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kimberly Hawthorne ...... Daphne Gordon
Bill Coates ............. MacRogers
C.C. Taylor ............. Officer Peake
Barbara Lee-Belmonte .... Deputy Surillo
Harriet's son puts his probation on the line when he tries to help a friend in trouble.

7.19 [139] In The Heat of The Night: TIME'S LONG SHADOW
prod. no. 2803
16Mar94
Written by David O'Connor and Elyse O'Connor
Directed by Paul Chavez
Special Guest Star:
Doug McClure
Guest Stars:
Dave Hager
Ji Tu II

and introducing:
Amy Hess
also starring:
Jen Harper
Chris Lobban
Charles Black
Wallace Merck
Michael Battlesmith
Bob Hannah
Tom Hall
Dwionne Dickerson
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rory McCrerey .......... Worker #1
Ronald Clinton Smith ... Worker #2
Marc McPherson ......... Clerk
Gary Yates ............. Patron #1
Brett Tooley ........... Patron #2
The discovery of an old African walking stick at a construction site leads to speculation that the remains
of an antebellum plantation may be buried there. Doug McClure plays the construction site manager.

7.20 [139] In The Heat of The Night: POOR RELATIONS
prod. no. 2822
30Mar94
Written by Matt Harris and Denise Nicholas
Directed by Reza Bidiyi
Special Guest Star:
Pat Hingle ............ Daddy Roy
and
Anne Meara ............ Roda
Guest Stars:
Robert Brown
Christopher Curry
Clarinda Ross
Taurean Blacque
........ Victor DuFoxe
also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee, Jr.
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jannell McLeod ......... Mrs. Yohay
Barbara Lee-Belmonte .... Deputy Surillo
Michelle Benjamin-Copper .. Player Lady
Laney Watkins ........... Desk Deputy
Parker's stepfather arrives in Sparta pursued by a pair of thieves.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.21 [140] In The Heat of The Night: DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT
prod. no. 2821
4May94
Written by Mitchell Schneider
Directed by Vince McEveety
Guest Stars:
Chris McCarty
Liam Gannon
(aka William Gannon)
Ron Culbreth
Michael Mattison
Bill Crabb
Annie-Joe
Martha Burgess

also starring:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Robin MacLamb-Vaughn ... Harriet's assistant
Chris Elwood ........... Lem Cowan
Tai Bennett ............ Monk
Reneé Cline ............ Wendy
Donna Child ............ Helen Purdy
On the eve of his wedding to Harriet, Gillespie is stalked
by a crazed gunman seeking vengeance for is father.
(Alan Autry/Bubba NOT in this episode)

7.22 [141] In The Heat of The Night: GIVE ME YOUR LIFE (2hours)
prod. no. 2824
11May94
Teleplay by Cynthia Deming & William J. Royce / Story by Matt Harris
Directed by Russ Mayberry
special guest star
Peter Fonda as Marcantony Appfel.
Guest Stars:
Karen Carlson
Joy Farmer
Gwyneth Walsh
Mitchell Laurance,
Margo Moorer
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald
Jen Harper
Robert Treveiler
Thom Gossom Jr
Wallace Merck
Edith Ivey

Also:
Dee Shaw
Harvey E. Lee Jr
Mark Johnson
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Laura Whyte ............. Judge Whitely
Marion Guyot ............ Louise Laneer
Barbara Lee-Belmonte .... Deputy Surillo
Bruce Evers ............. Agent Davis
Charles Black ........... Grover Dorsey
Adrian Roberts .......... Frank Dugan
Tina Hightower .......... Eilene Dugan
Tommy Cresswell ......... Pilot
Melissa McBride ......... Reporter
Judge Luckey ............ Waiter
Timothy Bass ............ Fatboy Elkins
Frank Roberts ........... Ed Thompson
Diane Butler ............ Ginny Thompson
Jeffrey Folger .......... Fire Marshall
Ed Corbin ............... The Master
Taylor Simpson .......... Woman
other credits:
music by Nan Mishkin, edited by Tim Shank
production design Al Rohm
director of photography Charles Mills
The rumours of child abuse against the Church of Celestial Influence become accusations.
(No Gillespie or Harriet -they're on honeymoon)

######### In The Heat Of The Night ###########
############# end of season 7 ################
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