In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

Citizen Trundel: Part 2 

Through a search of the killer's house, the smoking gun is found to pin the guilty party. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong are asked to be godparents to the Tibbs' expectant child.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
David Hart ... Officer Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Cpl. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Sgt. Lonnie Jamison
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong
Marco St. John ... Jay Turkus
Tom Key ... Norman Luft
Adair Simon Adair Simon ... Emily Trundel
Christina Reguli Christina Reguli ... Jessica Franks
Jordan Williams ... V.J. Trundel
Crystal Fox ... Officer Luann Corbin
L. Sidney ... Burt Willins (as Tony Franciscus)


Part two of episode #3.21. There is a major turn in the Trundel case when the suspect Jay Turkus who recently was released on bail was found murdered in his ransacked home and it is apparent that someone was looking for that photo he had taken from Natalie's house the night he killed her. Natalie DeLong's friend Burt Willins ends up giving the Sparta P.D. some valuable information on what may have been V.J. Trundel's motive in the murder of Natalie DeLong. Meanwhile, in a search of Jay Turkus' home, Officer Sweet finds that elusive missing photo that shows Natalie and V.J. Trundel together. Chief Gillespie and Detective Tibbs ends up arresting a couple of V.J. Trundel's associates who actually was responsible in setting up the murder of Natalie DeLong. Chief Gillespie knows that V.J. Trundel will never see the inside of a courtroom for his crime, but in the conclusion, Trundel will end up paying for it in a very surprising way. Written by mts77

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Release Date:

8 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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1.33 : 1
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During the series Bubba appears to have attended two different Universities on a football scholarship. Alabama an the University of Mississippi. See more »


Sgt. Lonnie Jamison: You'd better crawl out of there and act like you're afraid of getting killed.
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