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Episode Guide for The Sentinel
last updated January 6, 2004

Season 1 ~ Season 2 ~ Season 3 ~ Season 4

The Sentinel aired on UPN from March 1996 through May 1999. Created by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, the series was a buddy cop show set in the not-quite-real city of Cascade, Washington -- with an added twist of giving the lead, a detective in Major Crime, enhanced sensory capabilities. Mix in one graduate student who has the only working knowledge of how to use and train those senses, plus humor and action and a strong friendship between that detective and graduate student, and you have the formula for a wonderfully entertaining series.

Opening monologue from Season 1: "In all tribal cultures, every village had a sentinel. Now, a sentinel is chosen because of a genetic advantage -- a sensory awareness that can be developed beyond normal humans. Your time spent in Peru has got to be connected with what's happening to you now. I've got hundreds of documented cases of one or two hyperactive senses but not one single subject with all five. You could be the real thing."

Opening monologue from Seasons 2-3: "In the jungles of Peru the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective James Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. Seeing before others see. Sensing what others can't. An ever-vigilant watchman in the war against crime."

The cast over the four seasons of 65 episodes included three main stars: Richard Burgi as Detective James (Jim) Ellison, Garett Maggart as Blair Sandburg, and Bruce A. Young as Captain Simon Banks. During its first season, Kelly Curtis also starred as Carolyn Plummer, chief of forensics and Jim's ex-wife. At the end of season three, Anna Galvin was added as Inspector Megan Connor, an exchange officer from Australia.

The series also included several recurring guest stars that added continuity and texture to the background: Lisa Akey as Cassie Welles; Henri Brown as Detective Brown; Ben Cardinal as Dan Wolf, the medical examiner; Kendall Cross as Rhonda, Simon's executive assistant; Ken Earl as Captain Joel Taggart; Lesley Ewen as Serena Chang; Drancy Jackson as Simon's son Daryl Banks; Leigh Taylor-Young as Naomi Sandburg, Blair's mother; and Ryf Van Rij as Detective Rafe.

Season 1

1.01:  Switchman -- aired March 20, 1996

Written by Paul DeMeo and Danny Bilson
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: A rugged police detective and a good-natured anthropology student become an improbable team when the, well-respected detective develops a dramatically different advantage - his five senses are heightened wildly beyond that of an ordinary human being - and the hip, young grad student knows an extraordinary thesis subject when he sees one. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Molly Parker (The Switchman), Ken Earl (Taggart), Tim Henry (Col. Winters), Roger R. Cross (Capt. Matthis), William DeVry (Master Sergeant), Deryl Hayes (SWAT Sergeant), Maria Herrera (Tour Guide), Jason Furukawa (1st Investigator), Althea McAdam (2nd Investigator), Aurelio Di Nunzio (Waiter), Arnie Walters (Doctor), Gaetana Korbin (Young Woman), Heather Hanson (Clerk), Mike A. Mitchell (Tour Bus Driver).

1.02:  Siege -- aired March 27, 1996

Written by David L. Newman
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: It is a baptism by fire for the unlikely new partners Jim Ellison and Blair Sandburg when The Patriots, a gun-wielding paramilitary group, take over the Cascade central police department and Sandburg winds up trapped, hiding inside the building. As Captain Banks - whose visiting teenage son is among those held by the group - begins tense negotiations to exchange hostages for prisoners, Ellison attempts to use his hyper-senses to isolate the enemy's sounds, then stealthily enter the building and thwart the take-over attempt. The stakes get higher when an increasingly impatient Garrett Kincaid, the crazed leader of the group, launches a tow missile into a city building. Just as Ellison inches closer to a rescue, Sandburg is discovered and is used as collateral when Kincaid and his henchmen make a spectacular helicopter getaway - with Ellison on their tail. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Robert Knott (Garrett Kincaid), Ken Earl (Taggart), Drancy Jackson (Daryl Banks), Kendall Cross (Rhonda), Brent Stait (McBride), Sean Campbell (Southern), Susan Bain (Vera), Jarred Blancard (Nolan), Anna Hagan (Governor Matthews), Sonny Peralez (Goldfeather), Jon Cuthbert (Walters).

1.03:  Killers -- aired April 3, 1996

Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: Ellison's sentinel-like vision enables him to identify the rooftop assassin who killed his longtime friend, an undercover police officer who had infiltrated an organized crime ring. After the detective reports his eyewitness account of the late night murder to Captain Banks, notorious hitman Tommy Juno is arrested and Assistant District Attorney Carmen [(sic) -- should be Beverly] Sanchez brings charges against him. When Juno presents an airtight alibi and questions how a normal human being could make a positive identification from over 200 yards away - in the dark, Ellison is accused of manufacturing evidence. While the trauma of the murder leaves Ellison with sporadic sensory block-out, Tommy Juno is released and Captain Banks warns Ellison to leave the thug alone. After the vengeful detective pursues the case anyway, a furious Banks takes Ellison off the streets and revokes Sandburg's access to the police department. Ellison begins to doubt himself when he prevents another assassination attempt by the same evasive hitman and is then told that Juno has been lying near death in a hospital for several days. (sic) (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Constance Marie (Beverly Sanchez), Ken Pogue (Mickey O'Toole), Kevin McNulty (Juno's Lawyer), James Parks (Tommy Juno), Michael Andaluz (Danny Choi), Eric Keenleyside (Ray Kaminski), Susan Astley (Judge Perlman), Hiromoto Ida (Sushi Clerk), Peter Hanlon (ICU Doctor).

1.04:  The Debt -- April 10, 1996

Written by Steven Baum
Directed by Gus Trikonis

Summary: When a multiple homicide and fiery explosion at a drug lab adjacent to Sandburg's loft is attributed to a bitter rivalry between two gangs, Banks asks for assistance from Lieutenant Williams and the anti-gang unit. Soon Ellison, who prefers to work alone, is paired with officer Earl Gaines, a man who grew up among gang members. While their investigative styles clash at first, Ellison and Gaines find they must protect each other as they're drawn into a vicious gang war and a corrupt cop's involvement with the dangerous drug trade. Meanwhile, the lab explosion leaves Sandburg homeless, so Ellison agrees to let him temporarily stay at his apartment. Unbeknownst to Ellison, Sandburg moves in with a very active lemur [(sic) -- is a Barbary ape] named Larry, the subject of his anthropology research. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Sherman Augustus (Earl Gaines), Robert Wisdom (Lieutenant Williams), Montrose Hagins (Lila Lacroix), Reno Wilson (Tyrell Lang), James Black (Antoine Hollins), Christopher M. Brown (Leron Maxwell), Ken Earl (Taggert).

1.05:  Cypher -- April 24, 1996

Written by Laurence Frank
Directed by Michael Vejar

Summary: After police department brass receive taunts from an elusive serial killer who adopts the identity of each victim, Ellison is assigned to the case. He is quickly prepared to make the big arrest until Sandburg, unaccustomed to undercover policework, accidentally tips the suspect off and enables a quick escape. Frustrated, Captain Banks questions Sandburg's involvement with the department. He then receives assistance from FBI forensic psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Bates, who provides invaluable insight into the killer's thought process. While Sandburg tries to redeem himself, he becomes the killer's next target. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Dennis Christopher (Dr. Anthony Bates), Kelly Hu (Christine), Greg Rogers (Don Haas), Tom Heaton (Ernie Lash), John MacLaren (Priest).

1.06:  Night Train -- aired May 1, 1996

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: While suffering from the flu, Ellison takes the top secret assignment of transporting - via train - a police informant in the witness protection program. As the classic train winds through an isolated mountain region, Ellison battles the distorting effects a cold remedy has on his hyper-senses. Then, Carolyn Plummer and Captain Banks are tipped off that the powerful businessman standing trial in the impending arson-murder case has planned a bump-off. While Ellison and Sandburg are distracted by their competition for the attention of Isabel Kane, an attorney escorting informant Derek Wilson, the henchmen make their move. Then, in a spectacular melee, Ellison is thrown from the train and a battle of wills begins. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Brian Markinson (Derek Wilson), Sam Jenkins (Isabel Kane), Shane Kelly (Chambers), Yvonne Campbell (Parker), Gaston Howard (Shoup), Raimund Stamm (Huge Man), Alfred Humphreys (Conductor), Forbes Angus (Engineer), Terry Barclay (Sergeant).

1.07:  Rogue -- aired May 8, 1996

Written by Howard Chaykin
Directed by Michael Vejar

Summary: On the day Ellison is a guest lecturer in Sandburg's anthropology class, an intruder manages to steal a canister of Ebola virus from the university's nearby medical research lab. As soon as the smoke from the perpetrator's diversionaty explosion clears, it's evident that the thief is well-versed in police work, bombs and Detective Ellison's sentinel-like abilities. After he's identified as former rogue CIA agent Lee Brackett, he blackmails Ellison by threatening to unleash the Ebola virus into the atmosphere unless the detective uses his hyper-senses to help him steal an Air Force reconnaissance plane. In an effort to ward off widespread hysteria, Ellison pleads with Dr. Sonia Price of the Centers for Disease Control, to keep the terrorist's threats quiet until he can stop him. Left with no choice but to cooperate with the crazed demands, Ellison and his guide Sandburg are forced to help Brackett cross through an intricate grid of electronically triggered mines - some active, some dormant - which surround the airplane hanger. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jeff Kaake (Lee Brackett), Elizabeth Sandifer (Sonia Price), Alan Toy (Jack Kelso), Ken Earl (Taggart).

1.08:  Love and Guns -- aired May 15, 1996

Written by Bruce Kalish
Directed by Tim Van Patten

Summary: When thugs fortified with military assault weapons pull-off a string of assaults on armored cars, Ellison's investigation leads to an international delivery service supplying rocket launchers, machine guns and automatic weapons to street gangs and organized crime. To obtain information on this crime ring's activities, he asks Sandburg to get acquainted with a fellow student, Maya Carasco, the daughter of the cartel's patriarch, Hector Carasco. The plan works well until Sandburg falls in love with her and accidentally reveals about Ellison's case. Meanwhile, Ellison is all business and only annoyed by Michelle Drennan, a beautiful, arrogant ATF agent who is assigned to work with him. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Geno Silva (Hector Carasco), Issabela Camil (Maya Carasco), Fawn Reed (Drennan), Mike Moroff (Vargas), Hiro Kanagawa (Furukawa), Rosanne Hopkins (Blanca), Jed Rees (Sal), Linden Banks (Locb).

1.09:  Attraction -- aired May 22, 1996

Teleplay by Harold Apter
Written by Harold Apter and Juan Carlos Coto
Directed by Scott Paulin

Summary: While working the crime scenes of several recent diamond heists, Ellison is repeatedly distracted by unexplainable feelings. Then as he and Sandburg pursue a hot lead, Ellison meets the beautiful Laura McCarthy and uncharacteristically neglects the burglary assignment in favor of his overwhelming desire for her. Soon, Sandburg theorizes that pheromones have heightened Ellison's sentinel-like powers to the point of irrationally. He then becomes suspicious of the connection between his partner's uncontrollable infatuation and the strange feelings the detective experienced at the crime scenes. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Kimberly Kates (Laura), Harry Van Gorkum (Ted McCarthy), Jason Carter (Bruce McCarthy), Ken Earl (Taggart), Ingrid Torrance (Calli), Ken Kramer (Miller), Don MacKay (Stein), Jan Bailey Mattia (Forensic Officer).

1.10: Vow of Silence -- aired July 17, 1996

Written by Bruce Kalish
Directed by Jeffrey Reiner

Summary: When Ellison seeks a rejuvenating weekend getaway, Sandburg takes him where there is plenty peace and quiet - an ancient monastery secluded in the mountains. Although feeling hoodwinked by Sandburg and his idea of a "New Age" retreat, Ellison is stranded with no choice but to spend one night in the austere surroundings. Then, one of the resident monks is found murdered and the outsiders, Ellison and Sandburg, are suspected of the crime. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Brandon Maggart (Brother Marcus), Lawrence Pressman (Brother Jeremy), John Pleshette (Brother Christopher), David Mitchell (Brother Anthony), Trevor White (Brother Timothy), Michael Puttonen (Brother Joseph), Frank C. Turner (Brother Frederick), Robert Rozen (Brother Michael), John R. Taylor (Brother Theodore), Alex Bruhanski (Grossman), Gavin Buhr (Carl).

Season 2

2.01:  Flight -- aired September 4, 1996

Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: Captain Simon Banks mysteriously disappears while attending an anti-drug conference in Lima, Peru. When it is suspected he has been left stranded in the Peruvian jungle, Ellison and Sandburg set out to find him, confident that Ellison's "sentinel" abilities will lead them to their lost captain. When their search fails to turn up Banks, Ellison comes to a deeper understanding of his gift and of himself. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Kai Wulff (Carl Reischer), Raoul Trujillo (Spirit Guide), Eli Gabay (Rosario), Megan Leitch (Kimberly Ashe), Richard Yniguez (Sandoval), Ken Earl (Taggert), Drancy Jackson (Daryl Banks), Oscar Goncalves (Vasquez), Kendall Cross (Rhonda), Michael Sicoly (Pilot), Cesar Munoz (Indian Boy), Marites Pireda (Indian Girl).

2.02:  Out of the Past -- aired September 11, 1996

Teleplay by David Newman and Gail Morgan Hickman
Story by Brad Markowitz
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: Ellison and Sandburg try to protect a female pop star from a stalker, an escaped convict who is her former lover. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Valarie Pettiford (Angie Ferris), Mark Pellegrino (Ray Weston), Rae'ven Larrymore Kelly (Pam Ferris), Mitch Kosterman (Warden Nichols), Larry Musser (Mel), J.R. Bourne (Kendrick).

2.03:  Deep Water -- aired September 18, 1996

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: Ellison becomes a suspect in a murder-for-hire case involving a kidnapping and his former partner who disappeared along with the ransom money. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Joe Cortese (Jack Pendergrast), Jamie Rose (Sheila Irwin), Dick O'Neill (Warren Brackley), Katherine LaNasa (Monique Brackley), Lori Triolo (Emily Carson), Michael Richard Dobson (Art Landis), Lesley Ewen (Serena Chang), Helena Yea (Housekeeper).

2.04:  Reunion -- aired September 25, 1996

Teleplay by Harold Apter and Steven Baum
Story by Stephen A. Miller
Directed by Greg Beeman

Summary: Simon is suspected of murder when an old schoolmate is killed with his gun. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Michael McGrady (Dave Becker), Sydney Walsh (Peggy Anderson), Lou Myers (Billy Cates), Réal Andrews (Deputy Laneer), Garry Chalk (Art Sturges), Jason Gray-Stanford (Deputy Matthews), Danny Wattley (Deputy Rogers), Nicole Oliver (Kerry Lance).

2.05:  Payback -- aired October 2, 1996

Written by Peter Lance
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: Ellison tries to gain the trust of a female attorney/advisor to the Japanese Yakuza, who are threatening a bloody gang war in Cascade. Ellison shadows her, learning that she is a deep cover FBI agent. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Mia Korf (Akiko Keno), Leon Russom (Mike Hurley), Henry Hayashi (Kenji Kadama), Barry Pepper (Kurt Hessman), Stefan Arngrim (Rory Hessman), Jerry Wasserman (Killibrew), Marilyn Norry (Bomb Squad Sergeant), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Warren Takeuchi (Club Manager), Derek Hamilton (Buster).

2.06:  True Crime -- aired October 9, 1996

Written by Daniel Levine
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: An investigation into a series of bank heists becomes complicated when the key to solving the crimes falls to the film crew of a "Cops" type show, whose ambitious producer may have helped the criminals. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Elizabeth Mitchell (Wendy Hawthorne), Scott Cleverdon (Connor), Walton Goggins (Mick), John Tench (Jack), Jackson Cole (Eddie), Kavan Smith (Quinn), Lance Gibson (Frank), Andrew Wheeler (Bank Manager), Colin Lawrence (Ray), John Destry (Pete).

2.07:  Iceman -- aired October 30, 1996

Written by Paul B. Margolis
Directed by Tim Van Patten

Summary: Jim and Blair protect a prostitute after she witnesses the murder of her pimp by a terrorist who's searching for one of her clients. (Source: TV Guide Online episode blurb)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Meredith Salenger (Amber), Udo Kier (Klaus Zeller), Nino Caratozzolo (Max Vaughn), Stephen Dimopulos (Bernie), Kate Luyben (Candy), Laurie Murdoch (Hank).

2.08:  The Rig -- aired November 6, 1996

Teleplay by Harv Zimmel and Gal Morgan Hickman
Story by Harv Zimmel
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: Ellison and Sandburg investigate a murder on an offshore oil rig. They're forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with their unknown adversary -- through the maze of catwalks, corridors and cavernous rooms that make up the rig. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Tim Thomerson (Ben Crilly), Stephanie Niznik (Maggie Bryce), Bo Jackson (Truck Brower), Carlo Rota (Jack Buchanan), Laurier Dubeau (Lacey Billings), Nathaniel DeVeaux (Weaver), Dean Wray (Ridley), Dmitri Boudrine (Captain).

2.09:  Spare Parts -- aired November 13, 1996

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Paul Abascal

Summary: Ellison thinks he's solved a series of violent carjackings until a trap he's set for the killers snags Sandburg instead. Sandburg's mother is visiting him and gets caught up in the action as well. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jay Acovone (Gary Hendrickson), Kathleen McClellan (Francine Berry), Leigh Taylor-Young (Naomi Sandburg), Jim Crescenzo (Tony Deluca),  Michael Tomlinson (Bill Petrie -- uncredited).

2.10:  Second Chance -- aired November 20, 1996

Written by John Vorhaus
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: Maya Carasco, Sandburg's love interest from Love and Guns, is kidnapped to put pressure on her father, who is in jail but still controls millions. Maya's criminal uncle offers Ellison his assistance. Ellison later develops a grudging respect for him. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Issabela Camil (Maya Carasco), Carlos Mantilla (Francisco Rivero), Tony Perez (Gustavo Alcante), Geno Silva (Hector Carasco), Joseph Pascual (Pascal), Fabricio Santin (Rojas), Bob Morrisey (Warden Fowler), Dan Zukovic (Guard Supervisor), Peter Bryant (Check-in Guard).

2.11:  Black or White -- aired November 27, 1996

Written by Peter Lance
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: Ellison and Banks are in the middle of controversy as they investigate a series of church bombings. A bomb expert is brought to Cascade to fill in for Taggert during the probe of a racist organization suspected of bombing black churches---but the expert soon becomes a suspect. The tension is finally diffused when Ellison discovers that the bombings aren't political or racial, but part of the scheme to enrich a local contractor. Meanwhile, Taggert tries to overcome his fear of disarming bombs. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Kimberly Elise (Candace Blake), Kirk B.R. Woller (Soles), Michael Kopsa (Dirk Larson), Charles Andre (Eccles), Ken Earl (Joel Taggert), Mark Holden (Reverend Malcolm Diggs), Brendan Stitchman (Agent Wilkins), Henry Brown (Detective Brown), Eric Schneider (Agent Mullens).

2.12:  Blind Man's Bluff -- aired January 8, 1997

Written by Daniel Levine
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: While working undercover to nab the makers of a deadly new "designer" drug, Jim gets the substance in his eyes and is blinded. But with Blair's help, he continues the investigation and confronts the dealers. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Rebecca Rigg (Margaret), Scott Haven (Drug Boss Guy), Robert LaSarda (Muscle Guy), Paul Raskin (Drug Scientist), Benjamin Ratner (Sneaks), Garry Davey (Arthur Hughes), Elisabeth Rosen (Lisa Hughes), Henry Brown (Detective Brown), Mina E. Mina (Dr. Lee), Chris Wilding (Delivery Man), David Fredericks (Forester), Howard Siegel (Officer Carpenter).

2.13:  Hear No Evil -- January 15, 1997

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by John Connor

Summary: After a physical exam dramatically enhances his hearing, suspicious sounds lead Ellison to a murder scene --- where the victim is a narcotics cop killed by corrupt colleagues. But when Ellison brings the case to an internal-affairs investigator, she refuses to give him any help unless he can produce more evidence. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jamie Rose (Sheila Irwin), David A. Brooks (Dave Brooks), Charles S. Chun (Tommy Yuan), Daniel Zacapa (Cesar Fuente), Robert Neve (Jenning), Peter LaCroix (Brent Marten), Brett Stone (Dr. Linda Grant), Dominique Adam (Detective Brown), Mylene Ava Pilutik (Mrs. Marten), Angela Moore (Receptionist), Peter Mustapic (Sheriff's Deputy).

2.14:  Light My Fire -- aired February 5, 1997

Written by: David Thoreau
Directed by: Scott Brazil

Summary: Ellison and Blair partner with a beautiful, no-nonsense arson inspector to investigate a string of warehouse blazes. They use high tech equipment to fight a serial arsonist, but Jim has her taken off the case when her father becomes the suspect. In the end Ellison's sentinel abilities are their only chance to solve the case...and survive. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Tom Mason (Dan Matson), Yvette Nipar (Debra Reeves), Bill Cross (Mitch Reeves), Alicia Coppola (Samantha), Don MacKay (Bert Gershwin), Henry Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe).

2.15:  Secret -- aired February 12, 1997

Teleplay by Harold Apter and David Balkan
Story by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: A former military intelligence officer kidnaps Ellison, fearing that he knows about the ex-officer's involvement in drug smuggling. Ellison tries to escape, Banks and Sandburg fight to locate him. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Steven Ford (Colonel Norman Oliver), Alan Toy (Jack Kelso), Kate Hodge (Tanya), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Brian Jensen (Sam Holland), David Palffy (Beck), Garvin Cross (Crisp), Aaron Pearl (Harley), Lesley Ewen (Serena), Bob Wilde (Agent Cameron), Jonathon Pallone (Bus Driver), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe -- uncredited).

2.16:  Dead Drop -- aired February 19, 1997

Written by Peter Lance
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: Sandburg is among a group of hostages in the elevator that is being dropped 10 floors at a time in a dangerous and daring ransom scheme. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Rex Smith (Gallileo), J.A. Preston (Mel Wilksenson), Clarence Clemons (Workman in Elevator), Kimberly Huie (Caitlin), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Tom Butler (Tom Watson), Gordon Currie (Ronnie), Lynda Boyd (Secretary in Elevator), Marc Baur (Riley), Henry Brown (Detective Brown), Robert Moloney (Tregaser), Colin Lawrence (Ray).

2.17:  Red Dust -- aired February 26, 1997

Teleplay by David Balkan
Story by Ann Powell and Peter Lance
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: International gangsters use the Russian emigre community as a conduit for stolen uranium. A shipment is hand-carried into Cascade, where it poses a lethal threat to anyone who comes near it for several minutes. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Levani (Anton Mayakovsky), Eliza Sroka (Micki Kamerev), Christian Svensson (Sergei Tomsk), Natasha Ivonova (Katria Kamerev), Gillian Barber (Dr. Gladstone), Terry Arrowsmith (Lt. Boyer), Donald Fong (Kim), Gavin Buhr (Nickoli), Bill Croft (Ivan), Robert Saunders (Larabee).

2.18:  Smart Alec -- aired March 12, 1997

Written by John Vorhaus
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: A teenage genius and wannabe detective complicates Ellison's murder investigation. Ellison suspects foul play when a campus maintenance man dies from poisonous spider bites. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Tamlyn Tomita (Suzanne Tomaki), Myles Ferguson (Alec Summers), Brian Cousins (Bob Carlin), Charles Siegel (Professor Hal Buckner), Lesley Ewen (Serena), Ron Robinson (Simms), Venus Terzo (Molly), Gabrielle Miller (Kate Freeman), Aaron Smolinski (Jaron Howell), Tom Heaton (Turlock).

2.19:  Private Eyes -- aired March 26, 1997

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: When Blair's mom comes to town with a psychic friend, a distraught woman recruits him to find her kidnapped child. Ellison's powers and patience are tested --- he wants to reject the psychic's input outright, but Sandburg wonders if his abilities are any less valid than Jim's sensory powers. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Raymond O'Connor (Charlie Spring), Ever Carradine (Greta), Suki Kaiser (Trish Angeloni), Katie Stuart (Gwen Angeloni), Tom Cavanagh ( ), Leigh Taylor-Young (Naomi Sandburg), Jonathan Whittaker (Fred Angeloni), Alex Diakun (Tom Gruenditch), Dean Aylesworth (Chet), Rick Burgess (Tanner), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Patricia Idlette (Ms. Russo), Tamara Stanners (Reporter).

2.20:  Vanishing Act -- aired April 9, 1997

Teleplay by David H. Balkan and David L. Newman
Story by Daniel Levine
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: When Ellison discovers that a missing and presumed dead fugitive is alive, he is led to a manipulative FBI agent. Jim tries to reunite the family when he learns that the wrongfully imprisoned man staged his own death to protect his wife and young son. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Vincent Irizarry (Nick Prosky), Alicia Coppola (Samantha), Robert Cicchini (Gordon Abbott), Sandra Ferens (Elise Abbott), Edward Albert (Dan Singleton), Addison Ridge (Joey Abbott), Ian Brown (Tim Schneider), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Frank Ferrucci (Lawyer).

2.21:  Pennies From Heaven -- aired April 30, 1997

Written by David L. Newman
Directed by John Connor

Summary: Lamont Bentley guest stars as the reluctant Marcus Watson, a local youth who witnesses the disappearance of millions of dollars after an armored car overturns and spills its payload onto the streets of a struggling Southtown neighborhood. Detective Ellison suspect it was no accident and tries to coax cooperation from Watson who may know more about the cause of the crash. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Sullivan Walker (Watson), Gerard Plunkett ( ), Sal Landi ( ), Jay Brazeau ( ), Ken Earl (Taggart), Lamont Bentley (Marcus Watson), Lesley Ewen (Serena), Anthony Harrison (Dwight Marshall), Peter Flemming (Don Trout), Doug Abrahams (Albert Lane), Jorge Vargas (Serge), Arthur Corber (Sam Bernstein), Avery Raskin (Fred Drysdale), Robin Mossley (Gary), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe -- uncredited).

2.22:  Survival -- aired May 7, 1997

Written by Howard Chaykin
Directed by James Marshall

Summary: A criminal mastermind escapes custody and takes Banks hostage on his way to recovering $5 million in stolen money hidden in an old mine. The guys have to catch up before Banks is killed while fighting off a group (sic) of survivalists following the chase. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): John Pyper-Ferguson (Dawson Quinn), Deeny Dakota (Lisa), Duncan Fraser (Sheriff Tennyson), William MacDonald (Dell), Anne Farquhar (Mara), Marshall Teague (Wade Rooker).

2.23:  His Brother's Keeper -- aired May 14, 1997

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: Jim suspects foul play when a racetrack owner and a construction foreman are found dead, but the evidence points to Jim's brother as the main suspect. (Source: TV Guide Online episode blurb)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Brian Fitzpatrick (Steven Ellison), Tyler Layton (Pat Reynolds), Bruce Kirby (Herman Franklin), George Touliatos (Ben Prince), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Lesley Ewen (Serena), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Darcy Laurie (Tony Grant), Patrick Stevenson (Pete Winslow), Paul Batten (Mayor).

2.24:  Sleeping Beauty -- aired May 21, 1997

Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Gail Morgan Hickman

Summary: A beautiful 20-year-old woman awakens from a 10-year coma, and reveals clues to her parents' murder long ago. Ellison and Sandburg work closely with her, trying to adjust to a mature woman with a child's knowledge and personality. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Tamara Braun (Stacey Neumann), Edward Edwards (Martin Van Zandt), Derek Webster (Dr. Tarloff), Tamara Phillips (Kerri Sullivan), Ian Marsh (Falk), Kurt Max Runte (Devlin), Rebecca Philpott (Young Stacey), Sheila Tyson (Audrey), Cory Dagg (Brian).

Season 3

3.01:  Warriors -- aired September 10, 1997

Written by David L. Newman
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: After nearly killing an innocent man while responding to a robbery, Jim loses his extrasensory powers. Meanwhile, members of the Peruvian tribe that helped Jim gain his heightened senses seek vengeance on the oil company that's destroying their jungle home. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Pato Hoffmann (Incacha), Christopher Allport (Gerald Spalding), Dawn Stern (Janet Myers), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Jim Davidson (Mitch Yeagar), Eclilsen De Jesus (Ali), Dario Jaquez (Moi), Gonzalez Solorio (Nanto), Edson Tavares Ribiero (Amo), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Gary Lauder (Shuster), Mark Fielding (Billings), Bill Lawrence (Wayne), Bruce Harwood (Barry), Kendall Cross (Rhonda), Tim Thomerson (Man on industrial vehicle in jungle -- uncredited).

3.02:  Three Point Shot -- aired September 17, 1997

Written by Darrel Fetty
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: On the eve of a crucial playoff game for the Cascade Jags basketball team, Ellison investigates the murder of a young man closely associated with the team. He is led to a deadly feud between a legendary player, Orvelle Wallace and his flamboyant, hot-shot teammate Dwight Roshman. Ellison finds evidence pointing to Wallace as the murder suspect, but Sandburg, who holds Wallace as his childhood idol, refuses to believe it and his objectivity is called into question. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Clyde Drexler (Orvelle Wallace), Mitch Richmond (Dwight Roshman), Kurt Rambis (Coach), Malik Sealy ( ), Lorenzen Wright ( ), Bill Walton ( ), Hubie Brown ( ), Ralph Lawler ( ), Tom McBeth (Arthur Dell), Samaria Graham (Shelley Wallace), Michael Warren (Ray Krause), Benz Antoine (Jerome Burke), John Tierney (Glimmerman), Neil Denis (Carjacker Kid #1), Adam Harrison (Carjacker Kid #2), Mi-Jung Lee (TV Reporter), Rhys Williams (Kid #1).

3.03:  The Girl Next Door -- aired September 24, 1997

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: Blinded by his neighbor's beauty and charm, Sandburg doesn't see that she's involved in a drug-trafficking ring. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Meadow Sisto (Iris), Michael Lewis ( ), Courtenay J. Stevens ( ), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Jeremy Ratchford (Artie Parkman), Ronald Robinson (Patrol Officer).

3.04:  Poachers -- aired October 1, 1997

Written by Tony Westman
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: Ellison and Sandburg stumble upon a poaching syndicate responsible for killing endangered animals --- and end up involved in a Federal hunt for a dangerous international fugitive.

Guest cast (in order of credits): Marjorie Monaghan (Elaine Walters), Richard Tyson (Frank Rafferty), Byron Mann (Tommy Wu), Johnny Mah (Ho Ng), Mike Mitchell (Jake Marshall), Gerry Rousseau (Sid Polk), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe).

3.05:  Inside Man -- aired October 15, 1997

Written by Harv Zimmel
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: After Ellison saves the life of a mob chief's grandson, he's offered a job as a reward --- and goes undercover to investigate the crime family. Working as a bodyguard, Jim tries to help the boy and his mother escape from the life of the mob. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Stephanie Romanov (Michelle Lazar), Robia La Morte (Erika Lazar), Larry Holden (Vincent Lazar), Bill Switzer (Edward Lazar), Donnelly Rhodes (Dominick Lazar), Philip Maurice Hayes (Terry Neff), Malcolm Stewart (Agent Frank Mulroney).

3.06:  Vendetta -- aired October 29, 1997

Written by David Thoreau
Directed by Tim Van Patten

Summary: While Ellison works undercover to bust a safe-cracking ring, a computer hacker suffering from "road rage" stalks him --- seeking revenge after the two men have a near-collision on the road. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Cameron Dye (Dan Freeman), Holly Fields (Melanie), Derek Phekman (Robert Crown), John Oliver (Trent Leeds),  Gavin Buhr (Security Guard), Claude de Martino (Mr. Thomas), Carolyn Tweedle (Maid), Gary Jones (Mr. Jones), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Kendall Cross (Rhonda), Mike Dopud (Tony), Wren Roberts (Tow Driver).

3.07:  Fool Me Twice -- aired November 5, 1997

Written by John Vorhaus
Directed by John Connor

Summary: While looking into the murder of an unknown man, Ellison finds a connection to a plot to assassinate a Caribbean human-rights activist --- with whom Sandburg is infatuated. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Kira Arne (Genevieve Benet), Clifton Davis (President Lemec), Tony Perez (Gustavo Alcante), Jake T. Roberts (Janover), Andrew Johnston (Wade Caldy), Andy Marshall (Christophe), Gloria Krichlow (Clarice), Donna Yamamoto (Elizabeth Chin).

3.08:  Storm Warning -- aired November 12, 1997

Written by Peter Lance
Directed by Oley Sassone

Summary: Ellison's visit with his cousin, a Coast Guard officer on a remote island, turns into a nightmare after he helps rescue a woman at sea. She turns out to be the mistress of a drug czar who has stolen incriminating evidence. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Brittney Powell (Monique), Eric Keenleyside (Rucker Ellison), Danny Mora ( ), Jesus Nebot ( ), John Henry Canavan (Eddie Hicks), Edward Diaz (Martine), Alfonso Quijada (Hernando), Bob Neve (Guzman's Pilot), Greg Bennett (Team Commander).

3.09:  Red Ice -- aired November 19, 1997

Written by Richard Maxwell
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: Ellison tracks down a Russian assassin who is an enemy from his past. After witnessing the slaying of a Russian activist, Jim struggles to understand why his hyper-senses didn't detect the killer --- until he learns that the sniper is an old nemesis known for his high-tech tricks. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Eliza Sroka (Micki Kamerev), Aleksandra Kaniak (Inspector Major Katrina Vaslova), Bjorn Johnson (Yuri), Malcolm Stewart (Agent Frank Mulroney), Dmitri Boudrine (Dmitri Gordievsky), Raoul Ganeev (Father Kasporev), Ben Cardinal (Dan Wolf), David Kaye (Agent Danforth).

3.10:  Dead Certain -- aired November 26, 1997

Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: While investigating the bizarre death of an unidentified man, Jim faces a new challenge --- the arrival of a female forensics officer determined to work on the case. The unusual murder case leads to a corrupt plastic surgeon who gives wanted criminals new identities. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Lisa Akey (Cassie Welles), Richard Sali (Steven Morrow), Nancy Hower (Sheriff Kelli McNeil), Robert Lewis (Dietz), Dave "Squatch" Ward (Bob Leland), Ben Cardinal (Dan Black Wolf), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Matt Hill (Deputy Tolliver), Sean Day Michael (Deputy Nichols), Kit Mallet (Balducci), Sheelah Megill (Woman), Maureen Caine (Nurse Sandra --- uncredited).

3.11:  Breaking Ground -- aired December 17, 1997

Teleplay by Harold Apter
Story by Steven Kriozere and Harold Apter & Laurence Frank
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: A murder at a Cascade archeological dig hits close to home for Sandburg, who takes a personal interest in the case. During the investigation, he and Ellison learn that the assets of a secret society dating back hundreds of years are supposedly buried at the murder site, owned by the mob-linked Mark Cantor. But Cantor is on a mission to find the treasure "map" -- a cryptic message etched into a jagged piece of gold -- and has no qualms about eliminating anyone who stands in his way. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Lisa Akey (Cassie Welles), Dale Wilson (Mark Cantor), Zack Ward (Orange Glasses Man), Gabrielle Rose (Emily Watson), Deborah Donohue (Reporter).

3.12:  Prisoner X -- aired January 14, 1998

Teleplay by Rick Husky and Laurence Frank
Story by Rick Husky
Directed by Richard Compton

Summary: After his high-school friend is mysteriously killed trying to escape prison, Ellison goes undercover as an inmate to find out why model prisoners are turning up dead. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Ben Jurand (Turner), Fay Hauser (Dr. Wilder), Brent Stait (Miller), Stephen E. Miller (Pope Burnett), Andrew Bryniarski (Vinson), Lorena Gale (Maggie Chandler), Roger Barnes (Warden Hanlon), Michael Andaluz (Liotta), Lisa Schrage (Kelly Temple), Jason Diablo (Camacho), Ron Sauve (Ray Douglas).

3.13:  The Trance -- aired January 21, 1998

Written by Ann Powell
Directed by James Marshall

Summary: When a cop is found dead at the gathering place of a religious cult, Ellison and Sandburg enlist the help of the crime's only witness --- a woman who claims she was in a trance during the murder. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Bianca Rossini (Corinna Santiago), Vincent Castellanos (Dennis Murphy), Tony Longo (Robert Cortez), Michael Rogers (Rico), Liza Huget (Iya), J. Douglas Stewart (Patrick Donoghue), Gabriel Hodge (Bobby Tome), Christine Anton (Cuban Woman).

3.14:  Mirror Image -- aired February 11, 1998

Teleplay by David H. Balkan
Story by Rich Tabach
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: When the unique marks of a known serial killer are left behind at a murder scene, it is up to Ellison and Sandburg to find out how they got there -- since the suspect is incarcerated in a maximum security mental hospital. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Lisa Akey (Cassie Welles), Colin Cunningham (Dr. Burke), Brion James (Warren Chapel), Anthony Ulc (Harris), Jen Jasey (Alex), Andre Benjamin (Reggie), Ben Cardinal (Dan Wolf), Ben Derrick (Joseph Bellini -- uncredited), Mike Dopud (O'Doyle -- uncredited).

3.15:  Finkelman's Folly -- aired February 18, 1998

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Michael Lacoe

Summary: While Captain Banks is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound, Sarah Finkelman-an attractive, intelligent woman with a chip on her shoulder-is called in as a substitute. To "prove" herself, she sets up an undercover sting operation alone, but soon finds she's in over her head and needs Ellison and Sandburg's help to bust the local drug distributor she's targeted. Meanwhile, Banks, dazed from all the painkillers, accidentally overhears two doctors plotting to murder a colleague and must thwart their efforts before it's too late. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Shareen J. Mitchell (Sarah Finkelman), Justin Louis (Arthur Sabin), Steve Bacic (Joe Brock), Peter Wilds (Rick Brock), April Grace (Amy), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Iris Quinn (Julie Chaney), Michael St. John Smith (Burt Phelps), Stacy Fair (Laura Quint), Angel Gann (Susan), Stuart O'Connel (Intern), Kevin Blatch (Bill Thompson), Dan Plechat (Harry), Andrew Guy (Glenn), Khaira Lee (Teller), Rif Van Rij (Detective Rafe).

3.16:  Sweet Science -- aired February 25, 1998

Written by Laurence Frank
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: After a sweeping victory in the ring, boxing champion "Sweet" Roy Williams (played by real-life heavyweight boxer Roy Jones, Jr.) is mysteriously found shot to death. The only suspect with a viable motive is Roy's brother, Jamie, who was terribly jealous of his famous sibling and angry with him for allegedly having an affair with his girlfriend. But a detailed investigation by Ellison and Sandburg lead the Cascade Police to the real killer, a counterfeiter worried that Roy would bust his lucrative operation. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Karim Prince (Jamie Williams), Nicole Prescott (Sharita Bailey), James Leard (Rock Oldmam), Roy Jones Jr. (Sweet Roy Williams), Jason Anthony Griffith (Billy Atlas), William Samples (Jeffrey Collins), Brent J.D. Sheppard (Agent O'Hara), Rif Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Dan Shea (Fight Announcer).

3.17:  Remembrance -- aired March 11, 1998

Written by Joseph Johnson & Tom Fudge
Directed by Tim Van Patten

Summary: When a professor who is doing research on serial killers turns up dead, and a picture of Ellison as a boy is found at the crime scene, Ellison is pit against his childhood friend, (sic) who may be the serial killer. Ellison learns that he had sentinel abilities as a child, but had suppressed these abilities after he witnessed the murder of his childhood mentor. This revelation opens doors to his past and his future as the sentinel. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Dean Wray (Aaron Foster), Ryan de Boer (Young Jim), Perry King (William Ellison), Ben Baxter (Young Steven), Graham Wardle (Young Aaron), Fred Keating (Karl "Bud" Heydash), Ben Cardinal (Dan Wolf), Alannah Ong (Sally Wong), Bill Nikolai (Mick Foster, age 40), John Moore (Mick Foster, age 65), Ted Cole (Detective Bryce), Mark Schooley (Detecive Waters), Michael Weaver (Photographer -- uncredited).

3.18:  Love Kills -- aired March 18, 1998

Teleplay by Lydia Look
Story by J. Rae Fox
Directed by William Gereghty

Summary: While investigating the murder of a monk in Chinatown, Ellison runs into an old flame and his feelings for her are instantly rekindled, making it hard for him to believe that she is a professional killer whose next target is him. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Musetta Vander (Lila), Yuji Okumoto (Lo), Paul McGillion (Boz Tate), Oliver Svensson-Tan (Detective Choi), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Daniel Chen (Monk #3), Vince Crestejo (Senior Monk), Raugi Yu (Monk #2), Stephen Thorne (Desk Clerk).

3.19:  Crossroads -- aired April 22, 1998

Written by Rick Husky
Directed by John Connor

Summary: Ellison's peaceful fishing weekend takes a vicious turn when the remote town he's staying in becomes the site of an elaborate, illegal operation involving millions of dollars, a highly contagious "disease," phony military officers and a train bound for nowhere. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Don S. Davis (Wilton Fisker), Lisa Anne Morrison (Linda Conway), Glenn Morshower (K.C. Garner), Ewan "Sudsy" Clark (Sean Penny), Marya Delver (Jackie Simms), Sean Allan (Lyle Stone), Ty Olsson (Bo Crockett).

3.20:  Foreign Exchange -- aired April 29, 1998

Teleplay by Gail Morgan Hickman & David H. Balkan
Story by Harold Apter & Laurence Frank
Directed by Bruce Bilson

Summary: When Australian police detective Megan Connor arrives in Cascade as part of an international officer exchange program, her commanding attitude clashes with Ellison and Captain Banks. But she soon gains their respect when they learn she's manipulated the officer swap just to track down a criminal from Sydney who fled the country to escape prosecution. Now, the felon is in Cascade with an elaborate plan to rob the Federal Mint, and it's up to Ellison and Sandburg, with the help of their new partner, to thwart him. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Peter Wingfield (Scott Bruenell), Scott McNeil (Lane Cassidy), Michael Tiernan (Jeremy Kellerman), Rick Dobran (Ben Ramos), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Jeremy Van der Driesen (Bartender), James Ralph (Federal Mint Guard), Steve Oatway (Power Plant Guard).

3.21:  Neighborhood Watch -- aired May 6, 1998

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Scott Williams

Summary: When a U.S. Marshal warns Ellison that someone in the witness protection program may have been illegally exposed, Ellison and Megan go undercover as a married couple -- with Sandburg as their nephew [(sic) -- should be just Jim's nephew] -- in hopes of identifying the endangered witness and possibly preventing a hit. Through surveillance, they learn that the witness is the ex-wife of a wealthy junk bondsman who did the "right" thing and exposed the unlawful activities of her husband, and now he's out to get her. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Sarah Rose Peterson (Katie Johnson), James Kidnie (Lonnie Stevens), Brent Chapman (Bud Flint), Colleen Rennison (Rachel Johnson), Bill Dow (Phil Tanner), April Telek (Susan Tanner), Chris Nelson Norris (Walter Beckman), Fred Henderson (Roger Carson), Richard Side (Tom Coleman), Peter Kelamis (Ed Warner).

3.22:  Night Shift -- aired May 13, 1998

Written by Richard Maxwell
Directed by James Marshall

Summary: The murder of a blue-collar jury foreman sparks an investigation into the unlawful practices of defense attorney Charles Kaplan. With the help of two witnesses - one a car thief, the other a self-proclaimed "angel" - Ellison and Sandburg are able to nail the smarmy lawyer and reveal his custom of jury tampering. Meanwhile, Ellison catches a glimpse of Sandburg's Ph.D. dissertation and doesn't like what he sees, and a nine-foot alligator runs loose in police headquarters. (Source: UPN Press Release.)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Michael A. Pena (Johnny), Vito D'Ambrosio (Victor Smallwood), Joel Wirkkunen (Charles Kaplan), Alex Zahara (Gabe), Jo Bates (Carrie Kingston), Gordon Tipple (Walter Miller), Sean Day Michael (Florida Frank), Geoff Adams (Ben Stout), Henri Brown (Detecive Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe).

3.23:  Sentinel Too, Part 1 -- aired May 20, 1998

Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Richard Compton

Summary: When Sandburg discovers Alex Barnes, a female sentinel, he hesitates to introduce her to a confused Ellison, whose hyper-senses detect her arrival in Cascade. Meanwhile, Alex is hiding a dark -- and dangerous -- secret from Sandburg. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jeri Ryan (Alex Barnes), Matt O'Toole (Carl Hettinger), Kevin McNulty (Supervisor), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Brock Johnson (Gunman), Winnie Hung (Woman Clerk), Dee Jay Jackson (Security Chief), Terry Barclay (Guard #3), Jay Brownlee (EMT Leader).

Season 4

4.01:  Sentinel Too, Part 2 -- aired February 1, 1999

Teleplay by Gail Morgan Hickman
Story by Gail Morgan Hickman & David H. Balkan
Directed by Tony Westman

Summary: Ellison discovers a new aspect to his powers, and pursues fellow sentinel Alex to South America [(sic) -- actually Sierra Verde in Mexico] to try to stop her from selling deadly nerve gas to a drug lord. Meanwhile, Megan begins to suspect that Jim has extrasensory abilities. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jeri Ryan (Alex Barnes), Carlos Gomez (Arguillo), Pato Hoffmann (Incacha), Matt O'Toole (Carl Hettinger), Anna Galvin (Megan Connor), Oscar Goncalves (Captain Ortega), Tito W. Mata (Calderon), Jay Brownlee (EMT Leader).

4.02:  Murder 101 -- aired February 8, 1999

Written by Ron Taylor
Directed by Don Kurt

Summary: Sandburg is shocked when it's revealed that two of his students are linked to Ellison's murder mystery. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Chad Todhunter (Brad Ventriss), Niesha Trout (Suzanne Nadine), Tom Butler (Norman Ventriss), Jerry Wasserman (Brad's lawyer), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Johanna Lebovitz (Jill Gordon), Dmitry Chepovetsky (Rick Feldman), Linden Banks (Henry Nadine), Claire Riley (Connie Roberts), Ingrid Tesch (Jennifer Olson), Lesley Ewen (Serena Chang), Russell Jung (Dennis Chung), George Gordon (Dr. Sidney Oldham), Marie Stillin (Chancellor Edwards).

4.03:  Four Point Shot -- aired February 15, 1999

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: Banks' son is taken hostage by a paramilitary unit during a basketball game that's being broadcast to a national TV audience. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Robert Knott (Garrett Kincaid), Drancy Jackson (Daryl Banks), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Brent Stait (McBride), Lorenzen Wright ( ), Malik Sealy ( ), Muggsy Boggs ( ), Kurt Rambis (Coach Brianski), Damon Stoudamire ( ), Kiki Vandeweghe ( ), Clyde Drexler (Orvelle Wallace), Sean Campbell (Southern), Demetri Goritsas (Richie Berman), Ewan "Sudsy" Clark (Preston Crawford), Karen Konoval (Nancy), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Marrett Green (Newscaster).

4.04:  Dead End on Blank Street -- aired February 22, 1999

Written by David H. Balkan
Directed by Don Kurt

Summary: Ellison falls for an old flame -- a femme fatale who draws him into a romantic triangle. He may wind up in jail when she tries framing him for murder. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Stacy Haiduk (Veronica), Kirk Acevedo (Ray Aldo), Alex Carter (Alan Archer), Garry Chalk (Harry Lovejoy), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Lesley Ewen (Serena Chang).

4.05:  The Waiting Room -- aired March 1, 1999

Written by Harold Apter
Directed by Michael Lacoe

Summary: Ellison encounters the spirit of a woman murdered almost a half-century ago with ties into the homicide he's currently investigating. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Andrew J. Robinson (Robert Dunlop), Henry Beckman ( ), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Stefanie Von Pfetten (Molly), Alfred E. Humphreys (Daniel Trent), John MacLaren (Peter Willis), Marilyn Norry (Phyllis), Damien Perkins (Charlie), Lesley Ewen (Serena Chang), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Terry Chen (Gang Member #1), Yee Jee Tso (Gang Member #2).

4.06:  The Real Deal -- aired May 10, 1999

Teleplay by Randy Brown
Story by Laurence Frank
Directed by James Marshall

Summary: An actor who once played a TV detective helps a reluctant Ellison catch a killer. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Robert Vaughn (Vince Deal), Robert Wisden (John Bentley), Jessalyn Gilsig (RJ Shannon), Anna Galvin (Megan Connor), Jill Teed (Marika Layton), Philip Maurice Hayes (Joey Trillo), James Bumford (Nick Ray), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Yanik Truesdale (Patrolman), Leroy Schultz (Max Rogers).

4.07:  Most Wanted -- aired May 17, 1999

Written by Robert Bielak
Directed by Scott Williams

Summary: Ellison pursues one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals, a bank robber and an alleged cop killer. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Jude Ciccolella (Harry Conkle), Dorie Barton (Lindsay), Dean Paul Gibson (Jack Cryss), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Charles Andre (Eddie Kolach), John Mann (Man #1), Terence Lewis (Second Man), Jacques Lalonde (Third Man), Chris J. Newton (Harwick), John Callander (Stocking Face), Richard Sargent (Manager), Forbes Angus (Guard).

4.08:  The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg -- aired May 24, 1999

Written by Bill Froehlich
Directed by Danny Bilson

Summary: After seeing Sandburg's thesis, the media exposes Ellison's powers, greatly jeopardizing the safety of a union leader facing death threats. (Source: Stefan's Sentinel Episode Guide)

Guest cast (in order of credits): Leigh Taylor Young (Naomi Sandburg), Ian Tracey (Jack Bartley), Ken Earl (Joel Taggart), Anna Galvin (Megan Connor), Udo Kier (Klaus Zeller), John W. Carroll (Glenn), Lindsay Bourne (Haber), Michael Kopsa (Sid Graham), George Gordon (Professor Sidney Marks), Marie Stillin (Chancellor Edwards), Henri Brown (Detective Brown), Ryf Van Rij (Detective Rafe), Brian Arnold (Reporter #1), Samantha Ferris (Reporter #2), Deanna Williams (Reporter #3).

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