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 Jim Ellison (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Blair Sandburg (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
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After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after his return to the US. He can see people in darkened windows at night from two hundred yards, hear the music playing on the radio of the car he's chasing after he's lost sight of it, and can distinguish between wood and plastic after both have been in a three thousand degree fire. Blair Sandburg, a local anthropology student, tells Ellison that he is a "Sentinel," who in ancient tribes would protect the village and seek out game using such hyperactive senses. Sandburg becomes Ellison's back-watcher and teacher of how to use his new powers as Ellison brings a whole new edge to the war on crime in Cascade, Washington. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. See more »


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Originally cancelled by UPN after the third season finale "Sentinel too". Fan response after the airing of the finale prompted UPN to give the series half a season to end the series properly. See more »

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Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

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Blair Sandburg: Oh, hey. Notice how the war chant of the Yanomamo headhunters finds its pulse in the cellars of Seattle. I'm sure your dad used to say that stuff all the time about the Stones. "Hey, hey, turn that jungle music down."
Jim Ellison: Yes, he did. So do I. You mind?
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this great show will return in reruns
6 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Sentinel is a great sci-fi/buddy-buddy/action show about Detective Jim Ellison, a cop with heightened senses, and Blair Sandburg, the anthropology grad-student who helps him control them. It's a wonderful action-packed series, but it has been cancelled. Reruns are still running weekly on UPN, but this may only last until next season of new shows begins this fall (1999). However, reruns will show daily on the Sci-Fi Channel beginning in fall. Check it out!


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