20 March 1996
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.
Season 1, Episode 2: Siege27 March 1996
Jim tries to find a way for Sandburg to help him on duty. They need to talk to the Captain, but a terrorist manages to take control of Police Headquaters. Sandburg is one of the hostages. Ellison and Captain Banks try to figure a way to free all the hostages and take out the terrorists.
Season 1, Episode 3: Killers3 April 1996
When undercover police officer Danny Choi is killed at the hands of Tommy Juno, Jim must use his senses and his skills as a detective to prove Juno's guilt. However, Juno seems capable of being two places at once.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Debt10 April 1996
The drug lab next door to Sandburg's apartment blows up leaving Blair homeless and getting Ellison involved in a local drug war. Blair moves in with Jim. Ellison teams with a former gang banger cop to try and stop an escalating drug war.
Season 1, Episode 5: Cypher24 April 1996
A serial killer drowns his victims, ties a yellow scarf around their necks, leaves them in a warm bath and assumes their identities. His next target is Blair Sandburg.
1 May 1996
Cold medication messes with Ellison's senses while Jim and Blair try to defend a state protected witness and his female lawyer from attacks on a train.
Season 1, Episode 7: Rogue8 May 1996
Rogue CIA agent Lee Bracket steals Ebola virus and uses it as a threat to force Ellison and Sandburg to aid him in stealing a prototype aircraft.
15 May 1996
Blair woes the daughter of a suspected arms dealer in order to help Jim bring down the father and stop the escalating violence caused by the influx of powerful weapons. Jim has to deal with a female ATF agent with an abrasive personality.
Season 1, Episode 9: Attraction22 May 1996
Ellison's investigation of a series of diamond robberies is disrupted when Jim meets an attractive woman and is powerfully affected by pheromones. Sandburg connects this to Jim's odd reaction to evidence at the crime scenes.
17 July 1996
Sandburg takes Ellison to a monastery for what he hopes is a relaxing vacation. Jim isn't enthusiastic about this idea. One of the monks is murdered and the two visitors are the prime suspects.
Season 2, Episode 1: Flight4 September 1996
Simon Banks and his son Daryl disappear from an anti-drug conference in Peru. Blair insists on going with Jim to rescue the Captain and his son, even if it means he has to jump out of an airplane and face drug runners.
11 September 1996
A female pop star is being stalked by her escaped convict ex-lover. Ellison and Sandburg are assigned as her protection detail.
Season 2, Episode 3: Deep Water18 September 1996
When the car of Ellison's partner, who went missing a few years ago while he and Ellison were working on the kidnapping of the son of a wealthy, is found. But everyone seems heel bent on proving that he ran off with the money. Ellison believes that is not true. But an investigation reveals that Ellison could have been his accomplice and Ellison can't prove it. So he tries to find who the kidnapper is.
Season 2, Episode 4: Reunion22 May 1996
Simon Banks attends his high school reunion. One of his former classmates is killed with Simon's gun. Ellison and Sandburg try to solve the crime and to prevent their friend's murder.
Season 2, Episode 5: Payback2 October 1996
Cascade Police tries to stop a gang war between the Yakuza and a local biker gang by hosting a summit meeting. The leader of the bikers is poisoned and the Yakuza's female lawyer is suspected. Ellison discovers she's an undercover office.
Season 2, Episode 6: True Crime9 October 1996
A camera crew from a true crime show dog Ellison and Sandburg as they investigate a series of bank heists.
Season 2, Episode 7: Ice Man30 October 1996
A prostitute witnesses the murder of her pimp at the hands of a hired hitman known as the Iceman. Ellison and Sandburg have to provide protection for the woman while trying to figure out which of her clients is the hitman's target.
Season 2, Episode 8: The Rig6 November 1996
Jim and Blair investigate a murder on an oil rig while Sandburg tries to help Ellison get over his fear of deep water.
13 November 1996
Ellison investigates a violent carjacking ring. When he sets a trap for the perpetrators events don't go the way he expects and both Blair and his mother Naomi end up in danger.
20 November 1996
A Chilean druglord's enemies kidnap his daughter while she is in Ellison and Sandburg's protective care.
27 November 1996
Ellison and Major Crimes work with a replacement bomb expert investigating a series of bombings targeting black churches. Sandburg tries to help Joel Taggart, Cascade's bomb expert, who has developed a phobia about explosives.
8 January 1997
While investigating a designer drug, Ellison gets some in his eyes and is blinded.
15 January 1997
Ellison experiences a dramatic increase in his hearing after having wax blockage removed from his ears. As a result he hears the murder of an undercover vice cop, but has difficulty in convincing the internal affairs officer.
5 February 1997
A female arson investigator is teamed with Ellison and Sandburg to investigate a series of arson fires targeted at warehouses.
Season 2, Episode 15: Secret12 February 1997
Ellison is kidnapped by Norman Oliver, a former army intelligence officer. Sandburg and Simon Banks work together to try and locate and rescue their friend.
Season 2, Episode 16: Dead Drop19 February 1997
Blair is among a diverse group of hostages being held in a high rise elevator by a man calling himself Galileo. Galileo demands a ransom and threatens to drop the elevator cage unless it is delivered.
Season 2, Episode 17: Red Dust26 February 1997
Stolen uranium is being moved through Cascade by an international criminal organization using the local Russian emigrate community.
Season 2, Episode 18: Smart Alec12 March 1997
Ellison investigates the death of a Rainier University campus maintenance worker. Sandburg mentors a young genius with attitude issues.
26 March 1997
Naomi's psychic friend, Charlie Spring, is hired by a distraught mother to find her kidnapped child. Ellison doesn't believe that Spring has psychic abilities and doesn't want Charlie involved with this case.
9 April 1997
Ellison clashes with a manipulative FBI agent when he learns that a mob informant that is supposed to be dead is really still alive.
30 April 1997
Ellison suspects a setup when an armored car spills it's payload onto the streets of a poor neighborhood and millions vanish.
Season 2, Episode 22: Survival7 May 1997
A cop killer takes Capt. Banks hostage during his extradition.
14 May 1997
Sandburg helps Ellison investigate murders at the local horse racing track. Ellison's brother Stephen is one of the suspects.
21 May 1997
Ellison and Sandburg work with a twenty year old woman who recently awoke from a ten year coma. They try to solve the murder of her parents and to help her adjust to losing ten years out of her life.
Season 3, Episode 1: Warriors10 September 1997
Incaaha and other members of the Chopec tribe Jim lived with in Peru come to Cascade to confront officers of the oil company that is destroying their jungle.
17 September 1997
Sandburg meets his hero Orville Wallace, legendary Cascade Jags basketball player, when Wallace is suspected in the killing of his confrontational fellow player, Dwight Rossman.
24 September 1997
The girl next door is beautiful, charming--and involved in an illegal drug trafficking ring.
Season 3, Episode 4: Poachers1 October 1997
Jim and Blair stumble into a ring poaching endangered animals.
15 October 1997
Ellison goes undercover as a bodyguard for a mob boss. He tries to help the mobster's daughter-in-law and her young son escape from the man's influence.
Season 3, Episode 6: Vendetta29 October 1997
Ellison nearly crashes into the car of a computer hacker. The enraged man stalks Ellison, complicating the safe cracking case Jim is working.
5 November 1997
During an Amnesty International peace conference Blair helps Jim protect one of the delegates,Genevieve Benet.
12 November 1997
Jim and Blair visit Storm Island to celebrate Jim's Coast Guard Uncle Rucker's birthday. With a storm rolling in, they rescue Monique, runaway mistress of a drug lord. They find she is not what she seems when the cartel comes after her.
Season 3, Episode 9: Red Ice19 November 1997
When a celebrated Russian poet and activist is publicly assassinated on the steps of Cascade Museum, Jim and Blair have to work with the Moscow police - but Jim and the assassin have met before.
26 November 1997
When a body drops from the sky over Cascade, the trail leads Jim and Blair to Pine Crest, a tiny place where nothing ever happens. As if. Throw in new, pushy, over-eager forensic chief Cassie Welles and life gets very complicated very fast.
17 December 1997
A murder at a harbourside excavation site opens up an ancient plot involving Freemasons, Illuminati, corrupt builders and a hidden mysterious room full of treasure. Or does it?
Season 3, Episode 12: Prisoner X14 January 1998
When prisoners at Starkville jail are found savagely beaten - and in at least one case, dead - Jim goes undercover as an inmate to investigate. This would be easier if one of the prisoners hadn't recognised him.
Season 3, Episode 13: The Trance21 January 1998
When a young, ambitious Cuban lawyer-to-be is shot, suspicion turns on the police. When one of the arresting cops is shot, it's believed to be payback. But the situation is more complex, as Jim and Blair soon find out.
11 February 1998
Someone is beating then killing criminals who got off on technicalities. The MO is identical to that of the killer who shot Cassie in her previous post. But he's in a maximum security prison. It can't be him - can it?
18 February 1998
While Simon is recovering in hospital from being shot, he overhears a murder being planned - placing his life in immediate jeopardy. Meanwhile his substitute is trying to take down a major crime lord - by herself.
25 March 1998
The death of a dear friend of Blair's uncovers some unpleasant sporting politics and a web of corruption involving murder and counterfeit money.
11 March 1998
Childhood rivalry, two very different sorts of fatherly abuse, and the discovery of his friend's body in the woods when he was ten, combine in the present day to place Jim and his father in deadly peril.
Season 3, Episode 18: Love Kills18 March 1998
Jim's senses go into overdrive when he bumps into the long-lost love of his life while investigating the killing of an apparent Buddhist monk. But Lila is in Cascade on a mission.
Season 3, Episode 19: Crossroads22 April 1998
Jim leaves for a solitary trip. Suspecting he's hiding the location of the perfect fishing spot, Blair and Simon track him, only to find themselves all caught up in an army and CDC lockdown of a town wracked by a sudden, mysterious disease.
29 April 1998
Feisty, insubordinate Australian cop Megan Connor temporarily joins Cascade PD as an observer. However, she's not here by chance - she has her own agenda, and if achieving it means ignoring Simon and Jim's orders, so be it.
6 May 1998
The murder of a friend of Jim's spurs an investigation into crooked FBI agents, Federal Witness Protection clients, and gung-ho Neighbourhood Watch vigilantes. Much amusement, shenanigans and violence ensues.
13 May 1998
With half of Cascade's utilities companies on strike, police HQ is in chaos - made worse by a murder witnessed by a man who believes he's an angel. There's an animal loose in the air ducts. And Jim breaking Blair's trust is the final straw.
20 May 1998
Blair encounters a woman who is having problems with her senses. He finds out she has Sentinel abilities, and helps her cope with her abilities just as he helped Jim. Unknown to Blair, she's a criminal, and her team is on a crime spree in Cascade, Jim is on the case.
1 February 1999
Alexis attempted to kill Sandburg before escaping. Ellison arrives and tries to revive his friend. Then they head to Peru in pursuit of Alexis.
Season 4, Episode 2: Murder 1018 February 1999
When a top cyber security expert for hire is murdered and all his files stolen, Jim discovers that he'd been working for two rival high tech corporations. But what does that have to do with the troublesome student in Blair's class?
15 February 1999
McBride has escaped - again. This time his target is the Cascade sports arena: his plan, to force the Jaguars' sponsor into handing over $150 million. But Blair, and Simon and his son Daryl, being in the audience complicates matters.
22 February 1999
Cocaine from a drug bust has gone missing - and Jim is the suspect.
1 March 1999
A present day murder leads to a revelation that may be able to finally clear up a 45 year old murder, and vindicate the victim and the boy (now a troubled, haunted man) who saw it happen. And Jim discovers a new ability.
10 May 1999
Vince Deal, washed-up actor and occasional (usually mistaken) informant for Cascade PD, is sure he has a genuine case this time. Jim goes undercover to investigate - but finds Vince in his way at every turn.
17 May 1999
Professional thief Harry wants to see his daughter and grandson one last time, but his position on the FBI's Most Wanted list makes that difficult - especially when another thief is using his MO and has killed two cops during a job.
24 May 1999
Blair's mother tries to help him out by giving his dissertation to a friend whose a publisher, so he can proof read it. He wants to publish it, soon everyone knows Jim's secret. The courts want to review all his cases, Jim is now plagued by people who want to meet the Sentinel, which causes problems as he tries to track down an assassin. Blair must decide whether which is more important his friendship with Jim, or his paper.
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