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.

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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.

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Exciting, cleverly scripted episode
21 February 2017 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I didn't like "The Sentinel" series when it played 20 years ago, but catching up with this episode now via a nostalgic TV channel I may have been wrong, so well-done is this particular story.

My opinion originally stemmed from the gimmicky nature of the premise, yet another cop show with extraneous (and goofy) powers ascribed to the hero, as if standard Holmesian procedural abilities weren't enough for the audience. But producer, writer and director Gail Morgan Hickman, who has the classic "The Equalizer" series heading up her resume, delivered the goods this time out.

Her suspenseful story line is good enough to instruct current screenwriters and could easily be recycled to good effect in the 21st Century. Among the first screen appearances of talented heroine Tamara Braun, it concerns a young girl whose parents are killed in a car crash in the opening scene, fleeing unknown baddies who force them off the road.

The kid stays in a coma for a decade, but all hell breaks loose when she wakes up, the bad guys intent on silencing her once and for all as part of their crucial cover-up.

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It turns out that our government, and the military in particular, are responsible for the evil here, since the parents were working on a top- secret scientific project to develop a fabulous energy source that would forever change the world's economies. Our intrepid (if far-fetched) hero and his long-haired modern Tonto companion (cast evidently for the youth audience) save the girl and the day, with the secret destroyed -perhaps letting the world muddle through as it usually does without Deus Ex Machina assistance.

Well-paced, Hickman's story is a model of efficiency, creating a very large-scale issue and predicament and yet resolving it and all loose ends within the 40 to 50 minutes allotted for serial TV. With Braun's memorable performance this one is a little and lost gem


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