The Sentinel

The Sentinel

1996 - 1999, Action, Crime
A detective uses his sensory powers to solve crime.

Episode Guide

  • The Sentinel - The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg

    After seeing Sandburg's thesis, the media exposes Ellison's powers, greatly jeopardizing the safety of a union leader facing death threats.

  • The Sentinel - Most Wanted (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Most Wanted

    Ellison pursues one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most-wanted criminals -- a bank robber and alleged cop killer.

  • The Sentinel - The Real Deal (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Real Deal

    An actor (guest star Robert Vaughn) who once played a detective tries to help Ellison (Richard Burgi) catch a killer.

  • The Sentinel - The Waiting Room (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Waiting Room

    Sandburg and Ellison look for a connection between an abandoned corpse and the restless ghost of a woman murdered 45 years earlier.

  • The Sentinel - Dead End on Blank Street (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Dead End on Blank Street

    Ellison (Richard Burgi) may take the fall for a murderer after he becomes entangled with a femme fatale.

  • The Sentinel - Four Point Shot (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Four Point Shot

    A fanatical militia takes over at a nationally televised basketball game, and Sandburg and Banks end up in a hostage situation.

  • The Sentinel - Murder 101 (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Murder 101

    Sandburg is shocked when it's revealed that two of his students are linked to Ellison's murder mystery.

  • The Sentinel - Sentinel Too (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Sentinel Too

    Ellison discovers another aspect of his powers after Sandburg's death and follows the evil Sentinel to the jungles of Peru.

  • The Sentinel - Sentinel Too (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Sentinel Too

    Sandburg meets Alexis Barnes and encourages the female Sentinel to refine her abilities, but she soon misuses her skills.

  • The Sentinel - Night Shift (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Night Shift

    Ellison and Sandburg go after a jury-tampering lawyer; Sandburg's doctoral dissertation irks Ellison.

  • The Sentinel - Neighborhood Watch (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Neighborhood Watch

    Posing as a married couple, Ellison and Megan must identify an endangered witness in order to save the woman from her ex-husband, a junk-bonds dealer.

  • The Sentinel - Foreign Exchange (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Foreign Exchange

    Ellison reluctantly works with Australian police detective to thwart a robber's plan to hit a federal mint.

  • The Sentinel - Crossroads (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:


    A money heist, phony military officers and a train bound for nowhere thwart Ellison's peaceful fishing getaway in a remote town.

  • The Sentinel - Love Kills (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Love Kills

    While investigating a monk's murder in Chinatown, Ellison finds himself the target of a professional killer who is an old flame.

  • The Sentinel - Remembrance (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    Ellison learns he's had sentinel abilities since childhood, but suppressed them due to a traumatic experience.

  • The Sentinel - Sweet Science (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Sweet Science

    A jealous brother (guest star Karim Prince) is the prime suspect in the shooting death of a boxing champion (guest star Roy Jones Jr.). With Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart.

  • The Sentinel - Finkelman's Folly (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Finkelman's Folly

    Ellison and Sandburg help the substitute chief bust a drug lord; recuperating Capt. Banks overhears doctors plotting a murder.

  • The Sentinel - Mirror Image (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Mirror Image

    Ellison and Sandburg (Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart) must figure out how an imprisoned serial killer has apparently murdered again.

  • The Sentinel - The Trance (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Trance

    Ellison and Sandburg try to save the life of a murder witness who claims she was in a trance during the killing.

  • The Sentinel - Prisoner X (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Prisoner X

    Ellison becomes an inmate in hope of avenging the death of his friend, a model prisoner who was killed trying to escape.

  • The Sentinel - Breaking Ground (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Breaking Ground

    Greed leads to murder at an archaeological dig where a treasure map is supposed to lead to precious antiquities.

  • The Sentinel - Dead Certain (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Dead Certain

    Ellison (Richard Burgi) investigates a plastic-surgery lab that helps criminals forge new identities.

  • The Sentinel - Red Ice (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Red Ice

    Ellison investigates the connection between several murders, a cache of smuggled diamonds and a former KGB agent.

  • The Sentinel - Storm Warning (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Storm Warning

    Ellison and Sandburg encounter a bad storm and a woman with ties to a drug czar during a visit to a remote island.

  • The Sentinel - Fool Me Twice (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Fool Me Twice

    A murder investigation puts Ellison and Sandburg in the middle of a plot to assassinate a peace activist from a tyrannical nation.

  • The Sentinel - Vendetta (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:


    Ellison (Richard Burgi) becomes the target of a crazed computer hacker (guest star Cameron Dye) after a traffic encounter.

  • The Sentinel - The Inside Man (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Inside Man

    Working as a bodyguard for a crime family, Ellison tries to help a woman and her young son escape from the life of the mob.

  • The Sentinel - Poachers (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    The detectives work with game wardens to find a ring of illegal poachers who sell endangered species to rich clients.

  • The Sentinel - The Girl Next Door (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Girl Next Door

    Sandburg becomes infatuated with his female neighbor until he learns of her involvement in a drug trafficking ring.

  • The Sentinel - Three Point Shot (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Three Point Shot

    On the eve of a playoff game, a young man's death may be linked to a feud between professional basketball players.

  • The Sentinel - Warriors (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    Ellison learns that members of the Chopec have come to avenge Cyclops Oil's illegal operations on land in Peru.

  • The Sentinel - Sleeping Beauty (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Sleeping Beauty

    Ellison opens a murder investigation when a woman awakes from a coma and sheds new light on a deadly accident.

  • The Sentinel - His Brother's Keeper (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    His Brother's Keeper

    The pressure is on the department to solve two gruesome murders that occur within a week at Cascade's new racetrack.

  • The Sentinel - Survival (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    Ellison and Sandburg set out to find cop killer Dawson Quinn after he escapes with Capt. Banks during his extradition.

  • The Sentinel - Pennies From Heaven (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Pennies From Heaven

    Ellison suspects a setup when an armored car spills its payload onto the streets of a poor neighborhood and millions vanish.

  • The Sentinel - Disappearing Act (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Disappearing Act

    Ellison collides with an FBI agent when his investigation reveals that a missing mob informant-turned-fugitive is alive.

  • The Sentinel - Private Eyes (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Private Eyes

    A kidnapped girl's parents hire a celebrity psychic to help Ellison with his search for the kidnappers.

  • The Sentinel - Smart Alec (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Smart Alec

    A 14-year-old genius complicates Ellison's already challenging investigation into the bizarre death of a maintenance man.

  • The Sentinel - Red Dust (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Red Dust

    Ellison and Sandburg pursue Russian mobsters who are blackmailing a desperate immigrant family into smuggling plutonium into the area.

  • The Sentinel - Dead Drop (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Dead Drop

    Terrorists seeking ransom suspend Sandburg and group of hostages in a high-rise elevator; guest Clarence Clemons.

  • The Sentinel - Secret (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:


    A former military intelligence officer who runs a drug-smuggling operation kidnaps Ellison; guest Steven Ford.

  • The Sentinel - Light My Fire (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Light My Fire

    Ellison partners with a beautiful, no-nonsense arson inspector to investigate a string of warehouse blazes.

  • The Sentinel - Hear No Evil (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Hear No Evil

    Ellison tries to hide his secret abilities from his Internal Affairs nemesis when they join forces to bring several drug dealers to justice.

  • The Sentinel - Blind Man's Bluff (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Blind Man's Bluff

    When Ellison investigates the influx of a designer drug his contact with the substance leaves him temporarily blind.

  • The Sentinel - Black or White (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Black or White

    Ellison and Banks investigate several African-American church bombings that could be racially or politically motivated.

  • The Sentinel - Second Chance (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Second Chance

    A Chilean druglord's enemies kidnap his daughter while she is in Ellison and Sandburg's protective care.

  • The Sentinel - Spare Parts (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Spare Parts

    Sandburg's mother (Leigh Taylor-Young) gets caught up in a trap Ellison has set to catch violent car-jackers.

  • The Sentinel - The Rig (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Rig

    Ellison and Sandburg pursue an elusive killer on an offshore oil rig after the murder of a platform worker.

  • The Sentinel - Ice Man (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Ice Man

    Ellison develops feelings for a young graduate student who works as a prostitute running an international extortion scheme.

  • The Sentinel - True Crime (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    True Crime

    A pushy camera crew hinders Ellison's pursuit of bank robbers when they film a day in the life of the detective.

  • The Sentinel - Payback (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    When gang war erupts, Ellison's efforts to negotiate a truce are dependent on an attorney who is actually an undercover FBI agent.

  • The Sentinel - Reunion (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    A former girlfriend (Sydney Walsh) of Capt. Banks (Bruce A. Young) is found dead, apparently shot with Banks' own gun. With Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart.

  • The Sentinel - Deep Water (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Deep Water

    Ellison becomes a suspect in a murder-for-hire case involving a kidnapping and his former partner who disappeared along with the ransom money.

  • The Sentinel - Out of the Past (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Out of the Past

    Ellison is frustrated by the uncooperativeness of the popular singer he is safeguarding from an obsessed fan.

  • The Sentinel - Flight (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:


    Ellison's special abilities disappear while searching for a missing Capt. Banks in the Peruvian jungle.

  • The Sentinel - Vow of Silence (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Vow of Silence

    Sandburg and Ellison (Garett Maggart, Richard Burgi) become suspects when a monk is found murdered during their weekend retreat at a secluded monastery.

  • The Sentinel - Attraction (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Ellison's strange attraction to a beautiful woman during a jewel-heist case leads Sandburg (Garett Maggart) to identify the diamond thief.

  • The Sentinel - Love and Guns (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Love and Guns

    Sandburg (Garett Maggart) jeopardizes Ellison's investigation of an international weapons cartel when he falls in love with the daughter of the cartel leader.

  • The Sentinel - Rogue (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    An urban terrorist threatens to release a canister of Ebola virus unless Ellison (Richard Burgi) helps him steal an Air Force reconnaissance plane.

  • The Sentinel - Night Train (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Night Train

    Flu-stricken Ellison (Richard Burgi) suffers adverse effects from medicine while escorting a police informant via train to the witness protection program.

  • The Sentinel - Cypher (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Sandburg becomes a serial killer's next target after he accidentally tips off the suspect, allowing him to escape.

  • The Sentinel - The Debt (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Debt

    The investigation of murders at a gang-connected drug lab leads Ellison (Richard Burgi) to a corrupt cop.

  • The Sentinel - Killers (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Ellison's seemingly impossible identification of a police officer's killer prompts charges of manufacturing evidence.

  • The Sentinel - Siege (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Sandburg (Garett Maggart) becomes a hostage when a paramilitary group takes over the central police department.

  • The Sentinel - The Switchman (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Switchman

    An anthropologist (Garett Maggart) teaches a police detective (Richard Burgi) how to use his heightened senses to fight crime.