The Sentinel

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Unknown Mar 27, 1996 on UPN
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Episode Summary

Garrett Kincaid, a notorious criminal that Jim Ellison had arrested years before, seizes control of Cascade's police station with the help of his gang of felons.

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  • Blair gets his observer-credentials but not everything goes well.

    In this episode Blair and Jim try to convince Simon to accept Blair as an observer into the PD. I like the continuity here. The last we saw of the guys in the pilot was Jim telling Blair that they needed to clear his status with the Captain. Now we see them doing just that.

    It's great to see how Blair handles himself during the terrorist attack. He is clearly afraid but he uses everything available to him to get out of dangerous situations. He shows here that he is more than a hyper grad-student. He has courage and is a fast thinker. In the end Jim tells Simon his secret so now he has the support of his boss and Simon knows why Jim needs Blair.moreless
Robert Knott

Robert Knott

Garrett Kincaid

Guest Star

Drancy Jackson

Drancy Jackson

Daryl Banks

Guest Star

Kendall Cross

Kendall Cross


Guest Star

Ken Earl

Ken Earl

Captain Joel Taggert

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The .45s Kincaid's men use to kill the precinct computer operators have no silencers but are given the sound effect of silenced bullets.

    • Amazing how there are no surveillance cameras or posts in the police garage when Kincaid comes in, killing the two officers at the stairwell exit. Not to mention the multiple gunfire which would've attracted a number of police down there.

    • Sandburg in stuck in the station; he manages to get to someone's office with a window. In the background there is a building under construction with workers still there, even though the storyline of the episode states that the area had been evacuated.

    • Capt. Banks is running up the stairs after he and Ellison blow up the motorcycle to open the welded door, and as they cut from one shot to another, Banks is carrying an AK then he's back to his revolver (he started with the revolver, and didn't get an AK until they got ahold of the guy behind the door, with "too much skin bracer"(?).

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Blair (to Jim): Look...I may be a rookie in your little Dirty Harry-world here, but I'm telling you man when it comes to thesis speak...I'm a pro!

    • Jim: The trick is to convince the captain that you're studying police science.
      Blair: Hell, man, I will dress up in an evening gown like J. Edgar Hoover if you thought it would help.

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