"Siege" - It is a baptism by fire for the unlikely new partners Jim Ellison and Blair Sandburg when The Patriots, a gun-wielding paramilitary group, take over the Cascade central police department and Sandburg winds up trapped, hiding inside the building. As Captain Banks - whose visiting teenage son is among those held by the group - begins tense negotiations to exchange hostages for prisoners, Ellison attempts to use his hyper-senses to isolate the enemy's sounds, then stealthily enter the building and thwart the take-over attempt, on "The Sentinel" airing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.
The stakes get higher when an increasingly impatient Garrett Kincaid, the crazed leader of the group, launches a tow missile into a city building. Just as Ellison inches closer to a rescue, Sandburg is discovered and is used as collateral when Kincaid and his henchmen make a spectacular helicopter getaway - with Ellison on their tail.
Starring are Richard Burgi as Detective James Ellison, Garett (cq) Maggart as Blair Sandburg, Kelly Curtis as Carolyn Plummer and Bruce A. Young as Captain Simon Banks.
Guest starring are Robert Knott as Garrett Kincaid, Ken Earl as Taggert, Drancy Jackson as Daryl Banks, Kendall Cross as Rhonda, Brent Stait as McBride, Sean Campbell as Southern, Susan Bain as Vera, Jarred Blancard as Nolan and Anna Hagan as Governor Matthews.
The episode was written by David L. Newman and directed by Danny Bilson.