"Rogue" - On the day Ellison is a guest lecturer in Sandburg's anthropology class, an intruder manages to steal a canister of Ebola virus from the university's nearby medical research lab. As soon as the smoke from the perpetrator's diversionaty explosion clears, it's evident that the thief is well-versed in police work, bombs and Detective Ellison's sentinel-like abilities. After he's identified as former rogue CIA agent Lee Brackett, he blackmails Ellison by threatening to unleash the Ebola virus into the atmosphere unless the detective uses his hyper-senses to help him steal an Air Force reconnaissance plane, on "The Sentinel" airing WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.
In an effort to ward off widespread hysteria, Ellison pleads with Dr. Sonia Price of the Centers for Disease Control, to keep the terrorist's threats quiet until he can stop him. Left with no choice but to cooperate with the crazed demands, Ellison and his guide Sandburg are forced to help Brackett cross through an intricate grid of electronically triggered mines - some active, some dormant - which surround the airplane hanger.
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 Jeff Kaake as Lee Brackett, Elizabeth Sandifer as Sonia Price, Ken Earl as Taggart and Alan Toy as Jack Kelso.
The episode was written by Howard Chaykin and directed by Mike Vejar.