Jim Ellison, Cascade PD
In the jungles of Peru...
|Name:||James (Jim) Joseph Ellison [The Sentinel]|
|Location:||Cascade, Washington, United States|
|Bio:||As a captain in Special Forces (the Army's elite Rangers), James Ellison (Richard Burgi) was the sole survivor of a helicopter crash during a covert mission to Peru. Assigned to enlist locals to help fight rebel forces, he spent 18 months in the jungle with the Chopec. During this time, he developed the heightened senses of a sentinel, a description later described by anthropologist Blair Sandburg (Garett Maggart) as a tribal watchman chosen because of a genetic advantage to protect and defend the tribe. |
After his rescue from the jungle, Ellison suppressed almost all memory of his hyper-active senses and returned to civilian life as a police officer in Cascade, Washington. Five years later, a period of isolation while on a prolonged stakeout brought his senses to the fore again. Afraid he might be going insane, he seeks medical help to determine if his strange sensory spikes are caused by an illness. At the hospital, anthropology grad student Blair Sandburg approaches him. In Jim Ellison, he may realize a life-long dream -- the study of a modern-day sentinel.
Together, they form an uneasy relationship -- Jim will get help controlling his sentinel abilities, while Blair will gain a study subject for his doctoral dissertation. Their vastly different backgrounds and personalities form the foundation of each week's episode. Eventually, a unique and extremely strong friendship is forged.
Keeping their secret, but frequently bewildered by Jim's senses, is Captain Simon Banks (Bruce A. Young), head of the Major Crime unit of which Jim is a member. He paves the way for Blair to join the unit as an "observer," ostensibly to study the police as a "closed society," but in reality so he can observe and help Jim control his hyper-senses.
Borrowed from Faux Paws Productions Introduction to The Sentinel
Name: James Ellison
OCCUPATION: Detective, Major Crime, Cascade, Washington, PD
BACKGROUND: Special Forces
CURRENT PROBLEM: ... And/or blessing: He is a Sentinel, a rare, modern specimen of a human with all five senses enhanced to an abnormally high level.
A tough-as-nails cop, complete with attitude, military haircut, and a penchant for white socks, he's a good detective, dedicated and tenacious, with a temper that has become legendary. He prefers to work alone. Estranged from his father, William; also has a brother, Steven, with whom he had no contact for many years; his mother, Grace, is mentioned but never seen; and he has a cousin, Rucker Ellison, who works for the U.S. Coast Guard. Whether Grace is alive or dead is unknown. Jim is a difficult man to get close to. He is a master of repression, presenting a cool facade to the world and hiding his emotions behind a stoic reserve, a reserve that led to eventual divorce from his first and only wife, Carolyn Plummer. Carolyn was head of the Technical Services branch of the Cascade PD, but she has since moved to San Francisco. He enjoys order and control in his world, but both are in short supply once Blair Sandburg invades his comfortable, insular lifestyle.
Huge thanx to Faux Paws Productions for the character information (which I've edited to accomodate Jim's current time period upon his entrance) and all the program information they have gathered in one convenient location!
Additional information can be found on Nightowl's Timeline.
Detective James Ellison and The Sentinel are property of Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo and Pet Fly Productions. No copyright infringement intended, this journal is purely for entertainment and RPG at otherways purposes.
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|Account type:||Free Patient|