The Best Episodes of The Equalizer

Tip On a Sure Thing

#1 - Tip On a Sure Thing 8.17

Season 2 - Episode 9

A bookie that doesn't like the odds on a race kidnaps the son of the jockey and demands the father throw the race.

Directors: Donald Petrie
The Cup

#2 - The Cup 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 10

Father Kostmayer hears the confession of a Polish agitator moments before he's gunned down.

Directors: Mario Di Leo, Andrew Sipes, Carleton Eastlake
Back Home

#3 - Back Home 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 13

A banker is harassing tenants of a potentially valuable property and planning to murder his wife.

Directors: Alan Metzger, Neil Cohen

#4 - Prelude 7.92

Season 2 - Episode 1

Men working for a dictator McCall helped put into power kidnap an American journalist.

Directors: Richard Compton

#5 - Counterfire 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 7

The odds are against McCall when he's framed for the murder of a blind man.

Directors: Alan Metzger

#6 - Nocturne 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 2

A blind music critic asks for help when she hears the voice of the man who raped her years before.

Directors: Richard Compton

#7 - Breakpoint 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 19

McCall is among those taken hostage by terrorists seeking a Middle Eastern philanthropist.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
The Line

#8 - The Line 7.80

Season 2 - Episode 8

The mother of a youth killed while being harassed by an overzealous citizen's patrol appeals to McCall for help.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
Reign of Terror

#9 - Reign of Terror 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 12

The new doctor at a local clinic refuses to give gang members drugs as `rent' for using their turf.

Directors: Richard Compton
A Community of Civilized Men

#10 - A Community of Civilized Men 7.69

Season 2 - Episode 3

McCall comes to the aid of a woman who's being squeezed to pay off her late husband's debts.

Directors: Alan Metzger
Out of the Past

#11 - Out of the Past 7.67

Season 1 - Episode 14

An ex-con is harassing the man whose testimony put him away-the man now married to McCall's former wife.

Directors: Richard Compton
Pilot: The Equalizer

#12 - Pilot: The Equalizer 7.65

Season 1 - Episode 1

A former government agent offers his services to people facing problems too big for them to handle, such as a woman being stalked by a psychopath and a man who learns of a blackmail scheme involving government officials.

Directors: Rod Holcomb

#13 - Pretenders 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 22

An aspiring reporter, desperate for a scoop that will get her notice and a promotion, becomes convinced that something big is happening right in the next apartment.

Directors: Richard Compton

#14 - Torn 7.56

Season 1 - Episode 17

McCall tries to divide his time between defending a woman from her abusive husband and settling with an old enemy.

Directors: Russ Mayberry, Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Shades of Darkness

#15 - Shades of Darkness 7.56

Season 2 - Episode 5

McCall helps a National Guardsman who faces a murder charge and threats from the real killer.

Directors: Donald Petrie
China Rain

#16 - China Rain 7.55

Season 1 - Episode 2

McCall comes to the aid of a housekeeper when kidnappers grab her son by mistake.

Directors: Richard Compton
No Conscience

#17 - No Conscience 7.43

Season 1 - Episode 20

A womanizer is abducted and threatened with death if he doesn't give his captors what they want-but he can't figure out what.

Directors: Richard Compton
Dead Drop

#18 - Dead Drop 7.42

Season 1 - Episode 15

McCall assembles some old friends to protect a man marked for murder for no apparent reason.

Directors: Donald Petrie
Wash Up

#19 - Wash Up 7.40

Season 1 - Episode 16

A window washer witnesses the murder of his pro-union partner by their anti-union boss, who has his own witnesses to back his self-defense claim.

Directors: Richard Compton

#20 - Desperately 7.36

Season 1 - Episode 11

A lonely, neglected wife gets more than she wanted when she considers a fling and ends up witnessing a murder.

Directors: Donald Petrie
The Confirmation Day

#21 - The Confirmation Day 7.35

Season 1 - Episode 6

McCall helps a former showgirl convinced someone is stalking her and a boy whose father helped steal antiques now wanted by two separate parties.

Directors: Richard A. Colla
Lady Cop

#22 - Lady Cop 7.35

Season 1 - Episode 5

A crooked cop is willing to murder to ensure that his new partner won't blow the whistle on his operations.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
The Lock Box

#23 - The Lock Box 7.30

Season 1 - Episode 4

McCall helps a man whose daughter has been abducted by a pimp who services covert government operations.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
The Distant Fire

#24 - The Distant Fire 7.28

Season 1 - Episode 8

A hit man wants help to prevent another killer from murdering a woman both McCall and the hitman once loved.

Directors: Alan Metzger
Bump and Run

#25 - Bump and Run 7.26

Season 1 - Episode 10

Muggers seek revenge on a student who injured one of them while escaping, and a vigilante killer pins McCall's ad to his victims.

Directors: Richard Compton