The Best Episodes of The Equalizer

Robert McCall is a former agent of a shadowy, unnamed government agency, who is trying to make up for the unspoken sins of his past. His atonement comes in the form of an advertisement in the New York Yellow Pages that features the quote: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer!" McCall uses his finely honed skills, and occasionally, the agents and resources from his old agency, to combat the injustices perpetrated against those who can't seek protection from the law.

The Cup

#1 - The Cup

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 8.00
9 votes

#2 - Counterfire

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Back Home

#3 - Back Home

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.82
17 votes

#4 - Nocturne

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.75
16 votes

#5 - Breakpoint

Season 1 - Episode 19

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

star 7.71
14 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Tip On a Sure Thing

#6 - Tip On a Sure Thing

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.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie

#7 - Prelude

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.67
18 votes
Shades of Darkness

#8 - Shades of Darkness

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie
The Line

#9 - The Line

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Pilot: The Equalizer

#10 - Pilot: The Equalizer

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.

star 7.57
82 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
A Community of Civilized Men

#11 - A Community of Civilized Men

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.53
17 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Reign of Terror

#12 - Reign of Terror

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.50
20 votes

#13 - Joyride

Season 2 - Episode 4

Two boys drive off in a hearse; not knowing it contains a coffin full of crack.

star 7.50
12 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Lady Cop

#14 - Lady Cop

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.

star 7.42
33 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
China Rain

#15 - China Rain

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.37
59 votes

#16 - Torn

Season 1 - Episode 17

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

star 7.33
15 votes
The Confirmation Day

#17 - The Confirmation Day

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.

star 7.32
22 votes
Bump and Run

#18 - Bump and Run

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.

star 7.32
22 votes

#19 - Desperately

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 7.28
18 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie
Out of the Past

#20 - Out of the Past

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.

star 7.28
18 votes
The Defector

#21 - The Defector

Season 1 - Episode 3

McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.

star 7.28
36 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb

#22 - Pretenders

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.

star 7.27
11 votes
The Children's Song

#23 - The Children's Song

Season 1 - Episode 7

Father and son protect a girl from would-be rapists intent on killing the only witness to a murder.

star 7.27
26 votes
No Conscience

#24 - No Conscience

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.

star 7.25
12 votes
Dead Drop

#25 - Dead Drop

Season 1 - Episode 15

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

star 7.22
18 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie