The Best Episodes of The Equalizer

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2019

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.

High Performance

#1 - High Performance

Season 2 - Episode 12

A construction worker becomes both witness and target when she sees a murder and is spotted by the killer.

star 8.25
8 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Jack V. Fogarty
Mission: McCall (1)

#2 - Mission: McCall (1)

Season 3 - Episode 6

Scott discovers that his father has been kidnapped by someone, and following his father's instructions, contacts an old Company colleague, Richard Dyson, who sets things in motion to find out who has McCall and to get him back.

star 8.14
14 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Ed Waters, Scott Shepherd

#3 - Counterfire

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.13
16 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Scott Shepherd, Coleman Luck
First Light

#4 - First Light

Season 2 - Episode 20

While McCall is testifying in Washington, Scott tries his hand and looks for thugs harassing a local merchant.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Jack V. Fogarty
Memories of Manon (1)

#5 - Memories of Manon (1)

Season 2 - Episode 15

Control's goddaughter is threatened with the death of her father, a Canadian agent, unless she can reveal his informant. Then with little time left, McCall tells Kostmayer of his personal reasons for wanting to save Yvette and her father.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: Coleman Luck
The Line

#6 - 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 8.00
14 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Steve Volpe
The Cup

#7 - The Cup

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 7.92
12 votes
Writers: David Jackson, Carleton Eastlake
A Place To Stay

#8 - A Place To Stay

Season 2 - Episode 18

A young girl runs away from her quarreling parents and into the hands of a child pornographer.

star 7.91
11 votes
Writers: Marc Rubin, Carleton Eastlake, Coleman Luck
Tip On a Sure Thing

#9 - 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 7.85
13 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie
Writers: Scott Shepherd
Back Home

#10 - Back Home

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.81
21 votes
Writers: Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley

#11 - 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 7.80
20 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
In the Money

#12 - In the Money

Season 3 - Episode 4

The trading on Wall Street gets a little rough; McCall and Mickey pull a half-drowned woman from the river after she gets in the way of some ruthless manipulators.

star 7.80
10 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ed Waters, Scott Shepherd

#13 - Prelude

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.77
22 votes
Directors: Richard Compton
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
Christmas Presence

#14 - Christmas Presence

Season 3 - Episode 11

McCall asks Harley to help him handle a request for help from a six-year-old AIDS victim who is living with his grandmother and facing increasingly violent harassment from the frightened and angry neighbors.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Coleman Luck
Beyond Control

#15 - Beyond Control

Season 2 - Episode 13

Control becomes McCall's client when a KGB agent who infiltrated a think tank is murdered.

star 7.70
10 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Coleman Luck
Inner View

#16 - Inner View

Season 3 - Episode 9

A psychic can't convince the police that she has `seen' the next attack of a serial killer, so she turns to McCall for help in preventing it.

star 7.64
14 votes
Directors: Marc Laub
Writers: Jim Trombetta

#17 - Solo

Season 2 - Episode 17

McCall gets involved romantically and professionally with a woman wanted in Pennsylvania for killing a cop.

star 7.62
13 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
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Carnal Persuasion

#18 - Carnal Persuasion

Season 2 - Episode 14

A wife appeals to the judge sentencing her husband and is offered her husband's freedom for sexual favors.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Leon Ichaso
Writers: Dennis Manuel
The Rehearsal

#19 - The Rehearsal

Season 3 - Episode 10

McCall and Kostmayer are caught with an acting company rehearsing a new work when a psychopath boobytraps the theater exits with bombs.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Robert Eisele
Something Green

#20 - Something Green

Season 3 - Episode 15

The ex-wife of a European diplomat asks McCall to help her retrieve her son from his father before he can leave the country with the boy and $10 million in mob money.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Luis Soto
Writers: Kevin Droney
Hand and Glove

#21 - Hand and Glove

Season 2 - Episode 21

Nightmares become a reality for an invalid woman when a threatening figures from her dreams appears in her room.

star 7.57
7 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Coleman Luck
No Place Like Home

#22 - No Place Like Home

Season 3 - Episode 18

McCall comes to the aid of a recently dispossessed man and his family who has been moved in a welfare hotel and is facing pressure from the landlord to take part in his welfare scams.

star 7.56
9 votes
Directors: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Robert Eisele
A Community of Civilized Men

#23 - 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 7.55
20 votes
Directors: Alan Metzger
Writers: Darrell Pyne, Scott Shepherd
Pilot: The Equalizer

#24 - 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 7.55
93 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Michael Sloan
Shades of Darkness

#25 - Shades of Darkness

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.53
15 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie
Writers: Jack V. Fogarty