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.
#2 - Counterfire
Season 2 - Episode 7
The odds are against McCall when he's framed for the murder of a blind man.
#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.
#5 - Breakpoint
Season 1 - Episode 19
McCall is among those taken hostage by terrorists seeking a Middle Eastern philanthropist.
#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.
#7 - Prelude
Season 2 - Episode 1
Men working for a dictator McCall helped put into power kidnap an American journalist.
#8 - Shades of Darkness
Season 2 - Episode 5
McCall helps a National Guardsman who faces a murder charge and threats from the real killer.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - Joyride
Season 2 - Episode 4
Two boys drive off in a hearse; not knowing it contains a coffin full of crack.
#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.
#15 - China Rain
Season 1 - Episode 2
McCall comes to the aid of a housekeeper when kidnappers grab her son by mistake.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - The Defector
Season 1 - Episode 3
McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.
#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.
#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.
#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.