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The following is an episode list of the 1980s CBS cult private detective series, The Equalizer.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 18, 1985April 8, 1986
222October 8, 1986May 27, 1987
322September 23, 1987May 4, 1988
422October 26, 1988August 24, 1989


Season 1 (1985–86)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"The Equalizer"Rod HolcombMichael SloanSeptember 18, 1985 (1985-09-18)8351718.3/32[1]
Robert McCall, disenchanted with "The Company" (an otherwise unnamed American intelligence agency), quits and starts his own detective agency. His first cases are helping a computer clerk whose life is in danger after he stumbles across some incriminating data, and a woman being stalked by a crazed man. Guest Star: Jerry Stiller as Brahms.
22"China Rain"Richard ComptonStory by : Victor Hsu
Teleplay by : Joel Surnow & Maurice Hurley & Victor Hsu
September 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)6120414.3/23[2]
When a Chinese maid's young son is snatched by mistake in place of the son of the woman's wealthy employers, McCall is hired to locate the boy. Guest Star: Keith Szarabajka as Mickey Kostmayer. This character's first appearance.
33"The Defector"Rod HolcombHeywood GouldOctober 2, 1985 (1985-10-02)6121312.1/20[3]
McCall comes to the aid of a Russian double agent who wants to defect to the west but when the man is murdered, McCall must protect his ballerina daughter. Meanwhile, McCall also helps a teenager stand up to a group of bullies while balancing time with his latest mistress. Guest star Melissa Leo
44"The Lock Box"Russ MayberryStory by : Frank Military
Teleplay by : Frank Military & Joel Surnow & Maurice Hurley
October 9, 1985 (1985-10-09)6121615.0/25[4]
When a teenage girl is abducted by a pimp who runs an anything-goes, invitation-only brothel, the girl's parents hire McCall to find their missing daughter. Guest star Adam Ant. Appearance by Lori Petty.
55"Lady Cop"Russ MayberryStory by : Kathryn Bigelow & Maurice Hurley & Joel Surnow
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley & Joel Surnow
October 16, 1985 (1985-10-16)6120814.4/23[5]
A young policewoman hires McCall when she finds that her partner and his cronies are corrupt, and intend to make sure that she doesn't blow the whistle on them.
66"The Confirmation Day"Richard CollaStory by : Eric Blakeney & Gene Miller
Teleplay by : Edward Adler & Heywood Gould
October 23, 1985 (1985-10-23)6120512.9/21[6]
A teenage boy hires McCall for help after his father stole a truckload of antiques, which resulted in the man's friend being shot dead and the boy's father now being wanted by the Mob. McCall also helps an old lady who is sure someone is stalking her.
77"The Children's Song"Richard ComptonStory by : Howard Chesley
Teleplay by : Howard Chesley & Maurice Hurley & Joel Surnow
October 30, 1985 (1985-10-30)6120314.0/24[7]
McCall takes his estranged son Scott for a weekend away in the country to try and bond, but they don't exactly have a quiet time when they end up protecting a girl from a group of young thugs led by Dillart (Bradley Whitford) who killed her boyfriend and now intend to keep her from talking.
88"The Distant Fire"Alan MetzgerStory by : Robert Sabaroff
Teleplay by : Robert Sabaroff & Maurice Hurley & Joel Surnow
November 6, 1985 (1985-11-06)6120111.8/18[8]
McCall is forced to team up with a known hitman, to save the life of a woman they both used to love from a killer.
99"Mama's Boy"James SheldonHeywood GouldNovember 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)6121913.5/21[9]
A single mother hires McCall to straighten up her troubled teenage son, who is going off the rails after falling in with a drug runner with martial arts skills. Guest star Christine Baranski.
1010"Bump and Run"Richard ComptonStory by : Jim Trombetta
Teleplay by : Maurice Hurley & Joel Surnow
November 20, 1985 (1985-11-20)6121411.8/19[10]
McCall must track down a vigilante who is killing punks in his name, while also helping a female student who is in danger from some thugs after an attempted car-jacking against her went wrong, leaving one of them dead and the surviving thugs seeking retribution. Guest star Meat Loaf.
1111"Desperately"Donald PetrieCharles Grant CraigDecember 4, 1985 (1985-12-04)6122112.4/20[11]
McCall protects a lonely wife after a stranger tried to lure her into an affair, breaking into an apartment and murdering a man in the process. Things get even worse when the stranger turns out to be a hit-man.
1212"Reign of Terror"Richard ComptonStory by : Steve Bello
Teleplay by : Steve Bello & Coleman Luck
December 11, 1985 (1985-12-11)6122013.2/22[12]
McCall does his best to rectify the situation when the new doctor at a local clinic in gang territory is targeted by the vicious gang after she refuses to give them drugs as payment for working on their turf.
1313"Back Home"Alan MetzgerStory by : Neil Cohen
Teleplay by : Joel Surnow & Maurice Hurley
December 18, 1985 (1985-12-18)6120913.6/23[13]
When McCall is hired to protect the elderly residents of a run down apartment block, who are being harassed by the block's banker owner (Frank Converse), he also discovers that the man has arranged to have his estranged wife (Marisa Berenson) murdered.
1414"Out of the Past"Richard ComptonCyrus NowrastehJanuary 15, 1986 (1986-01-15)6122412.2/20[14]
A deranged, dying ex-con is harassing the man who testified against him. McCall is called for protection by the man's wife – the woman who McCall was married to years before.
1515"Dead Drop"Donald PetrieMaurice Hurley & Joel SurnowJanuary 22, 1986 (1986-01-22)6123013.3/22[15]
When a man is marked for murder after innocently having his name used in a mailing racket, McCall assembles a team of contacts to stake out the group behind the scam and let it be known that McCall's client is innocent.
1616"Wash Up"Richard ComptonMark FrostJanuary 29, 1986 (1986-01-29)6122811.9/20[16]
McCall is hired by two skyscraper window washers, who are certain that their boss is trying to have them killed after they set about forming a union. Robert Davi appears.
1717"Torn"Russ MayberryStory by : Joel Surnow & Maurice Hurley
Teleplay by : Carl Eastlake
February 5, 1986 (1986-02-05)6121111.9/20[17]
McCall is hired to protect a woman and her young daughter (played by a 9-year-old Melissa Joan Hart) from her abusive husband about to be released from prison, but finds his time divided as he also tries to get even with a contact who betrayed him years before.
1818"Unnatural Causes"Alan MetzgerStory by : Susan Woollen
Teleplay by : Susan Woollen & Coleman Luck & Scott Shepherd
February 12, 1986 (1986-02-12)6123311.7/19[18]
A serial killer, who targets lonely middle aged women and leaves an orchid at the scene of the crime, is on the loose. McCall investigates, while also being hired by a young wannabe actress who has fallen foul of a flashy pimp.
1919"Breakpoint"Russ MayberryStory by : Scott Shepherd
Teleplay by : Scott Shepherd & Don Carlos Dunaway
February 19, 1986 (1986-02-19)6122613.2/22[19]
McCall is attending a wedding reception when the party is suddenly taken hostage by a group of terrorists (the ringleader played by Tony Shalhoub) who have kidnapped a Middle East philanthropist.
2020"No Conscience"Richard ComptonMark FrostMarch 26, 1986 (1986-03-26)6123110.6/20[20]
A womanizer is kidnapped and beaten up for a piece of information that his captors want – but he doesn't know what it is. Given 36 hours, the man hires McCall to help him, a case with many turns.
2121"Unpunished Crimes"Alan MetzgerJohn Burke & Grenville CaseApril 1, 1986 (1986-04-01)6122711.1/20[21]
McCall is hired by a boy to help his inventor father, whose designs were ripped off by a multi-million dollar corporation run by a ruthless executive.
2222"Pretenders"Richard ComptonScott ShepherdApril 8, 1986 (1986-04-08)6123410.8/20[22]
McCall is hired by a fledgling reporter who is convinced that her new apartment neighbor is up to no good. But she can't prove anything, and the police don't want to know.

Season 2 (1986–87)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateRating/share
231"Prelude"Richard ComptonCarleton EastlakeOctober 8, 1986 (1986-10-08)17.0/28[23]
A dictator, who McCall helped bring to power, kidnaps an American journalist who McCall must now rescue. Lori Loughlin plays the journalist's daughter, Jenny.
242"Nocturne"Richard ComptonCarleton EastlakeOctober 15, 1986 (1986-10-15)17.5/28[24]
McCall comes to the aid of a blind rape victim who hears the voice of her attacker. Ashford & Simpson appear.
253"A Community of Civilized Men"Alan MetzgerDaniel Pyne & Scott ShepherdOctober 22, 1986 (1986-10-22)12.9/21[25]
A widow is being pressed to pay off her husband's debts, and enlists McCall's help to keep the collectors off her back. Jennifer Grey plays the widow's daughter.
264"Joyride"Russ MayberryJim Trombetta & Charles Grant CraigOctober 29, 1986 (1986-10-29)14.4/26[26]
A hearse, bearing a coffin full of crack cocaine, is stolen and taken for a joyride by two young boys (one played by Christian Slater) who are unaware of the contents of the coffin.
275"Shades of Darkness"Donald PetrieJack V. FogartyNovember 5, 1986 (1986-11-05)14.1/24[27]
McCall must clear a National Guardsman wrongly charged with murder. Olympia Dukakis plays a judge.
286"Nightscape"Aaron LipstadtCarleton EastlakeNovember 12, 1986 (1986-11-12)15.7/27[28]
McCall is asked by a rape victim (Frances Fisher) to stop her husband from seeking revenge on her attackers.
297"Counterfire"Alan MetzgerScott Shepherd & Coleman LuckNovember 19, 1986 (1986-11-19)16.0/26[29]
While protecting a waitress from a stalker (played by Vincent D’Onofrio), McCall is framed for the murder of a blind transient by the same man. Finding a connection between these incidents and a trial involving the man’s father, McCall is in a race against time to thwart the stalker and clear his name.
308"The Line"Russ MayberrySteve VolpeNovember 26, 1986 (1986-11-26)15.9/28[30]
McCall is called upon to help a woman whose son was killed by a citizen's patrol group.
319"Tip on a Sure Thing"Donald PetrieScott ShepherdDecember 3, 1986 (1986-12-03)16.2/27[31]
A bookie kidnaps a jockey's son in an attempt to fix the outcome of a horse race. Warner Wolf makes a cameo appearance as himself.
3210"The Cup"Mario DiLeoStory by : Andrew Sipes & Carleton Eastlake
Teleplay by : David Jackson & Carleton Eastlake
December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10)16.4/27[32]
Mickey Kostmayer's brother, a priest, hears a criminal confession moments before the man is murdered.
3311"Heartstrings"Russ MayberryLoraine DespresDecember 17, 1986 (1986-12-17)15.4/25[33]
A woman's baby son has been kidnapped, and McCall is called on to retrieve him. This episode features Michele Dotrice whom Woodward married the following year.
3412"High Performance"Russ MayberryJack V. FogartyJanuary 7, 1987 (1987-01-07)17.3/29[34]
McCall protects a construction worker who is both a witness to a killing and the murderer's next target.
3513"Beyond Control"Alan MetzgerColeman LuckJanuary 14, 1987 (1987-01-14)15.4/26[35]
McCall must protect his former boss Control from a KGB hitman.
3614"Carnal Persuasion"Leon IchasoDennis ManuelJanuary 21, 1987 (1987-01-21)15.5/25[36]
A judge offers to release a convicted man... if his wife will perform sexual favors for him.
3715"Memories of Manon: Part 1"Tony WharmbyColeman LuckFebruary 4, 1987 (1987-02-04)15.0/25[37]
A joint American/Canadian task force, led by Phillip Marcel, is destroying mob operations along the Eastern seaboard with the assistance of an informant codenamed Chrysalis. Mob boss Frank Dorgan kidnaps Phillip's daughter, Yvette (Melissa Sue Anderson), and threatens to kill Phillip if she doesn't provide the identity of Chrysalis. Yvette turns to her godfather, Control, who enlists McCall to protect the Marcels. Control reveals that Yvette is the daughter of McCall's beloved former operative, Manon...but doesn't reveal her other secret...
3816"Memories of Manon: Part 2"Tony WharmbyColeman LuckFebruary 11, 1987 (1987-02-11)15.2/25[38]
Dorgan kidnaps Yvette again to raise the stakes in his pursuit of Chrysalis. McCall must now play Dorgan against Chrysalis to thwart Chrysalis' plans and save the Marcels – while coming to terms with his own link to Yvette.
3917"Solo"Alan MetzgerCarleton EastlakeFebruary 18, 1987 (1987-02-18)15.8/26[39]
A woman is wanted in Pennsylvania for a policeman's murder...and McCall is the woman's new lover. This episode includes the first television appearance of Kevin Spacey.
4018"A Place to Stay"Alan MetzgerStory by : Marc Rubin
Teleplay by : Marc Rubin & Carleton Eastlake & Coleman Luck
February 25, 1987 (1987-02-25)18.5/30[40]
McCall takes the case of a runaway child who has been taken in by a child porn artist. Ed Lauter plays the runaway's father, and musicican Tim Cappello appears as a shopkeeper.
4119"Coal Black Soul"Richard ComptonScott ShepherdMay 6, 1987 (1987-05-06)14.6/27[41]
McCall deals with someone who claims he can't stop killing women and also has his eyes on a female psychiatrist.
4220"First Light"Richard ComptonJack FogartyMay 13, 1987 (1987-05-13)15.7/28[42]
Scott takes on his father's role as "The Equalizer" while his father is away, and his case involves a merchant seemingly harassed by local thugs...but Robert's true nemesis holds a grudge from World War II. Lori Loughlin reprises her role as Jenny Morrow, and Quentin Crisp plays a theater set designer.
4321"Hand and Glove"Alan MetzgerColeman LuckMay 20, 1987 (1987-05-20)12.7/22[43]
An invalid woman has nightmares, and one of them comes true when one of the figures from them appears in her room. William H. Macy plays the woman's psychiatrist.
4422"Re-Entry"Aaron LipstadtStory by : Dennis Manuel
Teleplay by : Scott Shepherd
May 27, 1987 (1987-05-27)13.4/23[44]
McCall is called on to help a man who was tricked into committing a crime. This episode includes guest stars John Goodman, David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter), Steve Buscemi, Joe Morton, and a cameo by Stewart Copeland.

Season 3 (1987–88)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateRating/share
451"Blood & Wine: Part 1 & 2"Alan MetzgerColeman LuckSeptember 23, 1987 (1987-09-23)14.4/24[45]
McCall and a monk (Telly Savalas), who was a terrorist before his conversion, must track down the monk's former partner.
473"Suspicion of Innocence"Russ MayberryRobert EiseleSeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)14.0/24[46]
A mentally retarded man (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) witnesses the murder of one of his coworkers in an alley, is charged with the crime and enlists McCall to help prove his innocence.
484"In the Money"Aaron LipstadtEd Waters & Scott ShepherdOctober 7, 1987 (1987-10-07)14.2/24[47]
A woman crosses some corrupt stock traders.
495"Encounter in a Closed Room"Jim JohnstonStory by : Ann Lewis Hamilton & Scott Shepherd
Teleplay by : Ann Lewis Hamilton
October 14, 1987 (1987-10-14)12.7/22[48]
A Soviet defector's parents have been kidnapped by the KGB and will only release them if she convinces another defector to return to their home country. Guest star Michael Moriarty.
506"Mission: McCall: Part 1"Alan MetzgerEd Waters & Scott ShepherdOctober 28, 1987 (1987-10-28)13.4/24[49]
McCall is kidnapped by the KGB and Scott enlists help of a former Agency colleague Richard Dyson (played by Robert Mitchum) to free him. Frances Fisher plays Francesca, Harley Gage's KGB case officer.
517"Mission: McCall: Part 2"Alan MetzgerStory by : Ed Waters & Coleman Luck
Teleplay by : Ed Waters & Scott Shepherd & Robert Eisele
November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)13.1/23[50]
Part 2: Dyson enlists former deep cover operative Harley Gage to assist him in rescuing McCall from his KGB captors.
528"Shadow Play"Russ MayberryRobert EiseleNovember 11, 1987 (1987-11-11)12.8/21[51]
McCall must help colleague Harley Gage protect a government witness from assassins who are looking to keep him from testifying before a Congressional Oversight Committee.
539"Inner View"Marc LaubJim TrombettaNovember 18, 1987 (1987-11-18)13.2/24[52]
McCall is enlisted by a psychic who claims to have seen a serial killer's next murder.
5410"The Rehearsal"Alan MetzgerRobert EiseleDecember 2, 1987 (1987-12-02)9.9/17[53]
McCall and Gage are trapped in a theater with an acting company after someone plants bombs at all the theater's exits and cuts the phone lines. Chris Cooper appears.
5511"Christmas Presence"Michael O'HerlihyColeman LuckDecember 16, 1987 (1987-12-16)13.4/24[54]
McCall and Gage are called on to protect a six-year-old boy with AIDS, whose grandmother is dealing with increasingly violent harassment from their scared neighbors.
5612"A Dance on the Dark Side"Jonathan PerryDavid LightstoneJanuary 13, 1988 (1988-01-13)12.2/21[55]
McCall must protect a police switchboard operator who overheard a policeman talk about his former partner's murder and is now being threatened into silence.
5713"The Child Broker"Mark SobelMick CurranJanuary 20, 1988 (1988-01-20)13.9/24[56]
McCall helps a young woman whose boyfriend is being used as a pseudo-slave.
5814"Video Games"James A. ContnerPeter McCabeJanuary 27, 1988 (1988-01-27)13.4/24[57]
An investigative reporter tracking information on a call-girl operation and his daughter's death goes missing.
5915"Something Green"Luis SotoKevin DroneyFebruary 10, 1988 (1988-02-10)11.9/20[58]
A diplomat has kidnapped his son (Macaulay Culkin) from his ex-wife and has $10 million in mob money in tow. McCall is called on to stop them from leaving the country.
6016"The Mystery of Manon: Part 1"Bradford MayColeman LuckFebruary 17, 1988 (1988-02-17)11.9/19[59]
Control's goddaughter Yvette Marcel returns, asking Control and McCall for help with her father Phillip, who has received information that his wife Manon - long believed to be dead - may still be alive.
6117"The Mystery of Manon: Part 2"Bradford MayColeman LuckFebruary 24, 1988 (1988-02-24)9.3/17[60]
With Phillip now dead, McCall and Control must discover the true identity of the woman who believes herself to be Manon - and expose the shadow party controlling her.
6218"No Place Like Home"Tobe HooperRobert EiseleMarch 16, 1988 (1988-03-16)13.5/24[61]
A man on welfare is in need of help from McCall to protect him from his abusive landlord.
6319"Last Call"Michael O'HerlihyRobert CraisMarch 23, 1988 (1988-03-23)13.2/24[62]
Kostmayer and several others are taking hostage by a rapist on the run from a Mafia assassin.
6420"Regrets Only"James A. ContnerRobert CraisMarch 30, 1988 (1988-03-30)14.0/25[63]
A woman is stalked by her ex-husband.
6521"Target of Choice"Mark SobelKevin DroneyApril 6, 1988 (1988-04-06)14.2/24[64]
A murderer is paroled, and the man who helped put him away finds out he is living in his neighborhood.
6622"Always a Lady"Marc LaubStory by : Scott Shepherd
Teleplay by : Peter McCabe
May 4, 1988 (1988-05-04)11.9/21[65]
McCall is called on to try to save a former colleague, who is apparently framed for money theft.

Season 4 (1988–89)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
671"The Last Campaign"Richard ComptonLee Batchler & Janet Scott BatchlerOctober 26, 1988 (1988-10-26)17.0[66]11.9/18[66]
A state senate candidate (Stanley Tucci) is blackmailing the incumbent (E.G. Marshall) to endorse him for election.
682"Sea of Fire"Alan MetzgerStory by : Peter McCabe
Teleplay by : Peter McCabe & Coleman Luck
November 2, 1988 (1988-11-02)16.1[67]11.7/18[67]
McCall is called on to help a high school principal deal with a gang who raped a female student in the school gym. David Strathairn appears in one memorable scene as a man who describes a near death experience.
693"Riding the Elephant"Donald PetrieM.K. LorensNovember 9, 1988 (1988-11-09)14.7[68]10.6/16[68]
Two Thai nationals are being hassled by a racketeer with connections to McCall's past employers. Features James Hong and Mako.
704"Eighteen with a Bullet"Richard ComptonBruce A. TaylorNovember 16, 1988 (1988-11-16)16.3[69]11.4/17[69]
McCall and Kostmayer help a young singer escape the clutches of her manager, who is up to no good.
715"Day of the Covenant"James A. ContnerRobert EiseleDecember 7, 1988 (1988-12-07)11.0[70]7.7/12[70]
Scott's girlfriend is targeted for assassination by an Afrikaner fanatic as revenge for the killing of his wife.
726"Splinters"Paul KrasnyColeman LuckDecember 14, 1988 (1988-12-14)15.1[71]10.8/17[71]
Kidnappers take Kostmayer hostage and torture him in an attempt to turn him on McCall. Christopher Meloni appears.
737"Making of a Martyr"Bradford MayWayne Powers & Donna PowersJanuary 11, 1989 (1989-01-11)16.0[72]11.3/18[72]
A gun control advocate receives threatening phone calls. Sally Jessy Raphael appears as herself.
748"The Sins Of Our Fathers"Paul KrasnyTom TowlerJanuary 18, 1989 (1989-01-18)16.6[73]11.1/17[73]
A mobster's son is kidnapped as part of a revenge plot against his father.
759"The Visitation"Bradford MayRobert EiseleFebruary 1, 1989 (1989-02-01)15.6[74]11.0/17[74]
An ex-lover of McCall's is forced to help victims of a virus carried by two men who have killed an international arms dealer.
7610"Past Imperfect"Russ MayberryGail Morgan HickmanFebruary 15, 1989 (1989-02-15)17.2[75]11.9/19[75]
A cartel uses a man's estranged son to try to make the man do what they want him to.
7711"Trial by Ordeal"Marc LaubColeman LuckMarch 1, 1989 (1989-03-01)13.9[76]9.8/16[76]
McCall defends Control against treason charges filed against him by The Company.
7812"Silent Fury"Russ MayberryDonna Powers & Wayne PowersMarch 8, 1989 (1989-03-08)14.4[77]10.0/16[77]
McCall helps a deaf robbery victim. Cynthia Nixon appears.
7913"Lullaby of Darkness"David JacksonColeman LuckMarch 30, 1989 (1989-03-30)16.9[78]11.9/19[78]
McCall is called on to help a mother and daughter escape their abusive home life.
8014"17 Zebra"Alan MetzgerJacqueline ZambranoApril 6, 1989 (1989-04-06)17.4[79]12.1/19[79]
McCall investigates the death of several homeless people who have died from heart attacks while in ambulances.
8115"Starfire"Bradford MayRobert EiseleApril 13, 1989 (1989-04-13)16.7[80]11.7/19[80]
McCall helps a man (Michael Moriarty) who is convinced he is an alien being hunted by killers. George Plimpton appears.
8216"Time Present, Time Past"Gordon HesslerTom TowlerApril 20, 1989 (1989-04-20)15.1[81]10.8/18[81]
Scott and a Bulgarian defector (who was aided by his father) are kidnapped, and Scott enters his father's line of work when he tries to rescue the man.
8317"Prisoners of Conscience"Marc LaubRobert EiseleApril 27, 1989 (1989-04-27)14.7[82]10.4/17[82]
McCall tries to free a Chilean poet from the grasp of a man who killed his father years ago.Edward Woodward's son Tim Woodward plays Captain McCall.
8418"The Caper"Alan MetzgerTom TowlerMay 4, 1989 (1989-05-04)15.0[83]10.8/17[83]
A cleaning woman (Maureen Stapleton) witnesses a murder and tries to solve it.
8519"Heart of Justice"Bradford MayGail Morgan HickmanMay 11, 1989 (1989-05-11)14.6[84]11.2/18[84]
A man hellbent on getting revenge on the men who attacked his wife enlists McCall's help when he finds out someone else has gotten to them first.
8620"Race Traitors"Robert E. WarrenDonna Powers, Wayne Powers, & Gail Morgan HickmanJune 29, 1989 (1989-06-29)11.6[85]8.3/16[85]
McCall comes to the aid of a black family being harassed by racists. Guest star Laurence Fishburne.
8721"Endgame"Alan MetzgerColeman LuckAugust 10, 1989 (1989-08-10)11.2[86]8.3/15[86]
A man who is a master of strategy games uses his knowledge to plot revenge against two sisters.
8822"Suicide Squad"Marc LaubJacqueline ZambranoAugust 24, 1989 (1989-08-24)11.2[87]8.2/15[87]
McCall aids a young student who has turned to drug dealing after he loses his athletic scholarship at college. Ving Rhames appears.

Home releases

At present, the following DVD sets have been released.[88]

DVD set Company Release date
The Equalizer: Season 1 Universal Home Video February 12, 2008
The Equalizer: The Complete Collection; Limited Edition Visual Entertainment August 19, 2014
The Equalizer: The Complete Season 2 Visual Entertainment August 26, 2014
The Equalizer: The Complete Season 3 Visual Entertainment October 24, 2014
The Equalizer: The Complete Season 4 Visual Entertainment November 25, 2014


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