CTVA US Crime - "The Equalizer" (Universal/CBS) Season 1 (1985-86)

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Starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
Season 1 (CBS) (1985-86)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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CBS

1.1 [--] THE EQUALIZER (pilot episode)
18Sep85 CBS
The Equalizer Pilot Part 1
The Equalizer Pilot Part 2
The Equalizer Pilot Part 3
The Equalizer Pilot Part 4
The Equalizer Pilot Part 5
Produced by Joe Boston
Written by Michael Sloan
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Steven Williams ........ Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Special Guest Appearance:
Robert Lansing ......... Control (recurring)
Guest Stars
Patricia Kalember
William Zabka
Michael Levin
Jerry Stiller .......... Brahms
And:
George Hearn ........... Senator Blanding
*
End Credits (to be verified)
Scott Burkholder
Robert McCall, 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 about a blackmail
scheme involving government officials.

1.2 [--] The Equalizer: CHINA RAIN
25Sep85 CBS
The Equalizer China Rain Part 1
The Equalizer China Rain Part 2
The Equalizer China Rain Part 3

The Equalizer China Rain Part 4
The Equalizer China Rain Part 5

Written by Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley, Victor Hsu
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Steven Williams ...... Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Jim Russo
Adam Redfield
Lauren Tom,
Keith Szarabajka
Jodi Long
Tzi Ma
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
Kidnappers mistakenly take a housekeeper's son, and when her wealthy
boss is reluctant to bargain for the boy, McCall steps in.

1.3 [--] The Equalizer: THE DEFECTOR
2Oct85 CBS
The Equalizer The Defector Part 1
The Equalizer The Defector Part 2
The Equalizer The Defector Part 3
The Equalizer The Defector Part 4
The Equalizer The Defector Part 5

Written by Heywood Gould
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Steven Williams ...... Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Melissa Leo
Robert Joy
Joe Silver
Jaroslav Stremien
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.

1.4 [--] The Equalizer: THE LOCK BOX
9Oct85 CBS
The Equalizer The Lock Box Part 1
The Equalizer The Lock Box Part 2
The Equalizer The Lock Box Part 3
The Equalizer The Lock Box Part 4
The Equalizer The Lock Box Part 5
Written by Frank Military, Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Maureen Anderman
J.T. Walsh
Sara Botsford
Paige Price
Jaime Tirelli
Ray Baker
Adam Ant
McCall helps out a man whose daughter has been abducted by a pimp who services government
covert operations and enjoys a measure of immunity.

1.5 [--] The Equalizer: LADY COP
16Oct85 CBS
The Equalizer Lady Cop Part 1
The Equalizer Lady Cop Part 2
The Equalizer Lady Cop Part 3
The Equalizer Lady Cop Part 4
The Equalizer Lady Cop Part 5
Written by Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Steven Williams ...... Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Karen Young
Will Patton
Esai Morales
Bruce MacVittie
Adam Redfield
Reginald Veljohnson
McCall tries to protect a rookie cop whose partner is willing to kill
her to stop her from exposing his corruption.

1.6 [--] The Equalizer: CONFIRMATION DAY
23Oct85 CBS
The Equalizer The Confirmation Day Part 1
The Equalizer The Confirmation Day Part 2
The Equalizer The Confirmation Day Part 3
The Equalizer The Confirmation Day Part 4
The Equalizer The Confirmation Day Part 5
Written by Edward Adler, Heywood Gould
Directed by Richard Colla
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Steven Williams ...... Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Burt Young
Lois Smith,
Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Joseph Wiseman
Anne Jackson
McCall helps a former showgirl convinced that someone is stalking her and a boy whose
father helped steal antiques that are now wanted by two parties.

1.7 [--] The Equalizer: THE CHILDREN'S SONG
30Oct85 CBS
The Equalizer The Children's Song Part 1
The Equalizer The Children's Song Part 2
The Equalizer The Children's Song Part 3
The Equalizer The Children's Song Part 4
The Equalizer The Children's Song Part 5
Written by Howard Chesley, Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
William Zabka
Dana Barron
Perry Lang,
Bradley Whitford
William Youmans
Tom Isbell
Father and son protect a girl from would-be rapists intent on killing the only witness
to a murder.

1.8 [--] The Equalizer: THE DISTANT FIRE
6Nov85 CBS
Supervising Producer Joel Surnow
Co-Producer Maurice Hurley
Produced by Stuart Cohen
Teleplay by Robert Sabaroff, Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Story by Robert Sabaroff
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Jon DeVries
Alberta Watson
George Morfogen
Saul Rubinek .............. Jason
*
End Credits (to be verified)
Bill Cobbs
A hit man wants help to prevent another killer from murdering a
woman both he and McCall once loved.

1.9 [--] The Equalizer: MAMA'S BOY
13Nov85 CBS
Written by Heywood Gould
Directed by James Sheldon
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Steven Williams ...... Lt. Burnett (recurring)
Christine Baranski
Adam Horovitz
Mark Soper
Jim Dale
A career woman wants McCall's help in ending her son's fascination
with a charismatic drug dealer.

1.10 [--] The Equalizer: BUMP AND RUN
20Nov85 CBS
Written by Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Brian Bedford
Laura Ashton
Charles Brown,
Mark Linn-Baker
Keith Szarabajka ...... Mickey (recurring)
Muggers seek revenge on a student who injured one of them while escaping, and a vigilante
killer pins McCall's ad to his victims.

1.11 [--] The Equalizer: DESPERATELY
4Dec85 CBS
Written by Charles Grant Craig
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Blanche Baker
Ray Baker
David Margulies
Tovah Feldshuh
Ray Sharkey
A lonely housewife gets more excitement than she wanted when she
considers a fling and ends up witnessing a murder.

1.12 [--] The Equalizer: REIGN OF TERROR
11Dec85 CBS
Written by Steve Bello, Coleman Luck
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Lonette McKee
Fred Williamson
Tomas Milian
The new doctor at a local clinic refuses to give gang members drugs
as "rent" for using their turf.

1.13 [--] The Equalizer: BACK HOME
18Dec85 CBS
Written by Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Cast:
Frank Converse ....... Guthrie Brown
Charles Hallahan ...... Cook
Anne Pitoniak ......... Lilly Wynnn
Allen Swift ........... Marty Wynn
Marisa Berenson ....... Andrea Brown
Fred Williamson
Irving Metzman
McCall tries to keep the holidays bright for a group of elderly tenants being harassed by a
banker with personal problems, who wants to use the property for something else.

1.14 [--] The Equalizer: OUT OF THE PAST
15Jan86 CBS
Written by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Sandy Dennis
Stephen McHattie
Barry Primus
Brad Dourif
Sylvia Miles
James Gammon
An ex-con is threatening the man whose testimony out him away-the man
now married to McCall's ex-wife.

1.15 [--] The Equalizer: DEAD DROP
22Jan86 CBS
Written by Joel Surnow, Maurice Hurley
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
James Murtaugh
Robin Curtis
Ray Baker
Irving Metzman
David Leary
Mark Margolis ......... Jimmy (recurring)
Keith Szarabajka ...... Mickey (recurring)
Saul Rubinek
Robert Lansing ........ Control (recurring)
McCall assembles some old friends to protect a man marked for murder for no apparent reason.

1.16 [--] The Equalizer: WASH UP
29Jan86 CBS
Written by Mark Frost
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Robert Dabi
Yvonne Wilder
Bill Cwikowski,
Brian Tarantina
Michael O'Hare
Mark Margolis
Joe Spinell,
Irving Metzman
Ron O'Neal ........ Lt.Isadore Smalls (recurring)
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.

1.17 [--] The Equalizer: TORN
12Feb86 CBS
Written by Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Ron O'Neal ........ Lt. Isadore Smalls (recurring)
Yvonne Wilder
Zohra Lampert
Caitlin Clarke
Saul Rubinek
McCall tries to divide his time between defending a woman from her
abusive husband and settling with an old enemy.

1.18 [--] The Equalizer: UNNATURAL CAUSES
19Feb86 CBS
Written by Susan Woollen, Coleman Luck, Scott Shepherd
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Gwen Verdon
Kim Delaney
Bobby DiCicco
Kevin Geer,
Stephen Joyce
Charlotte Moore
Mark Margolis ..... Jimmy (recurring)
Ron O'Neal ........ Lt.Isadore Smalls (recurring)
McCall's on the trail of a serial killer who killed a woman close to him, leaving him
little time for an actress fallen in with the wrong crowd.

1.19 [--] The Equalizer: BREAKPOINT
5Mar86 CBS
Written by Scott Shepherd, Don Carlos Dunaway
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Patricia Clarkson
Richard Hamilton
Phyllis Newman,
Sam Schacht
Aharon Ipale
Ron Frazier
Tony Shalhoub,
Ned Eisenberg
Tony Spiridakis
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
McCall is among the wedding guests taken hostage by terrorists
seeking a Middle Eastern philanthropist.

1.20 [--] The Equalizer: NO CONSCIENCE
25Mar86 CBS
Written by Mark Frost
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Linda Thorson
Laurie Metcalf
D.W. Moffett
Kelly Curtis
Madison Arnold
Mark Margolis ....... Jimmy (recurring)
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 that is.

1.21 [--] The Equalizer: UNPUNISHED CRIMES
1Apr86 CBS
Written by John Burke, Grenville Case
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Dan Hedaya
Regina Baff
John Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Cherles Johann
John Cullum
McCall is hired by an inventor whose designs were stolen by a hugh
corporation headed by a ruthless executive.

1.22 [--] The Equalizer: PRETENDERS
8Apr86 CBS
Written by Scott Shepherd
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Tony Musante
Chad Redding ....... Sgt. Alice Shepard (recurring)
Philip Bosco
Albert Macklin
Ron O'Neal ......... Lt. Isadore Smalls (recurring)
Robert Lansing ..... Control (recurring)
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 apartment next door.

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