CTVA US Crime - "The Equalizer" (Universal/CBS) Season 2 (1986-87)

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Starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
Season 2 (CBS) (1986-87)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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CBS

2.1 [23] The Equalizer: PRELUDE
8Oct86 CBS
Written by Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
William Zabka
Lori Loughlin
Martin Shakar,
Jaime Sanchez
Robert Joy
Robert Lansing ...... Control (recurring)
An American journalist is kidnapped by men working for a dictator McCall helped put into power.

2.2 [24] The Equalizer: NOCTURNE
15Oct86 CBS
Written by Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Stars:
Jessica Harper
Michael Parks
Ron Frazier,
Brad Sullivan
Ron O'Neal (recurring)
Ashford & Simpson
A blind music critic asks for help when she hears the voice of the
man who raped her years earlier.

2.3 [25] The Equalizer: A COMMUNITY OF CIVILIZED MEN
22Oct86 CBS
Written by Darrell Pyne & Scott Shepherd
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Tammy Grimes
Jennifer Grey
Lewis J. Stadlen,
Lewis Vanbergen
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
McCall to the aid of a woman who's being squeezed to pay off her late husband's debts.

2.4 [26] The Equalizer: JOYRIDE
29Oct86 CBS
Written by Jim Trombetta and Charles Grant Craig
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Cleavant Derricks
Christian Slater
Michael Nickles
Olga Bellin
Eddie Jones
Roger Robinson
Kristen Vigard
Ron O'Neal (recurring)
Two boys drive off in a hearse, not knowing it contains a coffin full of crack.

2.5 [27] The Equalizer: SHADES OF DARKNESS
5Nov86 CBS
Written by Jack V. Fogarty
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Lenny Von Dohlen
Bill Sadler
Caroline Kava,
Emily Heebner
Olympia Dukakis
Edward Binns
McCall helps a National Guardsman who faces murder charges and also threats from the real killer.

2.6 [28] The Equalizer: NIGHTSCAPE
12Nov86 CBS
Written by Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Aaron Lipstadt
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Frances Fisher
Thomas G. Waites
Madeleine Potter,
Michael Kemmerling
Matthew Cowles
Michael Medeiros
Austin Pendleton ..... Jonah
Lisa Banes
Ron O'Neal (recurring)
A rape victim asks McCall to stop her husband from tracking down her attackers.

2.7 [29] The Equalizer: COUNTERFIRE
19Nov86 CBS
Written by Scott Shepherd and Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Vincent Phillip D'onofrio
Lisa Pelikan,
Charles Cioffi
Leonardo Cimino
William Hickey
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
The odds are against McCall when he's framed for the murder of a cranky, blind old man.

2.8 [30] The Equalizer: THE LINE
26Nov86 CBS
Written by Steve Volpe
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
David Leary
Bill Cwikowski
Novella Nelson
Mark Margolis ........ Jimmy (recurring)
Norman Parker
Donald Buka
Joe Grifasi
The mother of a youth killed while being harassed by an overzealous
citizen's patrol appeals for McCall's help.

2.9 [31] The Equalizer: TIP ON A SURE THING
3Dec86 CBS
Written by Scott Shepherd
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Paul Greason
Daniel Faraldo
Ted Ross,
Roberts Blossom
Robert O'Reilly
Denise Dummont,
Cleavant Derricks
A bookie who doesn't like the odds on a race kidnaps the son of the
jockey and demands the father throw the race as his ransom.

2.10 [32] The Equalizer: THE CUP
10Dec86 CBS
Teleplay by David Jackson & Carlton Eastlake
Story by Andrew Sipes & Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Mario Di Leo
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Dennis Christopher
Caris Corfman
Jaroslav Stremien,
Earl Hindman
Colin R. Fox
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Father Nicholas Kostmayer hears the confession of a Polish agitator moments before he's gunned down.

2.11 [33] The Equalizer: HEARTSTRINGS
17Dec86 CBS
Written by Loraine Despres
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Michele Dotrice*
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
David Margulies,
Michael Margotta
Sam Schacht
Jana Schneider
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
A woman asks McCall for help in recovering her kidnapped newborn son.
(*Michelle Dotrice is married to Edward Woodward and is the daughter of actor Roy Dotrice.)

2.12 [34] The Equalizer: HIGH PERFORMANCE
7Jan87 CBS
Written by Jack V. Fogarty
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
James Remar
Patricia Charbonneau
Michael Wincott,
Doris Belack
Charles Cioffi
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
A construction worker becomes both witness and target when she sees a
murder and is spotted by the killer.

2.13 [35] The Equalizer: BEYOND CONTROL
14Jan87 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Liane Curtis
Brian Bedford
Philip Kraus
Daniel Ziskie
Keith Szarabajka
Robert Lansing ..... Control (recurring)
Control becomes McCall's client when a KGB agent who infiltrated a think tank is murdered.

2.14 [36] The Equalizer: CARNAL PERSUASION
21Jan87 CBS
Written by Dennis Manuel
Directed by Leon Ichaso
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
John Cullum
Maria Holvoe
Mark Margolis .......Jimmy (recurring)
Ray Serra
Cynthia Harris
John Laughlin
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
A wife appeals to the judge sentencing her husband and is offered her
husband's freedom for sexual favors.

2.15 [37] The Equalizer: MEMORIES OF MANON Part 1: 4Feb87 CBS
2.16 [38] The Equalizer: MEMORIES OF MANON Part 2: 11Feb87 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Tony Wharmby
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Melissa Anderson
Anthony Zerbe
George DiCenzo
Jon Polito
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
Control's goddaughter is threatened with the death of her father, a Canadian agent, unless she can
reveal his informant. As time runs out, McCall confides to Mickey about his personal reasons for
wanting save Yvette and her father.
(see season 3 two-parter "The Mystery of Manon")

2.17 [39] The Equalizer: SOLO
18Feb87 CBS
Written by Carlton Eastlake
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Lindsay Crouse
Kevin Spacey
Austin Pendleton
McCall gets involved professionally and personally with a woman
wanted in Pennsylvania for killing a cop.

2.18 [40] The Equalizer: A PLACE TO STAY
28Feb87 CBS
Teleplay by Marc Rubin and Carlton Eastlake & Coleman Luck
Story by Marc Rubin
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Ann McDonough
Alyson Kirk
Margaret Welsh,
Trey Wilson
Chad Redding
Kario Salem
Bethel Leslie
Ed Lauter
A young girl runs away from her quarreling parents and into the hands of a pornographer.

2.19 [41] The Equalizer: COAL BLACK SOUL
6May87 CBS
Written by Scott Shepherd
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
Patricia Kalember
Mitchell Lichtenstein
Lois Smith,
Earl Hindman
Chris Elliott
McCall is torn between a lovely psychiatrist and a man who calls and
says he can't stop himself from murdering women.

2.20 [42] The Equalizer: FIRST LIGHT
13May87 CBS
Written by Jack V. Fogarty
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
William Zabka ...... Scott McCall (recurring)
Lori Loughlin
Robert X. Modica,
Mike Nussbaum
Kaiulani Lee
Jerome Dempsey
Robert Lansing ..... Control (recurring)
While McCall is testifying in Washington D.C., Scott tries his hand
and looks for thugs harassing a local merchant.

2.21 [43] The Equalizer: HAND AND GLOVE
20May87 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
William Zabka
Barbara Garrick
Mark Soper
Charles Keating
Nightmares become a reality for an invalid woman when a threatening
figure from her dreams appears in her room.

2.22 [44] The Equalizer: RE-ENTRY
27May87 CBS
Written by Dennis Manuel
Directed by Aaron Lipstadt
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest stars:
John Goodman
Cameron Johann
David Johansen
Joe Morton
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Stewart Copeland
McCall helps a boy whose father was tricked into committing a crime.

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