CTVA US Crime - "The Equalizer" (Universal/CBS) Season 3 (1987-88)

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Starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
Season 3 (CBS) (1987-88)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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CBS

3.1 & 3.2 [45-46] The Equalizer: BLOOD AND WINE (part 1 & 2)
23Sep87 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
William Atherton
Moira Harris,
Tom Atkins
Christopher Murney
Elizabeth Franz
Robert Lansing ...... Control (recurring)
Telly Savalas
McCall and a former terrorist, now a monk, are both searching for the monk's former partner, a still
active terrorist who uses plastic surgery after each assignment to keep ahead of his enemies.

3.3 [47] The Equalizer: SUSPICION OF INNOCENCE
30Sep87 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Guest Cast (to be verified)
Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio
Ann Wedgeworth
Kenneth Walsh,
William Converse-Roberts
Mary Kane
McCall regrets persuading a young retarded friend to go to the police
after he witnesses a murder-the young man is arrested for the crime.

3.4 [48] The Equalizer: IN THE MONEY
7Oct87 CBS
Written by Ed Waters, Scott Shepherd
Directed by Aaron Lipstadt
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
John Heard
Ashley Crow,
Dennis Boutsikaris
The trading on Wall Street gets a little rough and McCall and Mickey are forced to rescue a
half-drowned woman from the river after she gets in the way of some ruthless manipulators.

3.5 [49] The Equalizer: ENCOUNTER IN A CLOSED ROOM
14Oct87 CBS
Written by Ann Hamilton, Scott Shepherd
Directed by Jim Johnston
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Michael Moriarty
Maureen Mueller,
Chad Redding
Jamey Sheridan
Liliana Komorowska
George Gerdes,
Robert Lansing (recurring)
McCall tries to help a European defector free her parents from the KGB, who have kidnapped them
to pressure her into persuading another defector to return to their homeland.

3.6 [50] The Equalizer: MISSION: McCALL (Part 1) : 28Oct87 CBS
3.7 [51] The Equalizer: MISSION: McCALL (Part 2):  4Nov87 CBS
Executive Producer James McAdams
Co-Executive Producer Ed Waters
Supervising Producer Coleman Luck
Coordinating Producer Peter A. Runfolo
Co-Producer Robert Eisele
Produced by Marc Laub and Daniel Lieberstein
Teleplay by Edward Waters, Scott Shepherd & Robert Eisele
Story by Ed Waters & Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Director of Photography Geoffrey Erb

(opening credits - Pt. II)
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Special Guest Appearance:
Robert Mitchum .......... Dyson
Guest Starring:
Richard Jordan .......... Harley Gage (recurring)
William Zabka ........... Scott McCall (recurring)
Frances Fisher
Special Guest Star:
Robert Lansing .......... Control (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits - pt. II)
Ludmilla Bokievsky ........ Zara
Frederick Neumann ......... Vlasov
Daniel Chapman ............ Border
With:
Joseph Tobin .............. Weber/Cronin
Dave Florek ............... Viola
Anderson Matthew .......... Medic
Victor Talmadge ........... Soldier
Mark Mikulski ............. Guard
Boris Krutonog ............ Sentry
George Cambus ............. Kamarov
Ivan Kronefeld ............ Hearse Driver
Scott discovers that his father has been kidnapped by someone and, following his father's instructions, contacts
an old Agency colleague, Richard Dyson, who sets things in motion to find out who has McCall and to get him back.

3.8 [52] The Equalizer: SHADOW PLAY (verified on film)
11Nov87 CBS
Executive Producer James McAdams
Co-Executive Producer Ed Waters
Supervising Producer Coleman Luck
Coordinating Producer Peter A. Runfolo
Co-Producer Robert Eisele
Produced by Marc Laub and Daniel Lieberstein
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Director of Photography Geoffrey Erb
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Richard Jordan ......... Gage (recurring)
Guest Starring:
J.T. Walsh
Chad Redding ........... Sgt. Alice Shepard (recurring)
Christopher Murney
Gerry Bamman
Tomas Milian ........... Duran
Special Guest Star:
Robert Lansing ......... Control (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Maurice Hines .......... Billy Bump
Paul Calderon .......... Chacon
Tom Klunis ............. Murdoch
David Bryant ........... Varner
With
David Rosembaum, Tibor Feldman, Walter Robbie, Ed Lally,
Ehtyl Eichelberger
Synopsis:
McCall helps a fellow Intelligence officer stay alive despite someone's efforts to keep him from
talking to a Congressional committee.

3.9 [53] The Equalizer: INNER VIEW
18Nov87 CBS
Written by Jim Trombetta
Directed by Marc Laub
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest stars:
Katherine Cortez,
Terrence Mann
Toni Kalem
A psychic can't convince police that she has "seen" the next attack of a serial killer,
so she turns to McCall for help in preventing it.

3.10 [54] The Equalizer: THE REHEARSAL
2Dec87 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Russ Mayberry OR Alan Metzger ?
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest stars:
George Morfogen,
Jennifer Van Dyck
Ned Eisenberg
Chris Cooper
Gwyllum Evans
Sharon Chatten
McCall and Kostmayer are caught with an acting company rehearsing a new work when a
psychopath boobytraps the theater exits with bombs.

3.11 [55] The Equalizer: CHRISTMAS PRESENCE
16Dec87 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest stars:
Jacqueline Brookes,
Martin Shakar
Joseph Hindy
Corey Carrier
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
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.

3.12 [56] The Equalizer: A DANCE ON THE DARK SIDE (verified on film)
13Jan88 CBS
Written by David Lightstone
Directed by Jonathan Perry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest Stars:
David Andrews,
George DiCenzo
Chad Redding ......... Sgt Alice Shepard (recurring)
Madeleine Potter
Maureen Anderman ..... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
John Seitz
Amanda Plummer
A police station switchboard operator overhears a detective discussing the murder of his
former partner and goes to McCall for help when she receives threats to keep her quiet.

3.13 [57] The Equalizer: THE CHILD BROKER (verified on film)
20Jan88 CBS
Written by Mick Curran
Directed by Mark Sobel
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest stars:
Christopher Collet,
Thomas G. Waites
Frances Ruffelle
Lycia Naff
Mary-Joan Negro
*
(end credits to be verified - Jerry O'Connell, Frank Whaley)
A young woman asks McCall to help her boyfriend break away from the control of a junior Fagin.

3.14 [58] The Equalizer: VIDEO GAMES (verified on film)
27Jan88 CBS
Written by Peter McCabe
Directed by James Contner
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan (recurring)
Guest stars:
Daniel Davis,
Andreas Katsulas
Vanessa Angel
John Bedford Lloyd
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
Maryann Urbano
Annabelle Gurwitch
A reporter's wife asks McCall to find her husband, who has disappeared while working undercover
on a call-girl operation involving blackmail and the death of his daughter.

3.15 [59] The Equalizer: SOMETHING GREEN (verified on film)
10Feb88 CBS
Written by Kevin Droney
Directed by Luis Soto
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring), Richard Jordan, (recurring)
Guest stars:
Jon De Vries,
Lisa Eichhorn
Ronald Hunter
Leon Russom
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Macauley Culkin ........... Paul
Debra Stricklin ........... Debra
Michael Hammond ........... Peltrow
Neal Ben Ari .............. Stanley
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.

3.16 [60] The Equalizer: THE MYSTERY OF MANON (part 1) (details to be verified)
17Feb88 CBS
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring:
Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars: (to be verified)
Melissa Anderson
Anthony Zerbe (pt 1 only),
Lawrence Dane
Anne Heywood
William Zabka ............. Scott McCall (recurring)
Mark Margolis ............. Jimmy (recurring) (pt. 1 only),
Irving Metzman,
Special Guest Star:
Robert Lansing ............. Control (recurring)

3.17 [61] The Equalizer: THE MYSTERY OF MANON (part 2) (verified on film)
24Feb88 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Bradford May
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Melissa Anderson,
Lawrence Dane
Anne Heywood
William Zabka .............. Scott McCall (recurring)
Irving Metzman
Special Guest Star:
Robert Lansing ............. Control (recurring)
*
End Credits - to be verified
Yvette Marcel asks her godfather Control and McCall for help in dealing with her irrational father,
who is intent on locating Manon, the mother she believed had been killed many years earlier.

3.18 [62] The Equalizer: NO PLACE LIKE HOME (verified on film)
16Mar88 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Michael Rooker
Michael Lerner
Kelly Curtis
Richard Bright,
Leo Burmester
Mark Margolis ........... Jimmy (recurring)
Matthew Stamm
Ed Lauter
*
End Credits?
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
McCall comes to the aid of a recently dispossessed man and his family who have been moved into a
welfare hotel and are facing pressure from the landlord to take part in his welfare scams.

3.19 [63] The Equalizer: LAST CALL (verified on film)
23Mar88 CBS
Written by Robert Crais
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Joe Maruzzo
Michael Cerveris
Kathleen Doyle
David Schramm,
James Rebhorn
Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
Peter Sellars,
Charles Keating
*
End Credits?
Ron Lee Savin
Kostmayer, Pete and several customers are taken hostage by a rapist being hunted by a mob assassin.

3.20 [64] The Equalizer: REGRETS ONLY (verified on film)
30Mar88 CBS
Written by Robert Crais
Directed by James Contner
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars
J. Smith-Cameron
Philip Kraus
Jean DeBaer
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
Tony Longo,
Polly Holiday ....... Sister Sara
*
End Caredits - to be verified:
Mark Folger, Kristin McCracken
A young woman trying to start her life over faces continuing harassment from her upscale,
professional husband who won't let her go but who is smart enough to conceal his activities.

3.21 [65] The Equalizer: TARGET OF CHOICE
6Apr88 CBS
Written by Kevin Droney
Directed by Mark Sobel
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Michael Parks
Verna Bloom,
John Bedford Lloyd
Kevin Geer
Maureen Andermaan
Mark Margolis
A man fears for his life and that of his family when the murderer he helped put away is
paroled and turns up living in his neighborhood.

3.22 [66] The Equalizer: ALWAYS A LADY
4May88 CBS
Written by Peter McCabe & Scott Shepherd
Directed by Marc Laub
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Joseph Mascolo
Lewis Van Bergen,
Chad Redding
Maureen Anderman .... Pete O'Phelan (recurring)
Ron Frazier
Robert Lansing ..... Control (recurring)
McCall's former protege at the Agency calls in a panic when she is apparently framed for the
theft of a large amount of money from her gangster employer.

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