CTVA US Crime - "The Equalizer" (Universal/CBS) Season 4 (1988-89)

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Starring Edward Woodward as Robert McCall
Season 4 (CBS) (1988-89)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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CBS

4.1 [67] The Equalizer: THE LAST CAMPAIGN
26Oct88 CBS
Written by Lee Batchler & Janet Scott Batchler
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Stanley Tucci
Laila Robins,
Maureen Anderman
Irving Metzman
Yvonne Bryceland
Larry Keith
E.G. Marshall
The aide to an ambitious candidate for state senator discovers that her boss is blackmailing
the incumbent into endorsing his candidacy.

4.2 [68] The Equalizer: SEA OF FIRE
2Nov88 CBS
Written by Peter McCabe & Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Seret Scott
Keith David,
Chad Redding
Reginald VelJohnson
David Strathairn
A desperate high school principal calls on McCall for help in combating the gang responsible
for the rape of a girl in the school's gymnasium.

4.3 [69] The Equalizer: RIDING THE ELEPHANT
9Nov88 CBS
Written by M.K. Lorens
Directed by Donald Petrie
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
James Hong
Russell Wong,
Elizabeth Sung
Mako
Robert Lansing ........ Control (recurring)
McCall helps a Thai boxer and his girl friend extricate themselves from the clutches of a racketeer
with old connections to McCall's former employers.

4.4 [70] The Equalizer: EIGHTEEN WITH A BULLET
16Nov88 CBS
Written by Bruce Taylor and Wayne Powers & Donna Dottley Powers
Directed by Richard Compton
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Bruce Payne
Colleen Ann-Fitzpatrick
Amy Morton
Caroline Lagerfelt
Terrence Mann
McCall and Mickey try to help a young rock singer escape from her greedy, immoral manager.

4.5 [71] The Equalizer: THE DAY OF THE COVENANT
7Dec88 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by James Contner
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Kasi Lemmons
David Leary,
William Zabka ........ Scott McCall (recurring)
Jihmi Kennedy
Theodore Bikel
Scott learns first hand about the anti-apartheid movement when his girl friend becomes the
target of a zealous Afrikaner who believes she's a terrorist.

4.6 [72] The Equalizer: SPLINTERS
14Dec88 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Paul Krasny
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Richard Bright
Tom Klunis,
Kevin Conway
Robert Lansing ........ Control (recurring)
Mickey Kostmayer is captured when an Agency operation fails, and he's turned against McCall
using drugs and torture.

4.7 [73] The Equalizer: THE MAKING OF A MARTYR
11Jan89 CBS
Written by Wayne Powers & Donna Dottley Powers
Directed by Bradford May
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Tom Noonan
Barbara Williams
Chad Redding
William Converse-Roberts
Sally Jesse Raphael [cameo]
A gun control advocate whose husband was crippled by a stray bullet seeks McCall's help
when she receives threatening phone calls.

4.8 [74] The Equalizer: THE SINS OF OUR  FATHERS
18Jan89 CBS
Written by Tom Towler
Directed by Paul Krasny
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
J. Smith-Cameron
Al Shannon
Randy Danson
Tom Signorelli
Yvonne Wilder
Austin Pendleton
Joe Morton
McCall reluctantly agrees to help the wife of a mobster find her kidnapped son, who's a pawn
in a game of revenge against his father.

4.9 [75] The Equalizer: THE VISITATION
1Feb89 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Bradford May
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Jenny Agutter
James Tolkan
Leonardo Cimino
Martin Shakar
Eddie Jones
Joseph Ragno
Randle Mell
Mike Starr
McCall's reunion with a former lover is interrupted when her medical skills are needed to deal with a
deadly virus being carried by a pair of thugs responsible for killing an international arms dealer.

4.10 [76] The Equalizer: PAST IMPERFECT
15Feb89 CBS
Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Katherine Cortez
Mark Margolis ....... Jimmy (recurring)
Eddie Jones
Brad Sullivan
Rudolph Willrich
Jose Edwin Soto,
Hector Elizondo
Robert Lansing ...... Control (recurring)
An international crime cartel tries to use a man's estranged son against him when the man
refuses to honor their wishes.

4.11 [77] The Equalizer: TRIAL BY ORDEAL
1Mar89 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Marc Laub
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Sylvia Sidney
Roy Dotrice,
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
McCall becomes the defense counsel when Control is tried by an Agency tribunal on charges of treason.

4.12 [78] The Equalizer: SILENT FURY
8Mar89 CBS
Written by Wayne Powers & Donna Dottley Powers
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Howie Seago
Jon Polito
Paul McCrane
Eddie Jones
Mark Boone Junior
Cynthia Nixon
McCall tries to help a young woman who is one of the victims of a robber targeting the deaf community.

4.13 [79] The Equalizer: LULLABY OF DARKNESS (verified)
30Mar89
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by David Jackson
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Mary-Joan Negro,
Ellen Hamilton Latzen,
Chad Redding ......... Sgt Alice Shepard (recurring)
Jacqueline Brookes
Robert X. Modica
Vivian Nathan
Gwyllum Evans
Stephen Lang
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kate Dezina ........ Dream Mother
Al Sheppard ........ Detective Kelly
Synopsis:
McCall tries to help an abused woman and her daughter, who has already escaped
into a dangerous dream world, to deal with her abusive husband.

4.14 [80] The Equalizer: 17 ZEBRA
6Apr89 CBS
Written by Jacqueline Zambrano
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Joe Seneca
Cordelia Gonzalez,
Robert Joy
Leonardo Cimino
William Atherton
McCall investigates when a mission worker tells him about several winos who have died from heart
attacks enroute to the hospital in ambulances manned by paramedics.

4.15 [81] The Equalizer: STARFIRE
13Apr89 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Bradford May
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
George Plimpton
Angela Goethals,
Wendell Pierce
Deborah Hedwall
Michael Moriarty
McCall tries to help a girl and her friend, a confused man who claims to be an extraterrestrial
being hunted by killers.

4.16 [82] The Equalizer: TIME PRESENT, TIME PAST
20Apr89 CBS
Written by Tom Towler
Directed by Gordon Hessler
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest stars:
Brian Bedford
Dennis Boutsikaris
William Zabka
Joe Morton
Shirley Knight
Robert Lansing ........ Control (recurring)
Scott is kidnapped along with a former Bulgarian agent McCall helped to defect ten years earlier, and
undergoes his baptism of fire into his father's world when he accompanies a team trying to rescue the man.

4.17 [83] The Equalizer: PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
27Apr89 CBS
Written by Robert Eisele
Directed by Marc Laub
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Pat Hingle
Tony Plana,
Tim Woodward (Edward Woodward's son)
Dan O'Herlihy
Robert Lansing ....... Control (recurring)
McCall's search for a kidnapped Chilean poet gets very intense when he learns the kidnapper
killed McCall's father many years earlier.

4.18 [84] The Equalizer: THE CAPER
4May89 CBS
Written by Tom Towler
Directed by Alan Metzger
Director of Photography Geoffrey Erb
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Laura San Giacomo
Richard Hamilton
Chad Redding ........... Sgt Alice Shepard (recurring)
Alberta Watson
Michael Wincott
Maureen Stapleton
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lewis J. Stadlen ....... Danny
Zach Grenier ........... Pack
With:
Max .................... Washer
Al Sheppard ............ Kelly
A cleaning woman works at cross purposes to McCall as she tries to solve a murder she witnessed.

4.19 [85] The Equalizer: HEART OF JUSTICE
11May89 CBS
Written by Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Bradford May
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
John Shepherd
Paul Guilfoyle,
Joseph Hindy
Margaret Klenck
Eddie Jones
Robert Joy,
Philip Bosco
Robert Maxwell
A bitter man tries to get revenge on the men who brutalized his
pregnant wife but he calls McCall when someone else gets them first.

4.20 [86] The Equalizer: RACE TRAITORS
11Jun89 CBS
Written by Wayne Powers & Donna Dottley Powers and Gail Morgan Hickman
Directed by Robert E. Warren
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Larry Fishburne
Michael Cerveris
Verna Bloom
Aleta Mitchell
Robert Joy
Caroline Kava
Bruce Hubbard
McCall answers a call for help from Kostmayer's old neighborhood, where a racist group
is harassing a black family.

4.21 [87] The Equalizer: ENDGAME
10Aug89 CBS
Written by Coleman Luck
Directed by Alan Metzger
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Elizabeth Berridge
Amy Morton,
Chad Redding
Lewis Van Bergen
Martin Shakar
Josef Sommer
McCall helps two sisters who are the victims of a revenge that has
been plotted by a master strategy game player.

4.22 [88] The Equalizer: SUICIDE SQUAD (final episode)
24Aug89 CBS
Written by Jacqueline Zambrano
Dected by Marc Laub
Starring: Edward Woodward (as Robert McCall)
Also Starring: Keith Szarabajka (recurring)
Guest Stars
Ving Rhames
Adam Coleman Howard,
Robert Swan
David Harris
Joe Morton
Alyson Kirk
Regina Baff
Leo Burmester
McCall comes to the aid of a college student who's lost his athletic scholarship and fears disappointing
his parents, so he has turned to drug dealing as a way to make the big money they expect.

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