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The Best Episodes of The Equalizer

Every episode of The Equalizer ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Equalizer!

Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Genres:CrimeDrama
Network:CBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Equalizer" is "Vox Populi", rated 8.1/10 from 296 user votes. It was directed by Carl Seaton and written by Zoe Robyn. "Vox Populi" aired on 4/24/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "D.W.B.".

  • Vox Populi
    8.1/10 296 votes

    #1 - Vox Populi

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2022-04-24

    When Aunt Vi is the lone juror on a murder trial who believes the defendant is innocent, McCall covertly investigates the case to find proof that Vi's instincts are correct.

    Director: Carl Seaton

    Writer: Zoe Robyn

  • D.W.B.
    8.0/10 362 votes

    #2 - D.W.B.

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2022-03-20

    McCall races to find Dante when he’s abducted by a pair of panicked deputies who fear reprisal, after they detained Dante without cause and used excessive force before realizing he’s a fellow cop. Alone and injured, Dante experiences hallucinations that reveal his complicated childhood.

    Director: Slick Naim

    Writer: Joseph C. Wilson

  • Shooter
    7.9/10 323 votes

    #3 - Shooter

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-21

    Mel’s past military expertise proves critical when McCall is hired by District Attorney Grafton to find a sniper on a killing spree, seemingly selecting victims at random. Also, Delilah experiences PTSD when the sniper shootings cause her to relive the trauma of her friend’s fatal shooting.

    Director: Milena Govich

    Writer: Joe Gazzam

  • When Worlds Collide
    7.9/10 317 votes

    #4 - When Worlds Collide

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-11-28

    Bishop comes to McCall, Harry and Mel for help when a terrorist from his past uncovers the identity of his adult son, a young man Bishop has kept secret for decades to safeguard him from his intelligence work. Also, Aunt Vi becomes nostalgic about a past romantic relationship when she receives a surprise visitor

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Rob Hanning

  • Never Again
    7.9/10 220 votes

    #5 - Never Again

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2023-03-12

    After a string of antisemitic hate crimes terrorizes a local community, Harry reconnects with his Jewish faith as he leads the team in finding the culprit before they attack again. Also, McCall must calculate what extremes she will go to in order to win custody of Delilah.

    Director: Chris Fisher

    Writer: Ora Yashar, Adam Glass

  • Exposed
    7.8/10 275 votes

    #6 - Exposed

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2022-05-15

    McCall’s determination to apprehend Mason Quinn, the criminal responsible for Bishop’s death, veers into a dangerous obsession that could cost her everything. Also, Delilah finally meets her mother’s vigilante team when she requires Harry and Mel’s help to prove a fellow classmate made her best friend a victim of revenge porn. Second season finale.

    Director: Eric Laneuville

    Writer: Terri Edda Miller, Andrew W. Marlowe, Joseph C. Wilson

  • The People Aren’t Ready
    7.7/10 327 votes

    #7 - The People Aren’t Ready

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-10-31

    McCall comes closer than ever to being captured when she races to prevent the murder of District Attorney Grafton, the prosecutor seeking to bring her to justice

    Director: Randall Zisk

    Writer: Joseph C. Wilson

  • Separated
    7.7/10 318 votes

    #8 - Separated

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-01-02

    McCall and Mel help a deported woman track down her son after she was separated from him while seeking asylum at the U.S. border. Mel, McCall and Bishop exhaust every avenue to get Harry released from prison.

    Director: Neema Barnette

    Writer: Erica Shelton Kodish

  • Justified
    7.7/10 187 votes

    #9 - Justified

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2023-05-14

    When a note McCall receives leads her to the location of her late father’s car, she must revisit the past to uncover who was behind his carjacking and murder nearly 30 years prior.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Reckoning
    7.6/10 428 votes

    #10 - Reckoning

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-05-23

    McCall's personal and professional lives collide when Delilah and her friends are threatened by a European crime syndicate for being eyewitnesses to the outfit's execution of a drug cartel boss.

    Director: Benny Boom

    Writer: Joseph C. Wilson

  • Followers
    7.6/10 361 votes

    #11 - Followers

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-07

    McCall is hired by an online group of true-crime enthusiasts to find the anonymous stalker of an unsuspecting NYC woman when the criminal claims he will murder her in eight hours

    Director: Mark Polish

    Writer: Zoe Robyn

  • Chinatown
    7.6/10 298 votes

    #12 - Chinatown

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-03-06

    McCall and Mel work with a jaded ex-cop to find the killers of a beloved Chinese American restaurant owner, who was the victim of a hate crime masked to look like an accidental electrical fire.

    Director: Christine Moore

    Writer: Zoe Robyn

  • Blowback
    7.6/10 233 votes

    #13 - Blowback

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-11-13

    When a smuggler being detained by the CIA must be transferred quickly to a secure debriefing site, McCall works with Carter Griffin to ensure he arrives unharmed. Also, Dante deals with the possibility of his father being released from prison.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • No Way Out
    7.6/10 197 votes

    #14 - No Way Out

    Season 3 Episode 15 - Aired 2023-04-23

    Aunt Vi enlists the help of McCall and the team when she realizes her masseuse is a victim of domestic abuse. Also, McCall trains Dee on situational awareness and Dante goes against orders by chasing after the man who shot his friend Manny.

    Director: Richard Lyons

    Writer: Rob Hanning, Vanessa K. Herron

  • Blind Justice
    7.6/10 135 votes

    #15 - Blind Justice

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2024-03-03

    After a high-powered real estate developer is killed by a moving subway train, his widow hires McCall to investigate his death. Meanwhile, Aunt Vi and Dee visit an old neighbor living in a nursing home who may need their help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Leverage
    7.5/10 339 votes

    #16 - Leverage

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-24

    McCall is hired by a concerned mother who suspects her teen son has joined a local gang, leading McCall to the boy’s surprising motivation behind his spiraling behavior. Also, Delilah faces anxiety as she prepares to speak at her friend Jason’s memorial service, and Dante worries when the new detective pursuing McCall sets his sights on unmasking the people closest to her.

    Director: Eric Laneuville

    Writer: Erica Shelton Kodish, Keith Eisner

  • Somewhere Over the Hudson
    7.5/10 323 votes

    #17 - Somewhere Over the Hudson

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-03-13

    McCall helps a mob accountant, Bert Singer, scour the city for a lost ledger of evidence he must provide to the FBI in exchange for entrance into the Federal Witness Protection Program. Also, Mel frets over how to tell her best friend, who comforted her for years about Harry's death, that Harry never died at all.

    Director: John Krokidas

    Writer: Rob Hanning

  • Pulse
    7.5/10 268 votes

    #18 - Pulse

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2022-04-10

    McCall receives a desperate plea for help from her former CIA trainee, now a full-fledged agent, that leads her into a confrontation with Mason Quinn, the most dangerous enemy from her past in intelligence. In need of confidential information about the agent's latest assignment, McCall forms a tentative alliance with Carter Griffin, a by-the-book CIA handler.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Joe Gazzam

  • Do No Harm
    7.5/10 263 votes

    #19 - Do No Harm

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-03-05

    When the mother of a patient dying of a rare brain disease holds a hospital hostage in an attempt to get her daughter a lifesaving surgery, McCall races to resolve the situation peacefully while dealing with pushback from government forces.

    Director: Ron Fortunato

    Writer: Ashley Charbonnet, Kim Rome

  • All Bets Are Off
    7.5/10 110 votes

    #20 - All Bets Are Off

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2024-03-17

    After Dante's Old Training Partner Is Taken Hostage While Working Undercover In An Illegal Casino, McCall Gets Help From A Former Gambling Addict To Take Down The Perpetrator.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Room Where It Happens
    7.4/10 475 votes

    #21 - The Room Where It Happens

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-04-04

    Mel goes undercover as a volunteer for a rising politician when McCall tries to help a despondent college student being threatened by someone inside the candidate's campaign. Also, McCall worries when Delilah starts hanging out with a young girl who served time in juvenile detention and reminds McCall of her own troubled youth

    Director: Stephanie A. Marquardt

    Writer: Zoe Robyn

  • The Kingdom
    7.4/10 353 votes

    #22 - The Kingdom

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-10-17

    McCall finds herself in the crosshairs of a foreign government’s intelligence agency when her friend Mira, a diplomat’s daughter, seeks McCall’s help to find her missing brother. Also, Dante faces suspicion from a fellow detective newly tasked by the district attorney to find the vigilante knows as the Equalizer

    Director: Randall Zisk

    Writer: Zoe Robyn

  • Boom
    7.4/10 270 votes

    #23 - Boom

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-10-02

    In the aftermath of her abduction, the walls between McCall’s family and vigilante life continue to crumble as those closest to her must come together for the first time to save her.

    Director: Eric Laneuville

    Writer: Joseph C. Wilson

  • He Ain't Heavy
    7.4/10 202 votes

    #24 - He Ain't Heavy

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-02-19

    Mel engages in a tense family reunion when she and her disapproving sister race against the clock to save their brother Edison after he’s abducted. Also, as the team unravels the motivation behind Edison’s kidnapping, Mel grapples with the fallout of her argument with McCall about training Delilah.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock

  • Lost and Found
    7.4/10 185 votes

    #25 - Lost and Found

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2023-03-19

    When a man claiming to have lost his memory wakes up behind a dumpster with a gun in his hand, McCall and the team follow a trail of clues to help uncover his whereabouts the night before.

    Director: Tamika Miller

    Writer: Joe Gazzam