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EPISODE GUIDE:

Season Four:

  • The Last Campaign (26 October 1988) 

writer: Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, director: Richard Compton
Recurring character: Maureen Anderman, Irving Metzman
with E. G. Marshall, Stanley Tucci, Laila Robins, Yvonne Bryceland, Larry Keith, Jay Patterson, Isabell Monk, Gale Mayron, Wendell Pierce
A woman discovers a blackmail plot conducted by the politician she works for and when he finds out she knows, he has her committed to an asylum. McCall must discover the truth and free her.

  • Sea of Fire (2 November 1988) 
  • writer: Peter McCabe, Coleman Luck, director: Alan Metzger
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Chad Redding
    with Seret Scott, Keith David, Reginald VelJohnson, David Strathairn, Tito Nunez, Lucy Vargas, Harsh Nayyar, Socorro Santiago
    McCall breaks up a gang in the Bronx, who have taken control of a school, by vividly demonstrating the consequences of their actions.

  • Riding the Elephant (9 November 1988) 
  • writer: M. K. Lorens, director: Donald Petrie
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing
    with James Hong, Russell Wong, Elizabeth Sung, Mako, Michael G. Chin, Everett Mendes III, Raymond Moy
    A woman who has been forced into prostitution by the man who paid her way to the US, calls the Equalizer to help the family of the young man trying to buy her freedom, when they are implicated in drug-running.

  • Eighteen With a Bullet (16 November 1988) 
  • writer: Bruce Taylor, Wayne Powers, Donna Dottley Powers, director: Richard Compton
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka
    with Bruce Payne, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Caroline Lagerfelt, Terrence Mann, Amy Morton, Ken Ober
    The mother of a rock star asks McCall for help when she fears that her daughter's manager is up to no good.

  • Day of the Covenant (7 December 1988) 
  • writer: Robert Eisele, director: James Contner
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, William Zabka
    with Kasi Lemmons, David Leary, Jihmi Kennedy, Theodore Bikel, Michael Genet, Tobin Bell
    Scott becomes involved with a beautiful South African who is harboring a secret. McCall must deal with a white racist who has targeted her for death.

  • Splinters (14 December 1988) 
  • writer: Coleman Luck, director: Paul Krasny
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing
    with Tom Klunis, Richard Bright, Kevin Conway, Tracy Kolis
    McCall must rescue Mickey, who has been kidnapped. He is being used as a test subject for a mind-altering drug, in an attempt to turn him into a puppet assassin for enemy agents.

  • The Making of a Martyr (11 January 1989) 
  • writer: Wayne Powers, Donna Dottley Powers, director: Bradford May
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Chad Redding
    with Tom Noonan, Barbara Williams, Sally Jessy Raphael, Stephen James, William Converse-Roberts, Bobby Rivers
    A gun control advocate refuses the aid of the Equalizer, on moral grounds, even after her life is threatened.

  • The Sins of Our Fathers (18 January 1989) 
  • writer: Tom Towler, director: Paul Krasny
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Austin Pendleton, Yvonne Wilder, Joe Morton (Brock)
    with J. Smith-Cameron, Al Shannon, Randy Danson, Tom Signorelli
    McCall must decide whether or not to help when a mobster's wife asks him to save the life of her son, who's been kidnapped.

  • The Visitation (1 February 1989)
  • writer: Robert Eisele, director: Bradford May
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka
    with Jenny Agutter, Leonardo Cimino, James Tolkan, Martin Shakar, Eddie Jones, Joseph Ragno, Randle Mell, Mike Starr
    When an arms dealer is found dead from a highly contagious disease, McCall and an old love, a doctor familiar with similar maladies, must retrace the man's footsteps to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Past Imperfect (15 February 1989) 
  • writer: Gail Morgan Hickman, director: Russ Mayberry
    Recurring character: Mark Margolis, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Eddie Jones
    with Katherine Cortez, Hector Elizondo, Jose Edwin Soto, Rudolph Willrich, Brad Sullivan, Kenneth J. MacGregor, Anthony Powers
    When thugs try to kidnap the young boy Jimmy is 'Big Brother' to, McCall begins to unravel the truth about the boy's father.

  • Trial By Ordeal (1 March 1989) 
  • writer: Coleman Luck, director: Marc Laub
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing
    with Roy Dotrice, Sylvia Sydney
    In a Company-sponsored "court," McCall is required to testify against Control who is being accused of treason. The penalty is death.

  • Silent Fury (8 March 1989) 
  • writer: Donna Dottley Powers, Wayne Powers, director: Russ Mayberrry
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Eddie Jones
    with Howie Seago, Cynthia Nixon, Jon Polito, Paul McCrane, Mark Boone jr.
    Members of a community center for the deaf are victims of a series of robberies and attacks. McCall must gain their confidence before he can help them.

  • Lullaby of Darkness (30 March 1989) 
  • writer: Coleman Luck, director: David Jackson
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Chad Redding
    with Stephen Lang, Mary-Joan Negro, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Vivian Nathan, Jacqueline Brookes, Robert X. Modica, Gwyllum Evans
    An elderly woman who has nowhere else to turn, calls the Equalizer because she believes that her landlord is physically abusing his wife and daughter

  • 17 Zebra (6 April 1989) 
  • writer: Jacqueline Zambrano, director: Alan Metzger
    Recurring character: Robert Joy
    with Joe Seneca, William Atherton, Cordelia Gonzalez, Leonardo Cimino, P.J. Brown, Stephen Payne
    The man running a Mission asks McCall to investigate a series of suspicious deaths of homeless alcoholics.

  • Starfire (13 April 1989) 
  • writer: Robert Eisele, director: Bradford May
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka
    with Michael Moriarty, Angela Goethals, Deborah Hedwall, George Plimpton, Wendell Pierce
    A young girl calls the Equalizer to help the man she has befriended, who claims to be an extraterrestrial with a mission on Earth.

  • Time Present, Time Past (20 April 1989) 

    writer: Tom Towler, director: Gordon Hessler
    Recurring character: Robert Lansing, William Zabka, Keith Szarabajka, Joe Morton
    with Shirley Knight, Brian Bedford, Dennis Boutsikaris, George McGrath, Tom Markirosian
    Scott is kidnapped along with a defector, when the man's brother tries to take him home for trial.

  • Prisoners of Conscience (27 April 1989) 
  • writer: Robert Eisele, director: Marc Laub
    Recurring character: Robert Lansing, Keith Szarabajka
    with Pat Hingle, Dan O'Herlihy, Tony Plana, Tim Woodward
    McCall has the opportunity to get to his father's killer when the man abducts a former Chilean political prisoner.

  • The Caper (4 May 1989) 
  • writer: Tom Towler, director: Alan Metzger
    Recurring character: Chad Redding
    with Maureen Stapleton, Laura San Giacomo, Richard Hamilton, Alberta Watson, Michael Wincott
    No one believes her when a mystery novel addict claims to have been an eyewitness to a murder. She fancies herself a detective and the Equalizer is called in to keep her out of trouble.

  • Heart of Justice (11 May 1989) 
  • writer: Gail Morgan Hickman, director: Bradford May
    Recurring character: Robert Joy, Eddie Jones
    with John Shepherd, Paul Guilfoyle, Joseph Hindy, Philip Bosco, Roberta Maxwell, Margaret Klenck
    Two hoodlums who raped and beat a pregnant woman get off on a technicality. When they are executed on the street, the woman's husband is charged with murder and McCall is asked to clear his name.

  • Race Traitors (29 June 1989) 
  • writer: Wayne Powers, Donna Dottley Powers and Gail Morgan Hickman, director: Robert E. Warren
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Robert Joy
    with David Andrews, Michael Cerveris, Verna Bloom, Aleta Mitchell, Larry Fishburne, Caroline Kava, Bruce Hubbard
    When a black family is terrorized by a fascist group, McCall must pose as a racist to destroy the gang from within.

  • Endgame (10 August 1989) 
  • writer: Coleman Luck, director: Alan Metzger
    Recurring character: Keith Szarabajka, Chad Redding
    with Elizabeth Berridge, Amy Morton, Lewis Van Bergen, Josef Sommer, Martin Shakar
    When a player in an adult wargame is killed, McCall is drawn into a web of lies, scheming and murder.

  • Suicide Squad (24 August 1989) 
  • writer: Jacqueline Zambrano, director: Marc Laub
    Recurring character: Joe Morton
    with Adam Coleman Howard, Ving Rhames, Robert Swan, Regina Baff, Alyson Kirk, David Harris, Leo Burmester
    When a young man loses his sports scholarship after a knee injury, his sister calls McCall to help stop him from turning to a life in the drug underworld.

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