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Episode Guide

    • Counterfire
      Counterfire
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/19/86
      9.8
      The odds are against McCall when he's framed for the murder of a blind man.
    • Blood & Wine (2)
      Blood & Wine (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/23/87
      9.7
      McCall and a former terrorist, now a monk, are both searching for the monk's former partner, a terrorist who uses plastic surgery after each assignment to keep ahead of his enemies.
    • Blood & Wine (1)
      Blood & Wine (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/23/87
      9.7
      McCall and a former terrorist, now a monk, are both searching for the monk's former partner, a terrorist who uses plastic surgery after each assignment to keep ahead of his enemies.
    • Bump and Run
      Bump and Run
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/20/85
      9.7
      Muggers seek revenge on a student who injured one of them while escaping, and a vigilante killer pins McCall's ad to his victims.
    • Suspicion of Innocence
      Suspicion of Innocence
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/30/87
      9.7
      McCall regrets persuading a young retarded friend of his into going to the police after he witnesses a murder; he's arrested for the crime.
    • Joyride
      Joyride
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/29/86
      9.7
      Two boys drive off in a hearse; not knowing it contains a coffin full of crack.
    • The Mystery of Manon (2)
      The Mystery of Manon (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/24/88
      9.6
      Yvette Marcel asks her godfather Control and McCall for help dealing with her irrational father, who is intent on locating Manon, the mother she believed had been killed years before.
    • The Mystery of Manon (1)
      The Mystery of Manon (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/17/88
      9.6
      Yvette Marcel asks her godfather Control and McCall for help dealing with her irrational father, who is intent on locating Manon, the mother she believed had been killed years before.
    • Breakpoint
      Breakpoint
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/19/86
      9.6
      While attending a wedding, McCall is taken hostage by terrorists seeking a Middle Eastern philanthropist.
    • The Last Campaign
      The Last Campaign
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/26/88
      9.6
      The aide to an ambitious candidate for state senator discovers that her boss is blackmailing the incumbent into endorsing his candidacy.
    • Memories of Manon (1)
      Memories of Manon (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/4/87
      9.6
      Control's goddaughter is threatened with the death of her father, a Canadian agent, unless she can reveal his informant. Then with little time left, McCall tells Kostmayer of his personal reasons for wanting to save Yvette and her father.
    • Memories of Manon (2)
      Memories of Manon (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/11/87
      9.6
      Control's goddaughter is threatened with the death of her father, a Canadian agent, unless she can reveal his informant. Then with little time left, McCall tells Kostmayer of his personal reasons for wanting to save Yvette and her father.
    • Hand and Glove
      Hand and Glove
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/20/87
      9.5

      Nightmares become a reality for an invalid woman when threatening figures from her dreams appear in her room.

    • Shades of Darkness
      Shades of Darkness
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/5/86
      9.5
      McCall helps a National Guardsman who faces a murder charge and threats from the real killer.
    • Lullaby of Darkness
      Lullaby of Darkness
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      3/30/89
      9.5
      McCall tries to help a woman and her daughter escape from her abusive husband.
    • Solo
      Solo
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/18/87
      9.5
      McCall gets involved romantically and professionally with a woman wanted in Pennsylvania for killing a cop.
    • Target of Choice
      Target of Choice
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/6/88
      9.5
      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.
    • Pilot: The Equalizer
      Pilot: The Equalizer
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/18/85
      9.4
      McCall, burnt out on the demands of government service, resigns and takes his first cases, a woman being stalked by a stranger and a security expert being threatened by corrupt superiors.
    • Race Traitors
      Race Traitors
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      6/11/89
      9.4
      McCall answers a call for help from Kostmayer's old neighborhood, where a racist group is harassing a black family.
    • Christmas Presence
      Christmas Presence
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/16/87
      9.4
      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.
    • Suicide Squad
      Suicide Squad
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      8/24/89
      9.4
      McCall comes to the aid of a college student who's lost his athletic scholarship and fears disappointing his parents, and turns to drug dealing as a way to make the big money they expect.
    • China Rain
      China Rain
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/25/85
      9.4
      McCall comes to the aid of a housekeeper when kidnappers grab her son by mistake.
    • The Line
      The Line
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/26/86
      9.4
      The mother of a youth killed while being harassed by an overzealous citizen's patrol appeals to McCall for help.
    • Prelude
      Prelude
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/8/86
      9.4
      A South American dictator arranges the kidnapping of an American journalist. Robert feels responsible for the journalist because he engineered the coup that put the dictator into power.
    • Nocturne
      Nocturne
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/15/86
      9.4
      A blind music critic asks for help when she hears the voice of the man who raped her years before.
    • The Sins of the Father
      The Sins of the Father
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      1/18/89
      9.4
      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.
    • Mission: McCall (2)
      Mission: McCall (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/4/87
      9.4
      Scott discovers that his father has been kidnapped by someone, and following his father's instructions, contacts an old Company colleague, Richard Dyson, who sets things in motion to find out who has McCall and to get him back.
    • Last Call
      Last Call
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/23/88
      9.4

      A rapist being hunted by a mob assassin takes Kostmayer, Pete and several customers hostage.

    • The Child Broker
      The Child Broker
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/20/88
      9.4
      A young woman asks McCall to help her boyfriend break away from the control of a junior Fagin.
    • Always a Lady
      Always a Lady
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/4/88
      9.4
      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, but he arrives too late to save her life.
    • Riding the Elephant
      Riding the Elephant
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      11/9/88
      9.4
      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.
    • Eighteen With a Bullet
      Eighteen With a Bullet
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/16/88
      9.4
      McCall and Mickey try to help a young rock singer escape from her greedy and immoral manager.
    • The Making of a Martyr
      The Making of a Martyr
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      1/11/89
      9.4
      A gun control advocate whose husband was crippled by a stray bullet seeks McCall's help when she receives threatening phone calls.
    • Encounter in a Closed Room
      Encounter in a Closed Room
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/14/87
      9.4
      McCall tries to help a European defector free her parents from the KGB, who have kidnaped them to exert pressure on her to persuade another defector to return to their homeland.
    • Regrets Only
      Regrets Only
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/30/88
      9.4
      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.
    • A Dance on the Dark Side
      A Dance on the Dark Side
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/13/88
      9.4
      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.
    • Video Games
      Video Games
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/27/88
      9.4
      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.
    • Shadow Play
      Shadow Play
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/11/87
      9.4
      McCall and Gage help a fellow Intelligence officer stay alive despite someone's efforts to keep him from talking to a Congressional committee.
    • Something Green
      Something Green
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/10/88
      9.4
      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.
    • The Rehearsal
      The Rehearsal
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/2/87
      9.4
      McCall and Gage are caught with an acting company rehearsing a new work when a vengeful psychopath boobytraps the theater exits with bombs and cut their phone lines.
    • No Place Like Home
      No Place Like Home
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      3/16/88
      9.4
      McCall comes to the aid of a recently dispossessed man and his family who has been moved in a welfare hotel and is facing pressure from the landlord to take part in his welfare scams.
    • Endgame
      Endgame
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      8/10/89
      9.4
      McCall helps two sisters whom are the victims of a revenge that has been plotted by a master strategy game player.
    • Silent Fury
      Silent Fury
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      3/8/89
      9.4
      McCall tries to help a young woman who is one of the victims of a series of robberies directed against the deaf community.
    • A Community of Civilized Men
      A Community of Civilized Men
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/22/86
      9.4
      McCall comes to the aid of a woman who's being squeezed to pay off her late husband's debts. After she is murdered, McCall realizes that there is more involved.
    • 17 Zebra
      17 Zebra
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      4/6/89
      9.4
      McCall investigates when a mission worker tells him about several winos who have died from heart attacks enroute to the hospital in paramedic ambulances.
    • The Caper
      The Caper
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      5/4/89
      9.4
      A cleaning woman works at cross-purposes to McCall as she tries to solve a murder she witnessed.
    • Back Home
      Back Home
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/18/85
      9.4
      A banker is harassing tenants of a potentially valuable property and planning to murder his wife.
    • Prisoners of Conscience
      Prisoners of Conscience
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      4/27/89
      9.4
      McCall's search for a kidnapped Chilean poet gets very intense when he learns the kidnapper killed his father many years ago.
    • Trial By Ordeal
      Trial By Ordeal
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      3/1/89
      9.3
      McCall becomes the defense counsel when a Company tribunal on charges of treason tries Control.
    • Reign of Terror
      Reign of Terror
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/11/85
      9.3
      The new doctor at a local clinic refuses to give gang members drugs as `rent' for using their turf.
    • Sea of Fire
      Sea of Fire
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      11/2/88
      9.3
      A desperate high school principal calls on McCall for help in combating the gang responsible for the rape of a girl in the school gymnasium.
    • First Light
      First Light
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/13/87
      9.3
      While McCall is testifying in Washington, Scott tries his hand and looks for thugs harassing a local merchant.
    • Splinters
      Splinters
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      12/14/88
      9.3
      Mickey Kostmayer is captured when a Company operation fails, and he's turned against McCall using drugs and torture.
    • High Performance
      High Performance
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/7/87
      9.3
      A construction worker becomes both witness and target when she sees a murder and is spotted by the killer.
    • The Lock Box
      The Lock Box
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/9/85
      9.3
      McCall helps a man whose daughter has been abducted by a pimp who services covert government operations.
    • Mission: McCall (1)
      Mission: McCall (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/28/87
      9.3
      Scott discovers that his father has been kidnapped by someone, and following his father's instructions, contacts an old Company colleague, Richard Dyson, who sets things in motion to find out who has McCall and to get him back.
    • Heart of Justice
      Heart of Justice
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      5/11/89
      9.3
      A bitter man tries to get revenge on the men who brutalized his wife but he calls McCall when someone else gets them first.
    • Starfire
      Starfire
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      4/13/89
      9.3
      McCall tries to help a girl and her friend, a confused man who claims to an extraterrestrial being hunted by killers.
    • Re-Entry
      Re-Entry
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/27/87
      9.3
      McCall helps a young boy whose father was tricked into committing a crime.
    • Heartstrings
      Heartstrings
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/17/86
      9.3
      A woman asks McCall for help recovering her kidnapped newborn son.
    • Past Imperfect
      Past Imperfect
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      2/15/89
      9.3
      An international crime cartel tries to use a man's estranged son against him when the man refuses to honor their wishes.
    • Inner View
      Inner View
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/18/87
      9.3
      A psychic can't convince the police that she has `seen' the next attack of a serial killer, so she turns to McCall for help in preventing it.
    • Tip On a Sure Thing
      Tip On a Sure Thing
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/3/86
      9.3
      A bookie that doesn't like the odds on a race kidnaps the son of the jockey and demands the father throw the race.
    • The Cup
      The Cup
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/10/86
      9.2
      Father Kostmayer hears the confession of a Polish agitator moments before he's gunned down.
    • Torn
      Torn
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/5/86
      9.2
      McCall tries to divide his time between defending a woman from her abusive husband and settling with an old enemy.
    • Nightscape
      Nightscape
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/12/86
      9.2
      A rape victim asks McCall to stop her husband from tracking down her attackers.
    • The Children's Song
      The Children's Song
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/30/85
      9.2
      Father and son protect a girl from would-be rapists intent on killing the only witness to a murder.
    • No Conscience
      No Conscience
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      3/5/86
      9.2
      A womanizer is abducted and threatened with death if he doesn't give his captors what they want-but he can't figure out what that is.
    • Time Present, Time Past
      Time Present, Time Past
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      4/20/89
      9.2
      Scott is kidnapped along with a former Bulgarian agent McCall helped to defect ten years earlier, and later undergoes his baptism into his father's world when he accompanies a team trying to rescue the man.
    • Pretenders
      Pretenders
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      4/8/86
      9.2
      An aspiring reporter, desperate for a scoop that will get her notice and a promotion, becomes convinced that something big is happening right in the next apartment.
    • The Day of the Covenant
      The Day of the Covenant
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      12/7/88
      9.1
      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.
    • In the Money
      In the Money
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/7/87
      9.1
      The trading on Wall Street gets a little rough; McCall and Mickey pull a half-drowned woman from the river after she gets in the way of some ruthless manipulators.
    • Dead Drop
      Dead Drop
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/22/86
      9.1
      McCall assembles some old friends to protect a man marked for murder for no apparent reason.
    • Carnal Persuasion
      Carnal Persuasion
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/21/87
      9.1
      A wife appeals to the judge sentencing her husband and is offered her husband's freedom for sexual favors.
    • Beyond Control
      Beyond Control
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/14/87
      9.1
      Control becomes McCall's client when a KGB agent who infiltrated a think tank is murdered.
    • Unpunished Crimes
      Unpunished Crimes
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      4/1/86
      9.1
      McCall is hired by an inventor whose designs were stolen by a huge corporation headed by a ruthless executive.
    • Desperately
      Desperately
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/4/85
      9.1
      A lonely, neglected wife gets more than she wanted when she considers a fling and ends up witnessing a murder.
    • Unnatural Causes
      Unnatural Causes
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/12/86
      9.1
      McCall's on the trail of a serial killer, leaving him little time for an actress fallen into the wrong crowd.
    • Wash Up
      Wash Up
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/29/86
      9.0
      A window washer witnesses the murder of his pro-union partner by their anti-union boss, who has his own witnesses to back his self-defense claim.
    • Coal Black Soul
      Coal Black Soul
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      5/6/87
      9.0
      McCall is torn between a lovely psychiatrist and a man who calls and says he can't stop himself from murdering women.
    • Out of the Past
      Out of the Past
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/15/86
      8.8
      An ex-con is harassing the man whose testimony put him away-the man now married to McCall's former wife.
    • Lady Cop
      Lady Cop
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/16/85
      8.8
      A crooked cop is willing to murder to ensure that his new partner won't blow the whistle on his operations.
    • The Confirmation Day
      The Confirmation Day
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/23/85
      8.6
      McCall helps a former showgirl convinced someone is stalking her and a boy whose father helped steal antiques now wanted by two separate parties.
    • A Place To Stay
      A Place To Stay
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/25/87
      8.6
      A young girl runs away from her quarreling parents and into the hands of a child pornographer.
    • The Visitation
      The Visitation
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      2/1/89
      8.2
      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.
    • The Defector
      The Defector
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/2/85
      7.9
      McCall helps a double agent defect and a young boy stand up to bullies.
    • The Distant Fire
      The Distant Fire
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/6/85
      7.8
      A woman who McCall once loved in targeted by a killer. McCall must join forces with a known hitman, who also loved her, to save her life.
    • Mama's Boy
      Mama's Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/13/85
      7.7
      A career woman wants McCall's aid in ending her son's fascination with a charismatic drug dealer.
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