The Equalizer

Season 1 Episode 8

The Distant Fire

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 06, 1985 on CBS
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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.

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  • McCall is forced to team up with a known hitman, to save the life of a woman they both once loved from a killer. This one didn't do much for me...moreless

    6.0
    If the production codes are to be believed, this episode was actually the first one to be produced after the Pilot.



    Anyway... I have really enjoyed all of the episodes up until this point in the series, but this episode is the first one that didn't really do anything for me.

    I watched it back-to-back with the previous episode, 'The Children's Song', and compared to that really good episode, this one suffered even more in my view.



    I find that the story takes a while to really get going, and has some points where it is really slow, and a bit confusing in places.



    Location-wise, the scenes on the ship and the resulting chase are well shot, and probably the best thing about this weaker episode.



    The notion of McCall being forced to team up with a hitman – indeed, the plot as a whole – could have been really interesting and exciting, but it's just very flat in my opinion.



    I expect there are others that love this instalment, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe, if it really was the first one produced after the Pilot, things were still warming up. I'm glad they broadcast the far superior 'China Rain' as the second episode instead.



    (Maybe it was just me?!)moreless
Alberta Watson

Alberta Watson

Carla Holden

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Jon DeVries

Jon DeVries

Michael

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George Morfogen

George Morfogen

Vezay Holden

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Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Jimmy

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