The Equalizer

Season 1 Episode 18

Unnatural Causes

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 1986 on CBS
9.1
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Unnatural Causes
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McCall's on the trail of a serial killer, leaving him little time for an actress fallen into the wrong crowd.

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  • A serial killer, who targets lonely middle aged women and leaves and orchid at the scene of the crime, is on the lose. McCall investigates, while also being hired by a young wannabe actress who has fallen foul of a flashy pimp. A very good episode...moreless

    9.4
    This is by far the best episode for a while, with a return to the dark and edgy mood of the earliest stories in the series.



    Whereas some episodes suffer slightly from sharing two plots, this one shows how it should be done. They run along beside each other, each with ample screen time and not squashing the other one out of the picture.



    [Sort of spoiler] The thing I really like about this story is what I saw as the red herring running though it. The serial killer's face is not shown until late on in the episode; was I alone in expecting the killer to turn out to be the man who is harassing young actress Sally Ann? I found it a real (but welcome) surprise when it turned out not to be him at all! [End of sort of spoiler]



    I found the episode to be well written and well acted, and a very good watch. Probably one of the best instalments down this end of the season.moreless
Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon

Kelly Sterling

Guest Star

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Sally Ann Carter

Guest Star

Bobby DiCicco

Bobby DiCicco

Anza Serrato

Guest Star

Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Jimmy

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