Confident vigilante Robyn McCall usually saves others. But at the beginning of the third season of The equalizerwhich premiered Sunday on CBS, our hero is in need of potentially life-saving assistance.
At the end of last season’s finale, Robyn was kidnapped from her vehicle in front of Aunt Vi and Delilah. Her attackers were believed to be linked to Mason Quinn, whom Robyn obsessively hunted after the terrorist murdered William Bishop (played by Chris Noth), her former boss and friend.
The new episode begins shortly after Robyn’s disappearance, with Aunt Vi and Delilah desperately sharing everything they can remember with the responding cops, including Det. dante Although Dante used to be associated with Delilah, he was unaware that she was Robyn’s daughter. Reluctantly, Delilah divulges the information – taking down yet another wall around Robyn’s mysterious life.
Delilah also tasks Mel and Harry with finding her mother, who is seen strapped to a bed in a former military building.
Thanks to Delilah’s details about the kidnappers’ vehicle and Aunt Vi’s description of one of the kidnappers, Dante tracks down one of the perpetrators and forces him to reveal Robyn’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, Mel sits down with Quinn’s associate, Omar Delgado, who is being held at a CIA facility. She learns of Quinn’s plans to detonate radioactive bombs somewhere in town that day – just before Delgado succumbs to a poisoned cigarette sent by Quinn. She notifies authorities, who are not warning the public for fear of scaremongering.
Mel does Aunt Vi and Delilah warn, but the stubborn teenager initially refuses to leave her mother behind. Aunt Vi informs Delilah’s father of the impending danger and he orders Delilah to leave town with him and Aunt Vi.
Eventually, after taking out one of her guards, Robyn confronts Quinn, who reveals a deepfake video blaming Robyn for the terrorist attack. “This town is a false beacon of freedom,” says Quinn.
Simultaneously, Dante and Mel breached the building with the guidance of Harry, who oversees the grounds. However, when they reach the command center, they find that Robyn, Quinn, and his henchmen have disappeared.
But Quinn left a tracing feature to trick them into thinking several bombs were being transported in three vans and that they were supposed to detonate at 6 p.m. Accompanied by CIA operative Carter Griffin, the trio follows the vans and finds that Robyn had escaped one of them after shooting two accompanying guards.
When they discover the vans are empty, they deduce that there is only a single bomb in Liberty Park near the Freedom Tower. They locate the bomb and discover it has a remote detonator that Quinn plans to activate from another location.
Robyn finds Quinn on a rooftop helipad and shoots him, but he still manages to pull the detonator. After a moment of panic, Robyn calls Harry, who said he helped remove the radioactive canister before the bomb went off.
His plan is foiled, Quinn threatens Robyn’s family, and she responds by hitting him in the head with her gun just before Carter shows up to arrest him. But then he manages to break free of Carter’s grip, forcing Robyn to shoot him.
After falling off the roof of the building, Robyn looks content. “This is for Bishop,” she says.
Dante, Mel, Harry and Robyn meet and Robyn and Dante hug. “You’re not going to get rid of me that easily,” she says, fueling the “will they or won’t they” dynamic of their relationship. “We’re just getting started.” Then, in slow motion, the four walk away like a badass – albeit more mundane – version of the Avengers.
Back home, Robyn is confronted by her ex-husband, who admits he has questions about her life but puts them on hold while she reunites with Delilah and Aunt Vi. However, he issues a warning that might as well characterize the increasingly dangerous intersection of Robyn’s career and family life: “It’s far from over.”
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