Alongside being introduced to Mel’s family for the first time, Aunt Vi’s life outside Robyn’s home may be greatly expanded.
|Aired (CBS)||February 19, 2023|
|Writer(s)||Melissa R. Byer, Treena Hancock|
|Newly Noted Characters|
|Journey||J Alexis James|
|Edison Bayani||Travis Salter|
|Previously Noted Characters|
|Delilah||Laya DeLeon Hayes|
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No Dream Too Late – Trish, Vi, Delilah, Journey
Aunt Vi, with Trish and Delilah pushing her to, finally has her work submitted into an art competition, and boy is it nerve-racking. Luckily, she isn’t alone in feeling the pressure, as a young artist name Journey too is struggling. However, while Aunt Vi takes it on the chin when she doesn’t win, Journey has a moment that draws negative attention to her.
Luckily, Aunt Vi is able to calm her down. This leads to Trish talking amongst her network to potentially get Aunt Vi a job to teach at the Kano Arts Center.
A Bayani Family Reunion – Ruby, Robyn, Mel, Harry, Edison
Mel’s family is a bit complicated. One side is Ruby and the unseen Matthew, who are sometimes looked upon as the golden children. On the other side are Mel and Edison, who aren’t doing bad for themselves, but clearly have each other’s backs more than their other siblings. But, with Edison getting in trouble with the Colombian mob due to his supervisor trying to frame him, the family comes together to deal with the situation.
This includes Robyn, who might be upset with Mel over her training Delilah behind her back, but that is put aside when there is a life-or-death situation. Which, of course, Mel is thankful for since the combination of her and Robyn’s skillset, and of course, Harry’s, leads to Edison being exonerated and safe.
No More Secrets – Delilah, Trish, Vi, Robyn, Ruby, Mel, Harry, Edison
But with Ruby and Edison seeing Mel in action, it also triggers the need for her to confess what she does beyond running a bar. Also, Ruby confesses, despite her presenting the façade, she has everything under control; she doesn’t.
Their family isn’t alone in pushing for there being no more secrets. Aunt Vi finally introduces Trish to Robyn, and Robyn relents and lets Delilah train with Mel. So, all ends well.
Things To Note
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Is Journey going to be a one-and-done appearance?
- When it the last time Aunt Vi had a job where she had to clock in somewhere?
- Are we going to meet anyone in Harry’s family? Heck, Robyn’s family beyond her daughter and aunt?
What Could Happen Next
- Aunt Vi giving Robyn work due to her students going through something
- Delilah likely hurting someone again due to how she sees justice should be dealt
Mel Handled The Spotlight Well
Queen Latifah is the unquestioned draw when it comes to “The Equalizer,” but there is no denying, with the focus being on Lapira, she held it down. She drew you into the Bayani family drama and made you care about Edison and Ruby. Heck, considering we have met more and more of Mel’s friends and now family, since Harry came out of hiding, there is even an expectation of seeing these characters again, never mind the introduction of Mel’s parents.
A New Chapter For Vi
Aunt Vi has been homebound and a reactionary for most of the series. So with her now having a job outside the home, a relationship, and people in her life beyond Robyn and Delilah? This is a brand new, overdue chapter.
Robyn Letting Dee Openly Train
Delilah training with Mel is a boon for both. It helps Delilah to be more than Robyn’s daughter and allows Mel too, to be more than Robyn’s sidekick. It furthers the idea “The Equalizer” wants to create a world outside of Robyn’s orbit, and while I don’t believe they are trying to set up for spin-offs, you can imagine with stronger supporting characters, the option is not only put on the table, but it could allow for its young star, Ms. Hayes, to have a fruitful career once she transitions out of playing someone’s kid.
The Equalizer Directory
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|The Equalizer (Denzel Washington)
The Equalizer 1 & 2 - Amazon
The Equalizer (Queen Latifah)
Season 1 - Amazon
Season 2 - Amazon
Season 3 - Amazon
The Equalizer (1985 - 1989)
The Complete Collection
The Equalizer: A Novel
Book Series - Amazon
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 13 "Patriot Game" – Recap/ Review | Colton Fisk returns and arrives with as much chaos as last time||The infamous Colton Fisk pops his head out of whatever hole he hid in, naturally leading to death and destruction.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3 Episode 12 "Lost and Found" – Recap/ Review | Did Robyn Accidently Help A Criminal?||Delilah’s training gets a renewed focus as Robyn’s team deal with an amnesiac who may or may not be a criminal.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 11 "Never Again" – Recap/ Review||While Robyn and Aunt Vi face off with Miles regarding Delilah’s custody, Harry finds himself facing his past, including his sordid history with his mother.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 9 "Second Chance" – Recap/ Review||We meet Dante’s Mason Quinn and watch as Robyn goes deeper into a spiral that makes it clear her sense of control is loosening.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 8 "He Ain’t Heavy" – Recap/ Review||Alongside being introduced to Mel’s family for the first time, Aunt Vi’s life outside Robyn’s home may be greatly expanded.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 7 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||In its winter finale, "The Equalizer" teases Mel having a notable storyline when it returns, which sadly coincides with Robyn picking up on her and Delilah's secret.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 5 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||“The Equalizer” gains a potential villain who will last for more than an episode as the CIA tries to reassert control over Robyn.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 4 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn finds herself getting involved in local politics as a motorcycle gang, whose former member is a councilman, might be getting used for the opponent's political gain.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 3 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Trish, Aunt Vi’s girlfriend, finally meets the family as Robyn investigates a possible ghost sighting.|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 2 "Where’s There Smoke" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||It’s Robyn’s first case since being kidnapped, and while she is worried about Delilah, she ignores Aunt Vi, who can no longer be the rock Robyn is used to having.|
|Collected Quotes For The Month of October 2022|
|The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 1 "Boom" [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||With Mason Quinn capturing Robin and preparing to not only kill her but make her into a terrorist, what can be done by Robin’s crew and the NYPD?|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 18 “Exposed” [Finale] – Recap/ Review||Robyn flies too close to the sun, as Delilah shows she is her mother's daughter by helping Vera deal with a nude photo scandal.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 17 “What Dreams May Come” – Recap/ Review||As Robyn's latest client notes visions regarding their sister being in trouble, Aunt Vi opens up about the hunch she got the day Robyn's father died.|
|Collected Quotes From May 2022||In this post, you'll find collected quotes from movies, TV Shows, and interviews collected during the month of May 2022.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 15 “Hard Money” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||We FINALLY get to meet Robyn's ex, Delilah's dad, as she asks him to do a favor for one of her clients – which raises his suspicions about what she does.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 14 “Pulse” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn's greatest enemy makes his grand entrance as her greatest ally makes a grand exit.|
|Collected Quotes From The Month of April 2022||In this post you'll find quotes collected throughout April 2022|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 13 “D.W.B.” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||As Marcus faces a life and death situation, memories of his mom and dad push him to find ways to survive as his ex-wife tries to console their kids and help Robyn.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 12 “Somewhere Over The Hudson” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn adds to her list of mentees as Mel reconciles with an old friend who thought Harry has been dead.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 11 “Chinatown” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||In this episode, Robyn is focused on solving an Asian hate crime that she, and those who know the victim, refuse to let become another unsolved murder.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 10 “Legacy” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||In a mini-Set It Off reunion, Robin helps a family who lost it all during the Tulsa Riots get back a prized painting with a wild card.|
|Collected Quotes & Gifs From February 2022||In this post, you'll find quotes collected throughout the month of February 2022.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 9 “Bout That Life” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||As Robyn gets involved with a rap beef, we learn Delilah may have a special friend, and Harry tries to figure a way to do the work he loves without getting caught.|
|Collected Quotes & .Gifs For The Month of January 2022||In this post, you'll find quotes and gifs from the month of January 2022.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 8 “Separated” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||The Equalizer returns, and with Harry in jail, so comes the question of whether Robyn can continue without his expertise.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 7 “When World's Collide” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||After Bishop gets hacked, Robyn and her team have to face a terrorist willing to expose all of his secrets, and to protect Bishop, Robyn may have to make a sacrifice.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 6 “Shooter” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||As Mel's past becomes necessary for a rogue sniper case, Delilah deals with the trauma of her best friend getting shot and dying in front of her.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 5 “Followers” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||As Robyn finds herself working with online detectives to save a woman's life, Aunt Vi and Delilah deal with a Karen who threatened Vi's freedom.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 4 “The People Aren't Ready” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||With Robyn coming face to face with the DA and Mallory, does this mean a new chapter has to begin for everyone's favorite equalizer?|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 3 "Leverage" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Mallory has his first up close and personal meeting with Robyn as she gets involved in a DEA case featuring two gang leaders.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 2 “The Kingdom” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn has a new cop on her case, goes up against Saudi Arabia, and is dealing with Delilah lying to her – so it's just another day.|
|The Equalizer: Season 2/ Episode 1 “Aftermath” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn is back and as she deals with the fallout of Delilah learning the truth, she questions how much longer she should be The Equalizer.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 10 [Season Finale] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||When a case gets too personal, Robyn slips up and leaves herself open for exposure.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 9 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||As Robyn continues to try to work with the system, Dante shows where his loyalty lies.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 8 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||The time has come for Robyn to nearly have her secret revealed, as she watches what can happen if she maintains the path she is on.|
|Collected Quotes & Made .Gifs of May 2021||In this post you'll find quotes and .gifs collected or made during the month of May 2021.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 7 – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||With the DA catching wind of what Robyn is doing, it seems there will be a pattern in who Robyn's greatest threats will be.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 6 "The Room Where It Happens" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Robyn finds herself getting justice for a young woman with a #MeToo situation, as she also deals with Delilah making a friend from the juvenile detention center.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 5 "The Milk Run" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||The Equalizer returns, and after an extended absence, it returns with an excellent case of the week and a much-needed, multi-episode, adversary for Robyn.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 4 "It Takes a Village" – Recap (with Spoilers)||Robyn finds herself avenging a community leader against an oppressive real estate developer.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 3 "Judgement Day" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||A new week, a new case, more mother/daughter adjustments, and Detective Dante continuing to be an uneasy ally to Robyn.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1/ Episode 2 "Glory" – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||A new week, a new case, but the struggles of being a former CIA operative trying to only take on cases for good and manage a teenaged daughter? That's forever.|
|The Equalizer: Season 1 Episode 1 "The Equalizer" [Series Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||Though its film franchise doesn't even have a 3rd movie, The Equalizer has again been remade, but this time as a series – one that Queen Latifah puts her own spin on.|
|The Equalizer 2 - Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)||While Equalizer 2 lacks a compelling story, its action scenes, as well as Washington and Sanders’ chemistry, compensate for it.|
|The Equalizer - Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)|
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