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.
|Aired (CBS)||February 26, 2023|
|Writer(s)||Christopher B. Derrick|
|Newly Noted Characters|
|Randall Grayle||Berto Colon|
|Previously Noted Characters|
|Aunt Vi||Lorraine Toussaint|
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Friends In Varied Places – Aunt Vi, Cecil, Kat
Cecil and Kat, who we met in season 2, episode 12, and play card games with Aunt Vi, plan to move to Florida to be closer to family. However, one complication to their move is their house was appraised way too low. Aunt Vi, who knows people, decides to have her own home checked twice. One by the guy who lowballed Cecil and Kat, then by someone who appears to be higher up. So when Aunt Vi gets lowballed by Cecil and Kat’s appraiser, and his supervisor, who appraised the house earlier, comes in with a much higher number, she deems it to be racial discrimination and fires him on the spot.
Dante’s White Whale – Dante, Tim, Shawn, Robyn, Mel, Harry, Randall
Just as Robyn had Mason Quinn, Dante has Randall, a cop killer and infamous thief, who unfortunately coerces Tim into joining his latest heist. How? By kidnapping and threatening the life of Tim’s estranged brother, Shawn. Hence Robyn, Mel, and Harry’s involvement.
But things are complicated. Tim is Robyn’s client, and she wants to help him, but Dante is willing to take anyone down in order to get Randall, and if Tim ends up collateral damage, so be it. Plus, with the way the plan devolves to save Shawn and Tim, Dante may have no choice. If Tim is actively committing a crime, specifically to steal gold coins from the era of Napoleon, then he is voiding his parole. Mind you, under duress, but Dante is pressed to make a move as Robyn, Mel, and Harry struggle to find Shawn, and Randall moves up his timeline.
Now, Mel does find a way to infiltrate Randall’s group, but, unfortunately, she is caught after Tim breaks open the safe, and while Tim tries to defend her, he isn’t a fighter. Thus leading to him getting knocked out, Mel put into a life-or-death situation and Dante? He got the chance to potentially take down Randall, but with worrying about Mel’s mortality, he doubles back for her and lets Randall getaway.
However, while Randall gets away, luckily, Robyn was able to save Shawn, who was in desperate need of insulin medication, and the brothers reunite in bliss.
Licking My Wounds – Robyn, Aunt Vi, Delilah, Dante
Failing Harry is a major loss for Robyn, and when you consider she hasn’t been in a great mood lately? It is another rock on her back. For whether it is losing control of the narrative regarding her life, having to deal with her professional life spilling into her personal, her relationship with Mel being complicated, and now this? There is too much going on, and her one outlet, Dante, is now upset with her.
So while Delilah and Aunt Vi try to check in and make sure she’s good, unfortunately, she doesn’t let them in.
Things To Note
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Hold up, so does Robyn live in Aunt Vi’s house, Aunt Vi in Robyn’s, or do they share it?
What Could Happen Next
- Randall potentially becoming the new Mason Quinn, even if he isn’t as high profile
Notable Performances or Moments
Addressing Racism In Appraisals
Alongside loving whenever “The Equalizer” makes Robyn’s client Black because you see her take it to a different level, there is also when it brings up Black issues, usually through Aunt Vi. In the case of this episode, it is the presentation of redlining, appraisers lowballing homes occupied by Black people, and more.
A New Long-Term Villain
Does Randall compare to Mason Quinn or seem as formidable as Colton Fisk? Absolutely not. However, a long-term villain in a procedural show ls invaluable. So let’s hope Randall doesn’t become a ghost and reappears as Robyn suspected.
Robyn Losing Her Ability To Be Superwoman
Robyn has long had the ability to be a superwoman/ supermom, an excellent niece, and handle things locally as The Equalizer. However, there is a shift in Robyn’s life. Delilah being trained by Mel and just growing up means Robyn isn’t as needed in the same capacity anymore. Aunt Vi is developing a life where she doesn’t need Robyn to play cards or fix issues for her. Which doesn’t mean Robyn is any less loved by her aunt or daughter, but it does mean what drove her, allowed her to operate at top capacity, and push aside feelings of burning out; it is no longer there.
Then, you have to add in the strength which came from having dual lives has gone, her failing Dante and not being able to take things with him to the next level, and perhaps form a new relationship that can compensate for the ebbs and flows of Robyn’s old ones. All of this, combined with aging, and storylines like Colton Fisk thinking he owns Robyn, are wearing on her, and she is making mistakes. Which leaves you to wonder if she may ever come to the point of making a mistake that’s deadly and has consequences that, at one time, you couldn’t fathom her making.
The Equalizer Directory
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|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.|
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|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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