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(1985–1989)

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Season 1

18 Sep. 1985
Pilot
Disillusioned by his years as a spy, Robert McCall resigns from his job, determined to help people in need. His first two clients are a telecommunications employee who stumbles onto an extortion ring, and a woman threatened by a stalker.
 
25 Sep. 1985
China Rain
A Chinatown gang kidnap whom they believe is the son of a wealthy Chinese-American couple, unaware that he is actually the maid's child. Fearful that the police will not be able to get the boy back alive, the maid contacts Robert McCall.
 
2 Oct. 1985
The Defector
McCall's attempt to help a former agent defect from the USSR goes badly, leaving the man's daughter in peril. McCall is also asked by a teenage boy for help against a local gang of bullies.
 
9 Oct. 1985
The Lock Box
The Griffith family arrives in NYC on vacation from Duluth and things go wrong right from the start...their luggage is stolen by a gypsy cabbie and the hotel has lost their reservations. Bored and frustrated, Edie, the Griffiths 17 year old daughter wanders out of the hotel at night to do some exploring. She is lured into accepting a ride and finds herself abducted. The police can offer little help and with no one else to turn to they hire McCall to help find their daughter. His search will lead him into the seedy underworld of prostitution and an 'invitation only' ...
 
16 Oct. 1985
Lady Cop
A young New York City patrolwoman contacts McCall to help her take down a trio of dirty cops, which include her partner.
 
23 Oct. 1985
The Confirmation Day
Prior to his confirmation, a boy hires McCall to protect his father who is caught up in some crooked business deals, while at the same time protecting an aging stage actress from a stalker.
 
30 Oct. 1985
The Children's Song
On a camping trip, McCall and his estranged son Scott must band together to protect a young rape victim from a gang of hoodlums who also killed her boyfriend.
 
6 Nov. 1985
The Distant Fire
McCall meets an old Agency colleague who now hires himself out as a killer. His next target is an ambassador and his wife. He asks for McCall's help to save the wife because she is a woman they both used to love.
 
13 Nov. 1985
Mama's Boy
A mother turns to McCall when she discovers her teenage son is working for a dangerous drug dealer.
 
20 Nov. 1985
Bump and Run
McCall searches for a vigilante who is killing criminals in his name. Meanwhile, his colleague Kostmeyer protects a young woman from carjackers seeking revenge for a fallen member of their crew.
 
4 Dec. 1985
Desperately
A bored housewife is dared by her friend to pick up a guy which she does. He takes her to a hotel room but when they arrive there's a guy already there. The guy who brought her there pulls out a gun and kills the man there. She runs away and calls McCall but she doesn't want her husband to know what happened. When she tells him what happened, McCall deduces that the man is professional killer so they go to the police and she tells her husband. But the assassin tracks her down through her friend.
 
11 Dec. 1985
Reign of Terror
A doctor takes over an inner city clinic, upon arriving she discovers that the previous doctor has a deal with the gang who runs the neighborhood to provide them with drugs in exchange for letting them stay there. But when she learns of this, she tells them that it ends. The gang then threatens her but she's not intimidated. But her assistant knowing she's in over her head calls McCall. But upon meeting him, she refuses to accept help from because she doesn't believe in violence.
 
18 Dec. 1985
Back Home
McCall is called by the tenants of an apartment building who are terrorized so that they would move out. They believe that the owner a wealthy man is doing this so he can tear down the building. McCall does a check on the man and discovers that he is looking for a hit man to kill his wife. So McCall approaches her and convinces her to come with him.
 
15 Jan. 1986
Out of the Past
McCall's ex-wife asks for his help when her current husband is threatened by a vengeful ex-con.
 
22 Jan. 1986
Dead Drop
McCall assembles a team of former colleagues to help an innocent bystander in danger when he is unwittingly involved in a smuggling operation. However, McCall runs into unexpected trouble with a smug bureaucrat gunning for Control's job.
 
29 Jan. 1986
Wash-Up
Two window-washers who want to form a union ask for McCall's help when they are threatened by their murderous employer. Meanwhile, McCall's housekeeper moves into his townhouse temporarily for a few days with her two young sons in tow.
 
5 Feb. 1986
Torn
McCall finds his attention divided when Jason Mazer from The Agency offers him a chance at revenge against an old enemy, while at the same time a young girl asks McCall to protect her and her mother against her abusive father.
 
12 Feb. 1986
Unnatural Causes
A serial killer is targeting New York's lonely single women who respond to a Lonely Hearts newspaper ad. His calling card is an orchid he pins to the body. Meanwhile, McCall is writing an article about Robert E Lee for a military magazine and trying to help a young actress from being exploited by a pimp.
 
19 Feb. 1986
Breakpoint
While attending a wedding, McCall is taken hostage by Middle Eastern terrorists seeking to capture and execute a philanthropist from their country.
 
5 Mar. 1986
No Conscience
A womanizer is grabbed by some people who demand that he give them something that one of the women he's been with gave him. He has no idea what they're talking about so he turns to McCall for help. After going through all the women he knows they hit a wall. That is until he remembers one other woman whom he met briefly.
 
1 Apr. 1986
Unpunished Crimes
A man goes to the CEO of a corporation and accuses them of stealing his invention, and when he presents proof the CEO tries to destroy it. He then orders that the man be taken care of. And when they fail, the man's son calls McCall. McCall checks the CEO out and learns that he may have ties to a terrorist group, so he approaches the man in charge of the group and together they run a game on the CEO.
 
8 Apr. 1986
Pretenders
McCall helps a rookie reporter who suspects her new neighbor of criminal activity. As McCall probes further, he discovers the man may have murderous intentions and is being protected by Control.
 

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