When an investigative reporter is abducted. His daughter calls McCall and demands to know where her father is. It seems her father was doing a piece on a country's leader whom Agency helped get into power, whose turned into an oppressor and they want to know who the members of the opposition are. And she claims McCall was the man who helped him get into power. McCall tries to find him but is warned he's going to be stepping on some big toes.
McCall helps a woman who's being harassed by a guy. He warns him off. Later the woman is killed and McCall goes after the guy but it turns it wasn't him. And it also turns out it wasn't her whom the killer was after. McCall thinks it's the woman's daughter and when he goes to see her she doesn't know why so McCall offers to protect her. At the same time Control wants something from him.
Some boys decide to take a hearse for a joyride. They find a casket inside filled with drugs. One of the boys decides to sell them, he is later killed. The father of another boy calls McCall for help. McCall learns that the owner of the drugs is a dangerous man and will do whatever he has to to get them back.
A National Guard lieutenant witnesses a murder but the perpetrator escapes and the victim dies in his arms. He is arrested and accused of the crime. His priest, who was with McCall in the army, contacts the Equalizer for help.
A young black man is killed accidentally when a watch group startles him. To protect themselves, they make it appear he was caught in the commission of a crime. And the police believe their claim. But his mother refuses to believe it and calls McCall to prove it. But her other son just wants to get a gun and go after them.
When a race between two horses is being highly touted the press is giving a lot of coverage to the underdog. And everyone seems to be betting on that horse. So a bookie takes all of the action and decides to ensure that the other horse will win. So he kidnaps the son of the underdog horse's jockey. The jockey's wife then calls McCall who advises them to call the police but the man refuses to do that. So McCall turns to an agent who is a gambler to help him find out who kidnapped the boy before the race begins.
With McCall at his side, Kostmayer tries to help his brother, a priest, who refuses all assistance after being wounded in a drive-by shooting that kills a parishioner. They soon determine that Father Kostmayer has become privy to a KGB assassination plot revealed through the confession of the murdered man.
When a woman's newborn baby disappears and the police are unable to help her, she calls McCall. After ruling out the possibility of her child being abducted for ransom or by disgruntled relative. McCall believes that her baby was taken by someone who deals with gray adoptions and when the mother who had earlier agreed to give her baby changed her mind, the person grabbed her child in desperation. McCall tries to find out who this mother is so he can find the broker. And when he finds the person who was going to adopt the baby, McCall learns he has ties to the Agency.
A female construction worker while on the job thinks she saw a murder. She then calls McCall to help prove she wasn't seeing things. So he goes to where she saw it to check it out. Problem is that it's the skeletal structure of a building under construction and it's on a high level and he has a fear of heights.
The death of a KGB mole forces Control to operate without the resources or knowledge of the Company; he asks for McCall's help to locate the stolen files of a secret committee while avoiding one of the KGB's top operatives.
A woman, whose husband was arrested for a crime she knows he didn't commit, is approached by the judge handling her husband's case and is propositioned by the man. She then calls McCall and tells him what happened. McCall first starts by asking another judge what she knows about the man, and learns that he appeared to come from out of nowhere, which means he is in someone's pocket. McCall then goes to see a friend of her husband who tells him that some criminal needs a man in his position for his smuggling operation but the man is honest and wouldn't be a part of it ...
Yvette Marcel who is Contol's god daughter was grabbed by a couple of men, who then threatens to kill her father who is a Canadian agent unless she can find out who her father's informant known as Chrysalis is. She turns to Control who then asks Robert for help because her mother is someone Robert knew very well.
After Marcel tells McCall of his connection to Yvette, he goes to make sure she's safe. But Dorgan who is desperate to know who Chrysalis is, grabs her. So McCall has to try and find a way to save her and get Dorgan off Marcel.
When a young girl from the suburbs runs away from an abusive home environment to live on the streets of New York, the girl's mother hires McCall to find her. He is thrust into the seedy underworld of child pornography in order to save her.
McCall is out of town appearing in a hearing being conducted by a Senator over an op (operation) Control did a few years ago on him, and McCall's testimony could take Control down. Scott and a friend are trying to help an old man who is being terrorized by someone. After McCall saves Control, he hurries home to help Scott.
A boy who senses something is wrong with his father calls McCall to help him. McCall learns that he is being pressured to help some people rob his employer. McCall has a plan to help him but the people coercing the father grabs the boy and tells McCall not to interfere. So McCall has to find out how they knew about him and where the boy is.