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.

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Irina Dzershinsky
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Joe Silver ...
Felix Dzershinsky
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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.

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Melissa Leo would later go on to star opposite Denzel Washington in 2014's "The Equalizer", which is based on the series, which Denzel Washington succeeded Edward Woodward as Robert McCall. See more »

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Robert McCall: [Irate] You hung me out to dry on this.
Control: I told you minimum backup.
Robert McCall: Minimum? I didn't get any backup. Your fair haired young man, cut and ran as soon as the noise started.
Control: He was operating to my instructions.
Robert McCall: Your instructions to him were to bungle the cross over?
Control: He was instructed to minimise his exposure. I wasn't going to blow his cover or the cover of any East Coast operative for a worthless defector.
Robert McCall: Worthless?
Robert McCall: [Stock enters the room] Stock! There's your worthless one.
Jacob Stock: You have any complaints...
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You were expecting maybe Clint Eastwood?
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode goes back to the double story.

In one, Edward Woodward is going up against the KGB station chief (Jaroslav Stremien) in New York. He had his informant (Joe Silver) of 15 years killed, and is now after the daughter (Melissa Leo).

Robert Joy (Dr. Sid Hammerback in "CSI: NY, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem) screws up and has to redeem himself with Woodward. Not an exciting scene, but effective.

In the second job, Woodward is helping a teen (J.D. Roth) being bullied by thugs (Jorge Noa). He helps the boy stand up for himself.

Fair episode, but little excitement.


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