5 best moments from The Equalizer Season 1 premiere

Coming on the heels of Super Bowl LV, CBS’s new crime drama The Equalizer made its much-anticipated debut. The series stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall aka The Equalizer, a divorced single mother and former CIA operative who wastes no time in showing the audience her combat skills and mother wit.

In this first episode, Robyn helps a teenage girl named Jewel who is framed for a homicide she witnessed and is now being pursued by the actual killers.

Here are the five best moments from The Equalizer series premiere.

The Equalizer’s takedown of bad guys

Jewel believes a stranger will provide her with a false ID. Spotting the two and sensing trouble might be at hand, Robyn follows them inside a building where other men await. Of course, she’s right and, of course, they were mistaken to think they could take her down. Robyn rescues Jewel and hands her over to friends for safekeeping until she can figure out what is going on.

Mommy moments and a little silver dress

When Robyn reluctantly takes her daughter Delilah shopping, the girl notices a shimmering silver piece of fabric, allegedly a dress, on display in the shop window. Delilah proclaims the dress is screaming “buy me.” Robyn agrees but has a different opinion on what “buy me” means.

Later on, Robyn learns Delilah has not only sneaked off to a party but is also wearing the now-stolen silver dress. Clearly going through some growing pains, Robyn takes Delilah to a detention center for girls for some scared straight lessons.

The Equalizer

“The Equalizer” – Academy Award® nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel (Lorna Courtney), a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime, on the series premiere of the re-imagined classic series THE EQUALIZER, to be broadcast immediately following CBS Sports’ broadcast of SUPER BOWL LV on Sunday, Feb. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT; time is approximate after post-game coverage) on the CBS Television Network. THE EQUALIZER will move to its regular Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Feb. 14.
Pictured: Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall
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Harry the hacker and his amazing room

If you’re The Equalizer, having friends with skills is a plus. Take Harry, for instance, someone who other hackers call on for help. Harry’s hack room has a wall screen that would make the average movie theater blush.

Every visit to that basement makes one want to become a geek genius. He is also married to Robyn’s friend Melody, bar owner, and ex-sniper-turned-sniper again.

Chris Noth moments

We get the feeling that meetups with Law and Order alum Chris Noth will be interesting. As William Bishop, Robyn’s former handler now private security director, he bumps (literally) into Robyn on the street requesting a late-night meet by slipping a piece of paper in her hand.

The great waterboarding escape

When Robyn is captured by a couple of baddies, she gets waterboarded. Thankfully, not much and not for long. Who knew that when she last met with Bishop, her remark about a previous Tangiers operation was actually a signal for Bishop on where to eventually rescue her, thanks to an activated tracker.

What were your favorite moments from The Equalizer Season 1 premiere?

The Equalizer will air at its regular time 8/7c on CBS starting Sunday, Feb. 14.