The second episode of The Equalizer reboot finds Robyn in an awkward but familiar alliance to protect her family and crew.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Equalizer season 1 episode 2, “Glory”.
In the EqualizerRobyn (Queen Latifah) has been reconsidered as a former CIA operative who became disillusioned with the agency. She didn’t feel like she was doing well in the world, and these missions, in addition to causing PTSD, kept her away from her daughter, Delilah, for far too long.
Yet as she tries to erase the red from her ledger and redeem herself by fighting social justice causes for ordinary people in New York, Robyn now has no choice but to enter into an uneasy alliance with a family enemy.
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Her former manager, Bishop (Chris Noth), warned her at the premiere that the agency would not take her moonlighting lightly after taking down a tech mogul. Now in Episode 2, he calls her out again and widens her, making it clear that the “Company” doesn’t like when their assets get them high and they do their thing. Bishop is now self-employed, so he offers her a job so that she can have some degree of freedom to help the lower classes. Unfortunately, she just wants nothing to do with them. He’s fine with Bishop, but prefers to break up with Harry and Mel on his own.
But once again, after working with Aliya to win back her son, Jackson, and expose a sex trafficking ring, Robyn’s face is in every picture on camera. To make matters worse, the FBI and NYPD, through Detective Dante, are also on her case, following her because they want this master of disguise to be brought to justice.
However, things get complicated when Robyn’s car is tampered with as she tries to take her daughter to a singing lesson. She is confronted by a mysterious agent who makes it clear that if she doesn’t play ball, bad things will happen, causing her to threaten the Company again. Ultimately, after the case is over, she meets with Bishop and informs him that she is willing to do freelance work, but only if she chooses the topics. She seems to fear that the Company will come after her family or crew, but as Bishop knows full well, if she is disturbed, she will break the truce and burn everything down.
Starring Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, Adam Goldberg, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Lorraine Toussaint, and Chris Noth, The Equalizer airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / PT on CBS.
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