The Equalizer Season 3 Episode 1 Recap and Ending, Explained

CBS’ ‘The Equalizer’ is an action thriller television series that is a reboot of the 1985 series of the same name created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. It is about Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), a former CIA Agent with a mysterious past, who uses her skills and talents to bring justice to all of the world. She operates under the codename “The Equalizer” and navigates several dangerous situations.

The third season premiere, titled ‘Boom,’ picks up after the shocking cliffhanger ending of the second season. Mason Quinn abducted Robyn and the team joins forces to find her. If you are wondering whether the team finds Robyn and foils Quinn’s nefarious plans, here is everything you need to know about the ending of ‘The Equalizer’ season 3 episode 1! SPOILERS Ahead!

The Equalizer Season 3 Episode 1 Review

‘The Equalizer’ season 3 episode 1, titled ‘Boom,’ opens with Delilah and Aunt Vi recovering from the shock of Robyn’s abduction. Detective Dante arrives and investigates the matter. He interviews Delilah, Aunt Vi and their missing relative. Delilah shows Robyn a photo after realizing they can trust Dante. Dante is shocked to learn about Robyn’s abduction and pushes the search into high drive. With Aunt Vi’s help, Dante obtains a sketch of the man who kidnapped Robyn. Meanwhile, Harry and Mel learn about the situation and suspect that Mason Quinn must be behind Robyn’s abduction.

Harry, Mel and Dante assure Delilah they will find her mother. Delilah panics and starts to freak out. After her father arrives, Delilah calms down. Quinn has Robyn in captivity and plans to use a dirty bomb against New York City. Numerous innocent lives will be affected by the radioactive material released from the explosion. Robyn must find a way for Quinn to stop Quinn. Quinn created a deep fake of Robyn’s face to put the blame on her for the bomb blast.

Elsewhere, Dante finds the man who kidnapped Robyn and gets the information about Quinn’s hideout. Harry and Mel help him to find Robyn’s hideout and rescue her. Dante and Mel eventually reach the hideout to save Robyn. Quinn then plans to detonate his bomb within the next few minutes. Robyn must make a quick reunion with Delilah and form a plan with her team to stop Quinn’s plan to detonate deadly bomb. Robyn is short on time and recruits Carter Griffin, CIA Agent, to help her search for Quinn.

The Equalizer Season 3 Episode 1, Ending: Robyn Finds Quinn

In the episode’s final act, Robyn reunites with Dante, Mel, and Harry, but the team is quickly forced to focus their attention on catching and stopping Quinn. The terrorist plots to explode a bomb that will kill all those in the area of its impact, as well as those who are not within it. Quinn’s plan will rock the entire New York City, and there is no clue about where he has planted the bomb. Robyn concludes, however, that Quinn will make a statement with the bomb blast based on her interactions. Robyn then realizes that Quinn planted the bomb close to the Liberty statue.

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With Harry and Mel’s help, Robyn discovers that only three helipads are near the statue. Quinn flew in a helicopter and will most likely land on one the three helipads. Soon, Harry cracks the exact location of Quinn’s landing, and Robyn uses Griffin’s help to evacuate the area. Quinn had planted the bomb. The team arrives on the spot and employs experts to react the bomb before it explodes. The bomb’s trick mechanism makes it nearly impossible to deactivate. Harry and Mel are still with the bomb experts. Robyn then heads up to the rooftop to confront Quinn.

What Happens to the Bomb

Robyn gets into a fight against Quinn and his men. Quinn quickly detonates Quinn’s bomb and Robyn quickly exterminates his henchmen. Robyn is distraught after the explosion and fears for Mel, Harry, and Dante’s lives. Harry tells Robyn, however, that all three are alive and well. Harry couldn’t deactivate a bomb, but he removed its radioactive component. They hid in a trash container to protect themselves from the blast. After the radioactive component was removed, the area was evacuated. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blast. Thus, Quinn’s plan fails, and he is arrested.

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Griffin finally arrives to arrest Quinn and Robyn triumphs over her arch-nemesis. Before Robyn leaves, Quinn taunts her about Bishop’s death and warns her that he will harm more CIA agents. Quinn tries desperately to escape, but Robyn stops him. Quinn is shot several times and falls to the roof. Quinn, who was shot multiple times, dies and Robyn is freed from the terrorist threat to her life. Moreover, she avenges Bishop’s death by killing the man who killed her mentor, ending the episode on a satisfying note.

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