The Equalizer season 3: next episode info, cast and everything we know about the crime drama

 Liza Lapira as Melody “Mel” Bayani and Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall standing next to water in The Equalizer season 3
Liza Lapira and Queen Latifah, The Equalizer season 3 (Image credit: Michael Greenberg/CBS)

Queen Latifah is back as the tough, no-nonsense vigilante Robyn McCall in The Equalizer season 3. This is fantastic news for TV watchers who have come to enjoy seeing the actress play the ex-CIA operative in her pursuit of justice for all those that seek out her help. 

Here’s everything we know about The Equalizer season 3.  

When is the next new episode of The Equalizer season 3?

The Equalizer is back with the final episode of the season.

The season finale episode titled "Eye for an Eye" airs on Sunday, May 21, at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS. Additionally, the episode becomes available to live-stream at that time for Paramount Plus premium subscribers. Here's a synopsis of what's to come:

"The team is put into harm’s way when McCall’s former CIA colleague (Ilfenesh Hadera) is found alive and sets her sights on revenge by attempting to abduct Dante, Harry and Mel. Also, Aunt Vi and Delilah must act quickly to de-escalate a hostage situation of their own when a robber targets a bodega."

Check out the promo video for the episode. 

The Equalizer season 3 plot 

Season 2 ended with quite the cliffhanger. While Robyn was driving her vehicle with Vi (Lorraine Toussaint) and Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes) inside, the three women were hit by a car. As they tried to find their bearings, two assailants rushed Robyn, put a hood over her head and threw her in an SVU. Unfortunately, Vi and Deliliah were helpless to stop it. However, they no doubt will play a role in rescuing her along with the Equalizer team. 

We'd venture to say once Robyn is able to escape her kidnappers, she may find herself determined to get justice against those that wronged her. So those responsible may want to beware. 

Make sure you check out the five questions we have about The Equalizer season 3

The Equalizer season 3 cast 

Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall on the phone in The Equalizer season 3

Queen Latifah in The Equalizer (Image credit: Michael Greenberg/CBS)

The major players are back.  Of course, that means Queen Latifah returns as the Equalizer, Robyn. Queen Latifah’s career in Hollywood and the music industry denotes that she is in fact royalty. Latifah has starred in Hustle, Star, Living Single, Hollywood, Beauty Shop and many other different projects. She also is a Grammy-Award-winning rapper. 

Expected to star alongside Latifah are Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black), Laya DeLeon Hayes (Raven’s Home), Liza Lapira (Nancy Drew), Adam Goldberg (God Friended Me) and Tory Kittles (Harriet). 

As viewers of season 2 already know, Chris Noth, who played William Bishop, was a series regular who departed the show after the revelation of some serious allegations. 

Meet The Equalizer season 3 cast

The Equalizer season 3 trailer 

Check out this official promo clip for the season. 

How to watch The Equalizer season 3 

The Equalizer airs live on CBS. For those without traditional cable/satellite television, CBS is also available through a number of live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Paramount Plus Premium subscribers and subscribers to the CBS app also have the opportunity to watch episodes live as they air. 

If you’re someone that prefers to watch things in your own time, you can watch episodes on-demand via the CBS app and Paramount Plus the day after the episodes premiere.

For UK fans of the show,  seasons 1 and 2 are available on Sky TV. There has been no official announcement made yet as to when season 3 will become available. 

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