SPOLER ALERT: Don’t read if you haven’t watched “Pulse,” the April 10 episode of “Equalizer. “
Chris Noth Released from CBS’ “The Equalizer” in December After two women accused him of sexual assault. On Sunday, the drama revealed how Nuth’s character, William Bishop, was removed from the show led by Queen Latifah.
The final episode of “The Equalizer” in which Noth appeared was the second season episode “Separated”, which aired on January 2 and was filmed before being dropped from the series on December 20. None of them featured Noth’s Bishop, including Tonight’s “Pulse,” which provided an in-universe explanation of the character’s whereabouts and concluded with his off-screen death.
During Sunday’s episode of season two of “The Equalizer,” former CIA agent Robin McCaul (Queen Latifah) learns that Bishop, her mentor and former CIA director, has spent the past two months helping with the CIA’s investigation into… The inn journey mysteriously.
Working with friends Harry Keshegian (Adam Goldberg) and Melody “Mel” Bayani (Liza Lapira), McCall discovers that the situation may include her opponent Mason Quinn (Chris Vance) and a scientist working on electromagnetic pulses (EMPs), which create magnetically directed fields. That could kick a target plane out of the sky without anyone realizing how it happened.
McColl and Carter Griffin (Brett Dalton), the director of the CIA, head to a location where they believe Quinn and his crew will meet with Daniel Blake (Dennis Oy) for an electromagnet test on another plane. That’s when Keshegian discovered that Bishop is currently on board the plane that Quinn is targeting. He calls to tell McCool, who demands that he hack the systems to contact air traffic control and Bishop’s personal security to warn them.
Quinn and his men capture McCall and Griffin before they can stop them. The two are forced to watch and wait as Quinn and Blake prepare to fire an electromagnetic pulse at Bishop’s plane as it passes. Although Goldberg was able to convince Bishop’s private security to change course, it was too late, and EMP was fired on the plane. McCall screams as she watches the plane carrying her teacher land, knowing that Bishop was definitely killed in the accident.
Quinn then decides to kill McCall and Griffin, but is stopped by Bayani who gets there just in time to shoot Quinn’s team, injuring some and scaring others – all but Quinn himself. McCall ran quickly to the electromagnetic pulse, deciding to shoot it at the helicopter Quinn was running away from, but changed her mind when she realized how many people would be killed on the ground by a helicopter crash.
The defeated McCall shares a drink with Goldberg and Bianney, saying she knows that whatever Quinn plans next, he’ll find a way to do it. She is also sad to think that Bishop, who Quinn has targeted for knowing too much and sticking to his plans, was just trying to do so to finally help McCool capture Quinn after all these years.
She then receives a call from Bishop’s number, but it turns out that Quinn is the one who tells her: “This is the second time you’ve come in my way. Don’t come after me because I’ll be back after you then.”
Noth was fired from The Equalizer in December, after a detailed investigation by The Hollywood Reporter revealed that two women, under the pseudonyms “Zoe” and “Lily,” separately approached the publication months later and shared sexual assault allegations against Noth. They claimed that the accidents occurred in Los Angeles in 2004 and New York in 2015.
Nuth denied the allegations, calling them “categorically false” and claiming the confrontations were consensual.
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