‘The Equalizer’: Chris Noth’s Final Episode Provides Satisfactory Conclusion For His Character William Bishop

Chris Notho made his last appearance at CBS drama equalizer On Sunday night’s episode, titled “Isolated,” a source confirmed to Deadline.

it was announced Noth was fired From queen latifahled series between December 20 many charges allegations of sexual harassment were leveled against sex and the City And law & Order He has denied the allegations.

Chris Notho as William Bishop
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In last night’s episode, his character William Bishop pulls off an ol’ Mary move to rescue an ally who was set to take the fall for Bishop and Latifah’s involvement in Robin McCall’s top-secret deals. Jailbird was Harry Keshegian (Adam Goldberg), an extraordinary hacker who was arrested by the FBI for breaching confidential CIA files.

“Bish, he got caught because of us and he kept both of our names out of it,” Robin, a former CIA operative, told his old friend. “He didn’t even tell them about me. We have to fix it.”

The fact that Harry previously pretended his death with the help of Robin made Harry more complicated.

Bishop – a former CIA director – goes to the Pentagon in a final attempt to save Harry from his sentence of eternal imprisonment. There he meets General Henry Ryland (Peter J. Fernandez), whom he asks to recruit Harry to his cyber intelligence team. Bishop is surprised to learn that Ryland had already made an offer to Harry, which he declined.

Adam Goldberg as Harry Keshegian
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“You’re not giving me freedom. You just want to put me in another cage to do your bidding, no matter how corrupt,” Harry says in a video played back for Bishop. “I am not going to trade my soul to be a mindless instrument of the state. I would prefer to rot here.”

Bishop couldn’t help but laugh at what he saw but he wasn’t really surprised.

“You really want to help a person who won’t help himself?” Ryland asks Bishop. “You should be grateful that we’re not asking who helped him all these years. My advice: Leave it. Because at this point, only an act of the Almighty can help him.”

The hand he needed may not have come from such a celestial place, but Bishop still had friends in high places he could reach on the last attempt. But going down that path will require some convincing.

Unbeknownst to Harry’s wife Melody (Liza Lapira), Bishop was listening silently during an emotional reunion with her husband in prison as all seemed hopeless. Harry professes his undying love as Mel swore she would never give it to him.

Their reunion was just the push Bishop needed to make the final call to a mysterious ally.

As Robin helps reunite a woman who was separated from her child at the border and goes back to headquarters, she comes to find a shocked mail.

“Rob, they’re releasing him,” said Mel, clearly shaking. Robin thought quickly, “How is that possible?”

The bishop’s cheering was an affair with the president, who had personally witnessed Harry’s release.

“So I heard it was the president who intervened. Bish, didn’t you? You called? Your golden ticket?” Robin asks his old friend. He replied, “My one and only get out of jail free card.”

Robin asked him, “And you did that to Harry?” But the bishop corrected him, “I did it for you.”

The two share a sweet moment when Harry is interrupted by the revelation that Harry never has to touch the computer again. Something that Robin is not sure the hacker will be able to follow.

The tender moment between the pair ends at a glance and closes the episode “Bright Days” of Blessing Offers.

It is as yet unknown how the show will address his departure, but after Bishop is reunited with his secret son in the previous episode, “When Worlds Collide,” it will be easy to send him into the sunset without much effort.

CBS did not respond to Deadline’s request for comment about how the show would write the character.