The CBS crime drama series “The Equalizer” follows Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), a former CIA agent with a mysterious past who works as an advocate for the weak in New York City.
The series is a reboot of the 1985 television series of the same name created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. In his quest for justice, Robyn faces several dangerous enemies, and one of them is Mason Quinn (Chris Vance).
The notorious terrorist has a personal connection to Robyn and becomes his most formidable enemy. However, the premiere of the show’s third season apparently concludes the conflict between Robyn and Quinn. Therefore, viewers need to wonder about the fate of Mason Quinn and the future of actor Chris Vance in the series. In that case, here’s everything you need to know about Mason Quinn’s death in season 3 of “The Equalizer”! SPOILERS FORWARD!
Is Mason Quinn dead?
Mason Quinn is first introduced in the second season of “The Equalizer” in the fourteenth episode, titled “Pulse”. He is an associate of Daniel Blake and is involved in arms deal with China. In the series, actor Chris Vance tries the role of Mason Quinn.
Vance is known for his performances on shows such as “Hawaii Five-0”, “Supergirl” and “The Transporter”. Some viewers might recognize the actor as Dalton Walsh from the crime drama “Bosch.” Vance appeared in two episodes of “The Equalizer” as a guest star.
Quinn’s relations and activities with China reveal that he is a notorious terrorist who has allied himself with the enemies of the United States. Later, Robyn discovers that Quinn is behind the death of his mentor, Bishop. As a result, Robyn makes it her mission to find and defeat Quinn.
In the season 3 premiere, titled “Pulse”, Robyn is kidnapped by Quinn but manages to escape. She thwarts Quinn’s plan to detonate a radioactive bomb in New York. With the help of CIA agent Carter Griffin, Robyn arrests Quinn. However, he tries to escape and is shot by Robyn. Quinn falls from the roof leading to his death.
Is Chris Vance leaving the equalizer?
Chris Vance’s Mason Quinn is one of the most dangerous enemies Robyn faces in the series. Although he does not appear in many episodes, his presence and threat are felt throughout the second half of season 2. In addition, he deals a fatal blow to Robyn by killing Bishop.
Quinn warns Robyn not to cross her path, otherwise she will face serious consequences. In the end, Quinn proves nothing to Robyn and his team as they foil his plans and stop him. Nevertheless, Quinn makes one last attempt to escape and loses his life. The final moments of the Season 3 premiere clearly show Quinn’s corpse, meaning the character is definitely dead. Therefore, it is likely that actor Chris Vance’s time in the series is over.
Neither Vance nor the creators of the series have officially commented on the release of the actor from the series. However, given that Vance was only associated with the series as a guest, it’s understandable that his departure wasn’t announced in advance. In addition, the death of Vance’s character offers Robyn a moment of satisfaction as she avenges the death of her mentor by killing Quinn. Therefore, the series ends the long-standing conflict between Quinn and Robyn. While Vance has yet to announce his upcoming plans, it’s unlikely that viewers will see him again in “The Equalizer.”