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THE LISTENER About & Episode Guides

THE LISTENER About & Episode Guides

"Did you hear something?"

The Listener is a drama series that premiered on March 2009.

About the Show:
Toby Logan is a 24-year-old paramedic who can read people's thoughts. Toby did not manage to know his parents and grew in foster homes. Until now Toby has kept his ability secret and the only one he has shared it with is his old counselor and confidant, Dr. Ray. While he crosses the city of Toronto in his ambulance with his partner Oz, an auxiliary doctor full of vitality, Toby tries to help persons in crisis and on the way treat his own wounds. With the help of Detective Marks and his ex-girlfriend Olivia, an E.R doctor, Toby realizes that his gift can serve to help other people.
The show, which contains humorous and tragic elements, follows Toby as he uses his power to solve crimes.
Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada.

Main Cast and Characters:



Craig OlejnikToby Logan
Lisa MarcosCharlie Marks
Ennis EsmerOsman 'Oz' Bey
Mylene RobicOlivia Fawcet
Arnold PinnockGeorge Ryder
Anthony LemkeBrian Becker

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Episode Guide

1. I'm an Adult Now
When Toby rescues a young woman from a terrible car accident, he starts having disturbing visions of the son of the woman, who has gone missing. The woman is traumatized and scared for being kidnapped at gun point. As the worry for the situation of the child increases, Toby realizes that he is going to have to act fast to find a sense to the mental discords that are tormenting him.

2. Emotional Rescue
After receiving telepathic images of an explosion Toby goes to rescue Vince from a fire in a block of apartments. Vince has no credibility since he is a drug addict and a meth manufacturer. Dt. Marks is on to the case and Vince as well as Toby will pass as a suspect in this investigation.

3. A Voice In The Dark
After stumbling over a homeless young man, Toby starts having visions of a missing girl. Convinced that she has been kidnapped, he chases the man to obtain more tracks on her whereabouts. But he starts having the sensation that the homeless man shares his skill of reading the thoughts.

4. Some Kinda Love
One night Toby meets in a bar a beautiful pathologist named Mina that the following day turns out to be dead. Toby is initially considered to be a suspect of the crime, but everything takes an unexpected twist as it seems that Mina might have discovered a conspiracy inside the office of the judge that leads the case.

5. Lisa Says
Toby and Oz intervene in the case of Daniel, a boy from the streets that could be involved in a series of burglaries to drugstores. Determined to help him, Toby tries to come closer to him by telling him some of his own personal experiences. But as Toby is approaching to the truth on Daniel, he discovers that the things can be more complicated than what he thought of since the life of a missing girl called Lisa is on the line.

6. Foggy Notion
After attending to a gunfire in Chinatown with several dead people, Toby ends up helping Kim Chu to solve who killed her brother. As he gets his telephatic thoughts he realizes her brother might have been involved into human trafficking.

7. Iris
Toby and Oz are called to a hotel after a baby falls out from a window. Before they can act, a mysterious teenage girl Iris appears and places her hands over the baby and brings him back to life. Toby finds out she has a faith healing gift and gets a telephatic hit that makes him believe that someone is trying to harm Iris.

8. One Way or Another
Toby and Oz are called to the scene of a sexual assault were Toby gets an image of the attacker wearing a white mask from the victim. Toby teams up with Det. Marks to investigate the attacker, which makes Charlie believe is a previous suspected rapist from the area.

9. Inside the Man
Toby and Oz are called to a crime scene, only to find two victims, Wade and Wendy Lassiter in a pool of blood. As Toby is examining the crime scene he starts getting his telephatic hits and senses there is someone else present. He discovers Andy, the son of the two victims hiding . Toby teams up with Det. Marks on the search for the killer, were the only obstacle is that the only witness Andy, the son of the victims can't speak and may be suffering from a mental condition. Meanwhile, Olivia's sister Jennifer comes for a visit.

10. Missing
During a dinner Toby learns that the parents of Oz are going through financial problems, if they don't pay off the mortgage for their restaurant in the next two weeks, they might loose their business. So Oz asks Toby for help. First they start playing poker, but without any success, Olivia shares a tip for them. There is a reward offered of 100.000 dollars for finding a missing person.

11. Beginning To See The Light
After a terrible accident has occurred, Toby and Oz are called to the place of the events. There they find a man with a serious head injury. Despite their attempts to save the man, he dies shortly after the accident with nobody knowing what happened, but the telephatic read of a young woman that Toby was able to get. Now the only chance for Toby to clear up this mysterious accident is to find the young woman.

12. My Sister's Keeper
Toby and Oz abilities as a rescue medical team are called into question, after they have compromised the evidence in a crime scene. However, while Toby is reading the thoughts of the people giving testimony he finds out that the victim's sister may know who is responsible for the death of her sister. He also receives a telephatic hit from someone sitting in the courtroom gallery of an eyewitness that may know what happened and who is responsible. Later Toby and Oz take up a man who suffers from Alzheimer with an unknown identity. Toby is unable to decipher his confused thoughts, but later he is shocked when he discovers that maybe this man holds the key to his own mysterious past.

13. The Journey
The Alzheimer patient seems to be connected in a mysterious way with Toby's past. Dr.Ray believes that it has to do with the apparently without identity Frank Cardea, the man who brought Toby to Ray 20 years ago. On account of his serious dementia Frank can only remember fragment-like parts, but he remembers that Maya, Toby's presumed dead mother sent him. Now all Toby needs is to decipher Frank's confused thoughts in order to find out the truth about his past and his mother.

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Season 2

1. Lady in the Lake
After coming to terms with the murder of Det. Marks and the disappearance of his mother, Toby decides to help when a woman is found on a Lake Ontario beach suffering from amnesia and helps her to retrace her steps, discovering she was the victim of a murder attempt by a mining company but she is also wanted by the Integrated Investigative Bureau (a special unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) for murder.

2. Crime Seen
When an undercover cop Sergeant McCluskey believes has been exposed she asks Toby, whose past she had been looking into and his involvement with Charlie Marks killed 18 months before, to help discover if her man is in danger from the gun runners he had infiltrated. This leads to Toby revealing his ability to read minds to the doubting McCluskey and when the undercover man is fatally wounded, only Toby can help find the gun runners.

3. In His Sights
Employed by the I.I.B as a "Confidential Informant", Toby is asked to help in finding a possible assassin who wants to kill one of the Conservative party leadership candidates. From the thoughts Toby is able to read, they lead to a cover-up of civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

4. The Brothers Volkov
Toby assists Sgt. McCluskey when Dmitri Volkov confesses to killing his father, Fyodor, a Russian diplomat. He is defended by his lawyer brother Yuri, claiming diplomatic immunity, but the truth lies by looking into the mind of the third brother, Pavel, an autistic boy who lives in his own world of a model railway.

5. Inner Circle
A joint I.I.B. and Metro police drug investigation has been failing and suspicion falls on two undercover Anti-Gang Unit cops. Sgt. McCluskey asks Toby to help her figure out who is dirty in the undercover Metro Police, but things get complicated when one of the undercover cops dies from a suspicious drug overdose and his fellow officers and family close ranks.

6. The Magician
Magnus, a prisoner known as The Magician because of his brilliant mind, demands to see Sgt. McCluskey, who as a police cadet arrested him six years ago. Magnus engages in a psychological battle of misinformation about the forthcoming kidnapping of a judge that conceals his motives involving the murder of a female student a year after he entered prison and Toby is unable to read his mind as easily as Magnus can seemingly read his.

7. Ace In The Hole
A clumsy cover-up of the murder of a CSIS (Canadian Intelligence) agent who had access to American classified intelligence leads to a high-stakes poker game when the information will be passed on. Sgt. McCluskey needs help from her estranged husband, Adam, with Toby as the back up "ace in the hole" to infiltrate the game.

8. Vanished
When a wealthy widower businessman's baby is kidnapped outside St Lukes hospital, the only witness is a psychic artist who is in communication with the baby's dead mother. Toby convinces a sceptical Sgt McCluskey to take the artist seriously when investigating a revenge kidnapping with one of the kidnappers having close ties to the father.

9. Jericho
Toby helps Sgt. McCluskey during a cyber-crime investigation when Corp. Dev Clarke intercepts a hacker carrying ten thousand blank credit cards. This leads to the mysterious world of hackers and Jericho 11, man or machine behind an impenetrable firewall, a plot to steal 14 million social security numbers from Revenue Canada and the death of a man named Joshua.

10. Desperate Hours
Toby and Oz are dispatched to a routine call for a broken ankle that turns out to be a serious gunshot wound. Taken hostage by a couple demanding they perform surgery on the man, they allegedly shot by accident, who was the organiser of a Ponzi scheme. They need him alive to get back the money he had swindled from them but when the man dies only Toby's ability to have read the man's mind can keep himself and Oz alive.

11. To Die For
When one of four partners in a restaurant used for money laundering is murdered one partner, a famous chef de cuisine, accuses another partner, a mob boss, of the killing and is placed on witness protection. Toby is employed to confirm the accusation which seems genuine but to find out the truth the chef is allowed to cook a meal at the restaurant where the killing took place with the fourth partner and second chef, Magda, who were also present at the time of the murder.

12. Eye of the Storm
The IIB are investigating a hacker releasing classified documents to the internet and the impending major release of thousands of documents when a sex tape of the foreign affairs minister, she is the main opponent of freedom of information, is released. Toby is tasked with finding the male escort in the videotape and who employed him to discredit the minister and find the person leaking the documents to the hacker.

13. Reckoning
Toby connects with a gifted young woman whose mental powers appear to rival or even surpass his own who maybe connected to a series of suspicious suicides linked to an old biker gang.

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Season 3

1. The Bank Job
Despite his decision to ignore his telepathic abilities, Toby is forced to use them when he's taken hostage during a bank robbery.

2. Cold Case Blues
Working his first official investigation, Toby must contend with Alvin Klein's skepticism and personal agenda in solving a decade-old murder.

3. Curtain Call
When the life of a superstar performer is threatened, Toby poses as her assistant to watch her back and help the Special Ops Unit investigate.

4. The Taking
Toby helps the IIB investigate the abduction of an African teenager, whose father is an alleged war criminal.

5. Rogues' Gallery
Toby uses his telepathy as surveillance when Michelle goes undercover to bust a violent art theft ring.

6. She Sells Sanctuary
Toby and Michelle investigate the link between a cult and the disappearance of three young women.

7. Poisoned Minds
Toby and Michelle investigate the death of a pharmaceutical executive who released a drug with killer results.

8. Now You See Him
When Magnus Elphrenson escapes prison again, Toby must help Michelle recapture him before the criminal mastermind seeks vengeance on his nemesis.

9. Crossed
Toby starts doubting his abilities after Michelle questions the veracity of his insights during their investigation into a wealthy philanthropist's murder.

10. Lockdown
Toby and the IIB race to track the source of a deadly virus before the outbreak claims any more lives.

11. Captain Nightfall
Toby and Michelle investigate a series of violent home invasions, which are being interrupted by a vigilante citizen dressed as a superhero.

12. The Bro Code
Oz unwittingly puts his life in danger after he convinces Toby to help a childhood friend who witnessed a murder.

13. The Shooting
With Michelle's career on the line, Toby and the IIB must prove she was set up after a bad tip led to the shooting of a suspect.

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Season 4

1. Blast from the Past
A series of high tech thefts in Vancouver are investigated by Toby and IIB. Also Toby's relationship grows with crime reporter Tia Tremblay, the one person he can't read. Meanwhile, Oz realizes that being the boss, the new director of emergency services is harder than he expected.

2. The Blue Line
Toby and IIB have to deal with a gang of robbers who are armed with lethal and high powered bullets. They are also under the additional pressure of a new demanding police superintendent.

3. Early Checkout
When crime reporter Tia's colleague is targeted by a hotel owner, Toby pushes IIB to investigate.

4. Cold Storage
After a body is found in a storage locker filled with stolen goods, Toby and IIB must find the killer who may have taken national defense secrets.

5. Buckle Up
Toby has to go undercover to nab a group of thieves posing as police officers.

6. Witness for the Prosecution
A key witness in a mob trial is shot. Toby and Michelle must contend with a suspicious FBI agent as they unravel a potential conspiracy linked to the original killing and retaliation.

7. Caged In
Toby witnesses the suspicious death of a promising, young MMA fighter and he enters into the nefarious business dealings of two rival leagues to investigate.

8. The Illustrated Woman
Toby's investigation into the murder of a tattooed woman leads him to believe that corporate espionage and blackmail are behind the killing.

9. Love's a Bitch
The murder of a British spy may be linked to an adulterous dating site.

10. The Long Con
Toby and Michelle team up with a con artist to catch a human trafficker.

11. House of Horror
Toby and IIB investigate the murder of an actor while filming an alleged cursed horror movie.

12. False I.D.
The new police superintendent interferes with the capture of a murder suspect. Toby shoots and kills his first criminal.

13. Fatal Vision
Toby struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, caused due to experiencing the shooting from the suspect's point of view, while the team works to stop an assassination.

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Season 5

1. The Wrong Man
A serial killer imitates a past murderer; while on maternity leave, Michelle must return to the IIB in order to save her reputation.

2. The Lockup
A former IIB colleague returns and ends up jeopardizing the team's success.

3. Dancing With the Enemy
After a tip about a dance company, the team investigates the abduction of a ballerina.

4. Smoke and Mirrors
A magic act goes horribly wrong when an investment guru is killed; Becker scrutinizes Toby.

5. Game Over
A video-game developer is found dead the day before his newest title is released.

6. Man in the Mirror
A psychiatrist is murdered, leaving Toby to deal with a mentally unstable suspect.

7. Amuse Bouche
A cooking-show contestant is poisoned on live TV.

8. White Whale
A mayoral candidate is suspected of murder; Becker becomes obsessed with Toby's gift.

9. The Fugitive
Oz's neighbor is murdered, and the investigation reveals that the victim was involved in a legendary coin heist.

10. Family Secrets
Sibling rivalry becomes a major factor in the case of a playboy billionaire's murder, and the investigation makes Toby wonder about his own family.

11. Zero Recall
Toby experiences memory loss after being drugged, and he's accused of participating in an armed-kidnapping incident.

12. An Innocent Man
Toby goes undercover in a prison to investigate a man he believes is being framed for a murder.

13. In Our Midst
In the Season 5 finale, Toby, Michelle and Dev investigate after Becker is implicated in a criminal conspiracy.

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