The Best Episodes of The Listener
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018
"The Listener" centers on Toby Logan, a 25-year-old paramedic who has a big secret - he's a telepath. Until now, Toby kept his ability hidden, exploring its possibilities only with his longtime mentor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer. As he makes the rounds with his energetic paramedic partner "Oz" Bey, "The Listener" follows Toby as he tries to help people in crisis, and in the process unravel the truth about his past. While his professional life is in check, Toby's personal life could use its own rescue. And with the help of Detective Charlie Marks and his E.R. doctor/ex-girlfriend Olivia Fawcett, Toby realizes his gift can help others.
#1 - The Bank Job
Season 3 - Episode 1
Despite his decision to stop using his telepathic abilities, Toby is forced to use them when he finds himself hostage in the middle of a bank heist. It will take all of Toby's skills, both as a paramedic and a mind reader, to keep him and his fellow hostages alive.
#2 - Fatal Vision
Season 4 - Episode 13
After shooting and killing a suspect, Toby struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the IIB tries to stop an assassination.
#3 - Lockdown
Season 3 - Episode 10
Toby and the IIB race to track the source of a deadly virus before the outbreak claims any more lives.
#4 - Now You See Him
Season 3 - Episode 8
When Magnus Elphrenson escapes prison again, Toby must help Michelle recapture him before the criminal mastermind seeks vengeance on his nemesis.
#5 - In Our Midst
Season 5 - Episode 13
Secrets from Toby’s past are finally brought to light. Michelle, Toby, and Dev find themselves in the extremely uncomfortable position of investigating their own boss. On clandestine orders from Judge Samuel Griffin and Deputy Commissioner Earl Bamford of the IIB, the team must look into Becker’s dealings with Curtis Maynard, a disgraced former cop with connections to drug dealing.
#6 - Reckoning
Season 2 - Episode 13
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.
#7 - The Shooting
Season 3 - Episode 13
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.
#8 - Crossed
Season 3 - Episode 9
Toby starts doubting his abilities after Michelle questions the veracity of his insights during their investigation into a wealthy philanthropist's murder.
#9 - Smoke and Mirrors
Season 5 - Episode 4
While the team investigates a botched magic stunt that killed an investment guru, Becker’s scrutiny of Toby threatens to expose his secret.
#10 - The Brothers Volkov
Season 2 - Episode 4
Toby and Michelle investigate a suspicious homicide when a Russian Consul General is found dead and his son, protected by diplomatic immunity, confesses to his murder.
#11 - Cold Case Blues
Season 3 - Episode 2
Working his first official investigation, Toby must contend with Alvin Klein's skepticism and personal agenda in solving a decade-old murder.
#13 - She Sells Sanctuary
Season 3 - Episode 6
Toby and Michelle investigate the link between a cult and the disappearance of three young women.
#14 - Amuse Bouche
Season 5 - Episode 7
The team investigates the murder of a cooking show contestant, poisoned on live television.
#15 - The Journey
Season 1 - Episode 13
Toby introduces the accident victim who seems to know him to Dr. Ray, who instantly recognizes him as Frank Cardea, the man who brought Toby to him 20 years ago. As Toby continues to try to piece together Frank's fragmented memory shards, he realizes his mother is still alive and may be in mortal danger. Meanwhile, another man named Victor Cloonie appears with the benign intention of taking Toby to his mother. Toby, Oz, Olivia and Det. Marks all end up involved in the search for Maya, with potentially tragic consequences.
#16 - False I.D.
Season 4 - Episode 12
When Toby and Michelle go after a suspect in the murder of a Latin crime boss, their case is halted by interference from the police superintendent.
#17 - Captain Nightfall
Season 3 - Episode 11
Toby and Michelle investigate a series of violent home invasions, which are being interrupted by a vigilante citizen dressed as a superhero.
#18 - The Magician
Season 2 - Episode 6
Magnus, an imprisoned criminal mastermind holds the key to the whereabouts of a kidnapped judge.
#19 - Desperate Hours
Season 2 - Episode 10
Toby and Oz are taken hostage by two men posing as security guards when they are dispatched to a routine call in the financial district.
#20 - Curtain Call
Season 3 - Episode 3
After a member of a superstar performer’s crew is electrocuted by a microphone, Toby finds himself amidst the entourage of Jade, one of pop music’s most popular and innovative performers.
#21 - Poisoned Minds
Season 3 - Episode 7
Toby and Michelle investigate the death of a pharmaceutical executive who released a drug with killer results.
#22 - The Bro Code
Season 3 - Episode 12
Oz unwittingly puts his life in danger after he convinces Toby to help a childhood friend who witnessed a murder.
#23 - Inner Circle
Season 2 - Episode 5
Toby is brought in to investigate corrupt cops, but finds himself in over his head when one of them ends up dead from a suspected drug overdose.
#24 - Missing
Season 1 - Episode 10
During dinner at Oz's parents' restaurant, Toby and Olivia learn that the family is in danger of losing the restaurant if they do not come up with $100,000 in two weeks, At first Toby tries to use his skills to win at poker without success. Through Olivia, Oz finds that a man is offering a reward of $100,000 dollars for finding his missing wife, who he has been convicted of murdering.
#25 - In His Sights
Season 2 - Episode 3
Toby investigates an assassination threat against a high-ranking military colonel who may have been involved in the mysterious disappearance of an army private.