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.

The Bank Job

#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.

star 8.10
123 votes
Directors: Farhad Mann
Writers: Peter Mohan
Fatal Vision

#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.

star 8.07
118 votes
Directors: Brad Walsh
Writers: Peter Mohan

#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.

star 8.02
97 votes
Writers: Peter Mohan
Now You See Him

#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.

star 7.99
100 votes
Writers: James Hurst
In Our Midst

#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.

star 7.98
89 votes
Writers: Peter Mohan

#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.

star 7.95
101 votes
Writers: Jason Sherman , Cal Coons
The Shooting

#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.

star 7.93
88 votes

#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.

star 7.92
92 votes
Writers: Karen Walton
Smoke and Mirrors

#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.

star 7.90
95 votes
Directors: TW Peacocke
Writers: James Hurst
The Brothers Volkov

#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.

star 7.89
117 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Jason Sherman
Cold Case Blues

#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.

star 7.89
118 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Cal Coons
The Taking

#12 - The Taking

Season 3 - Episode 4

Toby and Michelle investigate the abduction of an African teenager whose driver/bodyguard, Kwesi, was shot during the altercation.

star 7.88
96 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Ken Cuperus
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She Sells Sanctuary

#13 - She Sells Sanctuary

Season 3 - Episode 6

Toby and Michelle investigate the link between a cult and the disappearance of three young women.

star 7.85
99 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Karen Walton
Amuse Bouche

#14 - Amuse Bouche

Season 5 - Episode 7

The team investigates the murder of a cooking show contestant, poisoned on live television.

star 7.85
92 votes
Writers: Jackie May
The Journey

#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.

star 7.85
101 votes
Directors: Clément Virgo
Writers: Michael Amo
False I.D.

#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.

star 7.83
107 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
Writers: Brendon Yorke
Captain Nightfall

#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.

star 7.83
103 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Writers: Ken Cuperus
The Magician

#18 - The Magician

Season 2 - Episode 6

Magnus, an imprisoned criminal mastermind holds the key to the whereabouts of a kidnapped judge.

star 7.83
122 votes
Directors: Clement Virgo
Writers: Wil Zmak
Desperate Hours

#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.

star 7.83
100 votes
Directors: Clement Virgo
Writers: Daegan Fryklind
Curtain Call

#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.

star 7.82
109 votes
Directors: Farhad Mann
Writers: James Hurst
Poisoned Minds

#21 - Poisoned Minds

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 7.82
96 votes
Directors: Cal Coons
Writers: Derek Schreyer
The Bro Code

#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.

star 7.81
89 votes
Writers: Peter Mohan, Ken Cuperus
Inner Circle

#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.

star 7.81
114 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Matt MacLennan

#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.

star 7.81
111 votes
Directors: TJ Scott
Writers: Avrum Jacobson
In His Sights

#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.

star 7.81
108 votes
Writers: Wil Zmak