Mar. 03, 2009
60 min.
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The Listener

Toby Logan is a 24-year-old paramedic with a secret: he can read people’s minds. This telepathic procedural takes viewers into the heart of a tortured hero who struggles to solve crimes with his unique gift. Week-to-week, “The Listener” balances high-stakes drama with irreverent humor and sends Toby on an intellectual and emotional adventure.

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Toby Logan is a 25-year-old first year paramedic with telepathic abilities. With his abilities, he decides to use them to assist the police and IIB solve crimes.

He was born with the ability to read people's minds. First and foremost, Toby can hear what people are thinking at that moment. This ability takes different styles depending how deep the thought is. If someone is remembering a moment when speaking, Toby gets a visual image of what the person saw, heard and did. Toby tends to remember these facts and it comes in handy when solving mysteries. Toby can also see the movement of energy that people feel (like musicans and the members of the cult). This resulted in Toby being able to make his hands glow.

Toby is a kind person and willing to assist others in need. He is also confident in his abilities. Toby likes to do physical activities such as jogging and basketball. He also owns a motorbike.

He grew up on the run with his mother from people who wanted their abilities. Until one day, his mother told him to change his name into Toby Logan and jumped in the river with him and they became seperated. Apart from that, Toby has no memory of childhood. Toby was soon found by Frank and taken to Dr. Ray Mercer. Over the years, Toby went through the foster care system. He even went to juvi at one point. During this time he met and dated Lori Black and revealed to her his gift. He later left her though. From there he eventually went to university and became a paramedic. He also met Dr. Olivia Fawcett whom he dated, but broke up with.

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Toby is in the car with Oz discussing about paramedic duties when, Toby gets a flash of a woman in trouble in a car accident. Toby discovers the car near them and goes to help pull the woman out just in time before the car explodes. Toby knowing that the Anna's child was taken and mentions it to Detective Marks. Toby decides to visit the kid's daycare and soon finds a car with a dead cop body in it. Realizing the partner of the dead cop was the kidnapper and murder, Toby investigates and finds that Henderson took them to the cabin. Toby manages to them down and save them.

In Emotional Rescue, Toby gets jealous of Olivia's new fling and decides to sabatoge the dates. In A Voice In the Dark, Toby discovers a homeless man's link to a missing girl and saves her. In Some Kinda Love, Toby goes out with Mina Delia Croce before she is killed and works to find her killer. In Lisa Says, Toby helps a young boy named Daniel who is involved with the wrong crowd. During this time, Toby reveals to Oz his ability. In Foggy Notion, Toby helps a blind woman find her brother's killer. In Iris, Toby meets Iris Frost, a young girl with aparent healing abilities. Realizing she is in danger, Toby rushes to assist her. He soon realizes that Iris is a telepath like him. Later that evening, he reveals to Charlie Marks that he can read minds. In One Way or Another, Toby faces dislike from Charlie, who now knows Toby can go into her mind. With the recent victim of a rape case, Toby knows shes lying and begins doing some investigation of his own. He eventually saves Charlie from the real perp of the rapes and puts a stop to it.

In Inside Man, Charlie asks Toby for his assistance on case where the only survivor was the son of the family murdered. In Missing, Oz asks Toby for his help to find a missing person so Oz can get the reward money for his parents. In Beginning To See The Light Toby is trying to save a man when he dies and Toby witnesses what he is seeing as he passes away. Toby decides to find the woman that the man was thinking about before he died. Toby eventually figures out that the woman was the man's daughter he hadn't seen in a while.

In My Sister's Keeper, Toby is called to be a witness for a murder case that Toby was involved in. Toby finds out that his real name is William from a man that Oz and Toby had brought to the hospital the other day. In The Journey, Toby reveals to Olivia his telepathic abilities and they begin looking for his mother while avoiding Victor Cloonie. Charlie risked her life to save toby and get shoot.

It's a year and a half later and Toby has finally come to terms with his telepathic powers and is still working with his paramedic partner Osman Bey. In Lady in the Lake, Toby and Oz are called to a scene of a unconsious woman by the lake. They bring her to the hospital where Toby and Toby decides to help her figure out who she is. They retrace her steps and this is when Toby meets Michelle McCluskey and Dev Clark for the first time. In Crime Seen, Toby reveals to Michelle he can read minds and Michelle uses him on her current case. Toby checks if the group that Nick Auletti knows if he is a cop or not.

When Toby goes into a bank, his ability reads the man he bumps into as he is leaving. Knowing the bank is about to be robbed, Toby decides to head back into the bank to attempt to warn the guard. But too late, the robber head into motion and Toby becomes a hostage. During the hostage situation, Toby begins reading the guards and keeping people calm. He soon finds out the robber's names and with the injured bank guard, he sends a message to Michelle.

In Blast from the Past, Toby and Michelle head to Vancouver to investigate a string of high tech thieves. During the case, Toby runs across a former ex-girlfriend Lori Black, whom he had previously told about his gift. When Toby gets too close to the case, he is grabbed by the group and interrogated for information the cops have on them.

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