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The Listener 307 “Now You See Him”.

The cast of The Listener

Welcome back THE LISTENER fans.  And welcome to FLASHPOINT fans. 🙂

This episode was anticipated by everyone as a MUST SEE!!!  To have this type of crossover was nicely written.  Although, before the airing of this one, I was thinking that it was going to be a mesh of both cast members for the whole episode.  I guess I’ll have to start tuning into Flashpoint to see more of Spike, lol.  It was still cool to see.  Though now all the fans are wondering when it will be reverse. 🙂

Anyway, that’s my initial thoughts, now onto the reason why you’re here.

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Magnus (guest star Peter Outerbridge) in prison.
Photo by Christos Kalohoridis.

This is the start of it all.  Magnus heads into a “secured” room with his lawyer.  Apparently he’s been through a lot of lawyers, so maybe this one will stick with his case.  But looks can be deceiving.

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Ryder (Arnold Pinnock) rides along with Oz (Ennis Esmer).
Photo by Stephen Scott.

This was funny how these two got paired up.  I couldn’t stop giggling when Oz was chatting with Toby about how they missed the good ole days.  They were discussing on who was Bonnie and who was Clyde.  It wasn’t until Ryder came in the middle of the conversation that Oz learned that he was going to ride with him.  I was hoping he was going to say Toby.  I miss those two driving around the streets of Toronto with their typical conversations.  The look on Oz’s face was priceless. 😀

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Magnus Elphrensen (guest star Peter Outerbridge) breaks out of prison with a little help from his lawyer.
Photo by Stephen Scott.

Now, this was the sneaky part.  How the devil did Magnus manage to change his appearance with the cameras pointed right at the meeting?  It wasn’t until Michelle and Toby were able to go in the room and take a look around.  That’s when they noticed a gadget attached to the wall next to the camera.  It was cleaver, but stupid.  Or was it?  Maybe they left it there hoping that it would be found.  Magnus knew that Michelle would be on the case anyway.  He’s the best bad guy to have on this show.  It really had you thinking along side the IIB team as to what Magnus was thinking.

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Ryder (Arnold Pinnock), Sandy (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Oz (Ennis Esmer) rush into the hospital with a patient.
Photo by Stephen Scott.

This was cute.  They work nicely together.  Even though they had some awkward moments with Oz babbling, but in the end Ryder gave Oz a complement about his tactics while on the job.  As much as Oz loves to joke around, he got it where it counts.  And Ryder told him as much.

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Ryder (Arnold Pinnock) and Oz (Ennis Esmer) joke around with old friend Spike (special guest star Sergio Di Zio, centre).
Photo by Stephen Scott.

Now this was the moment we were all waiting for.  To see someone from the Flashpoint series make their appearance.  And what a cutie too.  I’m with Sandy on this one, a guy in this type of uniform,,, yummm. 😀 And yes, I’m married, but there’s no harm in looking, 😉 LOL.

What I liked about this short encounter was the fact that Spike told Ryder that if you were ever in a jam, that Oz was your man.  He’ll always have your back.  Always keeps his wits about him in any situation.  I think that made Ryder rethink some things on Oz in two aspects – Oz as an employee and Oz as a person.  I like them both, 🙂

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Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) try to figure out Magnus’ escape.
Photo by Christos Kalohoridis.

Meanwhile, Michelle and Toby had a chat with the “lawyer”, who ended up being a fellow inmate.  Hoping that Magnus might have slipped up and said something to him, they questioned the inmate.  Unfortunately, Toby wasn’t able to get a reading they wanted.  So back to the IIB they went and done more searching.

Michelle knew that Magnus never gave up his revenge on the guy who killed his daughter.  But what I found to be the most clever part was the fact that Magnus basically had the IIB get the information that he was missing.  Now that he knew where Gregory Harrow (Kristopher Turner) was residing, he left to pay him a visit.  Of course that’s when Dev informed them all that Magnus was in the building all this time.  So the info they just pulled up on Gregory, Magnus now had.  Michelle and Toby rushes to the address.

The look on Gregory’s face when Magnus came walking in the door was mere shock.  I thought to myself, “yep, he’s a goner.”  But it wasn’t Magnus who pulled the trigger.  For a split second Magnus let his guard down and Gregory got the gun away and pointed it at Magnus.  Or did he?  Magnus is not the type to slip up but in the end he got his revenge.  Magnus taunted Gregory causing him to squeeze the trigger.  It wasn’t until the last possible moment that Toby was able to see what Magnus had done to the gun.

Just as Toby shouted for him to not shoot, Gregory pulled the trigger.  It backfired and part of the gun was embedded into Gregory’s forehead.  Ouch!!  Well at least it was a quick death.

But Magnus is a character who has me so puzzled.  It makes me wonder if he knows about Toby’s talent somehow.  Well think about it.  Every time Toby has tried to get a reading from Magnus, you would see static or lightening.  It’s like Magnus only allows Toby to see what he wants to show him.  And when Toby spoke out loud that maybe he’s “thinking of another way to escape”, Magnus, in handcuffs, smiles back at Toby and thinks “it’s like you’re reading my mind.”  I hope we get to see him again in a future episode.  And where they are renewed for a season 4, we just might.

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Until next time.


The Listener Double Feature

The cast of The Listener

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Sorry I’m a tad late with my thoughts from last weeks show, “She Sells Sanctuary”, but I hope this will make up for it.

She Sells Sanctuary” was a great episode to show that not all cults out there are as we perceive them.

First we open up with a young girl at a payphone calling her mom wanting to come home.  When she becomes on the missing list, this prompts the IIB to check things out.

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Mitch Deerfoot (guest star John Ralston), the leader of a cult-like religious order suspected of kidnapping young women.
Photo by Stephen Scott

Mitch is the creator of Artemis, a sanctuary for teens who want to get away from their families.  Weather they’ve been abused or just don’t feel like they are being understood by their parents, they end up here.  Unfortunately, they are always under watch, or harassed by people who just don’t understand the concept of Artemis.

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Mitch Deerfoot (guest star John Ralston) is questioned by Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) and Sergeant Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith).
Photo by Stephen Scott

When Michelle and Toby are granted access inside, they had to leave their cell phones in their car.  No outside “toxins” are permitted inside.  A concept I agree and disagree with.  Although technology does seem to get in the way of experiencing life, some things I would say is a must have.  If I had to, I could do without most things, but I’d have to have my laptop and cellphone.  🙂

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Elyse (Rachel Skarsten) and Oz Bey (Ennis Esmer) raid Toby’s fridge.
Photo by Stephen Scott

All the while the investigation is going on, stuff is happening with Oz and Elyse.  Which got me to thinking, “Oz, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?”  I commend him for holding on until Sandy came home.  Yes I understand he’s not sure when, but when Sandy (Tara Spencer-Nairn) do come home, how will he deal with the situation?  Of course Toby was no help.  But I’m not sure why Oz just couldn’t tell Elyse that he’s taken?  Shame on you Oz.  #TeamSandy.

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Kidnapping victim Fawn Georges (guest star Katie Boland).
Photo by Stephen Scott

After Fawn is released from the hospital, she returns to Artemis with Ben (Adam Butcher).  He’s only been at the sanctuary for six months.  Although something doesn’t feel right with this guy for sure, and in the episode, we find out why.  He’s been the one behind the missing girls in another city.

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Sergeant Michelle McCluskey (Lauren Lee Smith) and Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) scour a barn for clues.
Photo by Stephen Scott

This prompts Michelle and Toby to question some of the Artemis members.  It’s during this is when Toby starts get a sense that the culprit has done it again, causing Toby to get some sort of images in his head.  Mitch informs them of an old barn not far from them.  Michelle and Toby heads straight for it.

As they do their initial sweep of the place, Toby informs Michelle that they are in the right place.  Summoning the images again, Toby sees something out of place.  A hatch in the floor leading to God knows where.

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Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) finds an underground tunnel.
Photo by Stephen Scott

After the initial sweep of the tunnels, Toby went back inside and found the doorway (as it were) to where they would find Fawn.  He beat open the cage-like door and found the room where Ben was hiding out.  He was all ready to preform a ritual on Fawn to “relieve her from her suffering” but Toby was able to talk him out of it.  Ben gently put Fawn in Toby’s arms.  After Toby was outside, the medics along with Michelle went to his aid.  Michelle went back inside, with backup, and arrested Ben.  *Deep sigh of relief*  She’s safe. 🙂

Well, I hope you enjoyed the read so far.  Now onto the next one. 🙂

Poisoned Minds” was an interesting one at that.  With adultery, blackmail and murder, this one had a bit of it all.

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CEO Jeffery Brandt (Judah Katz) dies suddenly of poisoning. Photo by Stephen Scott.

I think this is the shortest roles I’ve seen on TV.  Here one minute, gone the next.  Though, this episode had a few familiar faces that caught my eyes.  Barclay Hope for one of them.  I’m still trying to figure out his character.  Albeit, he was having an affair with Jeffery’s wife.  But it turned out that he was only using her.  I guess you can never tell with men when they are on the top of a huge company.  Some of then are power hungry that they don’t care who they step on to get to the top.

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CEO Jeffrey Brandt (Judah Katz) and Christa (Sandrine Holt) argue. Photo by Stephen Scott.

Prior to her boss’s death, Christa had an argument with the CEO about the money, the medication, but mainly about Thomas.  Thomas’ demeanor, considering the numbers of people who had gotten sick or died because of their product, made her uneasy.  It seemed that all he cared about was the money.  She was trying to convince him that Thomas had to go.

Klein has a few words with Christa about the circumstances of her boss’s death.  Something just doesn’t add up with him.  Throughout this episode you can tell that she’s covering up something.  But what was the question.  It all comes clear at the end where the pieces started to come together.  That it was her who poisoned the wine.  Unfortunately, she wasn’t expecting Jeffery to drink it.  It was meant for Thomas (Barclay Hope).

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Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) and Toby (Craig Olejnik) question Christa about the death of her boss. Photo by Shane Mahood

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Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) question Christa (Sandrine Holt, centre) about the death of her boss. Photo by Shane Mahood.

A few times Toby and Michelle had to go see Christa and question her on new information that would come their way.  Hoping she would shed some light on a few things turned out to be a task in itself.  It was as if she was covering for someone.  Christa really gave them a run for the money as it were.  Her one downfall was her background in computers.  Gotta hand it to Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) for being smarter then Christa was.

In the end, she admitted to tampering with the wine bottle.  But her target wasn’t Jeffery who she told them was her mentor, but it was meant for Thomas.  He knew that the medicine that they managed to get approved by the Medical Corporation (forgive me if I can’t remember the exact name) had a severe side effect – death.

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Toby (Craig Olejnik) and Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith). Photo by Stephen Scott

They end up at Charlie Enzo’s home (Maxwell McCabe-Lokos).  And by the looks of it, living way above his usual means.  He’s been one of the many victims of the drug that was introduced from the pharmaceutical company.  But money got the better with him and he dropped out of the lawsuit.

I like how these two look paired up.  Toby is starting to fit in and figure out just how things work at the IIB.  Though, I like how Klien goes to Toby and tells him that some things can be dong unofficially.  Giving Toby the idea of anonymously deliver some papers to a family affected by the medication, to make their court battles turn in their favor.  Way to go Toby!!!

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But before I go, here’s three teaser clips of Wednesday nights episode – Now You See Him.  Enjoy.


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