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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.

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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.

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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. 😀

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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.

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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.

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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, 🙂

The Listener 308 "Now You See Him"

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.

Click here to visit Shaftesbury FilmsBell MediaI want to thank the great people at Shaftesbury Films and Bell Media for giving us an awesome series to watch each week.  Bring on season four!!!

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Until next time.


Exclusive Interview with the beautiful Gina Holden

Welcome back readers.  Hope you like the new look.  And with a new look comes new things.  I have had the pleasure recently to interview the lovely and talented Ms. Gina Holden.  So sit back with a nice cuppa tea (or coffee if that’s your passion) and enjoy this lovely read.

Gina accepting her 2010 Eyegore AwardWhen I first heard of Gina Holden, was on Twitter when she followed me.  Unsure who she was (back then) I googled her name.  It was then that I realized she was on the TV show Blood Ties, then later on Flash Gordon.  Both great characters I’m sure, but her more recent work is what makes her eye catching.  And because of all her hard work and dedication in the horror genre, she’s won a 2010 Eyegore Award.  One of many, of that I’m sure.   Anyway,, let’s get on with the interview.  Hope you all enjoy it.

KF:  You have been a very busy woman. Is there anything you’re allowed to tell us in what you have been doing?

GH:  Where to begin! It’s been a very busy year! Lots of personal changes, as well as a busy pilot season. So I’ve been juggling personal things with 2 castings/day plus testing, etc. Also having guest starred in Fringe this year was a highlight. It was a fantastic time.

KF:  With all the roles you’ve played, what one was your favorite? And what one was your least favorite? 

Aliens vs Predators RequiemGH:  Looking back is too difficult to choose. Each and every role had been a gift and led me onto something else, is some way shape or form. I’m fortunate to only have had one challenging personality to deal with my entire career. But I’m so grateful for all it taught me. It prepared me for a side of the industry I had not yet been exposed to. So it, ironically is the experience I am most grateful for! And, I have to make mention of the Haunting Hour team, producers and crew. It’s my favorite production to work on. It’s like going home every time I join them for an episode!

KF:  Is there a tv show or movie that you would have loved to have been apart of?

GH:  Great question. But all of my favorite movies/shows are fantastic with the cast that helped make them great…know what I mean? But if I had to choose, I would have loved to be a part of “Running on Empty”. Or anything Star Wars related!

KF:  Do you watch your own performances? And do you say, “oh I could have done that better.”?

Gina Holden on Blood TiesGH:  I do watch my projects! But I try not to pick them apart. I put my heart and soul into everything I do, so to go back and want to change it, takes away from the process and what I was going thru at that time. It’s easy to pick yourself apart, but again, what good does it do? I certainly learn from every performance I give, and hope to continue to grow and always be better. However it is really neat looking back at my earlier work, and watching my growth over the years. I was so green and naive! It’s pretty special to see. I’m very grateful for everyone that has helped me over the years. From directors, to fellow cast and crew. We are all part of the process.

KF:  On Twitter, you talk about Coco, she’s cute by the way, does she go everywhere with you? Or is there someone you leave her with when you have to fly to your next job?

GH:  Coco Freebird is the best! She is a crazy little Manchester Terrier and comes with me everywhere! She has taught me so much about patience! LOL. She has so much energy and is different that other dogs. She needs full time care and a ton of exercise, so my full time job is caring for her. And I love every minute of it! She is not a good flyer, so if I fly to a location, she stays with family.

Click here to connect with Gina Holden on TwitterKF:  Speaking of which, how are you liking Twitter?

GH:  Twitter is a great way to connect with fans and friends. It is really fun. It can however be abused and used for negative things, so I make it private if I’m feeling violated in any way. But for the most part, it’s lovely and I am so grateful for the tremendous support I have with my twitter family. It’s really great.

KF:  Do or have you done many conventions? Any funny or weird stories to tell?

GH:  I have done a couple! and can’t say I have any crazy stories! I love cons and any that I’ve been to, I’m just as weird as anyone else there! We are a special breed, and I love being part of the scifi genre for that reason. It has the most passionate engaged fans, and I am one myself. I have a cool SAW event coming up this year…that’s going to be fun!!

KF:  If you didn’t become an actress, what job could you see yourself doing?

GH:  Before I ever acted, I did many jobs! I always knew this was what I wanted to do, but being a bit of an over achiever, I wanted to make sure I had my college education, and other work experiences, before I went fully in the direction of my dream. Graduating college is one of my greatest achievements. I love fashion, business and there are many other things I could see myself doing. But if I had to pick something more specific, I would say producing. It is amazing because it allows me to enjoy a different side of a business I am already familiar with.

Gina HoldenKF:  What advice would you give someone just starting out or wanting to get into the industry?

GH:  Do it only because you love it. Not for some money lottery or fame. You will be very disappointed if that’s your motivation. Make smart choices, and always work hard. Never take for granted how much work it takes every single day. If you are comfortable, you aren’t working hard enough.

KF:  What message would you like to say to your many fans reading this?

GH:  Thank you. Sincere, humble thanks for sticking with me, supporting me and pushing me to always do better. I don’t take any of this for granted and I could not do it without all the support I have in my life from fans, family and friends. Thank you.

KF:  Is there a fan mail address where people could write to you?

GH:  Fans can find me on twitter “holdentome” or write to my agency. Address on my official site “ginaholden.net

KF:  You probably answered this in other interviews, but is there a charity that you’re involved with or give to?

GH:  I work with many different charities. But I volunteer a lot with the food bank. I am very open to many different causes, but not attached to any one specifically. I just keep my eyes and ears open, and help out where I can.

KF:  Are there any little tidbits you’d like to share with us? Likes or dislikes, pet peeves, accomplishments and goals.

GH:  Likes: being outdoors with coco
           dislikes: SMOKING
           pet peeves: nail biting/chewing!
          Accomplishments: all of my successes and my failures-couldn’t have one without the other!
          goals: the sky the limit.

I wish to thank you all for taking the time to visit IN THE KNOW.  And especially I’d love to thank Ms. Gina Holden for granting me this wonderful opportunity to aid in getting to know her just a little bit more.  Thanks Gina, you’re awesome!! xo

Karen Ford

Besides twitter and her official website mentioned above, you can also leave her a message on her official FaceBook page.

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