The Listener

Season 3 Episode 9


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 15, 2012 on CTV



  • Trivia

    • Murder victim Brigit Lynde's address is given as 2016 Finch Hill, West Vancouver, V7S 3H3. This is an actual address located in the Vancouver suburbs. It is located in the neighborhood known as the British Properties, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Canada.

    • Dev: I have an OPP unit tailing him as we speak.
      OPP stands for Ontario Provincial Police.

  • Quotes

    • Toby: Abusive husband killing his cheating wife. Is it starting to sound like a story that we buy?
      Michelle: I'm just waiting for the DNA to get back in from the lab.
      Toby: I know he did it. This is not about the DNA; this is about you guys not trusting what I do.
      Michelle: Aah, Toby.
      Toby: So, one possibly unreadable girl and I'm unreliable.
      Michelle: I need more than a read; I need proof.

    • Toby: No, no, no, man. I've been trying to figure this thing out my whole life. I finally do. I got a purpose for it and it abandons me.
      Oz: For those of us who can't read people like an open book, unexpected surprises happen all the time.
      Toby: Right.
      Oz: Does every thought you have solve a case?
      Toby: No.
      Oz: But they still hired you anyway.
      Toby: Look, if I can't trust myself, they can't trust me.
      Oz: Well, Toby, I mean, this ability to read minds that you have is incredible, but the greatest gift is what it's already given you.

  • Notes

    • Actual Roles from the program's credits
      Rebecca Dipasquale (Production Executive for Bell Media)
      Robin Johnston (Production Executive for Bell Media)
      Sally Basmajian (Vice President & General Manager, Comedy & Drama)
      Catherine MacLeod (Vice President, Specialty Channels)
      Corrie Coe (Senior Vice President, Independent Production)
      Rick Brace (President, Revenue and Business Planning)
      Phil King (President of Sports and Executive Vice President of Programming)
      Andrew Macklin (1st Assistant 'B' Camera)
      Mark Tardif (2nd Assistant 'B' Camera)
      Sarah MacKinnon (Manager, Production Affairs)
      Deb Burgess (Set Buyer)
      Chad Glastonbury (1st Assistant Picture Editor)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway - Friday, September 7th, 2012 on FEM at 8:30 PM

  • Allusions

    • Michelle: Have you ever seen this old Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train?
      This is a reference to the 1951 Hitchcock film which based on Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel of the same name. In the story, two strangers meet on a train and discuss killing an unwanted person in the other's life on the belief that since the men are strangers, no motives will be suspected.
      The storyline has been used in other shows, including the Law & Order episode C.O.D., which was Jerry Orbach's final regular appearance on the program.