History Series / TheListener

18th May '16 2:37:43 AM GamerFromJump2
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''The Listener'' has completed its first three seasons in Canada, its country of origin, and the first season has been released on DVD (but only for Region 2). It was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on May 29, 2013. The fifth and final season premiered on May 26, 2014, and concluded on August 18, 2014. It aired on CTV in Canada and Ion in the U.S. (after a short run on NBC).

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''The Listener'' has completed its first three seasons a five season run in Canada, its country of origin, and the first season has been released on DVD (but only for Region 2). It was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on May 29, 2013. The fifth and final season premiered on May 26, 2014, and concluded on August 18, 2014. It aired on CTV in Canada and Ion in the U.S. (after a short run on NBC).



* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Subverted in that when he's kidnapped in "Desperate Hours", his fellow hostage (Oz) knows about his powers and no explaining is needed. Unfortunately, his power is more subtler than most and barely kept them alive.

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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Subverted in that when he's kidnapped in "Desperate Hours", his fellow hostage (Oz) knows about his powers and no explaining is needed. Unfortunately, his power is more subtler subtle than most and barely kept them alive.
7th May '16 6:47:23 AM Peridonyx
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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoning". [[spoiler:The SympatheticMurderer supposedly can't make the final AssholeVictim commit suicide due to his lack of remorse for her to exploit, so she then decides to make him kill her in order to get him arrested instead. Despite her clearly demonstrating earlier that even the most casual use of her ability only fails if the recipient is a fellow telepath -- like Toby. If anything, she could've presumably just focused a bit harder and overridden the guy's will anyway or something. But then again, she also explained earlier that she more or less suffers from anxiety and depression over both her ability -- which, in her opinion, makes her BlessedWithSuck -- and the deaths of her entire family, so she could've just been a DeathSeeker at this point.]]
6th May '16 12:25:49 PM Peridonyx
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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoning". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might've just become a DeathSeeker by now.]]
6th May '16 12:21:23 PM Peridonyx
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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoning". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might just be a DeathSeeker by now.]]

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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoning". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might might've just be become a DeathSeeker by now.]]
6th May '16 12:20:15 PM Peridonyx
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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoner". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might just be a DeathSeeker by now.]]

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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoner"."Reckoning". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might just be a DeathSeeker by now.]]
6th May '16 12:18:39 PM Peridonyx
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* StupidSacrifice: "Reckoner". [[spoiler:The final AssholeVictim is allegedly just too much of a {{Sociopath}} for the SympatheticMurderer's telepathic guilt-exploitation that enabled her to make his former gang members kill themselves, so she then decides to make him shoot her in order to get him arrested instead. However, she earlier demonstrated that you don't need guilt to be susceptible to her ability -- Toby was only able to NoSell her telepathic attempt to make him leave her alone by using his own ability at the same time -- so she could've presumably just focused a bit more than usual and overridden the guy's willpower anyway or something. But then again, she also revealed anxiety and depression over both her BlessedWithSuck (at least from her perspective) ability and the deaths of her entire family, so she might just be a DeathSeeker by now.]]
27th Apr '16 7:27:03 PM beettree
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* BlessedWithSuck: Toby; [[spoiler: the extra electrical activity from reading people's minds is literally going to kill him if he continues doing it.]]

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* BlessedWithSuck: Toby; Toby's power made relationships difficult and he couldn't even control it when he was younger. And when he finally started to appreciate it, [[spoiler: the extra electrical activity from reading people's minds is literally going started to give him dangerous headaches that could potentially kill him if he continues doing it.him.]]



* CanadaDoesNotExist: At least partially subverted with prominent views of the Toronto skyline. When the main character gives a homeless man a dollar, it's a coin. However, there are no overt references to what city or country the series happens in, and everything which can be kept ambiguous seems to be.

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* CanadaDoesNotExist: At least partially subverted with prominent views of the Toronto skyline. When the main character gives a homeless man a dollar, it's a coin. However, there are no overt References to Canada were deliberately changed in the closed captions for the American market. Averted with a vengeance from the second season onward, with direct references to what city or country Canadian cities and politics, the series happens in, RCMP, a massive Canadian flag, and everything which can be kept ambiguous seems shout-outs to be.Canadian bands and TV shows.



* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Charlie and Becker. There's no indication at the end of Season 1 that her life is in danger, but as of Season 2, she apparently took a turn for the worse and died as a result of her wounds. Also, TheBusCameBack with Becker in Season 5, but no explanation is given as of Season 2 for why Becker isn't still around.]]

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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Charlie and Becker. Ray Mercer. There's no indication at the end of Season 1 that her Charlie's life is in danger, but as of Season 2, she apparently took a turn for the worse and died as a result of her wounds. Also, TheBusCameBack with Becker in Season 5, but no Mercer vanishes without explanation is given as of after Season 2 for why Becker isn't still around.1.]]
6th Mar '16 4:05:39 PM MikeW
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* MyGodYouAreSerious: Michelle's reaction when Toby tells her he can read minds. It takes him reading her every thought and answering it verbally for her to realize this isn't some trick but he's for real. Her co-workers are likewise dubious until Toby pulls the same bit on them.
6th Nov '15 2:44:23 PM yunatwilight
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* BonusEpisode: The first season was thirteen episodes. Same with the second season.
2nd Sep '15 12:33:43 AM CritterKeeper
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* CanadaDoesNotExist: At least partially subverted with prominent views of the Toronto skyline. When the main character gives a homeless man a dollar, it's a coin. However, there are no overt references to what city or country the series happens in, and everything which can be kept ambiguous seems to be.
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