CTV renewed The Listener for a fifth season on October 6, 2013. The season will contain 13 episodes. Season 5 premiered May 26, 2014 on CTV. August 6, 2014 it was announced that this will be the final season of The Listener.
Toby Logan is a telepath who works as a special consultant with the elite Integrated Investigative Bureau facing both professional and personal challenges as he uses his mind-reading skills to solve a variety of difficult and dangerous crimes alongside Sergeant Michelle McCluskey. Now a more seasoned investigator, and faced with a hostile boss, Toby will become more proactive and eventually come into conflict with the goals and procedures of the IIB organization. Meanwhile, Michelle is determined to have it all, working to balance her demanding career and the challenges of first-time parenthood with husband Adam. And Toby's investigative journalist girlfriend, Tia Tremblay will begin to delve into the secrets of Toby's past, eventually exposing truths which might threaten to turn his world upside down.
Toby and Dev investigate a serial killer who leaves live snakes with his victims, echoing the calling card of a past culpri who Michelle had previously put behind bars. Meanwhile, Michelle is trying to enjoy her maternity leave with her new baby girl and husband Adam but when her credibility is doubted with the suggestion that she may have arrested the wrong suspect, she must return to the IIB in order to save her professional reputation.
When Oz's neighbor and customer Buddy Carlyle is shot and killed during an apparent home invasion, the IIB team discovers he was behind a legendary coin heist and must find the treasure to catch the killer