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Season 3, Episode 12
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Air date September 5,2012
Written by Ken Cuperus
Peter Mohan
Directed by Robert Lieberman
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The Bro Code is the 12th episode of Season 3 of The Listener.


Oz unwittingly puts his life in danger after he convinces Toby to help a childhood friend who witnessed a murder.


Oz's celebratory mood after completing his supervisor training program proves short lived when he's visited by a troubled childhood friend with a serious problem. Tommy Nordett (Jonny Harris) witnessed a murder and now fears the killer is after him too. Oz agrees to help him if he talks to Toby, who confirms his story is true. With Michelle and Dev's assistance, Toby investigates the unreported crime, which leads them to Xavier Barkin (Fulvio Cecere), a well-known bookie with a penchant for evading conviction. While Klein is angered that IIB resources were enlisted to help Oz's sketchy buddy, he's interested in the Barkin connection, which soon spins out into another betting ring run by rogue associates with itchy trigger fingers. And it quickly becomes apparent to Toby that by helping Tommy, his incredibly loyal best friend Oz has put his own life in danger.





  • Oz: (about his friendship with Tommy) Just a couple of snot-nosed kids getting in every kind of trouble you can think of. Then my parents lowered the boom. The way they saw it, they didn't immigrate from Turkey for me to waste my days as a shiftless layabout.
    Toby: (smirks) Layabout.
    Oz: Yeah, that's my mother's second favorite word. After cataclysm, which she threatened to unleash upon me if I didn't do what she said.
  • Oz: You know, a real friend is someone who's there for you to help you as much as you're there to help them; a friend who knows that sometimes you don't have time to go to the grocery store because, oh, maybe you were holed up on the run from killers; a friend who would never let you go hungry. Know what I mean?
    Toby: Yeah, I'm not sharing my food with you.
    Oz: Is that all our friendship means to you?
    Toby: Pulling that card?
    Oz: I'm very disappointed. It smells so good.
    Toby: Those puppy-dog eyes. Pull up a chair. Come on, just don't touch the broccoli.