Tru Calling

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    Last Good Day

    Aired 4/14/05

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    In the Dark

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    Grace

    Aired 3/31/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Priestley

    Jack Harper

  • Zach Galifianakis

    Davis

  • Eliza Dushku

    Tru Davies

  • Jessica Collins

    Meredith Davies

  • A.J. Cook

    Lindsay

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  • What would you do if you could relive a day? If you're TRU DAVIES (Eliza Dushku), you'd save lives. Tru is a smart and sexy recent college graduate who - when her high-powered medical internship falls through - finds herself working the midnight shift at the city morgue. One night, Tru questions reality when she thinks she hears a murder victim asking for her help. But the next morning, our heroine wakes up to find that she is back at the beginning of that very same day - twelve hours before a death that only she knows about is set to take place. Now with the clock ticking, Tru is compelled to traverse the city over the next twelve hours to try to prevent this tragedy, while at the same time trying to rescue members of her own family from their dangerous and self-destructive lives. With the sexiness and speed of "Run Lola Run," plus the ticking clock suspense of 24, Tru Calling puts a stylish new spin on the procedural crime format as Tru uses her newfound ability to try to stop tragedies before they actually happen. In the series, Tru is surrounded by HARRISON (Shawn Reaves), her handsome and charming younger brother who has a knack for finding trouble; MEREDITH (Jessica Collins), their older sister who has a great career and money, but battles drug addiction; LINDSAY (A.J. Cook), Tru's loyal but unsuspecting best friend; and DAVIS (Zach Galifianakis), the quirky morgue staffer Tru works with on the graveyard shift. In the middle of the first season, we were introduced to a new character named Jack Harper(Jason Priestly), who plays a new morgue attendent, who seems to have a strange effect on Tru's abilities when he's around. Tru discovers that he also has the power to go back in time...only he is her true universal opposite, which means he wants the people to STAY dead... The pilot episode was directed by renowned filmmaker Phillip Noyce. Tru Calling is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Original Film and was created by executive producer/writer Jon Harmon Feldman. Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz, Dawn Parouse and R. W. (Bob) Goodwin are also executive producers. Theme Song: "Can Somebody Help Me?" - Full Blown Rose Original Title: Tru Show Type: FOX Drama First Telecast: October 30th, 2003 Last Telecast: April 21, 2005moreless

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    • Tru: Do you ever think Mom's still watching us? Harrison: God, I hope not... because I'm not sure she'd like what she sees. Tru: Yeah... Maybe she's trying to change that.

    • Tru: What can you say about a woman who comes in with a bullet in her neck? Davis: That she's dead?

    • Tru: What's the score? Gary: Seven-one, Sox. Top of the ninth. Tru: I'll bet you $100 they lose. Gary: What, are you crazy? Tru: Maybe. Don't know yet.

    • Meredith: So, what's Harrison's excuse this time? A girl? A truckload of DVDs? A girl with a truckload of DVDs?

    • Mark (to Tru): Congratulations! Yesterday, you were an ethics violation, and today you are a faculty girlfriend...

    • Lindsay: Uh, Rebecca Morgan. 303 West 23rd Street. Uh, who is she? Tru: I don't know yet. Hopefully, no one. Lindsay: Every time I hope for someone to be no one they always turn out to be someone. Maybe you'll have better luck.

    • Davis: It's called the crypt. It's where every unnatural death in the city comes to rest, waiting for an autopsy. Tru: You said "unnatural death"? Davis: Most of them. Because if there's even a hint that a death might be unnatural, murder, suicide, they come here. Tru: So every crypt... Davis: Has a body. That's right. Can you imagine the pain of losing someone before their time? Bottom line: most of these people shouldn't be dead yet.

    • Davis: You ever been to a morgue before? Tru: Just once, when I was 12. Davis: Well, that sounds like a story. Are you sure you're interested in wor... in working here? Because, I'll be honest, uh most girls as pretty as you that come here...well they're...they're dead.

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    Notes (113)

    • This episode included the character Cameron, who was removed from negative reactions to test audiences.

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: September 2, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • The man with Tru and Lindsay in the bar after Tru's graduation is Cameron. He was supposed to be a main character but was dropped from the series. He only appears in this episode.

    • The name of Tru's mother is Elise Laura Davies. This can clearly be seen on the headstone at the end of this episode.

    • The scene in which Tru says "Have a little faith in your sister" could be a reference from Eliza's days on the hit supernatural shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. She played a Slayer named Faith.

    • The date on the newspaper is May 26th, 2003. This episode takes place six months before its air date.

    • The theme song, Can Somebody Help Me? is played by Full Blown Rose.

    • Original Ratings: The pilot episode was watched by 4.9 million viewers.

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    Trivia (42)

    • The first character to ask for help was played by Hudson Leick who also appears in the opening credits saying "Help me!"

    • Heath Freeman played a character named Cameron, but he was removed from the series after negative test reactions.

    • Surely the timeline at the beginning of the episode is way off. When Meredith calls Tru at the morgue and explains about Harrison, Tru already knows because the body has been delivered. Yet as we see from the Meredith scene, Harrison has only just been arrested and police are still at the scene. It would need an ME to pronounce the death at the scene and all kinds of forensic stuff, so how come the body arrived well before Harrison was even arrested? For that matter, how come Meredith is at the scene? He wouldn't have been allowed to call a lawyer until he arrived at the police station surely? Even if he'd asked for Meredith, she'd have to meet him at the precinct.

    • When Lindsay turned on the lights in her apartment, there is a bunch of people hiding behind the couch. However, a few seconds before when she entered the apartment there was clearly nobody there.

    • When Luc first meets Tru looking for Marco, the five guys are already dead, just five bodies lined up on tables. So, Luc dropped by well past 11pm. He must have just finished his audition because he's still carrying some sheets with him, maybe his work application or CV. Weird hour for a job interview, but fact is: when the day "repeats" he is seen by Tru exiting the building with the same sheets HOURS before, when the guys are still alive and she has still to go back to their hotel and actually save them. This difference makes no sense at all.

    • At the end of the episode Paige calls Tru by her name but Tru never gave it to her.

    • Throughout the whole episode, Tru has her naturally wavy hair, but in the scene when she asks Harrison for his car keys, her hair is straight.

    • During the party on day one, when Tru and Lindsay are making the punch, you can see Lindsay pouring out a good deal of vodka from a bottle into the bowl. She then stops pouring and puts the cap back on the bottle. Yet in the next edit, just a millisecond later, she is still pouring the alcohol.

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    Allusions (15)

    • Title: Brother's Keeper Brother's Keeper was a documentary movie with a similar plot to this episode. It is also a reference to the story of Cain and Abel from the Bible. After Cain has killed Abel, God asks where Abel is and Cain replies 'I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?' The wider implication is that we all have responsibility for everyone, particularly relevant in Tru's case, of course.

    • Paige: Just how Single White Female are you? A reference to the famous film Single White Female in which Bridget Fonda is stalked by a seriously off her tree Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    • Title: Star Crossed Another reference to Romeo & Juliet from the prologue: "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life" The meaning is a reference to those who try to change their fate, despite it being written in the stars.

    • Tru: It’s Romeo and Juliet. Kind of. Two world’s. He’s rich, she’s poor. Tru refers to the two car crash victims as "Romeo and Juliet." Obviously from the famous Shakespeare play which ended in tradgedy.

    • Title: Morning After This is an obvious allusion to the 1986 film The Morning After, starring Jane Fonda as a woman who wakes up after a night of heavy drinking to find a murdered man on her bed, and she doesn't know whether she might be responsible.

    • The title "The Longest Day" is also the title of a movie, which deals with the allied landing in Normandy on D-Day in World War 2.

    • Harrison: Could it be more Friday the 13th? An obvious reference to the famous horror film, with a similar theme - cabins in the woods and people being stalked by a serial killer.

    • Title: Drop Dead Gorgeous This episode's title is probably a reference to the movie of the same name. A very dark comedy about attendants of a beauty pageant filmed in pseudo-documentary style.

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  • Fan Reviews (231)
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