Day Break

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2006 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Detective Brett Hopper woke up this morning, he thought it was a normal day, a day like any other one, but he soon learns he has been accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. Even after offering a solid alibi, no one believes him. When he wakes up the next morning, he finds out he is reliving the same day and his loved ones are in danger.moreless

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  • DeJa Vu

    I needed something else to watch as Prison Break and Heroes are about to go and their inter season breaks so I thought I would try out this new drama.

    I liked the pilot, it's definitely made me want to watch the next episode. I thought the acting was good and I think I could grow to like the main character.

    The story line of a good cop with a alibi being set up for murder is good and the fact that he can go back and re-live the same day to find out more about the set up is also a unique twist.

    The Pilot itself was a bit crammed full of detail but it needed to be to base a whole season on the ground hog day style show.moreless
  • Day Break Episode 1.

    day one begains and it is like any other day but for the part that he is framed for muder of a lawyer named Garza and is put in Jail and then he is taken to a unkown palce and stuck with a needle thene he falls asleep and wakes up and it is the same day all over again that is what makes the frist episode so fun to watch as you get to see Hoper relive the same day for the 2nd time I like it better on day 2 then day one is because you get to see him try to figure out everything is going on again and see the look on his face is priceless the is mostly what i have to say about the very frist episode of Day Break THE END.moreless
  • Great show so far!

    After the cancellation of Kevin Hill, glad to see Taye Diggs back in a tv show and hope this will last as long unlike his previous show which was great

    He plays a cop who will relive the same day over and over but he must find the real killer of an ADA when he is framed for the murder. Great action and great writing along with great acting. As he also most protect his loved ones in the process.moreless
  • Solid.

    Pilots are always wierd because you always expect the show to live up to some ultra high expectation level that it can never truly reach. The first episode of this series was a good one and I think anyone that watched it would be stupid not to give the show a few more episodes. There wasnt a lot of the cool connections because they basically had to set "the day" up. Now that the first day is over we'll get to see the cool connections they can do to have him "change the future" or whatever you want to call it. Great new show I would think by just viewing the pilotmoreless
  • Brett: "You ever have a déjà vu?"

    Brett Hopper is having the worst day of his life. He has been framed for the murder of Asst. District Attorney Alberto Garza, and his only alibi (who also happens to be the love of his life) has been murdered. His sister is in immediate danger, and there is nothing he can do to protect her as he is trapped in jail and nobody believes in his innocence. There is a chance that he can make everything right, though, because Brett Hopper is reliving this same day over and over again.

    This is one of the most intricate new series to premiere this fall, and props go to the writers for developing such a complex mystery that will gradually be explained over the course of the season. The show is one big enigma, with so many unanswered questions and unexplored routes Brett can take each day that it can make one dizzy trying to contemplate it all.

    Taye Diggs does an excellent job with the role. Brett is the ultimate hero that the audience will constantly be rooting for. He's brave, rational, and a quick-thinker, but most of all: he's a fighter determined to discover the truth and save the ones he loves. The supporting cast is good as well. (I particularly love Detective Spivak.)

    "Just remember, that for every decision there is a consequence," Brett gets told by the mysterious man responsible for framing him. This part of the show is what immediately got me hooked; the idea that Brett's actions today carry on to the next version of the day. If he cuts himself shaving, the cut is still apparent the next day. If he receives a blow to the stomach, he still feels the pain the next morning. This makes the show that much more intense, knowing that if Brett dies in one version of the day he can't wake up alive in the next. Every different choice Brett makes each day also has a consequence on the people around him. He can choose to go the coffee shop and save a woman's life, or he can skip coffee that day and the same lady will end up severely injured in the hospital.

    Besides the main plot, there are many side stories as well. These include the history between Brett, his ex-partner Chad and his girlfriend Rita; Brett’s informant, Damian; Andrea and her internal affairs investigation; Brett’s sister and her abusive husband. With so much going on in addition to Brett’s big looming mystery, I suspect, or at least hope, the writers have plenty to fill their 13 episode order. I'm a bit wary that the gimmick might get old after a dozen or so times, but I am still very excited to see where the writers take the season; there are many different paths to be traveled.

    The (many) unanswered questions:

    - Why are the mystery men framing Brett for Garza's murder? From hence forth to be called the Garza Goons.

    - Why is Brett reliving the same day over and over again? What, or who, is causing that to happen?

    - Why did the "skinheads" hit Damian's safe house? Who betrayed Damian's location?

    - How did the police know so quickly about Brett dropping the gun into the Santo Monica Pier? Who's informing them?

    - Who are the Latin Disciples? Are they connected with the people framing Brett?

    Notes and Quotes

    - Andrea and Brett appear to have a distant relationship; very un-partnerlike. She didn't even know about his case with Damian.

    - What was the significance of the homeless guy in the police station both days? He gave Brett a strange look.

    - Chad: "To tell you the truth, it bugs you that she kept my last name doesn’t it?"

    Brett: "You need a breath mint."

    - Brett's Lawyer: "It's bad enough you’re in jail for murder, but did you have to kick the crap out of your brother-in-law?"

    Brett: "It felt necessary...and good."

    Brett: "Why do I get the feeling you know more than you’re telling?"

    Chad: "Because I do."

    Final Rating: Good pilot. 3 out of 4 stars.

    - Tim Bronx

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Julie Claire

Julie Claire

Angela Rondello

Guest Star

Olivia Leigh

Olivia Leigh

Teenage Girl

Guest Star

Kamal Marayati

Kamal Marayati

Mr. Zeitoun

Guest Star

Bahar Soomekh

Bahar Soomekh


Recurring Role

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

Detective Choi

Recurring Role

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Shadow Man

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • - The license plate of Hopper's Chevy is 4PC1086 and Chad's is 673W194

      - The note that Brett picks up in the coffee shop has a number, 555-6029

      - The owner of that note is a girl, when Brett returns that note to her the car license's plate says 3VBM646.

      - The license plate number of the bus is 5970284

      - Brett Hopper's mug shot number is 11235813

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mr. Zeitoun: Uh.. Mr. Hopper, your dog barked very hard last night.

    • Barry: Bad enough you're in here for murder. You had to kick the crap out of your brother-in-law, too.
      Brett: It felt necessary and good.

    • Brett: According to the newspapers, Garza was hit sometime last night, right. I was with somebody last night, Rita Shelton. She's a nurse at Westside. So I got an alibi. Secondly, I've never even met Garza, so you got no motive.
      Spivak: How about murder for hire?
      Brett: I want my lawyer and a phone.
      Spivak: After you're booked, like everyone else.

    • Rita: Brett, what's wrong?
      Brett: You ever have a déjà vu?
      Rita: Yeah, gives me the creeps when that happens.

    • Shadow Man: Don't worry, your sister and the kid are okay.
      Brett: I swear to God, I will find you.
      Shadow Man: Well, whatever you do is your choice, detective. But just remember, for every decision, there is a consequence.

    • Chad: You play this right, I can help you. But you screw with me…
      Brett: Shelten! Why do I get the feeling you know more than you're telling?
      Chad: 'Cause I do.

    • Chad: Boy, you know cops will pull a lot of crazy stunts to weasel out of a meeting with Internal Affairs. But committing a murder; that definitely wins a prize, huh Harper?
      Brett: You have an ugly smile. People say that about you, especially women.

    • Andrea: They put me on leave! So before you go telling people certain things...
      Brett: (interrupting her) Andrea! Hello! Fingerprints? Mug shot? I'm a little busy right now...

    • Chad: You've got an alibi, right? Rita. You've been spending a lot of time with her lately. So why don't you make an honest woman of her and get married already? Tell the truth - it bugs you she kept my last name, doesn't it?
      Brett: You need a breath mint.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jules Verne:

      Jennifer: …what country Jules Verne was referring to?

      Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828–March 24, 1905) was a French author and a pioneer of the science-fiction genre. Verne was noted for writing about cosmic, atmospheric, and underwater travel before air travel and submarines were commonplace and before practical means of space travel had been devised.