Tru Calling

Season 1 Episode 13

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 2004 on FOX

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  • When a beauty pageant contestant dies Tru enters the contest to save her life.

    Tru's friend Lindsay is running a beauty contest and has been persuaded by Harrison to let him act as one of the judges. But as always with Harrison he has an ulterior motive and wants to fix it for Angela, the daughter of his loan shark to win and so have his debts cancelled.

    But the other judges soon realise what he is doing and he gets himself kicked off of the panel. Tru meanwhile has turned down an offer to enter the contest herself as one of the contestants to make up the numbers.

    But when Jackie, one of the contestants, and the nicest girl there, dies Tru decides on the second version of the day to step into the contest.

    Her actions mean that Harrison is kicked off of the judges' panel again and he can do nothing but wait for the outcome and hope that the right girl wins.

    Behind the scenes Tru is finding that her prime suspects are innocent of murder when the motives of the jealous boyfriend and main rival disappear.

    But by digging a little deeper Tru is able to discover that the motive for murder is still there, it is just the victim she was mistaken about and it is not Jackie whose life is in danger but one of the other contestants...Alex, the winner who has got her prize by blackmailing one of the judges.

    Another good episode with the requisite plot twist, which although slightly predictable did not ruin the episode thanks to a number of additional subplots that keep the backstory moving.

    Luc goes on his first date since breaking up with Tru and although she does not realise it, Tru has inadvertently altered his date on the second day and he is not quite as over her as he seems. There may be hope for them yet.

    There is also a sticky situation for Tru when a reporter who has spotted her name popping up in police reports starts to investigate her connection with the crimes she prevents.

    And finally there is the wonderful revelation at the end when Davis reveals that Tru is not the first person to have relived days, and that her mother did the same before her.