Tru Calling

Season 1 Episode 7

Morning After

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 18, 2003 on FOX
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Morning After
Tru celebrates her first night off from the morgue by throwing a party, but the evening takes a dangerous turn when her ex-boyfriend, Mark, shows up uninvited. Things go from bad to worse when she wakes up the next morning and finds Mark in her bed, stabbed to death. Unable to remember the previous night's events, Tru fears that she is the prime suspect. When the day rewinds, she has only 12 hours to prevent Mark's murder and clear her name.moreless

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  • The classic elements of this series are in this episode. The show is a great blend of humour and drama.

    This is a classical for "Tru Calling." It has a wonderful mixture of a serious A plot with a humors B Plot. The episode starts with the return of Tru's ex-boyfriend. Tru has left him early in the season because he was cheating on her. In the morning Tru gets a call from Mark saying that he wants her back in his life. He lets her know he is sorry for what he has done to her. He arranges to "bump" into her at a store and gets himself invited to the party she is having that evening. At her party, Mark wants to talk with her on the roof. She makes it clear that it is over between them. The next morning Tru wakes up and find Mark dead on her bed. Mark says those magic words, "Help me." The day re-winds. Tru's team turns into action trying to discover how Mark died. Tru is wondering if she may have killed him. The re-wind as usually helps Harrison with his relationship with Lindsay. Harrison is able to correct his errors and scores good points with Lindsay. Re-wind days always seem to go badly Luc and Tru. This re-wind is no different. Tru decides to lie to Luc about what is happening. The makes the two of them drift further away from each other. He is growing impatient with her moods and disappearances. In the end, Mark is saved. Harrison has gotten closer to Lindsay. Tru's personal life has suffered because of her calling. There are also some great humourous moments in this episode. The B plot with Harrison trying to re-do the day the right way this time. Davis helping Tru and finding out she had a party without inviting him. The classic elements of this series are in this episode. The show is a great blend of humour and drama.moreless
  • Tru's cheating ex-boyfriend Mark makes an unwelcome return and first at her party and then as a dead body on her bed when she wakes up, just in time for him to ask her for help.moreless

    In Morning After Tru gets an unexpected call from her ex-boyfriend Mark saying that he regrets what happened and wants her back.

    Despite Tru being in a new relationship with Luc, Mark sets about winning her back by phoning her, bumping into her in a store and then gatecrashing her party.

    Tru makes it clear that things are over between them and that she is with someone else and leaves him on her roof to return to her apartment as the party is finishing.

    Waking in the early hours of the morning Tru is horrified to find Mark beside her in bed, dead, her knife on the floor and blood around the apartment. With no idea what happened Tru finds herself reliving the day when Mark asks for her help.

    Turning to Davis for help Tru is not even sure that she didn't kill her ex and struggles more than ever to figure out what happened the previous evening.

    Unsure how Luc will react Tru decides to lie to him about what is happening and in this respect shows that not everything is better the second time around.

    This episode is the first in which Tru is saving the life of not a stranger, but someone she knows, and it shows with great clarity how she handles the extra pressure of her calling.

    There are also some great humourous moments in this episode, including Harrison and his efforts to find out where he stands with Lindsay and my personal favourite - the scene with Davis finding out that Tru threw a party and didn't invite him.

    A great blend of humour and drama.moreless
Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku

Tru Davies

Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

Meredith Davies (ep. 1 - 13, guest starring afterwards)

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook


Benjamín Benítez

Benjamín Benítez

Gardez (episode 4 - 13)

Matthew Bomer

Matthew Bomer

Luc (episode 6-20, recurring previously)

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • 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.

    • The guy who's name Tru can't remember at her party was played by Eliza Dushku's real-life brother, Nate Dushku, although he is never credited.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Davis: I finished running the numbers through the simulator.
      Tru: And?
      Davis: Well, based on the victim's own height and weight, as well as the location and moderate depth of the wounds, I believe that the killer was approximately 5'4", right-handed, and lacking upper body strength. Most likely a female. What do you think?
      Tru: I think... you just described me.

    • Tru: So I turned him over, there was a single wound. Right below the heart. I called 911, then he asked for help, and the day restarted and here I am.
      Davis: Mmm. So if I'm to understand you correctly, you had a party and you didn't invite me?

    • Lindsay: Why didn't you invite your next-door neighbor?
      Tru: Are you kidding me? That guy's a creep.
      Lindsay: All the more reason to invite him. If he's helping make the noise, he can't complain about it, right?
      Tru: Well, it's too late now.

    • Tru: Call you a cab Sam?
      Scott: (Drunk) No, but it'd be great if you knew of a good place to throw up.
      Tru: Down the steps, to the right, and anywhere in the alley is fine.
      Scott: You rock!

    • (About the engraved watch)
      Lindsey: Where'd you get this thing a pawnshop?
      Harrison: … Is that a problem?

    • Lindsey: I can't believe you had a stalker moment and I missed it.
      Tru: It wasn't a stalker moment. Mark and I just happen to be in the same place at the same time.
      Lindsey: That's what stalkers do. They just happen to be in your market, then they just happen to follow you home, then they just happen to chop your head off and seal it in a baggy.
      Tru: Lindsey!
      Lindsey: I'm just saying first the phone call now this.

  • NOTES (1)


    • 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.