Tru Calling

Season 1 Episode 15

The Getaway

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 01, 2004 on FOX
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The Getaway
When the reporter who has been trying to expose Tru's secret gets shot by a gunman on a crime spree, Tru is torn about saving her. To complicate matters, Tru's attempts to enlist the police in capturing the shooter before he strikes are hampered when his actions don't repeat exactly what he did before her day rewound.moreless

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  • Tru is asked for help by the reporter who is investigating her.

    Tru finds that the reporter who has been trying to find out about her connections to numerous crime scenes is still on the job and is not going to let the matter drop.

    She tries the tactic of avoiding her but she can't avoid her forever and when they find themselves together in a diner that is held up by a man who has hit two other places earlier in the day Michelle is shot dead and asks Tru for help.

    So it is up to Tru to save the reporter without letting her find out her secret.

    The easiest way to go about it is for Tru to ensure that the robber gets caught at one of the previous places he hit.

    The first place is an arcade but with the place crawling with cops the robbery doesn't go ahead. But Tru cannot rest and realises that it is still on.

    The second place is a sporting goods store and it is here that Tru finally realises that the hostage who is taken by the robber at each place is in fact the same person and his accomplice. Though considering the poor disguises I am amazed that neither Tru nor the police picked up on this earlier.

    The pieces are starting to fit together but with only the diner left Tru must ensure that Michelle stays away and agrees to meet her at the morgue. She doesn't know that Jack is going to send Michelle to the diner and straight into danger.

    The male robber is getting cold feet but his female accomplice is far from ready to call it a day and it is up to Tru to find a way to save everyone.

    Maybe it was just me but after the previous episode in the series I was expecting a lot more when I watched this one. The can of worms opened in Daddy's Girl seems to have been recapped and securely put away and this episode comes across as a mere run of the mill episode and a step back from the powerful, emotional rollercoaster of the preceding episode.

    The motivation of the robbers was flimsy and the disguises poor. The idea of the reporter investigating Tru was a good one but even when Tru tells her the truth she doesn't believe her and any potential storyline of Tru being exposed is firmly discarded.

    A very disappointing episode, especially in light of where it came in the series.moreless
  • Last weeks episode Daddy's Girl was much better.

    Last weeks episode Daddy's Girl was much better. I expected this weeks episode to be just as good but I was dissapointed.

    I've decided that I don't like the new guy, Jack. He seems like a real jerk and is very annoying. Taking Harrison to the track just to find out more about Tru, and almost getting Michelle killed.

    It's obvious that Tru & Luke still have feelings for each other, so why doesn't she just tell him the truth. I'm sure he'll understand and would want to be with her when he finds out why she keeps running off the way she does.

    And finally Davis, I'm certain that he has feelings for Tru. It was pretty obvious in this weeks episode when he admitted that he's always worried about her.moreless
Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku

Tru Davies

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Jack Harper (ep 14-present)

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook


Matthew Bomer

Matthew Bomer

Luc (episode 6-20, recurring previously)

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis


Shawn Reaves

Shawn Reaves

Harrison Davies

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Davis: Oh, thank God.
      Tru: Its okay, Davis. I'm in one piece. And Michelle lives to see another day.
      Davis: I'll reserve judgement whether that's a good thing or not. So did the medallion…? Did it keep you safe?
      Tru: No, Davis. It was you who kept me safe. You called the police.

    • Davis: Well what about the hostage?
      Tru: Well that's just it, there isn't one. This guy isn't taking a different hostage each time, it's the same girl at every location. They're a team.
      Davis: Just like Bonnie and Clyde
      Tru: Kind of, except in this case, Clyde uses Bonnie as a fake hostage
      Davis: Well that's an interesting twist.

    • Tru: Listen, Harrison, I think it's sweet that you remembered your three-month anniversary, but I'm not giving you any money
      Harrison: Why would you think that? Why...? Why do reliving days suck for me? Hmm? So, what did I do?
      Tru: You went to the track and lost everything I gave you, so I'm sorry but you're gonna have to be more creative
      Harrison: Yeah, but...
      Tru: And I'm gonna do you an even bigger favor today, I'm gonna borrow your car, so you can't go to the track at all
      Harrison: No, wait…
      Tru: I gotta go
      Harrison: Wait, but...go on! Save everybody but me (to himself) I gotta get a job! ...Nah

    • Jack: You still havn't answered my question? Do you like it here?
      Tru: Actually I do.
      Jack: I understand.
      Tru: You do, coz not everyone does.
      Jack: Well that's because most people believe that only the living need help.

    • Tru: What do you do on Friday nights?
      Jack: Why don't you tell me?
      Tru: Well you don't stay in, that's for sure. Coz that'd mean you'd be alone and your not a guy whose all that keen on being alone. So you go out, to a bar, a club and after a few hours you return home. Sometimes solo but usually with some nameless, faceless, shameless girl who just doesn't understand you. But either way, by the end of the night your alone, infront of the tv, eating a microwave dinner.
      Jack: I don't own a microwave.

    • Jack: Do you like working here? The reason I ask is, you don't look like your average mourge attendent.
      Tru: Oh yeah and what do i look like then?
      Jack: You look like a girl who takes things way to seriously, someone who should be enjoying life but probably spends friday nights home alone, watching tv, eating a microwave dinner.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Title: The Getaway
      This is an obvious reference, given the storyline, to the films of the same name, starring Steve McQueen & Ali McGraw (1972), then remade in 1994 with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.