Tru Calling

Season 1 Episode 11

The Longest Day

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2004 on FOX
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The Longest Day
Tru’s mission intensifies when she finds herself reliving the same day a second time after her attempt to save a gunshot victim leads to the death of an innocent bystander. As Tru tries to simultaneously prevent two deaths, the complications snowball as she tampers with events, and she soon finds herself trapped in the same day.moreless

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  • The endless day....

    This has to be my favorite episode of tru calling. It has humor with the sandwhich. Also the song thing is great: cuz im stuck in traffic. thats a classic. Harrison kept messing up even when the day reset. I just love when the people say help me., and i got an extra dose of it in this episode. The ending was so sad where he died to save his daughter. Another funny part is the little things Tru does to change the day like moving the trash can for the murderer and putting a quarter in the ladies meter. Overall a great episode with a perfect blend of comedy and drama.moreless
  • “You can change events, but you can’t change fate.” – Davis.

    This was definitely one of my favourite episodes of the whole series. Tru is first asked for help by a man who was killed while trying to rob a store and when the day rewinds, she manages to save him but then somebody else asks for her help and her day rewinds again and she’s back to square one. Each time the day rewinds, Tru learns more about the man and that he needs pills for his daughter who is dying but he can’t afford them. I really liked seeing how each day when Tru did something different, the outcome of the whole day changed. The different ways that Harrison managed to screw up added some humour while the ending where Michael has to die to save his daughter was really sad.moreless
  • How sad....

    Tru has a regular case, she has to prvent a man from getting shot. While saving him someone else gets shot, and while saving him someone else dies. This goes on four times. Tru learns that the man needed money to buy his daughter pills. The clinic wouldn't help him and he had no money. So he robbed the store. He ended up being killed for the last time and his daughter who needed a heart transplant got it. Some lighter parts to this episode were Harrison and his eviction, Tru's neighbor and his song and Davis and the sandwich. Overall, a really good episode.moreless
  • This episodes has four re-winds of the same day. It is interesting to see how many lives someone's actions can effect in one day. It is interesting to watch how a same change can make such a big difference.moreless

    In this episode Tru has four re-winds of the same day. There is a child that has a rare blood type and needs a transplant to live. The young girl is close to death. In the end the father dies and his heart is given to his daughter, saving his daughter's life. It is faith that someone is to die this day. It is a tearjerker to watch a father save his child with his own life. Tru's mission is to save all the innocent lives that could have died that day and allowing the one death needs to happen to save the child's life. What is interesting about this episode is that each day that is re-wind, Tru must remember all the factors that effect all the lives involved. The story shows all the layers that how each life effects all the others lives. Tru calling always has some humor in it even with a deep story like this. There is some fun humor with food poisoning from a seafood sandwich that Tru during some re-winds remembers prevent Davis from getting sick. One re-wind Harrison eats the sandwich and gets sick.moreless
  • Sometimes fate must win...or should it?

    This is a good example to show how Tru Calling could have continued as a TV show. In a not-so-typical way, Tru's day rewinds 4 times each with a different ending, and each ending is intertwined with the previous one.

    The storyline is more than a simple Tru replays day, saves someone and stops others making mistakes scenario. This time round we have a desperate father with his good intentions in mind, but we also realise that all actions are connected. Stopping one scenario, doesn't always stop the others and maybe fate must win sometimes.

    Overall an excellent episode with some good twists throughout.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 (1)

    • At the beginning when Tru confronts Harrison playing poker with his buddies, Harrison has dollar bills tucked under the band of his cap. From the long, side shot you can see the bills above and below the band. From the close-ups talking to Tru, they are only sticking out below the band.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Tru: (Speaking on the phone) Hey Harrison, it's me. I've got some bad news.
      Harrison: Give it to me.
      Tru: You're gonna be evicted today.
      Harrison: Yeah, tell me something I don't know.
      Tru: Meredith's still in rehab, why don't you just crash at her place?
      Harrison: Or what about yours?
      Tru: Been there. Hated that.
      Harrison: Ah, a dreaded rewind day. So what did I do?
      Tru: Poker with the boys, food on my couch, flood in my kitchen.
      Harrison: Tru, I am shocked. Shocked! I would never do anything... whoa... wait, was I winning?
      Tru: Bye, Harr.

    • Davis: You can change events, but you can't change fate, Tru.

    • Neighbour: Tru.
      Tru: I'm living out loud, im driving right through, will you meet me there, so we can start a new.
      Neighbour: Whoa, Tru, That's my song. I think were on the same kind of wavelength or something here. Ya wana start a band?

    • Tru: Writing a song?
      Neighbour: Yeah, How'd you know.
      Tru: Because your holding a guitar. I'm sort of in a hurry.
      Neighbour: Right ok, check this out.

    • Harrison: Why dont you ask me for help? Come on. Hook a brother up. Hey dude, what the hell was in that sandwich man?

    • Tru: ATM can really ruin your day, huh?

    • Luc: ... and she's off.
      Tru: I'm meeting Lindsay for breakfast.
      Luc: On a week day.
      Tru: Um.
      Luc: Doesn't she work.
      Tru: She's taking a sick day.
      Luc: How do you know that? You just woke up.
      Tru: Coz, It's a girl thing.
      Luc: Ahaaa.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 16, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • If you look behind Davis when he calls Tru about half-way through the episode, you will see Harrison messing with a corpse he pulled out of the morgue fridge. In real life that corpse is played by Kristin Veitch from E! News. The producers made her an extra when she came by for interviews. The other extra in another morgue fridge was also there to interview, but he kept throwing up while he was in the fridge so the director gave him a papersack while he was waiting to be pulled out by the character of Harrison.

    • The day restarts four times in this episode.


    • 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.