Tru Calling

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Name: Tru Calling
Abbreviation(s): TC
Creator: Jon Harmon Feldman
Date(s): (2003–2005)
Medium: TV
Country of Origin: USA
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The show starred Eliza Dushku as Tru Davies, a medical school student who takes a job at the city morgue when her internship falls through. When the corpse of a murdered woman seems to awaken and asks for her help, Tru discovers that she has the incredible power to relive the day before a wrongful death occurs in order to try to prevent that death. Over the course of the series, Tru struggles to keep her secret, juggle her responsibilities with her complicated personal life, and learn to control her power.



The show failed to gain a big following. Most of the fans started to watch it because of Eliza Dushku. Some refused to watch it, because Eliza turned down a Faith centric series to star on Tru Calling.

Even though he appeared relatively late on the show, Jack quickly gained fan favor. To most, Jack-centric episode The Last Good Day in season 2 is the best episode of the entire show.

Shipping wise Tru/Jack is fairly popular.


It was cancelled after only five episodes of season two had aired, with a sixth subsequently included on the DVD. Plans for the rest of the year don’t just read like an improvement on season one, but an incredibly entertaining show building on its ideas and seeking new things to do with existing characters. For those who haven’t read the outlines for season two available online, the mythology of Tru and Jack went much deeper than the series was ever able to explore, with two ancient powers battling for the fate of the universe. One having established a set path for the future, in terms of who would die and when, then came a rebellious element that sought to make things better. We would never be told which path would lead to a better or worse end, but wouldn’t it have been interesting to see? Without these big questions in place, the show would have dug its own grave with repetitive stories and an unwavering formula, but suddenly things got interesting. Tru’s new boyfriend, whom she saved on someone else’s rewind day, was eventually meant to become a serial killer, dangerously fascinated by death at the heroes’ own hand. Tru and Jack would have continued their battle for fate’s outcome, but the line between light and dark would become much less clear, and the audience would be forced to question which side was the right one. [1]



  1. ^ Did Tru Calling deserve to be axed?, Archived version