November 19, 2003

TC: Episode 11

A little bit of Episode 11 has surfaced (though with 'Tru Callings' jumping episodes and the fact that this info came out after Episode 12's, I can't be certain). If you ever had any doubts that the show was borrowing a bit from 'Run, Lola, Run' or 'Groundhog Day', this will pretty much erase them.
Tru Calling: The Longest Day (1.11)

In this episode, Tru has to save the life of a father who it seems is killed while robbing a drug store. The father, Michael, is desperately trying to get enough money to buy medicine for his daughter (Elizabeth). She has been ill for a year, and by this time, is in desperate need of a heart transplant.

Tru relives this day multiple times, having been unable to find the correct combination of events to save him. In the bit I have, it's the 3rd repeat of the day, and Tru is posing as a social worker at the office that Michael goes to for assistance since he lost his job.

Tru follows him to the store, and tries reason with him, finally offering to get the drugs for him.
Not a lot to go on, but seems that there isn't much in the way of extra story since she has to keep running through the same day. One theory I will toss out, if only because for some strange reason this episode reminded me of an old 'Cupid' episode, "Heart Of The Matter". In that episode, Cupid (Jeremy Piven) find what he thinks is the perfect match, between a young man and woman. The woman is also about to die because she's in desperate need of a heart transplant. Turns out, in a Twilight Zone-ish way, that when the young man dies, he is the perfect match.

Seeing that the daughter has the same problem (the lack of a donor), one has to wonder if Tru isn't supposed to stop the man from being killed, but insuring that he doesn't die from being shot in the heart. So that he can be a donor for his daughter.

Of course, I have nothing to back that up, but what would 'Tru Calling' be without a plot-twist or two.

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