Tru Calling: Season 1, Episode 2

Putting Out Fires (6 Nov. 2003)

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A young fire fighter who has died after trying to save a child asks Tru to help him. While she investigates about the fire's cause, Tru meets the fire fighter and, as a strong bond between ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gardez (as Benjamin Benitez)
Nick Kelly
Halie Zastre ...
Neil Ford
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Fire Captain
Jennifer Chung ...
Shopper (as Jennifer Marie Chung)


A young fire fighter who has died after trying to save a child asks Tru to help him. While she investigates about the fire's cause, Tru meets the fire fighter and, as a strong bond between them starts to be established, tries to convince him to avoid the danger. Written by Anonymous

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Davis: Look Tru. I know the morgue is not exactly party central but - don't worry. Things will pick up.
[Davis leaves]
Tru: ...That's what I'm afraid of.
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Fire prevention
13 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'd missed the first episode of this series but found the story easy to pick up and quickly understood that Tru, played convincingly by Eliza Dushku, travels back in time to help dead people who ask for help in the morgue where she works. In this episode a fireman and a young girl are brought in to the morgue after a fire; after he asks for help she finds herself back in bed on the morning the fire is due to happen. Assuming it was an accident she goes to the fire station and asks to see the fireman and tells him she is a student needing to observe a fire safety check in a building, she talks him into doing a check and he finds a gas leak leading her to think all will be okay. It is not until later when he says it is a minor leak that wouldn't present an immediate danger does she realise that the fire was more likely arson and was still destined to happen; she must now attempt to find the arsonist and prevent him from starting the fire.

As well as the main story going back in time gives her an opportunity to confront her boy friend who she saw kissing another woman the previous time. Having dealt with the boy friend Tru is free to make her moves on the fireman unfortunately she only has a few hours to prevent him dying in a fire... assuming that is why she is there in the first place.

I wish I'd seen to opening episode as I rather enjoyed this, if future episodes are as good I'll probably stick with the series.

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