Tru Calling (2003–2005)
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas... Again 

It's Christmas Eve and a woman who's been dead for months asks Tru for help at the university. Since the woman can't be saved from death, Jack and Tru forget their rivalry and collaborate to find out what she wants from her.


Jesús Salvador Treviño (as Jesus Salvador Treviño)


Jon Harmon Feldman (creator), Zack Estrin

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Dushku ... Tru Davies
Zach Galifianakis ... Davis
Shawn Reaves ... Harrison Davies
Jason Priestley ... Jack Harper
Cotter Smith ... Richard Davies
Liz Vassey ... Dr. Carrie Allen
Eric Christian Olsen ... Jensen Ritchie
Lizzy Caplan ... Avery Bishop
Parry Shen ... Tyler Li
Michael Reilly Burke ... Russell Marks
Sue Cremin ... Vanessa Marks
Maria Marlow Maria Marlow ... Anne Moore
Chantal Conlin Chantal Conlin ... Cambria Moore
Adrian Holmes ... Victor
Terry-Dayne Marshall Terry-Dayne Marshall ... Kid #1


On Christmas Eve, Richard refuses son Harry a pay-rise which 'would look like favoritism'. The only corpse in Davis' morgue is a Santa died of natural causes, actually the one who fails to turns up at his traitorous lover Carrie's kids center's party, so he promises to fill in, albeit with weird presents. Tru's day reverts unexpectedly by a call for help from a six months old donated corps in her Hudson University med school while she's with Jensen Ritchie. Meanwhile Harrison stands Tru up for their Christmas party after checking up on dad, whom he suspects of infidelity to his second wife Jordan, but surprises in his supposed love-nest meeting with Jack- dad nearly strangles the embarrassing witness. As the college website won't identify the corps, Tru turns to Jack, who remembers her last sight: a car crash scene, where flowers were laid, paid for by Anne Moore; indeed she lost six months ago her sister Allison and takes care of her teenage daughter Cambria. The unnatural allies ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

22 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is from "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" or "A Visit from St. Nicholas" first published anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel on December 23, 1823. It is generally thought to be written by Clement Moore. See more »


Jack Harper: [Jack excuses himself when Tru gets to the body that's been dead for six months... ] For the record, she was dead when I got here.
Tru: Duly noted. Now, get out.
Jack Harper: Already on my way.
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And so it ends.
8 July 2008 | by bethwilliamSee all my reviews

After 27 episodes "Tru Calling" just fizzles out. Its a pity because the series was showing real potential. There were a number of problems. Mostly that the creators just didn't know what it was all about. It could have been a mystery because Tru's mother was murdered. Then it became science fiction with Tru being a time traveler. In the end it was a battle between good and evil with "unlucky in love" Tru being the good guy.

Basically the writers tried too hard.

In the final episode a Godiva asks for Tru's help. Unfortunately the corpse has been dead for six months. When Jack turns up the two enemies become allies as they race to solve a six month old murder before someone makes a terrible mistake.

The rewind also saves the day for Harrison who follows his dad to a flat where he is meeting with none other than ... Jack Harper. Because Jack has a memory of the day he is able to warn his colleague and continue the deception.

In the end a truce is called as Christmas eve is celebrated by all.

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