The BEST Episodes of Day Break

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Network: ABC (US)

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then, he will wake up and start the day over again.

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What If He's Free?

#1 - What If He's Free?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 1, 2008

After some more research Hopper finally finds out, who the real murderer of Alberto Garza is.

star 8.26
165 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Charles Murray, David Graziano

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

When Detective Brett Hopper woke up this morning, he thought it was a normal day, a day like any other one, but he rapidly find out that he is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. Even after offering a solid alibi, no one is believing him. The next morning, when he wakes up, he finds out that he is reliving the same day and that his loved ones are in danger.

star 7.93
209 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski
What If She's the Key?

#3 - What If She's the Key?

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 15, 2008

Hopper finds out that his girlfriend Rita plays an important role in the whole conspiracy.

star 7.78
219 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Paul Zbyszewski
What If It's Him?

#4 - What If It's Him?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 22, 2008

Hopper finally breaks the day and sees "tomorrow" only to find out, that the next day brings some more problems with it.

star 7.72
216 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Paul Zbyszewski
What If They're Connected?

#5 - What If They're Connected?

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 24, 2008

Hopper struggles to find the connection between Booth, a city counsellor, and Garza. That connection seems to lie in the role Luis Torres, Booth's assistant, has.

star 7.59
196 votes
What If He Walks Away?

#6 - What If He Walks Away?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 8, 2008

To his disappointment, Hopper wakes up to the same day although the case had been cleared the night before. He decides to take a break for two weeks only to learn the case has become even more mixed up.

star 7.59
193 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Jenny Lynn
What If They're Stuck?

#7 - What If They're Stuck?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 6, 2006

To prove his innocence, Brett visits the Internal Affairs office, twice, in search of the murder book. During his first visit, things aren't going like he planned but his second time isn't better when he doesn't have any other choice than taking someone hostage.

star 7.51
172 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: David Graziano
What If They Run?

#8 - What If They Run?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

Brett makes the decision to take Rita and try to make a run for it by getting out of town, in an attempt to escape the day. But he soon discovers the disastrous consequences of his rash actions on others.

star 7.50
179 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Paul Zbyszewski
What If He Lets Her Go?

#9 - What If He Lets Her Go?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 22, 2006

Hopper learns someone close to him may have been involved in framing him for Garza's murder. Meanwhile, some critical clues are revealed that could assist Hopper in making his nightmarish day finally end.

star 7.35
178 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Steven Maeda
What If She's Lying?

#10 - What If She's Lying?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 16, 2008

Hopper fears that his sister, Jennifer, is mixed up in the plot against him, but he must first visit his mother to find out the connection. He suspects that his late father's involvement in the Contreras murder is at the bottom of it. Meanwhile, Andrea tries to find Fencik and Buchalter's ties to the plot, and Chad meets Buchalter. The meeting doesn't go well.

star 7.33
140 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers, Paul Zbyszewski
What If They Find Him?

#11 - What If They Find Him?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 13, 2006

Hopper tracks down a major player in the conspiracy to frame him for Garza's murder. He also learns he must weigh the consequences of his decisions after he sees the results of his actions affect the day with adverse results.

star 7.27
147 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Charles Murray
What If He Can Change The Day?

#12 - What If He Can Change The Day?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 29, 2006

While trying to find out who framed him, Hopper is starting to figure out what his partner, Andrea, did that caused her disagreement with Internal Affairs.

star 7.26
144 votes
Directors: Fred Keller
Writers: Henry Alonso Myers
What If He's Not Alone?

#13 - What If He's Not Alone?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 29, 2007

Hopper unexpectedly meets again with Jared - the guy who bit him in the fifth episode - and finds out that he is not the only one reliving the day over and over again. He also finds out that there was an eye-witness and that he was identified as Garza's murderer, while realizing that he has to deal with very powerful people. He also learns that people that are close to him might know more than they say they do.

star 7.18
170 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Steven Maeda