List of Eli Stone episodes

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The following is a list of Eli Stone episodes. Eli Stone originally aired for two seasons on ABC from January 31, 2008 to July 11, 2009.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Season Premiere Season Finale DVD Release Discs
1 13 2008 January 31, 2008 April 17, 2008 September 2, 2008 4
2 13 2008–2009 October 14, 2008 July 11, 2009 August 18, 2009 3

Season 1: 2008[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Code
1 "Faith" Greg Berlanti
& Marc Guggenheim
Ken Olin January 31, 2008 (2008-01-31) 101

Eli Stone is a rising, successful attorney. Not only is he working for Jordan Wethersby's renowned law firm, but he is engaged to Jordan's daughter Taylor, also an attorney. However, Eli begins having hallucinations (many of which involve singer George Michael) that may either be linked to a medical condition, or the bizarre chance that he is a modern-day prophet. The hallucinations lead him to reluctantly take a case involving his college friend/first lover, Beth Keller. Beth's son developed autism, which Beth blames on a childhood vaccine produced by a major pharmaceutical company. At the same time, Eli's behavior about his visions makes him recall his estranged relationship with his now-deceased father, whom Eli believes was an alcoholic.

Musical number: "Faith" (sung by George Michael)
2 "Freedom" Greg Berlanti
& Marc Guggenheim
Michael Shultz February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) 102

After two weeks without the visions, Eli hesitates to take the case of a Mexican couple suing a produce conglomerate for their use of pesticides, believing he has no chance of winning. However, he begins to doubt the odds after his visions prove more truthful than before.

Musical number: "Freedom" (Victor Garber and a male choir)
3 "Father Figure" Alex Taub
& Brett Mahoney
Christopher Misiano February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) 103
Eli has visions of World War II before taking on a National Guard soldier's custody battle with her husband, who is represented by Eli's fiancee Taylor. Meanwhile, Eli asks his brother Nathan (a physician) for help with his medical records in order to conceal his medical condition from the law firm's senior partners, thus allowing Eli to continue practicing law.
4 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Courtney Kemp Agboh
& Wendy Mercile
David Petrarca February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21) 104

As Eli struggles to come to terms with the end of his engagement to Taylor, his visions convince him to help a former coma patient who wants to get his life back. Meanwhile, Jordan defends an old friend in a discrimination lawsuit against another of the same ethnicity.

Musical number: "Good Lovin'" (a group of Chris Diamantopouloses)
5 "One More Try" Leila Gerstein
& Steve Lichtman
Ron Underwood February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28) 105

Eli gets an opportunity to make things right when he revisits an old case that he unscrupulously won for an automaker, but his efforts could be undone by a series of courtroom hallucinations. Meanwhile, Jordan welcomes two new lawyers to the firm, one of whom he had fought against in the previous episode.

Musical number: "One More Try" (Loretta Devine and a gospel choir)
6 "Something to Save" Andrew Kreisberg
& Marc Guggenheim
Michael Shultz March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06) 106

Eli needs Jordan's help when he is in danger of being disbarred, after an embarrassing courtroom episode puts his ability to practice under scrutiny. However, Eli's fate may ultimately rest with Nathan's testimony about his brother's condition.

Musical number: "Who'll Stop the Rain" (Victor Garber and the lawyers)
7 "Heal the Pain" Alex Taub
& Moira Walley
Sandy Smolan March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13) 107

As a result of his recently reduced stature at the firm, Eli is in the unfamiliar position of playing second fiddle to the inexperienced Maggie Dekker. The two are involved in a malpractice suit against a doctor who used to work at Nathan's hospital, but was fired after a botched operation that led to the death of the plaintiff's mother.

Musical number: "Older" by George Michael
8 "Praying For Time" Courtney Kemp Agboh
& Brett Mahoney
David Petrarca March 20, 2008 (2008-03-20) 108

Eli's defense of a real estate mogul takes an interesting turn when his client's desire to evict residents from their homes (in an area where he wants to build a shopping mall) may be the only way to save them from an earthquake Eli has foreseen.

Musical number: "I Feel the Earth Move" (Natasha Henstridge and Julie Gonzalo)
9 "I Want Your Sex" Leila Gerstein
& Wendy Mercile
Christopher Misiano March 27, 2008 (2008-03-27) 109

Eli's occasional visionary muse, George Michael, seeks his counsel in person on behalf of a teenage girl who was expelled from school for playing a suggestively titled song of Michael's during an abstinence education assembly. Jordan, who is heading the case, begins to display an unusual upbeat side, leading Eli to believe his senior partner is a fan of George Michael's music. Meanwhile, Nathan has found a neurosurgeon to help his brother, but is unwilling to make the choice that could decide Eli's fate.

Musical numbers: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" (Victor Garber), "I Got You Babe" (Natasha Henstridge and Sam Jaeger), "Amazing" (George Michael), "I Can Taste Love" Claess & Willumsen
10 "Heartbeat" Andrew Kreisberg
& Steve Lichtman
Vincent Misiano April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03) 110
Eli's visions take him into Nathan's memories of the day their father died. Nathan asks Eli to represent him in a case dealing with the heart transplant of a patient. Eli's vision makes him aware of the fact his brother is keeping a secret that could be of great help for his case.
11 "Patience" Brett Mahoney
& Alex Taub
Perry Lang April 10, 2008 (2008-04-10) 111
Eli has visions, set in the future, of David Moseley, a prisoner being held at Tipton Bay. The visions lead him to represent Moseley and other prisoners in a case for prisoners' rights. Meanwhile, Taylor and Matt work together on a struggle for chimpanzee rights, and a long-lost partner returns to the firm.
12 "Waiting For That Day" Oscar Balderrama
& Anna Beth Chao
David Petrarca April 13, 2008 (2008-04-13) 112

Eli's visions bring him back to the supposed earthquake. This time, he sues San Francisco to close the Golden Gate Bridge. Supported by a so-called quack scientist, Eli opposes Ms. Klein and Maggie in a court case that could decide the lives of hundreds. At the same time, Ms. Klein uses Jordan's apparent lack of control over Eli as ammunition to remove Jordan as managing partner. At the end of the episode, the earthquake does hit and destroys the Golden Gate Bridge. Fortunately, because the bridge was closed (they managed to persuade San Francisco to close it), no one was killed on it when it collapsed. Ms. Klein reconciles and keeps Jordan as managing partner.

Musical number: "The One You Knew" by Joshua Radin
13 "Soul Free" Andrew Kreisberg
& Courtney Kemp Agboh
Michael Lange April 17, 2008 (2008-04-17) 113

Eli takes a case involving a man's right to die; the case is intertwined with the aftermath of Eli's surgery to remove his brain aneurysm, which forces Nathan to decide whether to remove Eli from life support. Eli apparently comes face to face with God . . . who bears an uncanny resemblance to George Michael.

Musical number: "Feeling Good" (George Michael and cast)

Season 2: 2008–2009[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Code
14 "The Path" Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg Perry Lang October 14, 2008 (2008-10-14) 201

Eli is free from his visions for the past six months after having an operation to remove his brain aneurysm—or so he thinks. Nate experiences visions of his own suffering a similar fate as Eli that go along with the gift. Taylor faces a dilemma when her father is trapped in a collapsed building.

Musical number: "Dancing in the Street" (Loretta Devine and cast)
15 "Grace" Leila Gerstein & Alex Taub David Petrarca October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21) 202

Eli has his vision back with a beautiful brunette singing to him. The lady is Grace who turns out to be very much real and not just a vision after meeting her. Eli and Grace fall for each other. The same week Eli represents a father attempting to stop his son from receiving a military burial.

Musical number: "Hit Me With a Hot Note" (Katie Holmes)
16 "Unwritten" Andrew Kreisberg & Leila Gerstein Vincent Misiano October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28) 203
Jordan has a tough task of defending against charges of insanity. Eli is on a mission against lead paint manufacturers that may bring him before the Supreme Court.
17 "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Steve Lichtman & Brett Mahoney Jamie Babbit November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11) 204
In the aftermath of their law firm's split, Eli and Jordan struggle to retain associates and they must face the financial repercussions of Jordan's coup; the firm's largest clients opt to go with rival firm Posner/Klein.
18 "The Humanitarian" Wendy Mericle & Dahvi Waller David Petrarca November 18, 2008 (2008-11-18) 205

Eli and Jordan have problems with regular clientele and keeping up with costs with their new firm. Eli convinces Jim Cooper, a billionaire philanthropist, to lead the case on trial drug testing. Eli is put in a difficult situation when he learns Cooper's son wants no part in the trial. Meanwhile, Keith represents Patti's daughter. while Matt and Maggie work to find the traitor amongst their midst.

Musical Number: "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (Victor Garber)
19 "Happy Birthday Nate" Alex Taub & Brett Mahoney Perry Lang December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02) 206
Eli envisions himself within his father's body. Taylor has news to tell Matt about her pregnancy. Keith presumes the worst of Patti's daughter.
20 "Help!" Andrew Kreisberg & Steve Lichtman Michael Grossman December 9, 2008 (2008-12-09) 207

Patti's daughter is arrested for drug abuse. Eli is convinced that her daughter's innocent after his most recent vision. A guest performance by Seal.[1]

Musical number: "A Change is Gonna Come", and "Crazy" by Seal.
21 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" Leila Gerstein Ron Underwood December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16) 208
After a few dates with Ashley, Eli is ready to tell her about his gift, but is surprised to see her reaction. Keith and Eli defend a 22-year-old girl (Danielle Panabaker) who could discover the secret of cold fusion.
22 "Two Ministers" Dahvi Waller & Wendy Mericle David Petrarca December 30, 2008 (2008-12-30) 209

Eli finds out more about Nate and Beth's engagement being called off. Keith and Eli help a minister with a lawsuit, and Taylor and Matt find out about their baby's health.

Musical number: "This Night" by Laura Benanti.
23 "Sonoma" Brett Mahoney & Alex Taub Vincent Misiano June 20, 2009 (2009-06-20) (US)[2]
13 March 2009 (Ireland)
16 March 2009 (UK)
7 April 2009 (Australia)
210

When a news anchor from one of the biggest media corporations loses his job, Eli, Taylor, Matt and Maggie share an awkward car ride to Sonoma to question a witness. Meanwhile, Eli is now suffering the consequences of the 'Dark Truth' treatment, plagued with not one but two brain aneurysms.

Musical Number: "Red Red Wine" (Choir in Eli's dream)
24 "Mortal Combat" Marc Guggenheim & Leila Gerstein Michael Schultz June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27) (US)
20 March 2009 (Ireland)
23 March 2009 (UK)
14 April 2009 (Australia)
211
Eli takes the case of news anchor that’s been removed from his job. After sleeping with Maggie, Eli faces off against her in their latest trial and realizes she's emerged as a formidable attorney. Meanwhile, Matt tries to assist his former firm - which ultimately leads to a profound decision on his part.
25 "Tailspin" Andrew Kreisberg & Steve Lichtman Bethany Rooney July 4, 2009 (2009-07-04) (US)
27 March 2009 (Ireland)
30 March 2009 (UK)
21 April 2009 (Australia)
212
Eli starts to get envious of Maggie going out with Paul, especially since Paul works at Posner & Klein, where Maggie works. Meanwhile, Jordan and Eli take on corporate greed when hundreds of employees are left penniless when they are laid off and the ex-CEO walks with $43 million.
26 "Flight Path" Oscar Balderrama & Lindsey Allen David Petrarca July 11, 2009 (2009-07-11) (US)
3 April 2009 (Ireland)
30 March 2009 (UK)
28 April 2009 (Australia)
213

Eli's latest visions lead him to believe someone close to him will die in a plane crash. As Eli tries to unravel the mystery, he and Keith take on the case of a woman who is in need of a heart transplant. Little does Eli know that the heart he is fighting for will take on greater significance.

British actress Jaime Murray and Gregory Smith co-star.

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen Ratings[edit]

# Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Timeslot)
Rank
(Night)
Rank
(Week)
1 "Faith" 7.3 12 4.2/12 11.83 1 3 10
2 "Freedom" 6.0 10 3.6/10 9.38 2 5 11
3 "Father Figure" 5.3 8 2.8/8 7.82 2 6 TBA
4 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" 4.8 7 2.7/7 7.61 2 7 TBA
5 "One More Try" 5.2 7 2.7/7 7.46 2 7 TBA
6 "Something to Save" 4.7 8 2.4/7 7.14 2 TBA TBA
7 "Heal the Pain" 4.8 8 2.5/7 7.31 2 8 TBA
8 "Praying for Time" 4.7 8 2.3/7 7.32 2 7 TBA
9 "I Want Your Sex" 4.4 7 1.9/5 6.53 1 6 45
10 "Heartbeat" 3.6 6 1.6/4 5.88 2 7 44
11 "Patience" 4.0 7 1.9/5 5.97 TBA TBA 48
12 "Waiting for That Day" 6.1 10 2.9/10 9.25 1 5 22
13 "Soul Free" 4.2 8 2.0/6 6.45 TBA TBA 41
14 "The Path" 5.8 10 2.3/6 8.82 3 7 51
15 "Grace" 5.7 10 2.2/6 8.51 3 9 54
16 "Unwritten" 5.0 8 2.0/5 7.67 3 9 55
17 "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" 4.9 8 2.0/5 7.44 3 11 58
18 "The Humanitarian" 4.6 8 1.8/5 6.87 3 11 59
19 "Happy Birthday, Nate!" 3.2 6 1.6/4 4.93 3 12 56
20 "Help!" 3.3 5 1.4/4 4.89 3 14 52
21 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" 3.5 6 1.6/4 5.15 TBA 9 42
22 "Two Ministers" 2.4 4 1.2/3 3.81 TBA TBA 33
23 "Sonoma" 1.8 3 0.5/2 2.50 3 9 28
24 "Mortal Combat" 1.7 3 0.5/2 2.69 3 9 38
25 "Tailspin" 1.8 4 0.6/3 2.65 3 6 28
26 "Flight Path" 1.9 4 0.6/2 2.76 2 8 33

Canadian Ratings[edit]

Order Episode Viewers (100'000s) Rank
1 "Faith" 12.19 #15
2 "Freedom" 10.04 #25
5 "One More Try" 9.22 #23
8 "Praying for Time" 8.50 #23
9 "I Want Your Sex" 9.44 #23
10 "Heartbeat" 9.84 #20
13 "Soul Free" 9.29 #21[3]

Australian Ratings[edit]

Order Episode Viewers (100'000s)
14 "The Path" 6.79
15 "Grace" 5.58
16 "Unwritten" 5.50
17 "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" 4.81
18 "The Humanitarian" 5.02
19 "Happy Birthday, Nate" 4.78
20 "Help!" 5.08
21 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" 4.78
22 "Two Ministers" 4.24
23 "Sonoma" 3.11[4]
24 "Mortal Combat" 3.57[5]
25 "Tailspin" 6.02[6]
26 "Flight Path" 4.92[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessica Shaw, "TV: What to Watch," Entertainment Weekly 1025 (December 12, 2008): 63.
  2. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20090408abc01 US SCHED
  3. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English): April 14–20, 2008" (PDF). 
  4. ^ Tuesday 10:30pm [ 07/04/2009 viewers - Mediaspy]
  5. ^ Tuesday 10:30pm [ 14/04/2009 viewers - Mediaspy] (factoring in lower viewership in Adelaide due to Seven Adelaide encountering problems)
  6. ^ Tuesday 10:30pm [ 21/04/2009 viewers - Mediaspy]
  7. ^ Tuesday 10:30pm [ 28/04/2009 viewers - Mediaspy]