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Eli Stone Season 1 Episode Guide

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Eli Stone Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 – Pilot – Original Air Date – 01/31/2008

Is it possible to change life midstream and get back to who you are at your core? From Greg Berlanti ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Everwood") and Marc Guggenheim ("Brothers & Sisters," "Law & Order," "The Practice") comes a story about a lawyer who finds himself at a crossroads in life, caught between the man he has become and the man he wants to be… even if that means being a prophet. ABC's new drama "Eli Stone" premieres with "Pilot," THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), immediately following the highly anticipated season premiere of "Lost."

Driven by ambition, Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller, "The Flying Scotsman") has built a successful career at a top San Francisco law firm in representing the biggest and richest corporations, where "screwing over the little guy" is common practice. After experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, including a crooning vision of George Michael, Eli turns to his neurologist brother, Nathan (Matt Letscher, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"), only to be told there's nothing wrong with him. As the visions persist, he's anxious to find the cause of his delirium and seeks the help of Dr. Chen (James Saito, "I Think I Love My Wife"), a Chinese acupuncturist who specializes in holistic medicine. Though skeptical of his practice, Eli finds Dr. Chen can help him recall important memories from his past.

Eli's visions continue to intensify and begin to affect his practice, his relationships and how he's perceived by others. But it's not until Eli puts his own life in peril that Nathan recognizes similar episodes their father shared and reconsiders his brother's case. Upon another review of the symptoms and an MRI, he discovers Eli is suffering from an inoperable brain aneurysm that's causing his illusions.

If Nathan represents science, Dr. Chen represents faith. As Eli struggles to cope with his diagnosis, he looks to Dr. Chen for

"Praying for Time" – It's a race against time when Eli foresees an earthquake on ABC's "Eli Stone," THRUSDAY, MARCH 20 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Eli is shaken – literally — by his latest vision: The "Big One" hitting San Francisco. With Dr. Chen's help, he realizes that the epicenter of the quake is the neighborhood Eli's client is trying to evict in order to turn the area into a shopping mall. Eli realizes that the only way to save these people is to help his client kick them out of their homes. And with the stakes this high, Eli is willing to do whatever it takes — including bribing a judge.

Guest stars include Steve Harris as Jayson Turk, Patrick Breen as Paul Sweren, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Jodi Long as Judge Phelps, Meta Golding as Carly Turk, Rob Nagle as Jeffrey Powell, Matt DeCaro as Judge Salese, Andy Mackenzie as Tattooed Guy, and James Remar as Arvin Solinsky.

"Praying for Time" was written by Courtney Kemp Agboh and Brett Mahoney and directed by David Petrarca.

Episode 2 – Freedom – Original Air Date – 02/07/2008

"Freedom" – After a pilgrimage to the Himalayas to scatter his dad's ashes and two weeks without visions, Eli has returned to work reinvigorated. Maggie, a first-year associate at W.P.K., suggests he take the case of a married couple from Mexico — farmhands seeking compensation against a large produce manufacturer whose pesticide made the wife and her co-workers infertile. Eli resists taking the case until a singing boys' choir and a biplane – his visions, returned – persuade him otherwise. Unfortunately, his clients are keeping two secrets from him, challenging both their marriage and their American citizenship, on ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET).

Guest starring are Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Yvonne DeLaRosa as Blanca Ramirez and Jos Viramotes as Oscar Ramirez.

"Freedom" was written by Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti and directed by Michael Schultz.

Episode 3 – Father Figure – Original Air Date – 02/14/2008

"Father Figure" – As if Eli didn't have enough to worry about with his upcoming engagement party, his latest visions — which transport him to a World War II battlefield — prompt him to take the case of a National Guard Specialist serving in Iraq and suing her ex-husband over custody of their son — who is represented by Eli's fiancée, Taylor. With help from his spiritual guru Dr. Chen, Eli recalls a childhood memory of his father that reminds him of the lengths people will go to to protect the ones they love — a valuable clue that uncovers a shocking twist in his case. Meanwhile, as Eli's odd behavior continues, Jordan requires him to provide medical proof that he is fit to work at the firm, so Eli turns to his brother for help in falsifying his medical records, on ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Tom Cavanagh as Mr. Stone, Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Barbara Niven and Mrs. Wethersby, Justin Leiberman as Young Eli, Hedy Burress as Felicia Swain, Tonye Patano as Judge Simms, Jeffrey Pierce as Robert Swain and Braeden LeMasters as Brian Swain.

"Father Figure" was written by Alex Taub and Brett Mahoney and directed by Christopher Misiano. 

Episode 4 – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Original Air Date – 02/21/2008

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" – As if visions of George Michael weren't enough, Eli's latest revelation is of a man who appears in his TV set asking for help. To his surprise, the man turns out to be a patient of Nathan's who's awoken from a five-year coma only to learn he's lost his company to his wife and her new husband – and he asks Eli to sue to get his old life back. Eli realizes that the only way to do this is to challenge the annulment of the marriage — which means suing the church — on "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest stars include Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Jason George as Keith Bennett, James Avery as Mason Andrews, Chris Diamantapoulos as Jake McCann, Mandy Siegfried as Brooke Rivera, Joseph Will as Adam Rivera, Katie Amanda Keane as Jane Halston, Matt DeCaro as Judge Salese and Alyson Reed as Judge Brenda McCarthy.

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" was written by Courtney Kemp Agboh and Wendy Mericle and directed by David Petrarca.

Episode 5 – One More Try – Original Air Date – 02/28/2008

"One More Try" – On ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), the "new Eli" gets another chance to make right a case the "old Eli" won through questionable tactics on behalf a large motor vehicle manufacturer. Patti brings to light Martin Posner's surprising culpability in the suit — though not nearly as surprising as how she discovered it.  Meanwhile Jordan introduces two new associates who've joined W.P.K. – his daughter and Eli's ex-fiancée, Taylor, and Keith Bennett, whose self-representation in a trial against the firm made a lasting impression on Jordan. And if Taylor's presence in the office weren't enough for Eli to deal with, a series of untimely visions send him to Hawaii and lead to very odd behavior in court, threatening his case.

Guest stars include Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Jason George as Keith Bennett  and Scottie Thompson as Jessica Benson.

"One More Try" was written by Leila Gerstein and Steve Lichtman and directed by Ron Underwood.   

Episode 6 – Something To Save – Original Air Date – 03/06/2008

"Something to Save"- After a literal song and dance routine in court, Eli is called before the State Bar of California for a hearing to determine whether he's fit to practice law. Unable to find a lawyer to represent him, Taylor pleads with her dad, Jordan, to defend Eli's law license.  Jordan agrees to represent Eli, but a new problem presents itself with Eli's brother, Nathan, is forced to choose between helping his brother and lying under oath about his aneurysm, leading to a shocking revelation that will forever alter Eli's life and career, on "Eli Stone," THRUSDAY, MARCH 6 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET).

Guest stars include Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Tom Cavanagh as Mr. Stone, Justin Leiberman as young Eli, Patrick Breen as Paul Sweren, Rowena King as Holly Rains, Steve Harris as Jayson Turk, Madison Mason as Judge Samuel Asquith, Meta Golding as Carly Turk, Michael Cavanaugh as D.A. Lowell Grayson, Travis Flory as James and Alan Rachins as familiar lawyer.

"Something to Save" was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim and directed by Michael Schultz.

Episode 7 – Heal The Pain – Original Air Date – 03/13/2008

"Heal the Pain" – THURSDAY, MARCH 13 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC's "Eli Stone," Eli adjusts to his new position at the law firm without an office, a secretary or the ability to try cases himself — all in the same week that he's being chased by a fire-breathing dragon. The dragon fly-bys prompt him to take the case of a 15-year-old boy whose mother was killed by the medical malpractice of a DR. AGON. Unfortunately, Agon used to work at the same hospital where Eli's brother, Nathan, is employed — the hospital that Eli must sue. Making matters even worse is the fact that Jordan assigns Maggie as lead counsel and Eli has to follow her instructions. The roll-reversal, ironically, brings them closer together — a fact not lost on Taylor, who tries to reconcile with Eli through a surprisingly live performance by none other than… special guest star George Michael.

Guest stars include George Michael as himself, Tom Amendes as Martin Posner, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Patrick Breen as Paul Sweren, Steve Harris as Jayson Turk, Allen Lulu as Frank, Kenny Baumann as Peter Johnson, Barbara Tarbuck as Betty Johnson, Tom Lenk as WPK assistant, Greg Christopher Smith as Ball Player #1, Cleo King as Deborah Brehe, Jodi Long as Judge Phelps, Bruce French as Terrence Snyder, Robert Noble as Judge Teufel, Jean Louisa Kelly as Julie Lazer, Ron Butler as Jury Foreman and Kevin Kilner as Dr. Agon.
 
"Heal the Pain" was written by Alex Taub and Moira Walley-Beckett and directed by Sandy Smolan. 

Episode 8 – Praying For Time – Original Air Date – 03/20/2008

"Praying for Time" – It's a race against time when Eli foresees an earthquake on ABC's "Eli Stone," THRUSDAY, MARCH 20 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Eli is shaken – literally — by his latest vision: The "Big One" hitting San Francisco. With Dr. Chen's help, he realizes that the epicenter of the quake is the neighborhood Eli's client is trying to evict in order to turn the area into a shopping mall. Eli realizes that the only way to save these people is to help his client kick them out of their homes. And with the stakes this high, Eli is willing to do whatever it takes — including bribing a judge.

Guest stars include Steve Harris as Jayson Turk, Patrick Breen as Paul Sweren, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Jodi Long as Judge Phelps, Meta Golding as Carly Turk, Rob Nagle as Jeffrey Powell, Matt DeCaro as Judge Salese, Andy Mackenzie as Tattooed Guy, and James Remar as Arvin Solinsky.

"Praying for Time" was written by Courtney Kemp Agboh and Brett Mahoney and directed by David Petrarca.

Episode 9 – I Want Your Sex – Original Air Date – 03/27/2008

"I Want Your Sex" – When a teenaged girl is expelled for playing George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" during an abstinence education assembly at school, the pop superstar (playing himself) retains Eli's legal counsel on the girl's behalf, THURSDAY, MARCH 27 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC's "Eli Stone." Jordan coyly assigns himself to the case alongside Eli, failing miserably to hide his obsessive adoration for the singer. A vision motivates Eli to go on his first date since his engagement broke off… with Beth Keller, the girl to whom he lost his virginity and who harbors a shocking secret about Eli's brother, Nathan. Meanwhile, Taylor and Matt get a little closer when they're assigned to work together on a case representing a judge ailing from cancer suing the man who refuses to donate his bone marrow — the judge's estranged son.

Guest stars include George Michael as himself, Laura Benanti as Beth Keller, Brooke Nevin as Molly Foster, Ethan Phillips as Principal Ackerman, Jim Rash as Bradley Kitsis, Bill Smitrovich as Judge Oliver Doyle, Claire Carey as Sadie Abrams, David Burke as Alvin Berg, Ajay Mehta as Dr. Sanjay Rajapaksa, Marry-Pat Green as Judge Joyce Abramovich and Charlie Hofheimer as Scott Miller.
 
"I Want Your Sex" was written by Leila Gerstein and Wendy Mericle and directed by Christopher Misiano.

Episode 10 – Heartbeat – Original Air Date – 04/03/2008

"Heartbeat" – Eli's visions send him back in time to the day his father (guest star Tom Cavanagh) died, the same week his brother, Nathan, is sued for giving a heart transplant to another patient. But when Nate withholds information that could be detrimental to his case, the flashbacks help Eli to understand the emotional secret his brother has been hiding for years… and give Eli the chance he missed to say goodbye to his father and make amends. Meanwhile, Maggie has an unexpected surprise for Eli, Taylor handles an unusual divorce case in which the husband and wife cheated on each other
— with each other — and Eli learns that Matt slept with Taylor, on ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY,
APRIL 3 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring are Pamela Reed as Mrs. Stone, David Marshall Grant as Martin Ostrow, David Barry Gray as Danny Asbury, Kirsten Nelson as Amy Asbury, Blake Robbins as Howard Masters, Michael B. Silver as Elliott Russell, Reggie Austin as Dr. Frances, Andrea Bogart as Carrie and Tom Cavanagh as Mr. Stone.

"Heartbeat" was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Steve Lichtman and directed by Vincent Misiano.

Episode 11 – Patience – Original Air Date – 04/10/2008

"Patience" – Eli gets a glimpse into his own surprising future, on ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, APRIL 10 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET). A vision of the future prompts Eli to take the case of a prisoner who's been denied parole-and happens to be a former client of Keith's. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't be worse because law firm partner Marci Klein (guest star Katey Sagal) is in town to investigate why the firm's Fortune 500 clients are leaving in droves (hint: it's Eli's fault), which could mean the end of Jordan's reign as senior partner. Meanwhile, Matt's efforts to win Taylor over lead to the case of two gay chimpanzees.

"Eli Stone" stars Jonny Lee Miller as Eli Stone, Victor Garber as Jordan Wethersby, Natasha Henstridge as Taylor Wethersby, Laura Benanti as Beth, Loretta Devine as Patti, Sam Jaeger as Matt Dowd, James Saito as Dr. Chen, Matt Letscher as Nathan Stone and Julie Gonzalo as Maggie Dekker.

Guest stars include Jennifer Aspen as Dr. Leila Maxford, Sterling K. Brown as Dennis Mosley, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Carlos Jacott as Willie Matos, Jodi Long as Judge Phelps, Glenn Morshower as Warden Brown, Alanna Ubach as Cathy Borilla, Cristos as Luis Calderon, Ernie Grunwald as Daryl Rhodes, Lisa Kaminir as Judge Sanders and Katey Sagal as Marci Klein.

"Patience" was written by Brett Mahoney and Alex Taub and directed by Perry Lang.

Episode 12 – Waiting For That Day – Original Air Date – 04/13/2008

"Waiting for That Day" – The "Big One" that Eli knew would come has finally arrived, on ABC's "Eli Stone," SUNDAY, APRIL 13 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET). Eli has a vision of himself sitting in the back of a taxicab traveling on the Golden Gate Bridge when suddenly the earthquake hits. Unfortunately nobody believes him until Dr. Chen tells him about a scientist, Daniel Foote, who predicts the same earthquake. With Foote's help, Eli sues the city of San Francisco to get it to shut down the Golden Gate Bridge before it's too late. But he's opposed in court by W.P.K senior partner Marci Klein. Even more surprising is Klein's co-counsel — Maggie. Meanwhile, Taylor begins to fall for Matt, and Jordan fights to remain head of the firm.

Guest stars include John Billingsley as Daniel Foote, Molly Hagan as Moira Foote, Tom Irwin as Judge Gaitin, Mia Korf as Charissa Nakauchi, Ajay Mehta as Dr. Rajapaksa, Derek Webster as Paul Miller and Katey Sagal as Marci Klein.

"Waiting for That Day" was written by Oscar Balderrama and Anna Beth Chao and directed by David Petrarca. 

Episode 13 – Soul Free – Original Air Date – 04/17/2008

"Soul Free" – Eli's fate rests in the hands of his brother, Nathan, on ABC's "Eli Stone," THURSDAY, APRIL 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The case of a man's right to die coincides with Eli's surgery to remove his brain aneurysm — a procedure that develops complications which could leave him in a vegetative state for the rest of his life. As Eli's client tries to die with dignity, Nathan wrestles with whether to remove Eli from life support, and Dr. Chen realizes the secret of his connection to Eli. And Eli comes face to face with… God? If so, why does the almighty look so much like George Michael?

Guest stars include George Michael as himself, Jason George as Keith Bennett, Jayne Brook as Rebecca Green, Rick Worthy as Leonard Dupler, Ajay Mehta as Dr. Rajapaksa, Vincent Guastaferro as Judge Zeile and Richard Schiff as David Green.

"Soul Free" was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Courtney Kemp Agboh and directed by Christopher Misiano.

 

 

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