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San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness.
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2009   2008  
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Series cast summary:
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Eli Stone 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Natasha Henstridge ...  Taylor Wethersby 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Loretta Devine ...  Patti Dellacroix 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Matt Letscher ...  Nathan Stone 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Sam Jaeger ...  Matt Dowd 26 episodes, 2008-2009
James Saito ...  Dr. Frank Chen 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Victor Garber ...  Jordan Wethersby 26 episodes, 2008-2009
Julie Gonzalo ...  Maggie Dekker 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jason George ...  Keith Bennett 20 episodes, 2008-2009
Tom Amandes ...  Martin Posner 11 episodes, 2008-2009
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San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness.

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Just when you think you've found your way... life changes direction.


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Matt Letscher and Tom Cavanagh both played The Reverse Flash in the CW show The Flash (2014). See more »

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Referenced in Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) See more »

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A break from the onslaught of needless drama.. until Season 2
12 February 2015 | by AndrewF80See all my reviews

My wife and I limit our TV time to the night as we are winding down from a long day. In reality, the world is filled with drama; who said what to whom, which bill can we pay this month, and maybe I shouldn't eat that last piece of steak since my heart is having a hard time. We tend to watch TV in order to escape reality or at least put our minds at ease for a few moments before we have to deal with the next crisis of the day.

Eli Stone is like the perfect girlfriend that becomes the worst wife once married. Feel free to substitute boyfriend/husband at your preference. Season 1 is able to bring you into a world of hope and possibilities. You are able to see an Attorney that is amazing at his job except that his success means innocent people are hurt in the process. Eli soon discovers he has a health condition that could be fatal. Along with this problem comes hallucinations that persuade him to be a better person.

All through Season 1 the show brings you along this journey of a man who sets out to change the world while having to deal with his friends and family struggling to accept his condition. All in all the people in the show are decent humans. Eli's main concerns are his health, hallucinations and the case of the week. This is the perfect partner. Your angle girlfriend or boyfriend.

Then comes Season 2 where the writers themselves must have suffered from a brain aneurysm, brain damage, or perhaps decided money was more important than good story telling. Either way, all the characters you know and love are no longer the same people that were developed in Season 1. Immediately in Season 2 there is drama and turmoil that would have never happened in Season 1. It's as though the Producers felt there wasn't enough dramatic conflict between the characters so they had to force something that hadn't been developed in the previous season.

If I were to sum up each episode and rate Eli Stone, it deserves a 5. However, I'm rating Eli Stone based on the original spirit of the show not what it turned into.

If you really enjoyed Season 1 and can't wait to binge watch Season 2, I highly recommend you take a moment to reflect on what Season 2 would be like if all the characters were like Matt Dowd but worse and Matt Dowd became the nicest one. If this turns your stomach then skip Season 2.


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ABC [United States]

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31 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(26 episodes)

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