Eli Stone

Season 1 Episode 3

Father Figure

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In the first fighting scene, the soldier has a large patch with a red outline of an Islamic dome and within a red A with the number five under it. It is the insignia of the 5th Army that fought in North Africa and Italy. There were US, Commonwealth and other Allied troops in the 5th Army. It would usually only be worn by rear area and headquarter troops directly under the 5th Army, and not by soldiers on the front line. They would have a divisional shoulder patch or sometimes the insignia was painted on the helmet. Often, soldiers removed the patches for security purposes when on the line. The plane flying overhead was a P-51D. The aluminum finish means that it was mid 1944 or later and would be in Italy.

  • Quotes

    • (Patti hands Eli a huge stack of papers)
      Patti: Here. Try not to get a hernia.
      Eli: What is all this stuff?
      Patti: Budgeting contracts for your engagement gala.
      Eli: I think "gala" is a little bit of an exaggeration.
      Patti: One hundred and fifty guests, a twelve piece orchestra, three ice sculptures…that's a gala, look it up.

    • Tow Truck Driver: Ipso facto, car goes back-o.
      Eli: You're not using "ipso facto" correctly.
      Tow Truck Driver: Not helping your case.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 31, 2008 on Kanal 4
      Czech Republic: June 8, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: July 9, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: August 13, 2008 on Pro7
      The Netherlands: December 8, 2008 on Net 5

    • Featured Music:
      "Darlin' Do Not Fear" by Brett Dennen
      "Days When She Was Mine" by The New Fidelity
      "Close the Roads" by Washington Social Club
      "This Is Not Real Love" (ft. Mutya Buena) by George Michael
      "Hide Me" by The Winterpills
      "All the Rage" by Cary Brothers
      "One Of A Kind" by Michael Washington
      "Father Figure" by George Michael

  • Allusions