Eli Stone

Season 1 Episode 2

Freedom

2
Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Feb 07, 2008 on ABC
9.0
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Eli comes back to work reinvigorated after scattering his father's ashes in the Himalayas, andtakes a case which involves a married couple seeking compensation from a produce manufacturer for causing infertility.

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  • The same old story about a dumb girl messing things up

    1.0
    I though this show was promising, I was wrong. Once again (probably by the million time) we have the same plot... Dumb girl with good intentions messes things up, and no one is there to save the day.... Talking about being unoriginal... What a disappointment, this show promised to be so good, and now it is just a cliche. I will give this show one more chance, maybe it was just a glitch but I trully think the writers should stop copying bad writing from the past, and start being creative... Well hopefully after this very long vacation (strike) they will.moreless
  • A great new show!

    9.7
    After again having a vision, this time of a children's choir and a plane chasing him, Eli takes a case of a Mexican couple and works together with the inexperienced Maggie.



    I liked the concept of the episode and really enjoyed watching it. In my opinion, the main character Eli is very likeable. He tries to change his lifestyle and develops by opening up to his fiancée and giving her insight into his visions. I liked that Eli didn't win the first case, which made the plot less predictable and more realistic. Another reason why I really enjoyed this episode was Jordan Wethersby, Eli's boss, who is played by the great Victor Garber. The musical scene involving him was just hilarious. But one also has to mention the supporting characters Patti and Dr Chen who are fantastic as well.



    All in all, Eli Stone is a promising new show with interesting cases and great characters.moreless
  • Fun episode seeing Eli back from his spiritual journey. It was good watching how Eli would balance his new life with his cutthroat law firm. The case was good and a touch ofmoreless

    8.8
    Fun episode seeing Eli back from his spiritual journey. It was good watching how Eli would balance his new life with his cutthroat law firm. The case was good and a touch of realism Eli didn't really win which was a nice touch. We also got to see more of his quirky little partner and possible romantic link in the future. In her case it was very funny watching Eli insult then come with hat in hand remembering he's a new person. Also a healthy dose of the herbalist and his insights into faith and philosophy. Good episode I enjoyed the expounded view of Eli and those around him.moreless
  • More help for Illegal aliens?

    7.7
    While I loved the pilot and am still going to watch the series on a regular basis, I was not too happy with Eli helping illegals staying stay in our country. You might go ahead and think I'm prejudice, I'm not. I'm just having a hard time with so many illegals from ALL over the world coming. It's not that hard to become legal, just do it. I've helped spouses of foreign countries learn english to do so. I did think it hilarious that Eli's boss was singing. That was Way too out of character for him. Can't wait to see next weeks episode.moreless
  • Eli Stone, a ruthless lawyer looking out only for himself and financial gain, suddenly develops a strange element of morality and conscience when a brain aneurism begins to dictate which cases he will take. This episode finds Eli plagued by a by-plane.moreless

    8.0
    After the Pilot episode, I had high hopes for this quirky little show. The characters appear interesting enough, each with their own distinct personalities and perhaps personifications of human faults and strengths.



    But, I can see myself growing quite weary of the premise quite quickly. It's a formulaic show- the hallucinations (audio and visual)- seem to guide Eli into making the decisions about which cases he is to take.



    Some people he confides in feel he is a prophet. Others are just supportive friends, while others (including family and fiance) are concerned, chastising, and confused.



    In this most recent episode, Eli is plagued by a by-plane which leads him to take the case of an immigrant Mexican couple suing their company for dangerous chemical exposure. It's a no-win situation and needless to say Eli and a gung-ho junior partner lose the trial.



    This may be the primary case, but we soon find that the Mexican couple were conned into believing they were Americans by a "notorio". Eli manages to save them from deportation, and, through his visions possibly reunite a child (put up for adoption as a mere baby) with his mother.



    There's almost a sense of Quantum Leap to the show. Entering a different sense of reality with every episode, not knowing what the clues mean, and trying to figure out the insight of the hallucinations, Eli goes day by day feeling his way through an unfamiliar world.



    I will, of course, continue to watch the show to see if/how it evolves. But something tells me I may become quite bored with the formula and end up just not caring enough about the characters and their foibles.moreless
Yvonne DeLarosa

Yvonne DeLarosa

Blanca Ramirez

Guest Star

Mark Harelik

Mark Harelik

GrowPlus Foods Attorney

Guest Star

Lorna Raver

Lorna Raver

Judge

Guest Star

Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Martin Posner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Eli wants Dr. Chen to help him get rid of the music in his head)
      Dr. Chen: Just chill, do exactly which you did last time – follow the signs. If things get really bad come see me – I'll give you a little needle action.

    • Taylor: Do you see any singers?
      (Eli and Taylor are laying in bed)
      Eli: No singers
      (sounds of war begins as they make out on bed)

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 24, 2008 on Kanal 4
      Czech Republic: June 1, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: July 2, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: August 6, 2008 on Pro7
      The Netherlands: December 1, 2008 on Net 5
      Australia: December 4, 2008 on Seven

    • Featured Music:
      "All or Nothing" by Derby
      "Boy With A Coin" by Iron & Wine
      "Thank God We Got Good Friends" by Tom Geiger
      "Victorious" by The Perishers
      "Freedom" by George Michael
      "Here Comes the Sun Again" by M. Ward
      "Lay me Down" by Under the influence of Giants

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Maggie: Right, like Jeopardy.
      This is an allusion to the American quiz show Jeopardy. The premise of the game is that the answer is supplied by the host and the contestants must answer with the question.

    • Eli: The only illegal aliens that a jury sympathizes with is E.T. and maybe ALF.
      This is a reference to two different popular cultural characters. E.T. is the title character of the 1982 movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial directed by Steven Spielberg. ALF (Alien Life Form) is the title character of the American television sitcom ALF.

    • Episode's Title
      The episode's title refers to the song Freedom '90 by George Michael, off his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1.

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