Eli Stone

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jan 31, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Beth: We're going to lose, aren't we?
      Eli: I'm sorry if telling you repeatedly that we had no chance of winning got your hopes up.

    • Taylor: I don't know if I can do this, Eli. I mean, the visions, the odd behavior, I could take all that, but the idea of losing you at any moment?
      Eli: Are you breaking up with me? Because I was just diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and that would be really bad timing on your part.

    • Lenore: So, his father and I went outside to find Eli naked covered in feathers and chocolate syrup.
      Eli: Thanks, Mom. (to Nathan) And thank you, too.
      Nathan: Come on, I was ten. Just be glad I couldn't find tar.

    • Eli: (Referring to the George Michaels' song that only he can hear) It's coming from the living room.
      Taylor: I'm glad something's coming.

    • Dr. Chen: (in Chinese accent) You always show up, no appointment! Dr. Chen not Jiffy Lube! Come back Friday.
      Eli: I went to the doctor, the real kind. You wouldn't, uh, happen to have any needles for an inoperable brain aneurysm I inherited from my alcoholic father who I wrongly hated for 20 years?
      Dr. Chen: (Chinese accent completely gone) Oh wow, that totally blows, bro.

    • (Eli is getting acupuncture to help with his visions)
      Eli: There was a voice this time. Pretty sure it was my dead father.
      Dr. Chen: Hm. Dead parent. Different needle.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates
      Venezuela: April 22, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Denmark: May 17, 2008 on Kanal 4
      Czech Republic: May 25, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: June 25, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Germany: August 6, 2008 on Pro7
      The Netherlands: November 24, 2008 on Net 5
      Australia: December 2, 2008 on Channel 7

    • The episode attracted much controversy by presenting the legally compelling theory that autism is caused by a mercury-based preservative. The theory has been scientifically shown to be false and has led to decreased vaccination rates in the U.S. The American Academy of Pediatrics asked ABC to cancel the episode or present a disclaimer. The network instead put a card at the end claiming everything that occurred was fictional and referring viewers to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's autism page for more information.

    • Featured Music:
      "Knock Yourself Out" by Jon Brion
      "Good Monsters" by Jars of Clay
      "Faith" by George Michael
      "Over and Done With" by The Proclaimers
      "Never Die" by Geoff Martyn
      "Faith" by The Boy Least Likely To (acoustic cover)
      "Moonshine" by Jupiter and Teardrop
      "Something To Believe In" by Aqualung
      "Flyin" by Emerson Hart

  • Allusions

    • Nathan: If you build it, he will come.

      Referencing the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner. He plays a farmer who hears a mysterious, heavenly voice telling him: "If you build it, he will come." He turns one of his cornfields into a baseball diamond. After a while "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and other ghostly players, banned from baseball for their part in throwing the 1919 World Series, show up to play.