Eli Stone

Season 2 Episode 10

Sonoma

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 20, 2009 on ABC
8.8
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Eli, Maggie, Matt, and Taylor all end up working on the same case in the small town of Sonoma. Eli and Maggie get much closer, but they end up having an argument.

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  • Eli, Maggie, Matt, and Taylor all end up working in the same case, in a small town called Sonoma. Eli and Maggie get much more close, but they end up having an argument.moreless

    9.0
    A good episode, if only for revealing something more of the relationship between Eli and Maggie who end up in bed together! The opposing Teams of Lawyers have a tough time with the Judge in the case of stolen artwork. The Judge is an old flame of Matt Dowd (Sam Jeager) and he apparently dumped her in an email saying that he was joining the FBI. Matt and Taylor end up in Prison tegether for contempt.



    The Acupuncturist Doctor Chen towards the end of the show reveals to Nathan that he did the pain thingy procedure on Eli's father just a week before he died! Dr Chen and Nathan go to Eli's apartment and tell him that a copy of his fathers journal still exists and then that the procedure done by Doctor Chen may have caused his fathers demise. Shown on Sci Fi Channel UK 16 March 2009moreless
  • Eli & Taylor and Maggie & Matt are sent to Sonoma on a case, working on opposing councils. Jordan and Patti attend a benefit dinner. Nathan seeks to understand more about Eli's recent hospital visit and Dr Chen reveals a truth about their father.moreless

    9.0
    As I'm sure pretty much every fan is, I'm upset that the show is ending. However, I was happy to see a new episode. I think it brought some of the best aspects of the show together. We see more of Eli and Maggie with their constant bantering. Together with Matt & Taylor, they bring a great comedic performance. However, the Matt and his ex storyline did seem a little far fetched with the way she acted in court. I was glad to see that the story is moving forward with all four characters. Taylor has moved on from Eli and is investing herself more and more with Matt and their child. With Maggie & Eli also taking a step forward, it was a little upsetting to almost see them taking two steps back. Dr. Chen, as always, delivered was great and together with Nathan, we delved deeper into the Stone dad. It would have been great to see a little more of Patti but her outing with Jordan is helping out both characters in the long run. Overall, a great episode and can't wait to see the rest.moreless
  • Fun to see the four working together, yet to be at odds in the case. Eli and Meggie are great together.

    10
    Great show. So glad to see it back on the air. Really have missed Eli! Great story line and positive characters. Glad to see things might be happening for Eli and Meggie. They are the typical young couple with getting close and then being at odds. So glad Taylor is finally letting Eli go and really falling in love with Matt. They are more suited for each other. Would love to see the four working more cases together or against each other...sort of good lawyer, bad lawyer plot. Nathan needs to work more with Eli to help him to overcome.moreless
  • A bit over the top this time

    7.5
    This episode is focused on the relationships between Matt and Taylor and Eli and Maggie, as they all converge on Sonoma because of a witness to a case they are working on from different sides. Matt's old flame is there and it leads to a lot of uncomfortable and in my opinion implausible situations. It's one thing to ask audiences to suspend disbelief about Eli's gift, i have no problem with that. But i still expect the characters' actions and motivations to make sense within the universe they live in, and i found the portrayal of the judge's behaviour to be a bit ridiculous. I think season one was much better - season two has been too soapy, the characters have been painted into corners, and, although i know some people don't want to hear this, i think maybe it was time to wrap this one up... sorry!moreless
  • After last weeks abysmal episode, and with only a few left to go, we finally get something that progresses the characters in the right direction.

    7.0
    Maggie and Eli sleep together! That's what the original 1 sentence synopsis for this episode obviously was, and in all honesty may I say 'About time'. Truth is that last episode was one of the worst pieces of television I watched all week - it was over sentimental and made no sense to the ongoing plot. In particular I hated the Beth (Ned's fiance) loves Eli part. It's clear earlier in the season they were going for Eli and Maggie and thankfully we return to that and with a little fun thrown in for good measure.



    This time everything is about couples, this underlying theme running through the episode helps it rather well. Matt and Taylor's baby problems are forgot and we get back to a cheeky but loving couple. Just so happens the Judge is Matt's angry Ex, who quite unprofessionally holds him in contempt of court, locking him up and then later Taylor as well. This although stupid was fun. Something the show has been lacking recently.



    Jordan is feeling bad about his divorce and not wanting to go to a charity benefit because he feels down. He asks Patti to join him only to bump into his Ex and her new partner. Patti tells him he needs to make amends. This may be the stalest thread but at least it's not over-sentimental. Patti is as always gutsy while Jordan is nicely portrayed as someone who needs guidance.



    The major running thread (although pretty in the background here) involves the fact that Eli due to the dark arts technique (nahatchi or whatever) now has two Aneurysms. The notebook and the not really all that fantastic revelation that Dr Chen could have inadvertently killed Eli's father by performing it on him, should have packed more punch however.



    The best part of the episode though concerns Eli and Maggie getting it on. They are flirty throughout the episode and bicker alot. Maggie has come a long way since we first met her and she in her confidence is the one that comes on most strong. These two should be together and time apart has obviously made them appreciate that. New backstory of when they first met is also inserted really well. The case of the week really has no relevance overall and is thankfully not preachy. It just serves to get our characters where they need to be. One thing I will say about the episode though is that, although pivotal, it feels a little flat. In other words they could have had far more fun with it. Eli's vision's need to return as well although I have a sneaking suspicion that while the visions are away, father's notebook comes out to play.moreless
Debrah Farentino

Debrah Farentino

Ellen Wethersby

Guest Star

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Dr. Lee

Guest Star

Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins

Judge Leigh Rappaport

Guest Star

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Paul Rollins

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Keith: How's it going?
      Eli: I've got a little bit of a headache, actually.
      Keith: Well, shouldn't guys with aneurysms generally try to avoid headaches?
      Eli: Only guys with brain aneurysms.
      Keith: Yeah, you have a brain aneurysm.
      Eli: That's a good point.

    • Maggie: It's a race to Sonoma.
      Matt: Worst reality show ever.

    • Taylor: In other words, if you don't get in this car in the next 30 seconds, I will leave you in the dust.
      Matt: She means it, too. Do not underestimate the fury of a woman denied a romantic getaway with me.
      Maggie: Hey! Sorry I'm late.
      Eli: And the band's back together.
      Maggie: Shotgun!
      Eli: Wish I had one.

    • Matt: Officer, I'm an attorney.
      Taylor: So am I.
      Maggie: Me, too.
      Desk Sergeant: You know what? I just lost interest. Someone want to put Jesse Bates in the visitor's room before I shoot a whole gaggle of lawyers?

    • Matt: Admit it, Eli, I am undefeated in Rock, Paper, Scissors. You'd think with a name like Stone you'd play rock more often.

    • Ellen Wethersby: That's a lovely dress, Patti.
      Patti: Thank you, Ellen. You look particularly well-preserved tonight.

    • Patti: Ellen, you could have given him a heads-up?
      Ellen Wethersby: Oh, I know I could have.
      Patti: We have a long list of nicknames in the office for you. So sorry to see you earning every one of them.

    • Eli: Yeah. You remember what I sang.
      Maggie: Some George Michael song.
      Eli: Oh, yeah.
      Maggie: Yeah, I'm fairly certain that's why he didn't tour America for five years.

    • Matt: (in jail) I've actually had this fantasy--you, me, prison. But there were more hot, captive women and maybe a steamy group shower.
      Taylor: Yeah. Exactly the romantic getaway I've been dreaming of, too.

    • Patti: What a load of crap!
      Jordan: No need to be bashful, Patti. Please, speak your mind.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Bedtime Stories by The Hush Now, Red Red Wine by the Cast, Get Out of My Head by Karlie Bruce, Wontcha Come Home by G. Love & Special Sauce, Lions of the Kalihari by Sam Roberts, Mistaken Identity by Steve Reynolds, Red Red Wine by UB40, So Natural to Love by Toby Lightman, Don't Say Goodbye by Erik Janson, Friend Like You by Joshua Radin

    • International Air Dates:
      Ireland: March 13, 2009 on RTE2
      United Kingdom: March 16, 2009 on SciFi UK
      Australia: April 7, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: December 8, 2009, on Tv2
      Czech Republic: December 12, 2009 on AXN

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