Eli Stone

Season 1 Episode 13

Soul Free

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Apr 17, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Eli goes in for an operation on his aneurysm, but it doesn't go as planned and Nathan is left with a difficult decision.

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  • Excellent season finale

    I think this is why this series is as good as it is.......It is great how amazing the cases that Eli gets are, also it is great the funny part of this series, with Chen and Eli.....it was great seeig Eli waking up, also, is great that he realices what his job is. Lets hope that next seaon he could be the same after being without the aneurism, and lets hope that he continues to solve problems as he did with the aneurism, I think we will know if he really can see or predict the future without the aneurism. And lets hope he coud start a relationship with his friend at work.moreless
  • The day of Eli's surgery has arrived.

    OMG, what a great season finale! I really missed the musical sequences and this one... WOW, this one was very, very special. The way the scenes of Eli's visions and reality combine was brilliant and the cast is impecable. Eli's realization of his state was the climax of the episode and Jonny and James Saito were excellent in it. The rabi's husband storyline was also great and I think it was pivotal to Eli's perception of his own divine. I really hope season two brings the same amount of emotion, excitement and musical sequences with George Michael! I can't wait for it to premiere!moreless
  • What a great episode!

    This show is really something. At first we learn about a lawyer that suddenly picks up a conscience and starts helping people instead of big corporations. All of this is triggered because of a George Michael vision singing in his living room, and a lot of other visions that always meant something bigger.

    This episode wraps up the first successful season of this story in such a perfect way that it makes you feel good about it. In this episode we learn that Eli has had the surgery to remove his aneurysm and everything went wrong. But he was able to 'live' through the coma and eventually generate a catalyst that brought him back to the exterior life.

    The conversation between Chen and Eli near the end was really good, and the musical number at the end was just marvelous. Overall it was a very well written episode, with touching and funny moments that make this show something to wait for every week. I just hope we get to see more of it next season.moreless
  • Wow, this series does not cease to amaze me!

    This series is by far one of the most well-written works of art on television today. Not only do they tie in all the aspects of great Oscar-winning movies, but they give the viewer the sense of involvement great television shows should give people. To that end, I hear that this is the season finale of Eli Stone and I desperately plea that ABC renew this series and bring it back for another season at the very least. To prove the point for renewal, did anyone not see how remarkable this episode was written? I mean, its great since it totally gets the audience thinking in the beginning, "wow, is he really going to go through this surgery?" But alas, it is revealed that he has already went through it but is in a trial during his coma. This is remarkable!!!! The song selection of the episode, the well written plot of the episode by the writers, and just the amazing acting done by the cast, I must say is proof enough that this show must go on, in order to save the embodiment of the television and how people can appreciate great works of art now a days!

    In the words of Eli Stone, we must "live brave!"moreless
  • OMG - can this series get any better? What a totally awesome episode - and George Michael singing Feeling Good - what a spectacular ending!

    I loved this series from the moment it started - but this episode was SO dramatic, emotional, even breathtaking that the finale rose to such a crescendo of passion that you just did not want it to end!

    The theme running through the episode was so tragic, but brought home decisions people have to make every day, sad decisions that loved ones do not always understand and the writers handled it beautifully, so sympathetically - I can't believe there was a dry eye in the house!!! Every actor performed their role perfectly - you could feel their pain - from the Rabbi to Eli's brother - everyone brought that episode home with flying colours.

    I love it that the cast is so talented - Loretta Devine singing with George Michael - totally surreal - perfect indeed!! And singing my favourite song - even better than Michael Buble and John Barrowman - if that is possible!!??

    And don't you just want to take Jonny Lee Miller home and nurse him back to health??? He is so cute, fragile and vulnerable -- plays the part very convincingly! I certainly would have given him CPR !!!moreless
Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

David Green

Guest Star

Ajay Mehta

Ajay Mehta

Dr.Sanjay Rajapaksa

Guest Star

Jayne Brook

Jayne Brook

Rebecca Green

Guest Star

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Keith Bennett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Eli has signed a DNR order in his living will. However, except for the surgery scene, he is not connected to a respiratory device in which the DNR rule applies. He only has a small tube of running oxygen which does not interfere in his own breathing activity.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Eli: I believe that God spoke to you. I just think that you heard him wrong. He sent you a doctor... he sent you a rabbi... and now he sent me.
      David Green: A doctor, a rabbi and a lawyer... sounds like the start of a joke.

    • Eli: You're afraid I'm going to die.
      Maggie: No I'm not... I'm not. In fact, I would really, really prefer that you didn't.

    • Matt: If you do end up a vegetable, two words. Sponge. Bath.

    • Eli: Are you God?
      George Michael: Well, some men have said so.

    • Chen: You could let go. No one blames you, Eli. No one's angry. They're sad and they'll hurt. They'll hurt for a long time but the world will go on without you, Eli. The world doesn't need Eli Stone unless...
      Eli: Unless? I have...
      Chen: You could say it Eli, it's okay. I'm sure it's nice for Him to hear.
      Eli: (choked up) I have more to do? I have more to do!
      Chen: (smiling) I think so too.

    • Eli: Truthfully, living or dying, either of those is fine with me. It's the something-in-between that scares me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Venezuela: July 15, 2008 on Sony Entertaiment Television
      Czech Republic: August 17, 2008 on AXN
      Germany: October 15, 2008 on Pro7
      Australia: January 15, 2009 on Seven
      Norway: February 4, 2009, on Tv2
      The Netherlands: February 16, 2009 on Net 5

    • Featured Music:
      "Feeling Good" by George Michael (closing musical number)
      "The Wildfire (If It Was True)" by Mando Diao


    • Eli: How do I get out of here? Do I, uh, take a red pill or, you know, get Scotty to beam me up, or...
      In the film The Matrix, Neo first leaves the Matrix by taking a red pill. Lieutenant Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott is the Chief Engineer on the original Star Trek series; he operates the transporter system, "beaming" people to and from the Enterprise.

    • Dr. Chen: For what shall it profit a man if he shall regain the corner office, and lose his own soul.
      Dr. Chen paraphrases Mark 8:36 in the New Testament which reads: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

    • Eli: I'll miss you most of all, Scarecrow.
      Referencing the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz once more, specifically Dorothy's line to the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) as she prepares to leave Oz and return to Kansas.