Eli Stone

Season 2 Episode 5

The Humanitarian

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
79 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

Eli and Jordan have problems with regular clientele and keeping up with costs with their new firm. Eli convinces Jim Cooper, a billionaire philanthropist, to lead the case on trial drug testing. Eli is put in a difficult situation when he learns Cooper's son wants no part in the trial. Meanwhile, Keith represents Patti's daughter on a DUI arrest, while Maggie works to to find the traitor amongst their midst.moreless

Watch Full Episode

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Wethersby & Stone.

    I knew Jordan said he and Eli would be starting the new firm together but I didn't expect their relationship to evolve that much and for him to actually have his name on the door. I was a little disappointed by the fact that Taylor didn't seem to mind the fact that she wasn't offered the possibility of becoming a name partner and the fact that her father preferred her somewhat unbalanced ex.

    Though I still feel Jordan has changed too much, too quickly. Just shortly before the last season ended he still hated Eli for lying about the aneurysm. I'd be a little sad for us to find out there's something medically wrong with Jordan and that that caused his behavior.

    Splitting the firm in two, I don't think any legal drama I've seen had done this before. It is risky and I admire the writers of this show for taking this chance.moreless
Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Jim Cooper

Guest Star

Marshall Allman

Marshall Allman

J.J. Cooper

Guest Star

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

ADA Samantha Jarrells

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Eli: As you pointed out, sir, some of our people are in contact with their people, so some cross-pollination is bound to occur.
      Taylor: I'm not pollinating anything with Matt.
      Eli: I didn't say you were. I was just trying to imply that you are pillow-talking our business plan with him.
      Taylor: I am not the leak, Eli, and to prove it, I'm gonna find out who is. Happy?
      Eli: Ecstatic
      Jordan: Your management skills are as deft as ever.

    • Eli: Posner & Klein can kiss my hundred-grand-a-week retainer ass!
      Jordan: Whoa!
      Eli: That's how we do things downtown! Sorry.
      Jordan: Quite all right. If I were more prone to outbursts of emotions, I'd probably be doing a little jig.
      Eli: That I would pay real money to see.

    • Keith: But I think it's best if we go with someone outside the office with this. So, uh, I'll give my old colleague Danny Meyer a call.
      Patti: And this Danny character--where does he live?
      Keith: I don't know. What's it matter?
      Patti: I need to know I can track him down and kick him in the cojones if he messes this up.
      Keith: And that's why I'm not the guy to help you with this.

    • Frank: Be careful, Eli. Going against the visions.. .it's risky.
      Eli: Yeah? Well, if God wanted a puppet for a prophet, he should've chosen an accountant.

    • J.J.: I'm a swimmer. I don't put alcohol or drugs in my body.
      Eli: Absolutely. I was a mathlete. We had a similar ethos.

    • Jordan: But this is our firm. We're equals. We need to make these decisions together and I need to respect that.
      Eli: Yes, sir.
      Jordan: It's Jordan. People call you "sir" now, Eli, not the other way around.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: November 3, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: November 22, 2009 on AXN

    • Matt Lescher is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Featured Music:
      "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce
      "Blue Notes - Here After I'm Hereafter" by Frederick Knight
      "Little Bit of Feel Good" by Jamie Lidell
      "A Gentle Heart" by Neal Halstead
      "Stains" by Tina Dickow
      "Hideaway" by The Weepies