Eli Stone

Season 2 Episode 1

The Path

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2008 on ABC
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Eli is free from his visions for the past six months after having an operation to remove his brain aneurysm. Nate experiences visions of his own suffering a similar fate as Eli. Taylor is in a dilemma searching for her father.

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  • Excellent season beginning

    I just was amazed by this episode, I never thought that Eli really had a connection with a divine side. It was great to know that Eli was really a helper of someone higher, than an aneurism effect. It was very shocking to realize that he was having imaginary sessions over 3 weeks, also, it was nice to make Eli's brother to feel for once what Eli did always. In other idea, I think Eli should begin to gain Maggie's love again, I think they might make a great couple on the show. Also I think it is absurd that Eli's ex is hating him so badly....bad idea. Great show, I love itmoreless
  • When Nate's aneurysm challenges his health, Eli decides to do the right thing by taking it back after talking to a higher power.

    Well you knew Eli's sabbatical would be short lived so this episodes presents the dilemma of he having the aneurysm all over again. To do this would require either extreme insanity or extreme generosity. However, choosing to do it would save his brother's life so Eli decides to take it back.

    That's what Eli Stone is all about. He sees the bigger picture and is able to put aside his own selfishness by putting his own life and reputation on the line to save others.

    Even when Eli knows for a fact that the rescue team searching for Jordan is doing things all wrong, nobody believes him. However, Eli keeps going at it until he makes Taylor believe him. It's sad that despite everything Eli has seen that people still doubt his ability.

    Sigourney Weaveer was great in this episode essentially playing God as a would be psychiatrist.

    I couldn't think of anyone better doing the role. Eli did have the option of course of not taking the aneurysm back, but we wouldn't have a show if that happened.

    The show hasn't missed a beat it seems that this season Eli will be more forthcoming to accept this "gift" for what it is. This could only lead to bigger things for him and us.moreless
  • The writers of this series keep pumping out 10's every episode!

    What a great way to bring back the series than with a great season premiere. Can I just say that this series is just amazing and the writing keeps getting better and better. All I can say is that the episode began to scare me a bit with Eli not having the visions and I was almost brought to tears when we found out that Nate would have to take on the fate of dying with an aneurism in place of Eli. But we see the twists and turns as Sijourney Weaver was actually an amplified vision! I couldn't believe it and I found that Eli was very prophet-like in sacrificing himself for the greater good of his brother and for everyone else. I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes for this season and the many seasons to come!moreless
  • Eli Stone is back and giving us a hell of a show.

    Eli Stone second season is finally here. In the aftermath of the operation Eli feels hes out of place and get counseling by a very special psychiatrist. His life seems to be back to normal before he had the aneurysm, but does it feel right? is that his destiny? to be normal? to practice law and live without and crazyness? or he just gotta accept who he really is and what hes meant to do. Let me tell you I hate musicals, i never watch those movies but its so wierd that this show just feels right when something like that happens and i dont consider it cheesy or out of place. I like comedies like Two and a half Men, I watch Heroes,Lost, Prison Break, some scifi show like SG Atlantis and some others different genres. They make me laugh, think, theorize, they give me drama, entertainment, an escape of reality but none of them gives me what Eli Stone gives me... Heart, Im so amazed how much I love this show, it gives me a sense of peace, love, faith and quite a few laughs too, it teaches us some basic life truths in a very special way. Religion aside its a very well written show and acting is superb. I hope this show goes on for as long at it can to keep bringing us some of the best tv moments we can get.

    In this episode he reconciles himself with the divine in him. And helps to save not just himself but Jordan, his brother and maybe the future that he saw in a vision some chapters ago. Lets see what the future holds for Eli Stone. Ill be watchingmoreless
Debrah Farentino

Debrah Farentino

Ellen Wethersby

Guest Star

Dakin Matthews

Dakin Matthews

Mather-Young CEO

Guest Star

Conor O'Farrell

Conor O'Farrell

Lieutenant O'Shea

Guest Star

Tom Amandes

Tom Amandes

Martin Posner

Recurring Role

Jodi Long

Jodi Long

Judge Marcia Phelps

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Recertification Therapist: I think you're missing having a sense of the divine in your everyday life. I think you're less happy now than when your life was occasionally up-ended by the fantastic. I think that grace fulfilled you in a way you didn't even know you needed... and the only thing crazy about you is the fact that you don't seem to realize that.

    • Eli: Come on, you're Nate, rock star chick magnet, mm? Probably be the first guy in history to successfully operate on his own brain aneurysm.
      Nathan: If I botch it, can I sue myself?
      Eli: Oh, I'll take care of that.

    • Recertification Therapist: You had the aneurysm removed. You were quite clear that you wanted your life to return to what you consider normal. But you're meant for so much more, Eli. You're one of those people for whom "normal" is a failure of potential.

    • Matt: Well, we both care about Taylor.
      Eli: Might be the only thing we have in common.
      Matt: Please God let that be true.
      Eli: You know he uses more hair product than you, right?
      Taylor: Yeah, it's part of his charm.

  • NOTES (6)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 6, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: November 8, 2009 on AXN

    • Featured Music:
      "Dancin' in the Streets" (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas)
      "Gone" (Matt Nathanson)
      "Big Life" (Wil)

    • The show ends with an in memoriam to Andrew A. Ackerman, who was co-executive producer on the series during its first season.

    • Injoke: Credit Dauphine is also the bank that Victor Garber's character Jack Bristow supposedly worked at in one of his previous series, Alias.

    • Jason George becomes a regular cast member as of this episode.

    • Due to the timing of Canadian federal election coverage on Tuesday October 14th, the "A" Channel affiliate in Toronto, Ontario, Canada showed the premiere of Eli Stone, "The Path"; Sunday, October 12th at 8 p.m to "A" Ontario viewers only.


    • Eli: You don't have a suitcase, and the theme to The Odd Couple isn't playing, so I assume Beth didn't kick you out already.
      Referencing the 1970-75 TV series (based on the Broadway play by Neil Simon) starring Tony Randall as the finicky Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as slob Oscar Madison, who are forced to live together after Felix's wife kicks him out.