Eli Stone: Season 2
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Embrace the unexpected with ELI STONE the critically acclaimed series that celebrates life's odd and interesting adventures. It's daffily funny and affecting television, raves The Miami Herald. Eli Stone is a man you can believe in. The question is, can he believe himself? When this successful lawyer starts having strange visions, his job, his relationships and his sanity are in serious jeopardy. Things get even more bizarre when his brother Nathan confides that he has visions, too. Is this a blessing or some kind of family curse? And do this crazy illusions have a purpose? Featuring star-studded appearances by Sigourney Weaver, Katie Holmes and Seal, plus dazzling action and dance sequences, ELI STONE will pull you off the couch and onto your feet. See how the series wraps up in the quirky and heartfelt final season complete with exclusive bonus features. ELI STONE proves solid as a rock, says Entertainment Weekly.
Bonus Features Include: Dancin' In The Streets A Behind-The-Scenes Look At One Of The Show's Epic Song And Dance Numbers, Good Morning Eli With Sam & Julie A Fun Look At The Morning Rituals On The ELI STONE Set With Sam, Julie And The Rest Of The Cast, Circular File: Bloopers From Season Two Laugh Along With The Cast As They Trip, Slip And Bleep Through Some Of Season Two's Funniest Moments, Deleted Scenes
Eli Stone fans are distraught that ABC canceled the show after this, its second season, with most blaming the network for failing to stand by it despite falling ratings. Their dismay is understandable; it might not have deserved a renewal (it could not capitalize on the fact that its lead-in was the blockbuster Dancing with the Stars), but these 13 episodes (on three discs) are just about as engaging, provocative, and simply entertaining as the first season's were.
As the season begins, San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) is recovering from surgery to remove the brain aneurysm that was apparently responsible for the strange and prophetic visions that dogged him (and helped him save innocent folks from impending disasters) last year. But when he realizes that his doctor brother (Matt Letscher) has inherited the aneurysm, and the visions, instead, Eli arranges to get them back (this show is about nothing if not suspension of disbelief). The other major new development is that Eli, having also convinced his boss and mentor, Jordan Wethersby (Victor Garber), that there's more to life than winning huge cases for big, greedy corporations, follows Jordan when the latter opens a new firm devoted to pro bono cases. But while Eli is busily pursuing righteous "social justice" (when not defending a transgender priest who was fired by his parish or an accused terrorist who's actually a brilliant young scientist on the verge of discovering the secret of "cold fusion," he's trying to bring down the manufacturer of deadly lead-based paint--a case that Eli envisions will take him and Jordan all the way to the Supreme Court), he and everyone else are also dealing with a growing array of personal issues, not least of which are the various romantic entanglements that distract Eli from fellow attorney Maggie Dekker (Julie Gonzalo), whom everyone but him knows is his one true love. Most worrisome of all are Eli's adventures with a powerful and dangerous form of treatment known as "the dark truth," which may reveal the future but trash his brain in the process.
In the end, as good as the show is, Eli Stone's reach may have exceeded its grasp; in trying to be part fantasy, part family drama, part romantic comedy, part musical (although there are fewer big production numbers this time), and part law drama, it might have been done in by its own ambitions, which are admirable but definitely do not come cheap. Bonus features include bloopers, deleted scenes, and other nonessentials. --Sam Graham
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Thirteen years ago we cut off our cable and went off live television because so little existed that offered a way for us to view the world with hope and direction. This show renews one's sense that the universe is ordered and that we all can change and grow into better people. The character of Eli has a personal transformation that helps so many others to follow suit.
It's too bad that a show demonstrating the cathartic power of "doing the right thing" was not embraced quickly enough to have staying power in our world of instant gratification and search for quick profits. This show is well worth purchasing, viewing, and giving to others as a gift. I cried at the end of the last episode, realizing that the season and the show were over. Where would we go now (in an entertainment sense) to be encouraged to embrace our integrity, re-establish our honor, and continue to develop our faith in a positively evolving universe?
Well done, those who helped bring this show to the world. You have helped to change lives and should be very proud of your uplifting work. I only wish others of vision would have embraced this show before it ceased production and would have brought it to us for many years to come.
Enough. On the bright side, I at least have this set of DVD's to remind me of better times on ABC.