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Eli Stone: Unwritten

While Eli takes on a lead paint manufacturing case that may take him to the Supreme Court, Jordan is forced to defend his sanity in court. Meanwhile, Eli discovers his father's diary and finds that it contains a disturbing revelation.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Tuesday October 28th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Dec 28, 2009

Guest Stars
Debrah FarentinoDebrah Farentino
As Ellen Wethersby
Todd GrinnellTodd Grinnell
As Gibbons
Gwendoline YeoGwendoline Yeo
As Joanna Kim
Randall ParkRandall Park
As Chris Kim
Megan ColeMegan Cole
As Judge Vivian Ryan

Co-Guest Stars
Matthew Yang KingMatthew Yang King
As Tommy Woo
Wolf MuserWolf Muser
As Stanley Mills
Matt RiedyMatt Riedy
As Tom Brevoort
Misha HuangMisha Huang
As Leesie Kim

John ProskyJohn Prosky
As Alan Cook
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
As Marci Klein
Rob NagleRob Nagle
As Jeffrey Powell
Tom AmandesTom Amandes
As Martin Posner
Edward James GageEdward James Gage
As Supreme Court Marshall
Lou Beatty, Jr.Lou Beatty, Jr.
As Judge Harris Grassian
Main Cast
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Eli Stone
Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge
As Taylor Wethersby
Loretta DevineLoretta Devine
As Patti Dellacoix
Matt LetscherMatt Letscher
As Nathan Stone
Sam JaegerSam Jaeger
As Matt Dowd
James SaitoJames Saito
As Dr. Frank Chen
Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
As Maggie Dekker
Victor GarberVictor Garber
As Jordan Wethersby
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Keith Bennett


Eli and Taylor meet with Jordan to discuss his defense in the hearing that Posner and Klein have called for to determine if he's competent or suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Taylor wants to keep Jordan off the stand and Eli wants him to testify. Jordan agrees with Eli, much to Taylor's irritation. As they walk down the street after work, Taylor complains about how her father is going with Eli's suggestions and Eli suggests that she's being over-protective. Eli gets on a trolley to head home and finds himself in a vision where he's on a subway train with Jordan sometime in the future. Jordan is almost childishly nervous and as they get off Eli realizes realize they're at the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Collective SoulBearing Witnessas Eli and the Kims arrive at court
David VanderveldeCalifornia Breezesopening flyover

Episode Quotes
Eli: Is everything okay, sir?
Jordan: No, Eli. My position as managing partner of my own firm is at stake, and it appears the attorneys I've chosen to defend me against allegations I'm suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can't seem to agree on a time of day.
Taylor: It's 11:19.
Eli: Give or take few minutes.

Jordan: Both of you, make your case in one sentence or less. Ladies and daughters first.

Matt: In court, you're is daughter, Taylor. And any argument you make to a judge is going to lose credibility because of that.
Taylor: You sound like Eli.
Matt: And if he and I actually agree, that should tell you something.

Eli: What? Oh, you've got vision fever.
Nathan: Huh. I must have missed that day at medical school.
Eli: You had a vision last week. You read a little bit of Dad's journal. It's all cool and exciting. You've got the prophet bug.
Nathan: Would you stop making up spiritual ailments, please?

Maggie: There's nothing in this file that could me want to abandon my mentor.
Eli: Firstly, he's not your mentor. Secondly, I didn't abandon him, Taylor's handling it, and believe me, she's happier that I no longer am. And thirdly, I'm doing this with or without your help. And we both know that you're biologically incapable of turning down a poor sick kid case like this.
Maggie: I hate you.

Keith: That's a lot of discovery for a simple breach of contract case.
Matt: I know. I'm an artist.

Martin Posner: You're aware, aren't you, that... that paranoia is a symptom of P.T.S.D.
Jordan: Mm, so this entire hearing is a delusion of mine. How comforting.

Maggie: The Kims hired us to practice law, not sorcery. Forget for a second about the future and live in the now. You don't need visions or a book or whatever to tell you what the right thing to do here is. Just do it.

Keith: “War does not determine who is right...”
Jordan: “Only who is left.”
Keith: McCullough.
Jordan: Bertrand Russell, actually.
Keith: I... I meant the Scotch. It's very good.

Jordan: How did we get here? How does one go from the boldness of a youthful dream to accusations of insanity? It starts out small-a justifiable compromise here or there, till one day you start believing that life is about compromise.

Jordan: We all have visions, Eli. I had a vision for what this firm would become. Sometimes we have to readjust our plans.

Eli: What are you going to do now?
Jordan: I'd considered golf as an option but the accident the other week has left my lower back in spasm. That leaves me no other option than to continue practicing law. I intend to create the kind of practice I've been expelled for proposing. Might I entice you to follow your old boss to a new firm?
Eli: No. But I'll follow my friend.

Jeffrey Powell: Are you about to be indicted?
Eli: Sorry, you're not that lucky, Jeff.

Martin Posner: You can stay on as of counsel. In fact, Marci and I have discussed it. We would very much like you to.
Jordan: Well, that's a very magnanimous consolation prize, Martin. I have some rather specific anatomical suggestions as to what you can do with it.

Taylor: Fifteen years ago, when you expanded the firm to this location, Martin, you were involved in that bitter divorce, and, Marci, you were under investigation for insider training.
Marci Klein: I was exonerated of those false charges.
Martin Posner: Yes. Happy times.

Eli: (about his father's diary of prophecies) Don't worry, I didn't read it. Although I was tempted to make sure George Lucas didn't make any more Star Wars movies.

Frank: You're gonna take long strides on the surface of the earth, Eli. And with every step, you're gonna change the world.
Eli: That was in the book?
Frank: Doesn't matter. That's what I believe.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGreg Berlanti  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerGreg Berlanti  |  Marc Guggenheim  |  David Petrarca
Co-Executive ProducerAlex Taub
Supervising ProducerLeila Gerstein
ProducerMichael Cedar  |  Jennifer Lence
Co-ProducerBrett Mahoney  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Dahvi Waller  |  Melissa Berman
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorAnthony Scott (2)
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerJeanne Caliendo
First Assistant DirectorJohn Pontrelli
Second Assistant DirectorCaroline Stephenson
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorMoira Marquis
Music SupervisorJoe Guthrie
Costume DesignerVictoria J. Auth
Key GripJeff Case
Camera OperatorLawrence Karman  |  Bill Layton
Set DecoratorMichele Poulik
Location ManagerTony Salome
Transportation CoordinatorJ. Smith
Property MasterCourtney Jackson (2)
Production Sound MixerNicholas R. Allen
Script SupervisorBarry L. Caldwell
Production CoordinatorMichael C. Watkins
Assistant EditorCarol Stutz
Post Production SupervisorSarah Rath
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyMichael D. O'Shea
Story EditorWendy Mericle  |  Steve Lichtman
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Weselis
Art DirectorAnthony D. Parrillo
ConsultantBill Genego
Costume SupervisorPatricia McLaughlin
Visual Effects SupervisorCurt Miller
Production AccountantJanet Latham
Chief Lighting TechnicianJack S. Schlosser
Department Head HairDeborah Holmes Dobson
Visual Effects ProducerBarbara Genicoff
Department Head Make-upElena Arroy
Original CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Liz Dean  |  Carol Kritzer
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Production StaffDaphne Miles  |  Matthew Hayes  |  Jacob Cooney
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