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Eli Stone: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

In the aftermath of Posner/Klein's departure, Eli tries to keep Matt with the firm by offering him a pro bono case concerning Homeland Security, and has a vision concerning Maggie's upcoming wedding.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Tuesday November 11th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Dec 28, 2009

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Giuntoli
As Scott Colby
Tom Amandes
As Martin Posner
Parisa Fakhri
As Sana Kahn
Jonathan Chase
As Will Sonneborn
James Snyder
As Carter Jameson
Julie Dretzin
As Catherine Booker
Rachelle LeFevre
As Candace Bonneville
Omid Abtahi
As Amir Khan
Michael Laskin
As Judge Kettleman

Co-Guest Stars
Peggy Jo Jacobs
As Assistant #1
Claudia Choi
As Assistant #2
Angela Hughes
As Intern
David Villar
As Associate
Evan Lai
As Legal Assistant
Main Cast
Jonny Lee Miller
As Eli Stone
Natasha Henstridge
As Taylor Wethersby
Loretta Devine
As Patti Dellacoix
Sam Jaeger
As Matt Dowd
James Saito
As Dr. Frank Chen
Julie Gonzalo
As Maggie Dekker
Victor Garber
As Jordan Wethersby
Jason Winston George
As Keith Bennett


Eli finds himself in the shower, naked... and a naked Maggie comes in. Eli panics but realizes she doesn't seem to find anything unusual about the situation. Looking in a mirror, Eli sees that he's her fiancé, Scott Colby. After he snaps out of the vision, Eli goes to see Frank. Eli thinks the vision is meant to help him stop Maggie from going to Posner & Klein. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Darrell BlackWithout Your Loveas Taylor and Matt dance at the engagement party
MutluLivin' Itas Jordan and Martin recruit attorneys
Sharon Jones and the Dap-KingsBe Easyas Maggie talks to Eli about her break-up
SpoonDon't You EvahEli in shower with Maggie
Steve ReynoldsHouse I Builtas Jordan and Eli talk at the end

Episode Quotes
Patti: Can you believe how easily people are bought?
Eli: The exodus has begun.
Patti: Only the morally bankrupt and weak-minded. No one liked your wife’s banana bread. We only ate it to be polite!

Eli: You’re the best, Patti.
Patti: I assume that’ll be reflected in my Christmas bonus?

Taylor: He just needs a gentle push.
Eli: Well, he’s your boyfriend, Taylor. Did you try the red nightie thing? That certainly convinced me to… uh, that’s inappropriate. Noted.

Eli: Patti, you know that box you’ve been keeping for me with all the faxes and letters from potential clients?
Patti: You mean the wackadoo file?
Eli: I mean the box with all the fascinating complex legal dilemmas that could one day end up in the Supreme Court.
Patti: Well what I have is a box full of cases from the nutballs that saw you on the news--the wackadoo file?
Eli: Could I just have it?

Jordan: Eli, I understand you have a special affection for Ms. Dekker.
Eli: Why does everyone keep saying that?
Taylor: You’re kidding, right?

Matt: Listen, Dekker, uh, this, uh, party is yours? Is that more like a gift thing or is a wedding present enough?

Patti: Can you justify letting them go?
Eli: The firm is splitting in two.
Patti: Which is what I might do to you in a few seconds.

Matt: Think I don’t know you had Stone set me up? You could have just passed me a note asking if I was staying with boxes for yes or no and “I” dotted with a little heart.

Maggie: (drunk) The other thing about Mojitos is they make you all better, like a tropical beach party in your mouth.

Maggie: Well, I don’t understand. You were in my bathroom?
Eli: Well, yeah. I was in your shower first. Uh, it’s… it’s, uh, very nice. It’s a great selection of shampoo. It’s a little girly for my taste, but, uh…

Matt: Listen, man, I admire what you do. It’s just not what I do.
Eli: What about Taylor?
Matt: She’ll be fine. You should be worried about yourself.
Eli: Why?
Matt: Because the next time we’re in court together, it’ll be my job to shred you.

Eli: Just so you know, um, out of all the people here, you’re the one I could never lose. I mean that, Patti.
Patti: Well, I mean, Lord knows you’d be useless without me.

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-ProducerDahvi Waller  |  Carl Ogawa  |  Brett Mahoney  |  Melissa Berman
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorTodd Desrosiers
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerJeanne Caliendo
First Assistant DirectorMarty Jedlicka
Second Assistant DirectorCaroline Stephenson
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorMoira Marquis
Music SupervisorJoe Guthrie
Costume DesignerVictoria J. Auth
Key GripJeff Case
Camera OperatorChris Murphy (1)  |  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 W. Watkins
Assistant EditorGabrielle Thorbourn
Post Production SupervisorSarah Rath
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyDennis S. Hall
Story EditorSteve Lichtman  |  Wendy Mericle
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 ProducerKaren Czukerberg
Department Head Make-upElena Arroy
Original CastingEric Dawson  |  Liz Dean  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Production StaffLindsey Allen  |  Christen Bennett  |  Cynthia Blaise  |  Debbie Ezer  |  Oscar Balderrama
Warning: Eli Stone season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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