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Eli Stone: The Humanitarian

Eli and Jordan take on a case to force the government to allow clinical trials of marijuana to cure MS. However, the billionaire philanthropist who backs them soon realizes that his own soon, suffering from MS, doesn't wish to participate. Meanwhile, Maggie and Matt try to determine who the mole is within the new firm that is luring clients to Posner-Kline.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Airdate: Tuesday November 18th, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) Feb 09, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jan 04, 2010

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Steven Culp
As Jim Cooper Sr.
Marshall Allman
As Jim "J.J." Cooper Jr.
Deirdre Lovejoy
As ADA Samantha Jarrells
Tonye Patano
As Judge Flora Simms
Katie A. Keane
As Jane Halston (as Katie Amanda Keane)
Taraji Henson
As Angela Dellacroix (as Taraji P. Henson)
John Rubinstein
As Damon Smalls
Jason Beghe
As Rick O'Malley
Byrne Offutt
As Rudy Conlon
Eli Goodman
As David

Co-Guest Stars
Matthew Yang King
As Tommy Woo
Jeremy Glazer
As Sharky Associate
Donna Cooper
As Associate #1
Gregory Wagrowski
As Associate #2
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


Patti is in the office and discovering that the bakery now demands COD, they can’t afford the deluxe spread, and Eli has left her to pick up the tab. Meanwhile, Eli calls the staff meeting to order once he realizes that the half-empty room is all the staff he has. Comparing notes, they realize that Posner & Klein has acquired several candidates they were just about ready to sign. Eli explains that they are hoping to get Jim Cooper, a billionaire philanthropist, to sign on with Weathersby & Stone. At Posner & Klein, the new team are celebrating how many clients they’ve signed and Matt explains they’ve made a substantial donation to Cooper’s MS research foundation and he may be signing with them...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frederick KnightBlue Notes - Here After I'm Hereafteras Patti threatens Keith
Jamie LidellLittle Bit of Feel Goodas Patti asks Keith to represent Angela
Jim CroceYou Don't Mess Around With Jimopening musical number
Neil HalsteadA Gentle Heartas J.J. asks Eli to represent him
Tina DickowStainsas Keith and Angela have dinner
The WeepiesHideawayPatti talks to the bagel delivery man

Episode Quotes
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 found out who it 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.

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  |  Melissa Berman  |  Brett Mahoney
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorElena Maganini
CastingJeff Greenberg
Unit Production ManagerJeanne Caliendo
First Assistant DirectorJohn Pontrelli
Second Assistant DirectorCaroline Stephenson  |  Lance W. Lanfear
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 EditorJeff Ervin
Post Production SupervisorSarah Rath
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyMichael D. O'Shea
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 CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Liz Dean  |  Robert J. Ulrich
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Production StaffMatt Sagona  |  Thomas Stockwell (2)  |  Andrew Kent  |  Mike Brooks (2)  |  Jenna Ott
Warning: Eli Stone season 2 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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