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Eli Stone: Happy Birthday Nate

Eli has visions from his father's point of view of Nathan's 12th birthday. Meanwhile, Taylor has news for Matt about her pregnancy, and Keith suspects Patti's daughter of using drugs.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x6
Airdate: Tuesday December 02nd, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

Argentina Jan 29, 2009
United Kingdom Feb 16, 2009
Netherlands Jan 04, 2010

Guest Stars
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Jim Cooper Sr.
Marshall AllmanMarshall Allman
As Jim "J.J." Cooper Jr.
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Angela Dellacroix (as Taraji P. Henson)
Thomas CavanaghThomas Cavanagh
As Mr. Stone
Amy HillAmy Hill
As Judge Uchimura

Co-Guest Stars
Curt RolandCurt Roland
As Young Nate
Gattlin GriffithGattlin Griffith
As Young Eli
Dakota SkyDakota Sky
As Boy #2
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
Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
As Maggie Dekker
Victor GarberVictor Garber
As Jordan Wethersby
Jason George (2)Jason George (2)
As Keith Bennett


Eli takes Nate golfing on the latter's birthday. Eli explains that he'll be representing Jim Cooper's son J.J. in his emancipation filing, and mentions that Cooper threatened Nate's job at the hospital. Eli starts to laugh uncontrollably and then falls to the ground, dead drunk. He looks to find himself as his father in his old home, at Nate's birthday party. The kids call for young Nate, who comes in and is disappointed his dad is drunk. A young Eli is also there. Eli wakes up and tells what Nate what happens...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
HaydenWhere and Whenas Eli and Nate play golf
The PoliceEvery Breath You TakeEli's first flashback as his father
Sam & DaveWhen Something Is Wrong With My Babyas Angela and Keith talk
Talking HeadsBurning Down the HouseEli's second flashback as his father

Episode Quotes
Nate: So getting me fired, this is… what, this is your idea of a birthday present?
Eli: I would never ruin your birthday or birthday golf.
Nate: Can we please not call it “birthday golf.” Because, you know, it makes me feel six.

Jordan: Are you insane? Because you’re not going to represent Jim Cooper’s son. I forbid it.
Eli: Are we still doing that? I mean, we’re partners now. Do we get to forbid? You look like your aneurysm’s about to burst.

Jordan: I think what Eli's trying to say…
Jim Cooper Sr.: I don't care. You work for me.
Jordan: Do I, now?
Jim Cooper Sr.: I can make sure the rest of your career is spent taking court-appointed cases at $75 a pop.
Jordan: I'm sure you don't mean…
Jim Cooper Sr.: I've got it within my power to end your little venture here before it even gets off the ground. And if you want to prevent that from happening, you will not only remove Mr. Stone from my sight, you will remove him from the firm. Any questions?
Jordan: Just one. Do you remember your way back to the elevator?

Patti: Before I forget, Dr. Melvoy called.
Eli: Is he ready to testify tomorrow?
Patti: From St. Thomas? He's on vacation for a month.
Eli: He's like the third expert to fly the coop.
Patti: More like the Coop-er. You mess with the bull, Eli, you get the horns.

Jordan: You haven’t told Mr. Dowd yet, I’m guessing.
Taylor: Matt thinks my morning sickness is food poisoning. He keeps threatening restaurants with lawsuits.
Jordan: If only there were an alternative to lying to the father of your unborn child.

Matt: Well, we knew it would happen eventually. It was just a matter of time before we went up against our ex-coworkers.
Maggie: Matt..
Matt: Granted, it’s Taylor and Eli, but we know them intimately. Well, half intimately. Did you and Stone…
Maggie: I have to tell you. I plugged the leak.
Matt: Is that a euphemism?

Jim "J.J." Cooper Jr.: You ever stop being scared?
Eli: No. But I don't stop living , either. That's what life is. You just… you gotta keep moving forward, even when you know that there's some bad stuff waiting for you years or weeks, maybe days, down the road. You keep moving forward. 'Cause even when you think you know what's gonna happen, it doesn't always. That's what hope is made of.

Taylor: I specifically asked you not to say anything to Matt.
Jordan: There was a chocolate bear!

Nathan: So how did you know that I was supposed to be in court? What, did you use some mystic eastern power to reanimate it?
Frank: Yeah, it's called… (bad Chinese accent) Kinko's.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGreg Berlanti  |  Marc Guggenheim
Executive ProducerMarc Guggenheim  |  David Petrarca
Supervising ProducerLeila Gerstein
ProducerMichael Cedar  |  Jennifer Lence
Co-ProducerMelissa Berman  |  Brett Mahoney  |  Carl Ogawa
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorAnthony Scott (2)
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 OperatorBill Layton  |  Steven H. Smith
Set DecoratorMichele Poulik
Location ManagerTony Salome
Property MasterCourtney Jackson (2)
Production Sound MixerNicholas R. Allen
Script SupervisorBarry L. Caldwell
Assistant EditorCharissa Sanjarernsuithikul
Post Production SupervisorSarah Rath
Supervising Sound EditorJeremy J. Gordon
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
Director of PhotographyDennis S. Hall
Story EditorWendy Mericle  |  Steve Lichtman
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
Department Head Make-upElena Arroy
Original CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Liz Dean
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Production StaffOscar Balderrama  |  Matthew Hayes  |  Lissed Soukiassian
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