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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
UK (Syfy) Feb 16, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jan 04, 2010

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Steven Culp
As Jim Cooper Sr.
Marshall Allman
As Jim "J.J." Cooper Jr.
Bruce French
As Trevor Snyder
Taraji Henson
As Angela Dellacroix (as Taraji P. Henson)
Thomas Cavanagh
As Mr. Stone
Amy Hill
As Judge Uchimura

Co-Guest Stars
Curt Roland
As Young Nate
Gattlin Griffith
As Young Eli
Dakota Sky
As Boy #2
Main Cast
Jonny Lee Miller
As Eli Stone
Natasha Henstridge
As Taylor Wethersby
Loretta Devine
As Patti Dellacoix
Matt Letscher
As Nathan Stone
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 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?

Maggie: You know what’s going on out there? Everyone’s whispering behind closed doors.
Matt: You’re doing it without the door.

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?

Patti: I’m really not one to interfere in my daughter’s personal life…
Keith: Guess that depends on whether you consider threatening to shank me with a butter knife “interfering.”

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 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 DirectorMarty Jedlicka
Second Assistant DirectorCaroline Stephenson
MusicBlake Neely
Music EditorMoira Marquis
Music SupervisorJoe Guthrie
Costume DesignerVictoria J. Auth
Key GripJeff Case
Camera OperatorSteven H. Smith  |  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 EditorCharissa Sanjarernsuithikul
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
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 CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Liz Dean
Special Effects CoordinatorMichael Gaspar
Production StaffOscar Balderrama  |  Daphne Miles  |  Kip Kroeger  |  Lissed Soukiassian  |  Matthew Hayes
Warning: Eli Stone season 2 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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