elistonedvdStudio: ABC Studios
Year: 2009
Release Date: August 18, 2009
Run time: 560 minutes
Rating: PG

Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
Region: 1

The excellent acting by Jonny Lee Miller and the whole cast makes the show feel that much more unique, especially with the sometimes hilarious quotes by Loretta Devine, the wise and very talented Victor Garber, the cheeky character of Sam Jaeger and the beautiful women Natasha Henstridge and Julie Gonzalo, and also not forgetting James Saito as the sort-of Chinese acupuncturist.

Season 2 is the final outing of Eli Stone, and many viewers will have many questions unanswered. However, we do know that Elis visions in Season 1 answer some of those questions. It is a pity that ABC couldn’t punt one more breath in for Eli Stone but the DVD has been long awaited.

Thanks to sagging ratings, this set represents the final 13 episodes of the show. Every episode features multiple stories and there are several intriguing plot lines that would have kept me going as long as the show had aired. Yes, there was a decided soap opera feel to things, but those lines kept me going. I just loved the characters and the way the actors brought them to life so much, I had to know how they would turn out.

Unfortunately, the liberal agenda of the show continued at times. Not every week was bad, but when they decided to get political, they really preached. Those episodes became predictable, too. You always knew who was going to lose. Okay, so it was usually fairly obvious who we should be rooting for each week anyway, but this only made it more obvious.
Movie Quality: 9/10

Episode List

201. “The Path” (First aired Oct 14, 2008).
202. “Grace” (Oct 21, 2008).
203. “Unwritten” (Oct 28, 2008).
204. “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” (Nov 11, 2008).
205. “The Humanitarian” (Nov 18, 2008).
206. “Happy Birthday Nate” (Dec 2, 2008).
207. “Help!” (Dec 9, 2008).
208. “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (Dec 16, 2008).
209. “Two Ministers” (Dec 30, 2008).
210. “Sonoma” (Jun 20, 2009).
211. “Mortal Combat” (Jun 27, 2009).
212. “Tailspin” (Jul 4, 2009).
213. “Flight Path” (Jul 11, 2009).

Special Features

  • Dancin’ in the Streets
  • Good Morning Eli With Sam and Julie
  • Deleted Scenes

Special Features: 5/10

Final Thoughts

‘Eli Stone’ is a television series that was before its time and a real shame that it ended so abruptly. There were many shows from this past season that reached their demise prematurely on ABC and ‘Eli Stone’ was one of them. If you were a fan of the show, I  highly recommend picking up the second and final season of this smart show.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10