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"An Attorney Who's Also a Prophet. Now That Would Just be Crazy, Wouldn't It?"
on 1 September 2009
Season 2 of Eli Stone really changed the game around. The partners may have lost their original bid to wrestle the law firm away from Jordan Wethersby (Victor Garber), but a changed conscience gives them another chance. And it isn't long before Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) and Jordan are heading a law firm devoted to helping the underprivileged with legitimate cases. Unfortunately, the poor can't always pay for the services that are being provided. Most surprising of all is that Maggie Decker (Julie Gonzalo) left the firm to join the other side. Now, she and Eli often square off in court.
Meanwhile, Eli's aneurysm is back, giving him more visions that may or may not make his life easier. And he's got his father's diary to guide him; unless it makes things even more complicated.
Cases this season involve a family fighting over how to bury a fallen soldier, the wrongful termination of a news anchor, and an atheist who needs a heart transplant. Where does it all lead?
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.
Honestly, if they hadn't ended the show with a baseless attack on Christians, I might have given this show one more star. But the parents in the heart transplant episode really got to me. I don't know anyone who would have behaved the way they did. If I hadn't wanted to know how it all ended, I would have turned it off in disgust.
So, basically, if you enjoyed the first season, this season really is more of the same. And if you aren't familiar with the show, see how cheaply you can watch it before you invest a lot of time doing so.