Here’s just a reminder that the finale of “Eli Stone” is on tonight and make sure not to miss George Michael. Although the show still hasn’t been renewed for a second season, I’m sure we’re all hopeful to see more of George Michael in the U.S. next year. I’m including a few of the recent articles on “Eli Stone” and George Michael:
Which all leads to one last production number, one last vision of George Michael, and one last demonstration of how to juggle show-stopping whimsy and unabashed heart in a thoroughly winning package. This episode also is a perfect example of how to end a season when you’re not sure the show itself has a future. It leaves you hanging in all the right ways, convincing you there is much more story to tell even as it satisfies you that it has told the introductory chapter and wrapped it up as well as humanly possible.
I can’t say that the initial moments of its debut episode made me especially optimistic — a lawyer has hallucinations about George Michael? — but I’ve ended up enjoying Eli Stone, which ends its season tonight. ABC gave it 13 episodes to prove itself, and while its ratings were pretty iffy (it really only scored when following the season premiere of Lost and the post-strike premiere of Desperate Housewives), I’d much rather see a second season of George Michael music than, say, the renewed and dullsville Private Practice.
Eli Stone hauls out the big cliffhanger for its season finale, as the title character undergoes surgery to have his brain aneurysm removed. The episode touches on right-to-die issues as Eli falls into a coma, where he sees God, who looks a lot like George Michael (the singer has been popping up in Eli’s hallucinations all season).