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Can Sigourney Weaver figure out Eli Stone?

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 15th 2008 2:23PM
Baby Mama SigourneyThere will be some major star power in the new season of Eli Stone. No, I'm not referring to Katie Holmes' stunt casting. I'm talking big-time star wattage. Sigourney Weaver will guest on Eli Stone as a psychologist. Eli, who is in desperate need of figuring out what he's been experiencing is the result of the brain ailment he's suffering from or something else.

Since he had brain surgery -- or so we think -- at season's end, will Eli still have the visions? Will he fulfill the imperative to Live Brave and become a leader -- prophet -- or was that not a look at the future but something else?

It's all very mysterious, and just the fact that he's going to see a shrink is positive development. Casting Sigourney Weaver is a positive as well. She's a three-time Oscar nominee and carries with her innate integrity and class.

Assuming the therapist is meant to be a legitimate counselor, her casting alone lends an air of authority. It's like Hector Elizondo as the psychiatrist on Monk.

I'm really anxious to see how Eli evolves in season two. I was hoping ABC would give it some time to really unwind the mystery. While it's not as complex and deep as Lost, it's still an intriguing show and premise. The fact that the producers are luring some names to the show -- Holmes and Weaver -- is a great way to lure viewers who may not have tried Eli Stone.

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I was secretly hoping she would be Shawn's mother on Psych as Cybill isn't really that dynamic. That being said, Eli Stone came out of nowhere to become a show I hold very dear, so this is a close second. Bring on season 2!

August 15 2008 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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