Eli's Coming
"Eli's Coming"
Season 1
Episode 19
Written By Aaron Sorkin
Director Robert Berlinger
Original Airdate March 30, 1999
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"Eli's Coming" is the nineteenth episode of the first season and the nineteenth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 30, 1999. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Robert Berlinger.


Dan's having a truly horrible day: first he sees Rebecca talking to her ex-husband, and then Bobbi Bernstein's back again to cover a college basketball event. The team is worried when they don't hear from Isaac long after his flight from London lands. They eventually find out that Isaac had a stroke.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe (credit only)

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Teri Polo as Rebecca
  4. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  5. Ron Ostrow as Will
  6. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  7. and Lisa Edelstein as Bobbi Bernstein


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Tracey Stern - Producer
  9. Rachel Sweet - Producer
  10. John Amodeo - Produced by
  11. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  12. Robert Berlinger - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Matt Tarses - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. David Walpert - Executive Story Editor
  6. Bill Wrubel - Story Editor
  7. Paul Redford - Story Editor
  8. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  9. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  10. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  11. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  12. Keri McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  13. Nicole Burke - Second Assistant Director
  14. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music