The Outer Limits

Season 3 Episode 2

Second Thoughts

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 1997 on Showtime
6.9
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A scientist who is dying transfers his mind into Karl Durand, a 30-year-old male who has the mind of a child. Karl is in love though. Suddenly brilliant, he hopes to gain the affections of Rose, his social worker, and he begins stealing other people's minds via the scientist's invention.moreless

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  • Karl Durand lives a simple life with his simple mind. When his employer, Doctor Valerian reveals that he has cancer and is dying, Karl is persuaded to use a device that will transfer the doctor's mind into his own. Thus, the story begins.moreless

    8.5
    Frankly, this is one of the better Outer Limits episodes I've ever seen. Howie Mandell plays his role(s) very well.



    The reveal to this episode, and the specifics of the plot I'll leave a mystery, but let it be said that identity is at the heart of this tale. As the story evolves, we begin to see how complexity and attachment lead to complications and drama.



    The writers have done a good job putting this story together. It all seems to fall into place at an even pace. It is edited and directed well and is an overall great episode. I loved it, and I think it is worth your time to watch.moreless

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