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Second Thoughts (Season 3, Episode 2)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A mentally impaired janitor, Karl, is befriended by his employer Dr. Valerian, a brilliant scientist who is dying of cancer. The older man decides that his various talents should not be allowed to die with him and convinces the young man ...See moreA mentally impaired janitor, Karl, is befriended by his employer Dr. Valerian, a brilliant scientist who is dying of cancer. The older man decides that his various talents should not be allowed to die with him and convinces the young man to "push the green button". This single act downloads the scientists experiences and "self" into the mind of Karl. At first, the personalities work together as symbiotes. The scientist is not finished with just his download, however, and continues to download other minds into Karl's brain. The strain of the extra personalities warring in his mind begin to cause problems. Several deaths, including the mad scientist's, have detectives looking into the issue as well. Written by Anonymous See less
Writer
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Brent-Karl Clackson (as Brent Karl Clackson)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 19, 1997

Release date
Jan 19, 1997 (United States)

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13 cast members
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Howie Mandel
Karl Durand Karl Durand   See fewer
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Jennifer Rubin
Rose Ciotti Rose Ciotti   See fewer
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John Gilbert
Dr. Valerian Dr. Valerian   See fewer
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Terry David Mulligan
Det. Landers Det. Landers   See fewer
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Lorena Gale
Louise Louise   See fewer
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Michael Ryan
Thomas Langley Russell Thomas Langley Russell   See fewer
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Jerry Wasserman
William Talbot William Talbot   See fewer
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Althea McAdam
Dr. Behrens Dr. Behrens   See fewer
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Cindy Girling
Saleswoman Saleswoman   See fewer
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Gordon Tipple
Detective #1 Detective #1   See fewer
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Kevin Conway
The Control Voice (voice) (uncredited) The Control Voice (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 136 votes