Home Improvement: Season 8, Episode 2

Adios (29 Sep. 1998)

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Randy and his girlfriend Lauren are selected to go to Costa Rica for a school program to study the rain forests. Jill is upset and does not want him to go. Tim tries to fix things by ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Taylor (as Taran Smith)
Wade Waller
Shelby Grimm ...
Harry J. Campbell ...
William T. Lewis ...
Flannel #3 (as William Lewis)
Tim Reeder ...
Steffon ...
L.L. Tool J (as Steffon Sam)


Randy and his girlfriend Lauren are selected to go to Costa Rica for a school program to study the rain forests. Jill is upset and does not want him to go. Tim tries to fix things by telling Randy he cannot go. Jill is more upset with this. Written by Bernie

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Made for the purpose of writing Randy out of the show, as Jonathan Taylor Thomas no longer wished to appear in the series. See more »

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Randy's Departure Episode Is Sad, Yet One Of The Best Episodes Of Season 8.
13 November 2009 | by (Washington, United States) – See all my reviews

This is the episode where Randy leaves for Costa Rica with his girlfriend, Lauren. It is very sad to see Jonathan Taylor Thomas leave the show, but they wrote him out of the series in a very witty way and this is definitely one of the best episodes of the last season.

I won't go into great detail about what happens. I shouldn't spoil that for viewers that haven't seen this great episode. Basically, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is written out of the show when Randy leaves on a year long Costa Rican study program with his girlfriend. Jill doesn't feel comfortable with him going, but she eventually agrees to it. There's still a problem though, and it isn't Jill. I won't give away what the problem is though. Randy does leave at the end of the episode in a sad and hilarious goodbye to not only the character, but the actor as well as this was the last episode he was in as a regular character. He returns later in the season one last time for the Christmas episode.

This is a wonderfully written, emotional send off to one of the show's most loved characters that is packed to the top with loads and loads of hilarity at every turn and it is one of the best episodes of the season. Too bad it ended with Randy leaving. Still, a great, great episode that sent Randy off in a great way. This is the best send off ever, in my opinion, to a character in a TV show in the history of television!

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