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Season Eight

177 / 8.01 - Whitewater

Will this be Tim's last birthday? Jill's surprise birthday gift of a river rafting adventure trip to Kernville, California goes against Tim's well thought out plans of lounging in his new recliner.

178 / 8.02 - Adios

The Taylor family has to say some tough goodbyes to Randy after he is unexpectedly accepted into a year long environmental study program in Costa Rica. Meanwhile, Tool Time holds auditions for a group to write lyrics to the Tool Time theme music.

179 / 8.03 - All in the Family

Jill's sister and Tim's brother get a little too friendly... and interrupt Tim and Jill's plans to spend some intimate time together.

180 / 8.04 - Taylor Got Game

Brad is worried about his SATs and is also faced with the tough decision of whether to accept an offer to play professional soccer in Europe.

181 / 8.05 - Al's Fair Lady

The Tool Time gang take their show on the road in Tim's new community fix-up van. Tim and Jill are introduced to Al's new, very rich girlfriend... and Tim doesn't understand what is so wrong about Al accepting very extravagant gifts from her... of course, the gift is a car.

182 / 8.06 - Bewitched

Continuing their holiday tradition, the ghouls and goblins aren't the only scary creatures on this Hallowe'en episode of the show. But, when Wilson disappears after the Hallowe'en party, Tim becomes the prime suspect.

183 / 8.07 - Not So Great Scott

Jill tells Tim that she thinks one of her patients is seeing Heidi's husband Scott. Unfortunately, Tim accidentally spills this little tidbit of confidential information to Heidi.

184 / 8.08 - Tim's First Car

Jill decides to find Tim an exact replica of his first car after it is junked. Mark helps Brad out in his search for colleges by making a video for him to send out to prospective schools.

185 / 8.09 - Mr. Likeable

Al gets a role in a TV movie, staring with Morgan Fairchild. Tim has trouble convincing everyone he's happy for Al.

186 / 8.10 - Thanks, But No Thanks

Tim invites his brother, Marty, and his six-year-old twin daughters to stay at the Taylor household when he discovers that Marty and his wife are separated.

187 / 8.11 - Home for the Holidays

Randy returns home unexpectedly for Christmas and discovers all the changes that have gone on in his absence. Tim discovers that his biggest rival in the annual neighborhood lighting contest is Al.

188 / 8.12 - Ploys for Tots

Tim and Jill try to teach Marty the best way to parent when one of the twins keeps throwing tantrums to get her own way.

189 / 8.13 - Chop Shop 'Til You Drop

Tim and Jill buy Brad a car. However, when it is stolen, Tim and Al go undercover to catch the thieves.

190 / 8.14 - Home Alone

Tim is alone for the weekend so that he can write a book for Binford. However, he is distracted by dreams of fame and fortune.

191 / 8.15 - Knee Deep

Brad blames Tim for possibly ruining his soccer career when he injures his knee on a piece of hardware during a Tool Time shoot at the house. The magicians Penn & Teller appear on Tool Time.

192 / 8.16 - Mark's Big Break

Tim commissions Mark to make a video to celebrate the completion of his hot rod. When Tim is disappointed with the result, Mark films a new version - with a dance number set to "Greased Lightning."

193 / 8.17 - Young at Heart

The plans for Tim and Jill's 19th wedding anniversary go awry when Tim is caught on security cameras in a compromising position with his new female mechanic

194 / 8.18 - Love's Labor Lost, Part I

Plans for a ski trip are put on hold when Jill needs an emergency hysterectomy. Tim helps her face the situation, but becomes frightened when complications arise during surgery.

195 / 8.19 - Love's Labor Lost, Part II

Tim waits for news on Jill's surgery. Jill will be fine, although she had to have her ovaries completely removed, not partially as was first thought. Jill's mother comes to visit, to help with her daughter's care and with her mood swings.

196 / 8.20 - Neighbors

Tim and Wilson's friendship is tested when Wilson wins $10,000 and decides to build an elaborate science lab in his backyard - which blocks the Taylor family's view.

197 / 8.21 - A Hardware Habit to Break

Harry announces that he is retiring and selling the hardware store. Tim organizes a fundraising party for the store, but ends up buying it himself. But when the customers dry up, Tim begins to wonder what he is doing wrong.

198 / 8.22 - Loose Lips and Freudian Slips

Jill's thesis is before the committee. During Mark's student film viewing, Jill's psychology professor sees Jill criticize him and Jill is worried that this will affect the thesis committee's decision.

199 / 8.23 - Trouble-a-Bruin

Troubles brew on Tool Time when Bud mandates that no non-Binford products are to be used on the show. Brad has to decide whether or not to play soccer earlier than he is scheduled to when he has an opportunity to play for a UCLA soccer coach/scout.

200 / 8.24 - Dead Weight

Tool Time continues to be a "jewel" despite the continued excess presence of the Binford name. Things rapidly turn sad when Al decides to take his mother out to dinner to tell her he's going to get married... and she has a heart attack and dies.

201 / 8.25 - The Long and Winding Road, Part I

Tool Time's new producer, Morgan, stages a Jerry Springer style fight on the show. When he refuses to stop degrading the show, Tim quits. Jill's psychology professor offers her a great job - in Indiana.

202 / 8.26 - The Long and Winding Road, Part II

While on the way to school, Tim and the boys reminisce about some of the good times they've had. With clips from previous shows.

203 / 8.27 - The Long and Winding Road, Part III

Tim records his finale Tool Time, with a host of guests - and a pregnant Heidi. Morgan offers Tim more money and an executive producer credit to stay with the show, but Tim rejects his offer. Jill makes a decision about the Indiana job offer. Wilson and Tim take down their fence to make more room for Al and Trudy's wedding. Harry and Delores return for the happy occasion, while Benny, Marty and Jeff bet on the outcome. The Taylor's decide to go to Indiana, taking their house with them in the ultimate home project - or is it just a figment of Tim's imagination?

204 / 8.28 - Backstage Pass

A look back at the past eight years of Home Improvement, with cast interviews, outtakes, scenes for the final taping - and Wilson's entire face.

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