10 Things I Hate About You

Season 1 Episode 7

Light My Fire

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Aug 18, 2009 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Bianca tries to use another opportunity to impress Chastity, when local residents suffer a bushfire and are relocated to Padua High. She tries to find a private room for Chastity in the school.

Meanwhile, Patrick tries to have a moment alone with Kat to confess his feelings, but with the panic of the fire his chances might be ruined. They finally find a moment alone together in the school rooftop. Can Patrick get to tell her how he feels?

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  • Patrick & Kat kiss.

    This episode was just okay in the beginning, but as the episode progressed, you can tell that this episode was going to be a biggie. There are brush fires, and everyone has to go to the high school as they have to evacuate from their homes. Cameron thinks he started the fire. Finally, after all the buildup, Kat & Patrick kiss. But Patrick basically called her a slut, and she got offended, but he fixed it by going back to the house to get her records. Also finally, Bianca stands up to Chastity. She was being so annoying in this episode. I realized the episode rating goes down when Chastity is in the episode. I know the writers intention was to get Chastity redemption, but not in my book. The dad meets someone that helps him get over his wife's death. Great episode.moreless
  • Big fire makes all residents evacuate to Padua High. Cameron thinks he starts the fire. Bianca tries to become closer with Chastity by setting up their own private room. Pat and Kat make out but it doesn't end that well.moreless

    Ethan Peck/Patrick Verona mania in this episode. I loved it. I love how Lindsey Shaw/Kat in one way or another is playing hard to get. She doesn't even realize it herself. :D They are real cute togehter it's amazing. Bianca should get over trying to befriend Chastity. I was in total shock when she finally stood up for what she believed was right. I thought it was so cute when Cameron asked Patrick for advice again because Patrick had to stand on the staircase to make himself look taller than him. I thought that was hilarious. I felt bad in the end when Bianca said that they wouldn't have to talk he went from a relived excited to painfully hurt by that comment.moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 7

    Dang. This show is getting so good. This is probably one my favorite episodes so far. I just love this storyline. and plus Kat and Patrick kissed! I'm kinda glad they aren't dragging them on, cuz that gets annoying. I loved the beginning when Kat was singing and Patrick showed up at her window. I really like that they were all at the school for the fire and had some great character development. plus i loved when Bianca called Chastity a B. haha. It was hilarious. This show is defintely a great one for ABC Family and I hope it gets a second season. I think that it will.moreless
Allie Gonino

Allie Gonino


Guest Star

Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey


Guest Star

Jeanette Miller

Jeanette Miller


Guest Star

Kyle Kaplan

Kyle Kaplan

Michael Eckman

Recurring Role

Ally Maki

Ally Maki


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Bianca: I'm just excited to know that you're capable of physical attraction. Now, maybe I won't have to suffer the burden of caring for you and your cats when you're old.

    • Bianca: You are such a bitch!
      Chastity: What did you say to me?
      Bianca: You heard me! You are a manipulative, conniving, mean little shrew of a person and I am sick of taking your crap! Can't you see that nobody likes you?
      (Chastity runs out of the room crying)
      Suhrob: (to Bianca): That was harsh.

    • (Kat is sitting on the stairs by herself, the old lady walks up)
      Kat: Look, I'm off duty. Fire's over.
      Old Lady: Oh, so I guess I don't have to show you what your boyfriend left for you.
      Kat: He's not my boyfriend.
      Old Lady: (points) Over there. Missy, lighten up - I know a lot of cat ladies who started out like you. (smiles and walks away while Kat goes to see what Patrick left her - her mom's vinyl albums)
      Bianca: (while Kat flips through her albums in disbelief that Patrick was thoughtful enough to bring them) I am so happy we can go home. This evacuation has been nothing but drama.
      (Walter appears behind them)
      Walter: The fire is out, the house is safe and no babies were born in the gym. We may all return to our lives. (he gestures to his daughters) come here, come here. Life is great (he kisses Bianca's forehead and puts an arm around each of them)
      Kat: Are you drunk?
      Walter: Only on life, my darling. And five hundred dollars worth of wine.
      Kat: I'm driving.

    • Kat: (finds Patrick sitting on a ledge on the roof of the school) Don't jump.
      Patrick: Oh, I don't have to, you're here now.
      Kat: Okay jump.
      Patrick: I'm only three stories up. All I'd do is break a leg.
      Kat: It'd still be worth it.
      Patrick: (points to fire burning in the distance) Come check this out. It's really beautiful.
      Kat: If you don't think about all the homes being destroyed.
      Patrick: (leans closer and points) Look over there. UGH! (pretends to be slipping off the edge. Kat cries out and reaches for him) Aah!
      Kat: Oh! (walks away from the ledge, Patrick follows)
      Patrick: See, you don't want me to jump.
      Kat: You're such a jerk.
      Patrick: Now, I can tell you what I wanted to tell you.
      Kat: Ooh, I'm on pins and needles. Let me guess...is it the same thing you wanted to tell the girl downstairs?
      Patrick: Oh, I like it when you're jealous.
      Kat: I'm not jealous, I'm appalled- there's a difference.
      Patrick: Look, I was going to tell her that she should stop stalking me.
      Kat: Hmm..big words from the guy who shows up unannounced in my bedroom window at eleven O'clock at night. That's way past visiting hours.
      Patrick: You talk a lot. (takes her head in his hands ands kisses her, they continue on for several moments)
      Kat: (pulls back, happy) Is that what you wanted to tell me?
      Patrick: Sure (smiles and leans in to kiss her again)
      Kat: (breaking away quicker this time) No, seriously.
      Patrick: Oh, seriously? Okay, I realized why I find you interesting.
      Kat: Hmm...do tell.
      Patrick: (cupping her face with one hand) You're different from other girls. You have a mind of your own.
      Kat: That must be a refreshing change for you.
      Patrick: It is, you're not all clingy and...needy. We can just make-out and it doesn't have to be this whole big thing. (leans in to kiss her but Kat pulls away)
      Kat: Right. (moves away) Right, because I'm a total slut. But I have a mind of my own.
      Patrick: No that's not what I meant.
      Kat: Well, what did you mean?
      Patrick: I meant you're not living some fairy-tale where I'm your prince charming.
      Kat: Trust me. No one would mistake you for prince charming. Prince Charles maybe.
      Patrick: Aah! And we were having such a nice time.
      Kat: Unbelievable! I'm worried about losing my home all of my stuff, every memory and you just want to hook up.
      Patrick: Why do you have to make everything so difficult?
      Kat: What can I say, I'm not easy. (Leaves the rooftop)

    • (Kat's handing out small bottles of water and spots Patrick coming down the hall again, the Old lady's suddenly right next to her)
      Old Lady: Go after him already. Seize the moment. Life is short, trust me - I know.
      Kat: You're old, I get it. (walks around her again)
      Old Lady: Ooh.
      (Bianca runs up to Kat's side)
      Bianca: Do you have keys to any of the classrooms? I NEED you to open one.
      Kat: Chastity needs more room for her ego?
      Bianca: Someone brought a family into our room and she's a bit territorial.
      Kat: Too bad. Tell Gangus Chastity that there's a fire going on and we all need to pull together.
      Bianca: Yeah, yeah, yeah- we are the world I get it. Can't you just open a door please?
      Kat: Not a chance.
      Bianca: Why can't you just help me once? Why does everything you do have to be about principles?
      Kat: Why does everything you do have to be about Chastity? It's pathetic.
      Bianca: Fine, I guess you'd rather be handing out water bottles to old ladies than making out with Patrick Verona but you're right I'm the one who's pathetic!
      (Kat watches Patrick go up to the rooftop)

    • Cameron: (spots Patrick and follows behind him) Have you ever done something you've regretted?
      Patrick: Giving you advice because you keep coming back.
      Cameron: Okay, but have you ever done something you're really sorry about?
      Patrick: (spins around and looks at him) What did you do?
      Cameron: I think I started the fire.
      Patrick: Okay, let me guess you set off a model rocket?
      Cameron: How'd you know?
      Patrick: Well it was either that or you were setting your farts on fire. So, what's the problem?
      Cameron: The problem is the guilt is eating me alive. I'm thinking of confessing.
      Patrick: Well, it's not like you did it on purpose.
      Cameron: You're right. That's it I'll tell them what happened, that it was an accident and I'm really sorry.
      Patrick: Yeah, worse case scenario you get 5, 10 years but you can handle prison. And with a face like yours you'll have a husband in no time. (walks away)

    • Kat: (handing a bar of some kind to an old lady) Here you go ma'am.
      Old Lady: Does this have seeds in it? I have diverticulitis.
      Kat: I'm not sure actually. (looks at packet to see ingredients, looks up and spots Patrick walking down the hall)
      Old Lady: Oh, who's that you're undressing with your eyes? Your boyfriend?
      Kat: Ugh, no. Just this guy I know.
      Old Lady: Oh, missy I wasn't born yesterday.
      Kat: I can see that.
      (walks around speechless old woman to talk to Patrick)
      Kat: So you made it, where's your family?
      Patrick: I killed them all. (laughs) They were slowing me down.
      Kat: Natural disasters do bring out the best in people. So what was your big epiphany?
      Girl: (runs up to Patrick's side and puts a hand on his shoulder) You're okay! Did you get my messages? I sent you like a million texts. When are we going to talk? You said you needed to tell me something? (clings to his arm)
      Patrick: (looks at Kat and struggles to explain) Ugh, it's not like that.
      Kat: Sure its not. Enjoy your chat. (walks away)

    • (after hearing on the news that the fire is suspected of being started by homemade pyrotechnics)
      Cameron: Homemade pyrotechnics?
      Michael: Yeah, like fireworks, flares...
      Cameron: Or model rockets. Michael that model rocket we launched yesterday in my backyard...it never came down! Think we started the fire?
      Michael: There's no way. All we did was push a button.
      Cameron: That shot a vessel of highly flammable balsa wood containing gunpowder! (looks around) Into bone-dry brush igniting a gigantic conflagration.
      Michael: Uh oh.

    • Walter: Can you girls handle check in? I'm gonna volunteer for first aid, who knows I may be get to deliver a fire baby.

    • (Kat dances and sings her way around her bedroom, she passes the window and spots Patrick watching her)
      Kat: That treats me like a laaad-eek! Sweet mother (opens window) What the hell are you doing here? It is eleven o'clock at night! (realises her music is still playing and goes to turn it off, also removing her plate while her back is turned to him)
      Patrick: Isn't it obvious? I'm a vampire I need permission to enter.
      Kat: Permission NOT granted.
      (Patrick climbs through the window)
      Patrick: Good thing I'm not really a vampire.
      (Patrick walks over and checks out her music collection, while Kat hurriedly puts on more clothes over her PJs)
      Patrick: Vinyl? How old school.
      Kat: I keep it real.
      Patrick: I've never seen this beatles album.
      Kat: It was only released in the UK. Those were my mom's she was a real purist.
      Patrick: She sounds cool.
      Kat: She was. So again, what is with the breaking and entering?
      Patrick: (spins and around and steps closer to Kat) I had something I wanted to tell you.
      (Kat's bedroom door opens and Bianca walks in dressed in Pjs with rollers in her hair)
      Bianca: Can I borrow your- (Patrick and Kat turn to look at her) A male in your bedroom and he's cute! Am I sleepwalking again? (Patrick smirks while Kat pulls Bianca into the room and closes her door, shushing Bianca)
      Kat: (Patrick sits down while Kat freaks out) Dad is going to hear you.
      Walter: Girls!
      Kat: Oh my god! Crap! Crap! Crap! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! (pulls Patrick up from her chair and pushes him towards the window) Just a second Dad I'm...indecent!
      Bianca: And in so much trouble. I'm loving this.
      Walter: I'm coming in!
      (both girls look towards the window, Patrick's gone)
      Bianca: Spooky.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Patrick: I'm a vampire and I need permission to enter.

      In Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vampires can enter a house unless invited first. Also mentioned in The Vampire Diaries, and many vampire myths.

    • Vivian: The only thing I know about delivering babies, I learned from Gone with the Wind.

      In Part Three of the 1937 novel and 1939 film adaptation Gone with the Wind, set during the American Civil War, Scarlett O'Hara (played by Vivien Leigh) helps deliver Melanie Hamilton's baby while everyone else is tending to the wounded soldiers.

    • Chastity: How cute! You talk like Yoda.

      Yoda, a fictional character in George Lucas' sci-fi film series Star Wars, is a Jedi master who is known to speak using an Object-Subject-Verb word order.

    • Kat: Tell Genghis Chastity that there's a fire going on...

      Genghis Khan, the founder and ruler of the Mongol Empire during the 13th century, is notorious for the destruction and deaths his reign brought to the regions he conquered.

    • Kat: Yeah, yeah, yeah. We are the world, I get it.

      In 1985, several musical artists joined together to record the song "We are the World", to aid in alleviating famine in Africa.

    • Kat: No one would mistake you for Prince Charming. Prince Charles maybe.

      Prince Charming, a stereotypical fictional character in fairy tales, is often depicted as someone who saves and/or ends up with the story's heroine. Prince Charles of Wales, oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, got divorced to the late Princess Diana, an adored public icon, after being accused of having an affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

    • The episode title, Light my fire, is a reference to the 1967 The Doors song.