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Kyle XY

Season 2 Episode 4

Balancing Act

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 02, 2007 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Foss is alarmed by a murder in the forest, which pushes Kyle to his breaking point. Declan's probe of what he believes is Kyle's secret could have grievous consequences.

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  • Josh had alot to do in this episode. It wasn't that bad but once again it could have been better.

    So Josh gets his license in this episode. He also meets Andy Jensen a girl who he sees at school and at his job. Through the episode you can see her getting closer to him but not much of him starting to like her. he isn't asking out of it just he doesn't look like he really likes her. Also Amanda is really good at holding grudges as she isn't budging much. Until the end when she smiles and waves to Kyle. Josh is really excited and seems close to Kyle in this episode. He even said Kyle was his best friend in this episode. The end is pretty good. Kyle realizes Foss was the drunk driver who killed his wife and daughter. Then Declan gets back to his car and there is an envelope with several pictures of him peeking around the building then it says if you care about 'her' stay away. And the 'her' is Lori. I did not see this coming and can't wait til the next episode.moreless
  • Josh is the only reason to watch the episode. Oh, and the ending.

    Like I said, Josh was brilliant in this episode. The scenes without Josh were a little slow and very teenage soap opera but overall it was a good episode. The humor was great yet again. I liked the new character...she seems very funny. I don't like the whole Lori and Declan love problems. It's getting a little old. Kyle's story needs to pick up too sadly.
  • Kyle tries to keep his abilities a secret but it is hard to!

    Again the show is great. I think Josh is a great comic relief to the show. And Kyle is trying to test his abilities. But must keep this private from his "family!" He is nonetheless having a hard time doing this. As he and Foss develop an unlikely bond. Character building and development is really working in this show!
  • great, josh was brilliant

    This episode is very good, for someone like me who has only seen half of it, I couldn’t say it’s bad, but it sure sets up a new episode. The end was brilliant, so I would call it a great episode because of it’s action and Josh Treger scenes. So overall it’s a very good episode. so there isn't anytihgn bad to say about it, it isn't the best Kyle episdoe they have ever made but if you are going to choose n episode to watch over again, i would say this would be the one. Josh and his car had wonderful scenes. so the current episode MVP is Joshmoreless
  • Kyle works on his abilities and tries to keep it a secret.

    this episode was really good but i would have to say it might have been the worst of the season becuase nothing major happened...Kyle is still working with Foss to not only strengthin his mind but also his body...Declan is still trying to figure out what is going on but he hits a bump in the road when someone leaves him a message about stopping or they are going to hurt Lori...Josh gets a car for his birthday...Amanda finally forgives Kyle for not telling her about Charlie...Stephen loses his job...Nicole decides to start working again and guess who her first patient is....yup Jessi...so the eppy was pretty good...cant wait for next week.moreless
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Guest Star

Magda Apanowicz

Magda Apanowicz

Andy Jensen

Recurring Role

Leah Cairns

Leah Cairns

Emily Hollander

Recurring Role

Nicholas Lea

Nicholas Lea

Thomas Foss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Kyle: About Charlie...
      Amanda: Kyle...
      Kyle: I should have told you what was going on.
      Amanda: Yeah, well being someone's friend isn't about what you should have done. It's about what you do.

    • Stephen: Josh, what happened to your room?
      Josh: What do you mean?
      Stephen: It's clean!

    • Amanda: What are you doing?
      Kyle: Giving you space.
      Amanda: No you're not, you're staring at me.
      Kyle: I just wanna say one thing.
      Amanda: You may wanna say it, but I'm not ready to hear it.

    • Stephen: (On Josh's new car) Thought the three of us can work on it.
      Josh: Dad you don't know how to fix up a car.
      Stephen: That's true. But Kyle just read the manual.

    • Kyle: Is space what you wanted from Declan?
      Lori: What I want from Declan is an explanation. Or at least a distraction. I need to do something to get him off my mind.
      Kyle: How about something from here? (points at the activity board)
      Lori: I'm not really the activity board type. I mean, have you seen the people who post these flyers? Totally hideous.
      (man posts a flyer for guitar lessons)
      Lori: The guitar on the other hand, is a very sexy instrument.

    • (Josh honks Amanda's car horn)
      Amanda: Josh, stop hitting the horn, the neighbors are gonna freak!
      Josh: (In Amanda's car) You are the neighbor, relax. I just wanna hear her purr. An Audi, let me guess 357 magnum, about five thousand horse power.
      Amanda: Do you have any idea what you're talking about?
      Josh: Of course.

    • Kyle: What are you gonna tell Josh about the car?
      Stephen: I'm not sure. My dad was notorious for breaking promises, I don't wanna be that kind of father.
      Kyle: You're not, you're a great father.

    • Kyle: Hi Amanda.
      Amanda: I don't want to talk to you.
      Kyle: It's okay I'll talk to you.
      Amanda: No I mean, I don't want you to talk to me either.
      Kyle: I just wanted to…
      Amanda: (Interrupting Kyle) You're still talking.

    • Kyle: We all struggle to find the right path to take in life. It's not always easy to know what that is, or where it will lead us. In the end it's the people in our lives that provide us the balance to help us make it through.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music
      "Living A Lie" by Aquaduct
      "Who You Are" by Cary Brothers
      "Nevermind The Phonecalls" by Earlimart
      "Living In Twilight" by The Weepies
      "Live To Be Free" by Griffin House
      "Canon" by Pachelbel
      "Take It From Me" by The Weepies

    • International Airdates
      New Zealand – 21 October 2007 on TV2
      India – 15 December 2007 on Star World
      Poland – 25 May 2008 on TVP1
      Belgium – 8 June 2008 on 2BE
      Slovakia – 15 March 2009 on Markiza