Kyle XY

Season 3 Episode 10

Bringing Down the House

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 2009 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

    • Goofs: Supposedly, Declan walks Andy through setting up a webcam using her car's navigation system.
      1.) GPS systems don't connect to the internet. They connect to a network of satellites that can deliver latitude and longitude, nothing more.
      2.) No currently existing navigation system has the software necessary to communicate with a webcam.
      3.) Even if somehow they were able to set up this link, there is no way that the picture quality would have looked near-broadcast quality at that frame rate.

    • Goofs: There are a number of issues with the scene where Kyle swaps out the hard drive:
      1.) The computer he swapped the drive out on was not in a server form-factor. While technically any computer can function as a server, it's hard to believe that an organization with resources like Latnok would use a regular desktop for a server, even an isolated one as Kyle describes.
      2.) Given the kinds of simulation and scientific analysis taking place, a computer that does not have the processing or storage capacity to provide adequate performance to Latnok.
      3.) Cassidy's computer started to flicker when Kyle replaced the hard drive. If a server is brought down, the computers connected to it may generate an error message, but won't flicker a display since the server doesn't directly control what the computers' displays.
      4.) Servers generally have one drive where the system information is stored, and one or more drives where users put their documents. If Kyle removed the system drive, then how did he manage to get a complete copy of everything on the drive such that no one at Latnok would notice, how did he swap them without restarting, and why was the data in question on the system drive in the first place? If it was the data drive, then why did it generate a system error for Cassidy's computer?
      5.) Data drives on servers are usually set up in a "RAID" array to harden the system against disk failure. This system is designed so that if one disk is removed, the data on it can still be recovered using information from the others. Kyle would have had to remove multiple drives in order to truly destroy the data.

  • Quotes

    • Amanda: Look, I know we've never really gotten along, but, I don't know, I feel like we might be a little bit closer than before. So, I think it's only fair that I tell you...
      Jessi: Tell me what?
      Amanda: I'm gonna tell Kyle that I want him back.
      Jessi: You really have the nerve to say that? After everything that happened tonight?
      Amanda: Like I said, fair warning. You deserve it.
      Jessi: You're a lot braver than I thought.

    • Nicole: I can't help wishing you'd just taken him up on his offer of freedom.
      Kyle: Nicole, they're restarting the experiment. They're playing God! And if Cassidy's any indication of the kind of people they are, I don't want them to have that power.
      Nicole: I understand. I do, but the deeper in you go, the more it's changing you.
      Kyle: Changing me?
      Nicole: You faked Jessi's death. You're lying. You're sneaking around, breaking laws. This just– this isn't you. At least it's not who you used to be.

    • Jessi: Look, unfortunately, you're going to have to do it.
      Amanda: Do what? Break into his room and steal his files?
      Jessi: I was thinking firebomb, but okay.

    • Kyle: If I'm special, it's not because of how I came into this world, it's what happened to me once I was in it. You took me in. You loved me like I was one of your own children. Having you in my life, that's what makes me special! But this, what they're planning, it's robbing someone of their childhood, of their connection to a mother, a family. I can't allow that!

    • Kyle: I needed to burn Adam's journals to erase his records of the experiment. But I knew I was also burning the only real connection I had to the man who had given me life, and the way he had given it.

    • Kyle: How is it possible to feel electricity for one person and butterflies for another?

    • Nicole: Josh is still asleep but I talked to Lori about what's going on.
      Kyle: I'll finish getting dressed and I'll be right out. (Nicole looks at Jessi)
      Jessi: I'll be in the other room pretending to be dead.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music
      "Hiding" by Meiko
      "Sleep In My Clothes" by The Sammies
      "Buildings & Mountains" by The Republic Tigers
      "Before It Gets Better" by Earlimart

  • Allusions