Kyle XY

Season 2 Episode 16

Great Expectations

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 28, 2008 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Kyle and Amanda's relationship hits a period of uncertainty after she makes a surprise visit home - but is uncharacteristically cagey about the reason why. Meanwhile, Jessi loses her patience with Kyle when he keeps putting off her training sessions.

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  • I liked this episode!

    Amanda comes home for a surprise visit. It turns out that she is really quitting from that school she's going to. Mrs. Bloom is extremely protective of her and forces her to go back. She won't let Kyle or anyone else talk to her, so Kyle, with the help of Jessi, Lori and Josh, comes up with a plan to contact her. Stephen gets a job offer. Kyle's plan works and he and Amanda have a date at the Rack. Mrs. Bloom finds them and makes Amanda leave. Jessi told her about it. Jessi seems jealous of Amanda and Kyle. Taylor tells Jessi that he plans to do great things with her.

    This episode was great! I felt sorry for Amanda. I would hate it if my mom locked me up like that. This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • Kyle and Amanda's relationship is questioned when she comes back home. Kyle has the fighting urge to try to find out what's wrong. Jessi keeps on doing tricks.

    It's spring cleaning and everyone's getting rid of old stuff. Jessi knocks on Kyle's window and doesn't use the front door. Amanda comes back and "needs to talk" with him. The Tragers tells him that it's usually what girls say when they don't have feelings anymore. Kyle worries about that for a while. He throws a long football throw. Amanda's mom tells Kyle that she wants to drop out of the conservatory in NYC because of him. She came to surprise her mom on her birthday just to hear that she doesn't wanna stay there anymore. Lori has to write a 2 page essay for her guidance counselor about who she is. Mrs. Bloom, Amanda's mom, sees Kyle as a distraction. She's uptight narrow minded. The Tragers, mom and dad, side with her. He tried texts and im. He even plays song on guitar but Stephen catches him and brings him inside. It's exactly 38 ft and 9 inches to Amanda's room. Compared to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet did anything to keep their love. Jessi eavesdropped in at Café and lori comments about her giving them privacy. Jessi goes to Amanda's house. She gives Kyle the number 12154. Jessi is trying and apologizes to Lori. She says that she just wants to help. Lori throws rocks at Amanda's room and her mom shuts the shade. Phase 2 is to send electrical light charges to her room. Phase 3 is to write on a black board and communicate to Amanda that way. Stephen said Amanda has a good opportunity for her in NYC. Josh pretends to be Amanda while her mom comes in her room. Lori makes a place for Amanda and Kyle to be together. Amanda got the message. It was act 2 scene 2 act 1, the balcony scence, Amanda's favorite part in Romeo and Juliet. Hilary made their dinner. She's a fan of Top Chef. Lights twinkle for Amanda then her mom found them there. Amanda says, 'If you really cared bout my future you wouldn't of sold my piano in the first place.' Jessi was the one who let Amanda's mom that she was there. I really don't like her. Why is she doing that to Kyle and Amanda? Is it possible that she's jealous? Kyle, Lori, and Josh are all grounded for 2 weeks. They can only go to school, work, and then home. Their mom and dad say, 'Some rules are meant to be broken.' Taylor finds Jessi sneaking through window said she was star gazing. He plans for her to be as strong as possible. Kyle got anonymous IM from a Madacorp symbol. Amanda shows up at Kyle's door; she didn't get on the plane like she was supposed to.moreless
  • Kyle & Amanda not cup of tea!

    Kyle and Amanda are my cup of tea. As I feel that sometimes Amanda hinders their relationship more than helps them out. As she and Kyle meet up again. But when her mom forbids anybody, especially Kyle, to see her. Kyle has to hatch up a smart plan in order for him to see her again. But for the reasons why, there is something cagey between her and Kyle. Meanwhile, to add to Kyle's problems. Jessi is ticked off everything he puts off their training sessions. Jessi is also may form a Kyle/Amanda/Jessi triangle. Great show but not seeing Amanda with Kyle.moreless
  • It was good, why the low ratings ?

    Ok, so i'm not a huge Kyle/Amanda fan, but this was a great family episode, it really reminded me of season one, the one thing that came as a shock to me was that jessi told amanda's mom and ruined kyle's date, i was finally starting to like her, but i'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt because of the early scene with lori and because i don't like kyle/amanda much josh in the wig was the highlight of the episode for me, very funny and i'm little disappointed in next weeks promo, the episode looks pretty boring.moreless
  • Once again the preview was very misleading, but the episode was still as good as you would expect it to be.

    Amanda's return was not all that it seemed. I thought this was a very good episode, the show is getting a little more teen drama, and a little less science fiction, but it is still pretty good. I really like how Jessi's character is developing, she might be a little more troublesome then Kyle, but she seems to really want to be good, and from what I can see is a good person. I kind of understand Amanda's Mom's actions, but she did go a little overboard with the whole lock down thing. I thought one of the funniest moments was when Josh took the place of sleeping Amanda, it was just funny to see him in a wig trying not to be caught. It seems like Jessi might be jealous of Kyle and Amanda which seems natural seeing as Adam was dating Jessi's host. As good as Jessi might seem, her jealously makes her seem a bit bad when she tells Amanda's mom where Amanda is. Now, the thing is, what Jessi did is technically not bad/evil, but it is a bit mean. One of the big surprises of the episode was when Brian told Jessi he had big plans for her, and needed her to be as strong and fast as possible. What kind of plans is Brian talking about? Could this mean he is still as bad as I think, time can only tell. The other shocking thing was Amanda not getting on the plane and asking Kyle to hide her, what does she think she is going to accomplish with her actions? A great episode, but the best part was it brought back some mystery and questions, the one thing this show seemed to lack since its return.moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Carol Bloom

Recurring Role

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Brian Taylor

Recurring Role

Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When it is still light out, before Kyle goes to the Rack to meet Amanda, his door has no lock on it. Later, after they meet and he has been grounded, there is a lock.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Kyle: Amanda, you said we need to talk.
      Amanda: Right. You didn't think I meant...
      Kyle: Maybe a little. After a few people weighed in.
      Amanda: The one time you didn't take my words literally. Did you really think my feelings had changed? Is that why you brought me here?
      Kyle: I brought you here 'cause everyone else was making assumptions about what you wanted and how you were feeling and what was right for you. But no one was actually asking you.
      Amanda: That's why my feelings for you could never change.

    • Lori: It took all my willpower not to trip her.

    • Jessi: I can do anything Kyle can do.
      Josh: Can you make out with Amanda? 'Cause that would be hot.

    • Kyle: Spring cleaning isn't just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter. It's about taking stock of who you are, and how others see you. It's a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it's never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for who you want to be.

    • Stephen: (about his job offer) It's a great salary, I'd be the Senior V.P. in Charge of Software Development.
      Nicole: Yeah, at a company that makes elevator control panels.
      Stephen: Well, it's not as exciting as a career change, I admit, but at least this time around I won't have an evil boss.

    • Stephen: Josh, guess who was a hit at the symposium?
      Josh: I knew you'd be.
      Stephen: Yeah, I was a little nervous when I got there, but I look out there and I see a room full of computer science geeks - my peeps.
      Josh: Sounds like really fulfilling and fascinating stuff.

    • Mrs. Bloom: I've seen you going in and out of the Trager home, you're Lori's trampy friend.
      Jessi: Oh, no, that's Hillary.

    • Nicole: Figuring out who you are is a constantly evolving process.
      Lori: (Counting with her fingers) Constantly, evolving, process. That's three words, I need more.
      Josh: How about sarcastic, moody and cynical?
      Lori: I didn't ask you, and I'm not a cynic.
      (Nicole and Josh exchange doubtful looks)
      Lori: I am totally 'glass is half full'. I just acknowledge that the other half of the glass is desolate void of disappointment, misery and regret. Preparing ahead makes me pragmatic.

    • Stephen: I've been asked to speak at a symposium tomorrow.
      Josh: Are you getting paid for this thing? Because you're supposed to bring home the bacon, and I eat a lot of bacon.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates

      New Zealand: 19 October 2008 on TV2

    • Featured Music
      "All My Life" by The Stereotypes
      "Find My Way" by The Elliots
      "In the Dark" by The Changes
      "Red Meets Blue" by Matt Wertz
      "Remind Me To Miss You" by Headway
      "So Many Times Before" by Anna T. Coogan
      "Song Beneath the Song" by Maria Taylor
      "Take Yourself Away" by Saturn Missiles
      "The Last Transmission" by The Comas
      "Trouble Sleeping" by The Perishers


    • Josh: Leaping tall buildings in a single whatever.

      A reference to "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound," a phrase coined by Jay Morton and first used in the Superman radio serials and Max Fleischer animated shorts of the 1940s.

    • Josh: Genius joins the dark side.
      Referencing the Star Wars franchise. The dark side (of the force) represents all that is evil. Main characters (such as Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker) are tempted to (or do) join the dark side and become evil.

    • Josh: Homework? Done! I know, you should call Ripley's.
      Referencing Ripley's Believe It or Not!, which shows crazy stunts, bizarre events, strange items or unusual happenings. It became a television show, a comic, radio show, computer game and more.

    • Episode Title: "Great Expectations"

      Great Expectations is a classic novel by Charles Dickens.