Kyle XY

Season 2 Episode 16

Great Expectations

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.