Kyle XY

Season 3 Episode 8

The Tell-Tale Heart

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2009 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

What Jessi and Kyle find in Cassidy's safe sends them searching for the truth about Sarah Emerson, but Jessi's unrelenting method may endanger her life. At home, Declan finally puts his foot down, and Josh already misses Andy.

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  • This is why ABC Family SHOULDN'T cancel Kyle XY!!! This was BY FAR the most amazing show I have seen in a very LONG time!!

    I thought the show was so incredibly good. I DVR-ed the episode and I am SO glad I did!! I have already watched this episode TWICE!! In the beginning, I thought Kyle and Jessie would have been a horrible couple (that is mostly because in the beginning, Jessie was the enemy:) but now, I don't really see them with anybody else. I also thought that the acting demonstrated in this episode was superb!! Josh's scene with his father and Augustana playing in the background made me want to cry. The same goes for Jessie and her mother :( GOD IT'S SO GOOD!!!moreless
  • Probably the best Kyle XY episode to date.

    Jaimie Alexander's (Jessie) role in this episode, and especially towards the end where she and Kyle go back to her memories, is nothing short of spectacular. I've never been so convinced and horrified by any episode of Kyle XY before that part. Even though the whole extra senses is pretty corny, I was terrified by the marks.

    Apart from that, the episode was pretty lame, just like what Kyle XY seems to be lately. I think its canceling is spot on, because it's just not that good anymore.

    So, all we have to do is wait for the next two episodes and hope that they turn out to be a sweet ending to Kyle.moreless
  • This was a great ep. I did not like the ending though...

    Kyle and Jessi do not belong together, they are just too alike and Kyle and Amanda totally belong together.

    I really hate that Andy is leaving and I really hope that they manage to stay together despite the distance. I really want to see Hil find someone...

    I don't like the Amanda / Nate pairing, it seems like he is really trying to use her to get back at Kyle for winning the prize money. I think that Nate and Cassidy are so totally alike and yet I really want them to stab each other in the back, they are both so evil...moreless
  • This episode is very powerful! Such sad moments. It's my favourite episode!

    This episode was just amazing! From start to finish!

    The very beginning Jessi and Kyle were sleeping together! Just sleeping and that's all! It was so adorable! The song Reasons to Love You by Meiko was playing! It completely fits them. I thought it was really cute how the first bed Kyle was able to sleep in was Jessi's! The whole episode was them trying to find out what happened to her mother. There was one scene where the parents were talking about about Josh and Andy and Nicole said "We can't have two teenagers who hormones are raging living together under our roof, then the scene shoots to Jessi and Kyle! I thought that was really funny! I love when Kyle goes into Jessi's memories and she's remembering moments between them! I love Nicole tells him that he doesn't have to be the one to fix this and he says "Yes, I do." He really loves Jessi. I love when Kyle tells Jessi to think of a time where she was happy and felt safe, so she thinks of when they were sleeping together. Aw! Its sad when she sees blood on the walls and she screams and Kyle gets into the tub with her! The saddest moment of the episode is when she gabs him back into the dream and she's trying to get to Sarah. They can hear Sarah's hearbeat. Jessi's freaking out! Kyle says "Stay with me. It's just you and me." The heartbeat stops, Jessi says "She's dead. My mother's dead." They leave the dream and just lay in the tub. She's cries on him. He kisses the back of her head! Nicole goes to talk to Jessi and tells her that she knows that she saw something really bad and that she doesn't have to tell her what it was. Jessi says that one day she'll tell her. Kyle shows Jessi that Sarah kept pictures of Jessi, showing her that her mother really did love her. Jessi smiles and it's sp cute! Kyle is watching her then KISSES her! She smiles during the kiss! It's really adorble! Great episode!moreless
  • I have to consider this episode to be my favorite episode of the entire show.

    I dont know where to start, this episode was amazing on so many levels! Starting with the opening! It was really the sweetest thing in the world! The music playing in the back round was the perfect fit. It was like watching Kyle fall in love! I couldn't believe how amazing it was! Then as the episode progresses we get to watch Kyle and Jessi use their brains in amazing ways. Like Kyle going back into Jessi's memories with her! She didn't have to face it alone and he didn't want her to have to face it alone. Finding out about Sarah changed how your looked at Cassidy from that moment forward. You cant look at him and see nice guy! Its impossible! Completely impossible! Oh and then Josh... JOSH! Oh my goodness, the emotions we got from Josh in this episode were so amazing... it was amazing to see how much he's matured since season 1, and how much he really loves Andy. Its breaking his heart, and you could feel that when you look at him throughout this episode! The Lori Declan Hillary scenes were cute, and light. Now of course the best part of this episode in my opinion was... THE KISS! Kyle kisses Jessi. Like KYLE kiss Jessi, not Jessi kisses Kyle! It was amazing in the voice over right before they kiss, Kyle was talking about memories and how they can be good and they can be bad, and then he says "and sometimes a moment becomes a memory the instant its happening, because it is so true, so pure, and so significant you want to capture it forever!" and then BAM he kisses her and it would have been perfect, except Nicole has to see them! On that note though Kyle was so into kissing Jessi that he didn't even notice Nicole in the back round! Well I'm going to stop there, I've basically gone over why I felt this was the best episode of all time!moreless
Ali Liebert

Ali Liebert


Guest Star

Magda Apanowicz

Magda Apanowicz

Andy Jensen

Recurring Role

Hal Ozsan

Hal Ozsan

Michael Cassidy

Recurring Role

Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lori: Kyle's not here.
      Declan: Oh, actually I stopped by to...
      Lori: He and Jessi were all bunched up and whispery at the breakfast table which, if you ask me, is a little too buddy-buddy for my taste because, get this, apparently, Jessi is crushing on Kyle something fierce. So, anyway, I don't know where they went or when Kyle's coming back. For all I know, she lured him out of the house to some remote cabin to lock him up and turn him into her love slave.
      Declan: Trager, I'm here to see you.
      Lori: Oh. You are?
      Declan: I came by to see if you wanted to hit The Rack. And it looks like you could stand some quality friend time.
      Lori: Why, because I'm dancing around the house and babbling like you're the first person I've talked to all day? I'll get my purse.

    • Kyle: So, act normal.
      Jessi: I can make him tell us what he's hiding.
      Kyle: That's not acting normal.
      Jessi: It is for me.

    • Kyle: She was so hopeful. How could I tell her what I feared might have happened to her mother?

    • Kyle: Memories are our way of keeping the past alive. Some are so painful we never want to visit them again. But a memory can also be a gift, something we can open again and again, in order to fill ourselves with happiness. And sometimes a moment becomes a memory the instant it's happening. Because it is so true, so pure, and so significant you want to capture it forever.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music
      "Reasons To Love You" by Meiko
      "Fire Fire Fire" by Dappled Cities
      "Bounce Dat Booty" by ER Inc
      "Get Out While You Can" by Last Days Of April
      "Without A Word" by Headway
      "Where Do We Go" by Ben Jelen
      "Hold On Slow Down" by Earlimart
      "Sweet & Low" by Augustana
      "Let's Not Pretend" by 16 Frames


    • Andy: Then it will be a hundred years of silent solitude.

      One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad) is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.

    • Title:

      "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843.