Kyle XY

Season 1 Episode 5

This Is Not a Test

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2006 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Kyle, Lori and Josh experience difficulties on the first day of school, and Nicole and Stephen receive a visit from Tom Foss.

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  • Kyle goes to school with his super IQ!

    Kyle goes to school with his super IQ and finds out he doesn't know anything about history! This adds to the mysteriousness of Kyle. Where is his memory? He fixes that problem by reading all the encylopedias but it's still not his real memories and I felt bad for him.

    Tom Foss sneaking around is not how a police officer acts! There is something just so myterious about him and his connection to Kyle but I haven't been able to put my thumb on it. I don't like the fact he can watch Kyle - and the family - now. Just creeps me out.moreless
  • Good ole High School.

    One thing I learned was that High School never changes. There still are cliques, bullies, jocks, etc. It is nice to see someone like Kyle who doesn't care and just does, sit down and talk to anybody. I think his new friend is just what he needs too. I love Kyle's intake on what goes on around him too. Like when the bell goes off between classes, he just wanders around like everyone else and finds his place. I'm glad he got into high school, this sure is going to be an eye opener for him and some interesting storylines for us.moreless
  • This is a great story, showing the everyday turmoil of high school.

    The first day of school! No one more excited than Kyle, however the principle is trying to put a damper on Kyle being enrolled at Beachwood. Kyle still searches for his place in the world. At lunch Kyle makes his first friend, Deichman, who shares Kyle's passion for drawing. At home, the Trager's plan for a romantic rendezvous is disrupted by the appearance of Tom Foss. With the guidance from Deichman to the library to learn more for his placement test, Kyle is able to pass the test with colors. Josh is attacked Toby, who has a grudge with Josh for calling him stupid. As Toby is throwing the first punch Kyle comes to save the day. When everyone is turning in for the night, the audience finds out that Tom has installed surveillance cameras in all the rooms of the Trager's house.

    I meticulously enjoyed this episode; it resembled high school suitably, from the trouble with the teacher, cafeteria argument, to school fight. I really adore how Kyle behaved in the fight, being defensive and not offensive, protecting Josh and himself also not lifting a hand in retaliation. Too bad most fights do not go that way. Now, I know Tom defiantly knows something about Kyle, about who Kyle really is.moreless
  • Great episode!

    Kyle's first day of high school! Josh insults an angry boy who tries to hurt Josh. Luckily, Kyle is there to help! Lori and Hilary fight. Declan talks to Lori. Tom puts cameras in the Trager home. Kyle solves a near impossible math equation and read the entire encyclopedia. Stephen and Nicole almost spend the day alone. Kyle becomes friends with a geek. Kyle hides his feelings for Amanda.

    This was a great episode! I really liked it because it really deals with high school issues! Things like, bullies, nerds, stuck up girls, math, the library, school fights, tests, and other things. There were various cliques like the skaters and the gothic people. I thought it was cool when Kyle was fighting the kid who couldn't read. I also liked Deichman, the geek, for some reason. I give this episode a 10!moreless
  • Kyle goes to school for the first time. Lori has problems with Hilary. Josh gets bullied, and Nicole and Stephan have someone break into their house. They have to worry about this instead of having a nice afternoon kid free as they had planned.moreless

    In my opinion, this was a great episode. I kind of felt bad for Kyle in this episode. He finally figured out that he loved someone (Amanda), then he found out that she had a boyfriend (Charlie). Also, he was under the pressure of being a very smart person going to school for the first time. He had to take several tests. He passed all of them with flying colors except for the history tests. All that I can think about (now, after the finale episode) is the fact that he was just recently "created." He couldn't possibly now anything about the past unless he studied it, which was exactly what he did. He read every encyclopedia once, and very fast, then he went back to take the test. He ended up taking it in less than half an hour, and he once again passed.

    In the previous episode, Lori and Hilary had a fight. Now, Hilary keeps on taunting Lori while doing things such as spilling a drink on Lori's shirt just because Lori was wearing the same shirt that she was. Lori is also having trouble with Declan.

    Josh is in remedial reading. In that class, the teacher asks a student, Toby, to read a passage in a book. He unfortunately can't do it. The teacher asks Josh to read and he reads perfectly, as if to show off in front of Toby. Toby thinks that Josh was trying to insult him. After school, Toby meets Josh and the hallway and tries to beat him up. When Kyle comes into it all, he stops Toby, but then the principal and the Trager parents come in.

    Back at the Trager's house, Nicole and Stephan were planning for an afternoon alone. Their plan gets ruined when Nicole calls Stephan saying that she thinks there's a person inside the house (Tom Foss). After she gets off the phone, she finds out that someone is at the door. When she opens it up, it's Tom Foss, claiming to be a police officer

    who had just happened to drive by just on time to see what was happening.

    This episode was my favorite out of all of them. It had a great plot and it revealed some interesting characters.moreless
Alejandro Rae

Alejandro Rae

Mr. Miller

Guest Star

Kwesi Ameyaw

Kwesi Ameyaw


Guest Star

Giacomo Baessato

Giacomo Baessato


Guest Star

Chelan Simmons

Chelan Simmons


Recurring Role

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith


Recurring Role

Malcolm Stewart

Malcolm Stewart

Mr. Bradford Hooper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When Kyle is left in the hall and the bell goes off, a young woman, who is wearing a faded denim skirt and a green blouse, walks past him. He takes a few steps. When the camera cuts to a medium shot, the same woman walks past Kyle from the same direction she had previously come from.

    • Goof: When Deichman gives Kyle the drawing of him as a superhero it has been drawn in blue ink, and Deichman is holding a pen with a blue cap. When Kyle tacks it onto his bulletin board it is drawn in black ink.

    • Goof: When Lori is yelling at Declan in the hall the straps on her green purse go from over her shoulder to falling off around her elbow between shots.

    • Goof: When Kyle is talking to his lunch mate, the comics change once or twice between the scenes, mostly when he pulls away the notebook and when he places it down.

    • Goof: When Nicole opens the door to find Tom Foss in front of their house, he is wearing a brown jacket. In the subsequent shots he is not and the jacket is nowhere in sight. He also leaves the house without his jacket.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Kyle: (voice-over) I noticed that everyone knew exactly how to respond to the sound. They knew just where to go and who to be with. I knew if I'd ever been at school before I'd know these things too. But nothing felt familiar here. This place was different, and so was I.

    • Kyle: (voice-over) Still every day I spent here became a part of my own history, and if I wanted to learn people I knew that part of that meant learning from my own choices, and making new choices… tomorrow.

    • Kyle: (voice-over) Everywhere I looked I saw people connecting. At first I thought people gathered by how they dressed, but bonds were acknowledged in more subtle ways too. Attitude, skin color, gender. There didn't seem to be any one way to figure out how these groups were formed. I had to wonder… would I find anyone like me in this place?

    • Lori: It wasn't some friggin' basketball game, Declan. 'Hey man, did you catch that sex we had last weekend? Yeah, man, that sex was awesome, nice offense.'

    • Declan: Look... I screw up all the time. Maybe it's your turn.
      Lori: Sounds fair.

    • Nicole: Where's Kyle? (finds him next to the car) Someone's excited...
      Stephen: Yeah, first day of school, everybody should be.
      Lori: (sarcastically) Yippee...

    • Amanda: Kyle, wait. You don't have to learn everything in one day. School's over for today.
      Kyle: Two more seconds. (two seconds pass and the bell rings) Now it's over.

    • Deichman: People are looking.
      Kyle: So?
      Deichman: It's weird.
      Kyle: I think weird is good.

    • Stephen: So, how'd your day go?
      Josh: (Without enthusiasm) Awesome.
      Lori: I want to transfer.

    • Amanda: You don't like me, do you?
      Kyle: (voice-over) I just learned of every human tragedy, war and disaster, but Amanda presented the most difficult lesson. I could tell which answer would relieve her and which she didn't want to hear.
      Amanda: Kyle?
      Kyle: You're my friend.

    • (about the library)
      Kyle: It's like the Fortress of Solitude.
      Deichman: More like a good place to nap.

    • Josh's Friend: (referring to Kyle) He doesn't look like an alien.
      Josh: I'm telling you, the stuff I've seen him do... I've got a whole file.

    • Josh: Now explain this to me. That whole private tutor was such a sweet deal, but you want to go to class with the rest of us?
      Kyle: If I don't, I'll be alone.
      Lori: You'd be lucky. No vicious back stabbers to deal with.
      Josh: And those are her friends.
      Lori: Seriously, it's not like you need to go to school. You already know everything.
      Kyle: Facts. Maybe some dates. But if I'm stuck with a tutor all day, I'll never learn what I really need to know. (pause as both Tragers look at Kyle expectantly) Why do people do what they do?

    • Josh: This isn't Kyle's first first day of school, anyways.
      Nicole: Well that's true, he just doesn't remember the other ones.
      Josh: I meant, he must have gone to school on his home planet.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Kyle: So it's like the Fortress of Solitude?

      A reference to the Superman franchise. The Fortress of Solitude is Superman's hideaway where he goes to think.