The BEST Episodes of Kyle XY

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Network: ABC Family

Kyle XY: a story about a 16 year old boy with a mind of a genius. He's found wandering in the streets with no memory of who he is, or where he comes from. He's soon taken to a youth detention center, where he meets Nicole Trager, a psychologist. She sees that Kyle has these amazing abilities. It's not long before she wants to bring him home to her husband and two kids. Stephen at first has his doubts about Kyle. While staying with the Tragers, Kyle starts to remember and is willing to go all the way to unlock his past.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#1 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 9

Kyle risks losing Cassidy's trust when he begins a deception aimed at discovering Latnok's true purpose, and Jessi, devastated by their discovery, has a hard time putting aside her emotions. Elsewhere, Josh plans a perfect farewell for Andy.

star 8.31
106 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Daniel Arkin, Andrea Conway
Tell-Tale Heart

#2 - Tell-Tale Heart

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.30
109 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Gayle Abrams, Brian Ridings
I've Had the Time of My Life

#3 - I've Had the Time of My Life

Season 2 - Episode 23

The teens scramble to make their prom night as perfect as possible, and Jessi makes a surprise announcement regarding her relationship with Sarah.

star 8.30
112 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Julie Plec

#4 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A teenager is found disoriented in the middle of traffic and taken to a detention facility. Later, Nicole Trager, a psychologist, comes to examine him, and takes him home. He gets on the bad side of both Trager kids, Josh and Lori, and annoys Stephen, Nicole's husband. But one by one, Kyle influences them to accept him.

star 8.29
208 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber

#5 - Grounded

Season 2 - Episode 17

Amanda's presence puts the Tragers into an awkward position when a social worker comes to evaluate their fitness to take care of Kyle.

star 8.28
102 votes
Directors: Michael DeCarlo
Writers: R.P. Gaborno, Christopher Hollier
Grey Matters

#6 - Grey Matters

Season 2 - Episode 21

Kyle and Josh become involved in a complicated cheating scandal at school. Meanwhile, Jessi is being pushed by Taylor to train for the Latnok presentation.

star 8.25
101 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Eric Tuchman
First Cut Is the Deepest

#7 - First Cut Is the Deepest

Season 2 - Episode 19

Hoping to work things out with Jessi, Kyle takes her on a trip to research Sarah. Meanwhile, Lori and Hillary con Amanda into visiting a college bar in search of a DJ, and Andy and Josh seek couples counseling.

star 8.24
100 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: David Weinstein
Leap of Faith

#8 - Leap of Faith

Season 2 - Episode 13

Kyle breaks quarantine to find Jessi and they use the photo from Baylin's lock box to search for answers. Meanwhile, the Trager's sort through all that they know about Kyle in order to make sense of who he really is.

star 8.23
113 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Eric Tuchman
This Is Not a Test

#9 - This Is Not a Test

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.23
149 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman

#10 - Hello...

Season 2 - Episode 22

Sarah asks Kyle to intervene with Jessi, but his method may prove disastrous; Brian Taylor hits a wall in his quest for Latnok's approval, and the prom has a serious cash-flow problem.

star 8.23
104 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Michael Berns

#11 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Petersons, Kyle's real parents, arrive to take him home, but Kyle is skeptical about his biological ties, so he turns to Tom Foss for answers. Meanwhile, Steven has trouble accepting that Kyle may be leaving.

star 8.21
131 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman, Julie Plec

#12 - Lockdown

Season 2 - Episode 12

An out-of-control and missing Jessi increases tensions within the Trager household, forcing Nicole to institute precautionary measures.

star 8.21
115 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Julie Plec, Charley Dane
It Happened One Night

#13 - It Happened One Night

Season 3 - Episode 1

Restrained and weakened, Kyle awakens inside a Latnok building. Despite his predicament, Kyle must escape and rescue Amanda—who is being held in the same building.

star 8.19
109 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Eric Tuchman
Primary Colors

#14 - Primary Colors

Season 2 - Episode 20

Kyle begins having cognitive malfunctions and is drawing pictures in his sleep due to the attention demands from the other students during his midterm exams. Meanwhile, Kyle's condition has Jessi creating her own tutoring service.

star 8.18
107 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
House of Cards

#15 - House of Cards

Season 2 - Episode 10

Kyle, Declan and Foss plot to retrieve Kyle's Latnok ring. Meanwhile, Lori begins to question Stephen's time at Madacorp.

star 8.15
114 votes
Writers: James Stoteraux, Chad Fiveash
Blame It on the Rain

#16 - Blame It on the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 6

Kyle becomes frustrated when he experiences his first brief flashes of memory, and he ultimately finds comfort from Amanda. It's the day of Lori's birthday, but she's not excited about it while Kyle on the other hand, wishes he even knew the date of his birthday.

star 8.15
147 votes
Writers: Elle Triedman
To C.I.R., With Love

#17 - To C.I.R., With Love

Season 2 - Episode 14

Believing Jessi is dead, Kyle returns to the Tragers and reveals the truth about Madacorp. He's now determined to take down MadaCorp and destroy all the information they have on Zzyzx.

star 8.14
109 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: James Stoteraux, Chad Fiveash

#18 - Overheard

Season 1 - Episode 9

Kyle discovers that he has the ability to read lips and listen to distant conversations, so he recruits Declan and uses the newfound abilities to investigate Tom Foss. Meanwhile, Josh stresses over his grades. Amanda's boyfriend has a terrible secret.

star 8.13
140 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Eric Tuchman, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt
The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

#19 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Season 2 - Episode 15

It's Career Week at school. As Kyle and Josh contemplate their respective futures, Jessi's quest for acceptance clashes with Kyle's need for anonymity. Meanwhile, Brian Taylor seeks parenting advice from Nicole.

star 8.13
115 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt
Hands on a Hybrid

#20 - Hands on a Hybrid

Season 2 - Episode 11

After finding a photo of himself and Jessi locked in Baylin’s box, Kyle and Declan realize that the best way to crack the mystery of Jessi is to get close to her is at the high school charity event. Once there, Kyle uses the opportunity to talk to the already vulnerable Jessi. Meanwhile, other secrets are revealed during the event as Lori finds out the identity of her attacker.

star 8.12
113 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
Life Support

#21 - Life Support

Season 3 - Episode 5

A car accident seriously injures Nicole, and Kyle and Josh help a woman named Gretchen give birth.

star 8.12
114 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
Memory Serves

#22 - Memory Serves

Season 1 - Episode 8

After an unusual hypnosis session, Kyle is determined to unlock his memory, so he accompanies Lori and Declan to the University of Washington to search for clues about the missing Professor Kern and how his relationship ties in with Kyle.

star 8.11
138 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Michael Oates Palmer
The List is Life

#23 - The List is Life

Season 2 - Episode 3

Kyle's attempts to return to a normal life at the Trager's house is complicated by Tom Foss' training. Meanwhile, Jessi (XX) begins her mission to get close to Kyle.

star 8.10
131 votes
Writers: Julie Plec
Great Expectations

#24 - Great Expectations

Season 2 - Episode 16

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, Jesse loses her patience with Kyle when he keeps putting off her training sessions.

star 8.09
106 votes
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
Chemistry 101

#25 - Chemistry 101

Season 3 - Episode 7

Kyle deals with Jessi's announcement and jealousy over Nate, and Josh reels from Andy's news. Meanwhile, Kyle – still suspicous of Cassidy – makes a plan to expose him.

star 8.08
106 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt