The BEST Episodes of Kyle XY

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021

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.


#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 26, 2006

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 8.30
779 votes
Directors: Gil Junger
Writers: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

#2 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2009

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 8.20
672 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Andrea Conway, Daniel Arkin

#3 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 28, 2006

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 8.17
560 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman, Julie Plec
Leap of Faith

#4 - Leap of Faith

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 3, 2007

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 8.12
706 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Eric Tuchman

#5 - Overheard

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2006

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 8.09
654 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Bryan Wynbrandt, Eric Tuchman, Steven Lilien
Memory Serves

#6 - Memory Serves

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2006

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 8.09
621 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Michael Oates Palmer

#7 - Grounded

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 4, 2008

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 8.04
725 votes
Directors: Michael DeCarlo
Writers: Christopher Hollier, R.P. Gaborno

#8 - Lockdown

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 27, 2007

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

star 7.95
705 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Charley Dane, Julie Plec
First Cut Is the Deepest

#9 - First Cut Is the Deepest

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 18, 2008

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 7.95
696 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: David Weinstein
House of Cards

#10 - House of Cards

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 13, 2007

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

star 7.95
652 votes
Writers: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux
I've Had the Time of My Life

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

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 17, 2008

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

star 7.95
791 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Julie Plec
It Happened One Night

#12 - It Happened One Night

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 12, 2009

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 7.95
731 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Eric Tuchman
Diving In

#13 - Diving In

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 17, 2006

Kyle attempts to figure his emotions and sudden attraction to next door neighbor Amanda, while Lori and Josh are also experiencing love pains of their own.

star 7.93
610 votes
Directors: Mike Rohl
Writers: Julie Plec
Sleepless in Seattle

#14 - Sleepless in Seattle

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 3, 2006

Kyle encounters the concept of time and wonders why those around him focus on it. In an attempt to tire out Kyle, his family subjects him to running, sleeping pills and other activities. Josh suspects that Kyle may be an alien.

star 7.92
603 votes
Directors: Mike Rohl
Writers: Eric Tuchman
This Is Not a Test

#15 - This Is Not a Test

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 24, 2006

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

star 7.90
551 votes
Directors: Pat Williams
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
Tell-Tale Heart

#16 - Tell-Tale Heart

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2009

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 7.88
705 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brian Ridings, Gayle Abrams
Grey Matters

#17 - Grey Matters

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 3, 2008

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 7.86
696 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Eric Tuchman
Hands on a Hybrid

#18 - Hands on a Hybrid

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 20, 2007

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 7.85
733 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Bryan M. Holdman
The Lies That Bind

#19 - The Lies That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2006

Nicole has things to attend to, so other members of the family have to babysit Kyle, who's having trouble processing the little white lies that his family tell. Meanwhile, Steven learns that he'll have to lay off employees & Amanda freaks out over a fender bender.

star 7.85
640 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Curtis Kheel
Psychic Friend

#20 - Psychic Friend

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2009

Kyle fears for Amanda's life after a psychic gives him a stark warning.

star 7.85
647 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Julie Plec
Chemistry 101

#21 - Chemistry 101

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2009

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 7.84
701 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien
Welcome to Latnok

#22 - Welcome to Latnok

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2009

After Cassidy helps to save Nicole’s life, Kyle is a man of his word and begins to pay his debt back to Latnok. But what Kyle finds is a complete surprise -- Latnok is not some dark scary place…but rather a hip college hang-out for young and bright minds, including Mark. Still not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, Kyle decides after his first day there never to return, but rethinks his decision when he finds out about his family’s financial dilemma. Will Kyle sell his soul to the devil to help out the Tragers, or can he find another way to get a hold of some quick cash? Meanwhile, Jessi comes clean about everything to Kyle, which brings about mixed results.

star 7.83
762 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Christopher Hollier, R.P. Gaborno
Blame It on the Rain

#23 - Blame It on the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 31, 2006

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 7.80
660 votes
Writers: Elle Triedman

#24 - Hello...

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 10, 2008

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 7.78
699 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Michael Berns
The List is Life

#25 - The List is Life

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 25, 2007

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 7.77
753 votes
Writers: Julie Plec