J. Eddie Peck




I have no clue where to start. I am still trying to process this episode in my head, so my thoughts are going to be brief, but hopefully structured.I am guessing that Jessi is already missing when the episode starts, and the Tragers have already been told. It seems that Jessi has had a complete mental breakdown and ran away. I’m pretty certain that the treatments Madacorp did are at the root of Jessi’s loss of her grasp on reality.Nicole, being the protective mother, decides to lock down the kids and keep them in the house. As a result, Declan, Amanda, Andy and Hilary all come over to see various members of the family. Hilary and Lori are trying to figure out the perfect way of getting even with Jessi, while Andy and Josh are just hanging out, playing games and growing closer. Declan comes over to talk to Kyle, and Kyle seems like he's in a dream state.Kyle is starting to realize that all the problems he is seeing with the people he loves are a result of Jessi. The majorit... read more

Ghost in the Machine

What is it with the writers for this show? They have been using a lot of song titles lately, but either way, there was certainly more action and intrigue in this episode.Foss is back, and boy is Kyle upset with him. Kyle wants to know where he was and what he was doing. He does admit that he sent the photos to Declan or Lori, but that is really no surprise. Is Foss really not to be trusted or is there more that meets the eye here? Foss is not helping his case by not coming clean to Kyle.For some strange reason, Lori wants to go to the spot where Jessi killed the hunter. It ends up being a gang field trip:Kyle and Declan — who can’t seem to stop Lori from going.Josh and Andy — who just want to do something different.Jessi — who wants to be near Kyle or Declan, and she is back from being reprogrammed.Amanda — who notices how Jessi is reacting to Kyle and will not let the two of them be alone. Is there a little jealousy there?Was that a zing by Andy against Jos... read more

June 11, 2007: The Prophet

I hope everyone enjoyed tonight’s premiere. What did you all think? Here are some of my thoughts.Overall I liked the episode. Not loved but liked. My biggest issue with this episode is the violence. The reason I fell in love with the show in the first place was for its nonviolent story lines. Now in this one episode, they murder several people, show gun violence and bombs, and blow up a building. From what I’ve seen of the upcoming episodes, there is more violence to come. This does not make me happy.I am having a bit of a hard time wrapping my brain around some of the backstory. Firstly, saying that Einstein was born seven weeks late seems like something that could be easily verified. I did try but could not find any proof — every source I found said his birth was pretty normal.Kyle being in a test tube/incubator is believable. I still don’t know if he is a clone of Adam or not. They sort of left that question very open. The other nagging question that I have co... read more

Kyle XY Returns with Big Answers, and More Questions

Kyle XY

In the first season of ABC Family's Kyle XY, the question was, "Who is Kyle?" When the second season debuts on June 11, we find out — but the answer only deepens the show's mystery. Viewers may be befuddled, but producers promise they're not jerking us around. "We wanted to make sure we didn't dangle unanswerable questions for too long," says writer and producer Julie Plec. "Everything's been leading up to [what] we learn in the first episode of the second season, and explaining precisely who Kyle XY is and where he came from." Last summer we met Kyle (Matt Dallas), the weird, wide-eyed teen who awoke in the forest buck naked and covered in pink goo, with no memory and no navel. After Kyle was taken to a juvenile hall, Nicole Trager (Marguerite MacIntyre), t read more

June 4, 2007: Endgame

Before the second season of Kyle XY premieres next Monday, June 11, here's a refresher of where we left off. I spent last weekend watching Season 1 on DVD (available at Amazon), and the special extended-cut version of the DVD has some differences, but I think it works better.At the start of the last episode, Kyle's in the hospital recovering from his seizure on the merry-go-round, which befell him while straining to hear Declan and Charlie’s conversation. While he is in the hospital, we find out that Kyle supposedly disappeared five years earlier on his way to school. He was living in Hong Kong at that time. We also find out that the supposed reason that Kyle has no belly button is because as a child he had several operations to reposition his organs, and as a result, he was left without a belly button.Does anyone else find this hard to believe? First, if they really did that type of surgery, there would be visible scars on his skin that a trained eye, like a doctor, would be a... read more

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