Kyle XY s03e04 Episode Script

In the Company of Men

Previously on Kyle XY: You two living together? It's not like that.
She needs a place to live, a family.
- I know, but - Amanda, you're the only one for me.
- I never caught your name.
- Jessi.
I'm Cassidy.
I've counseled a lot of teenagers over the years.
I have never given up on any of them.
And I'm not giving up on you.
I heard you've been spending time with Lori Trager.
- We're just hanging out.
- Not anymore.
- There you are.
- Lori, I don't even know how to say this.
Mark told me he won't date me - because he's afraid for his future.
- He should be.
You get to decide who I can and can't go out with? I'm your father and you live in my house.
I thought you'd be with Andy.
Her mom's extended their vacation for another three weeks.
I just I really miss her.
Yeah, well, with Kyle, I'm just a sidekick.
But out here, I'd sink them half the time with my eyes closed.
What did you do to Amanda? You put something in her head.
We might disintegrate it.
- I'd like to help.
- You've done enough.
Kyle, that's it.
Pass the electricity through a kiss.
You'll have to practice.
- Are you ready? - Just try to be gentle.
Let me explain.
You're always trying to explain.
But there's no explanation for why you were kissing Jessi.
I can feel what's happening between you two.
And I can't be with you when I know I'm losing you to someone else.
You could never lose me.
I already have.
They call it heartache.
A hurt so profound, it becomes hard to breathe.
I had never felt it before.
And I wondered, will it ever go away? Kyle, I know you're hurting over Amanda.
But you have to stop obsessing.
And I have just the distraction.
The allure of a new woman.
See? Many new women.
Two-dimensional, yes.
But still satisfying.
It's a safe, easy escape with someone you love: You.
Let music be your relief.
Your way out.
You're wallowing in sorrow, you're depressed, you're pining.
You need A-minor.
Come on now, with more feeling.
Trust me, you're not the first guy to ever get dumped.
Think of it as a rite of passage.
Mine was tenth grade.
Beth Ann Johnson.
Beautiful, adventurous, a gymnast.
Stick with me, now.
I'm ready.
Whoa, whoa, what are you doing? - Wiping Amanda from Kyle's memory.
- Jessi.
Uh Could you give us a minute? But I'm all charged up.
Jessi, please.
I'll just go zap someone else then.
I'm kidding.
She is kidding, right? Okay, Kyle, what you're going through takes time.
But it'll take even longer the more you lay around here and feel sorry for yourself.
It's time to get up.
Or man up.
Whatever the phrase is these days.
- Man up? - Out of the tub.
Either that or fill it with soap and water, because you stink.
Come on.
All right, You've made your point You don't have To choose right now I don't have the time To step into that door - We should go.
- Sit.
I thought Amanda didn't work on Fridays.
You know her schedule? That's so codependent.
I've been reading some of Nicole's books.
Like it or not, you're gonna see her.
She lives right next door, so get used to it.
- If you want my advice - We don't.
- Okay.
- I can't believe he came in here with her.
- Who? - Please.
I saw your jaw clench.
By the way, don't grind or you'll get really bad TMJ and have to eat, like, creamed spinach for the rest of your life.
- Do they look like a couple? - Pumpkin, don't torture yourself.
Just look over there and tell me.
I see a decided lack of chemistry.
Nothing like what Ky-Manda exuded.
- She just looked over here.
- She did? Don't look back, she'll see you.
- Where should I look? - Anywhere.
Look at me.
Yeah, yeah.
Look deep into Trager's eyes.
That's not weird.
Kyle, look at me.
I don't think that's a good idea.
As a matter of fact, maybe you shouldn't be sitting next to me.
Maybe I should just sit at another table.
I'll make it easier for you.
Jessi, wait.
Feeling better? Are you using your car? What? I couldn't hear you.
Could I borrow your car, please? For? I wanna go out.
Uh Where to? I'm not sure.
What, you're just gonna drive around aimlessly? Can I borrow your car or not? Josh has it.
- Josh has the car? Josh has a car.
- His radiator's busted, so he took mine.
- You couldn't just say that? - And be straight with you? Like you were with me when you went to see Mark? Passive-aggressive doesn't really suit you.
- You lied to me, Lori.
- You gave me a good reason to.
Hey, Jessi? Is that you? Hey.
Come on in.
I was just looking at these colors.
Any preferences? - Hmm? - For the walls.
Any preferences? Not really.
Any color's fine.
Well, it's gonna be your room.
You know, I want you to feel comfortable.
Is something bothering you? No.
I'm sorry.
I shouldn't Why are you sorry? Habit.
Being in this room, I guess.
Trying to get people to open up.
Just know you can talk to me whenever you want to.
In this room or not in this room.
Nicole? Yeah? I feel That daughter of yours.
Oh, hey, Jessi.
Um This green's fine.
- I should go talk to her.
- Bad idea.
- I could explain.
- What, why you kissed another girl? Right in front of her? You can't take that back.
You're finished, Kyle.
It's over.
Way to lift his spirits, dude.
Come on, we're getting out of here.
- Where are we going? - I got just the cure.
Good magazine? If by "good" you mean trashy and trivial and completely devoid of journalistic value, then, yes, it's fantastic.
I'll leave you alone.
Wait, you don't have to.
It's not you.
Who is it? My father.
He's unbelievable.
He's got this bug up his ass about Mark.
A bug? He's pulling this big power trip on me.
And now I'm stuck here.
With no place to go.
- I wish I had a place of my own.
- I do.
The apartment.
I still have the keys.
What are we waiting for? There's really nothing to do there.
It doesn't matter.
It's not here.
Are you coming? Wait.
Come on.
- Is this spot okay? - It's fine.
I've parked here a million times.
Where are we? Kyle, my friend, we're at a Seattle landmark.
Little-known watering hole.
A tradition passed on from generation to generation of teenagers.
- What is it? - A bar that doesn't check IDs.
Isn't that illegal? Tonight isn't about technicalities.
It's about letting loose.
It's about seeing how much fun life can be post-Amanda.
So why are we at a bar? - You don't even have cable? - I told you there was nothing to do here.
Oh, hey, Jessi.
How are you? How are you doing? What are you two ladies up to this evening? What did you have in mind? I was gonna go meet a friend for coffee.
Any suggestions? Try the Rack.
Oh, God, no.
It's totally lame.
I'll check it out.
I mean, actually, their lattes are amazing.
Well, we have to go.
Maybe I'll see you later? Maybe.
What's the matter with you? Ladies, looking good.
You wanna take it down a notch? - Ladies.
- Yeah? Into our mouths We saw the ocean And drank it down That girl keeps smiling at me.
She likes you, dude.
She doesn't even know me.
She feels the heat.
Because we were giants See? Everyone's having a great time.
Uh Uh Ha-ha.
- I don't think so, little man.
- You're kidding me, right? Your dad would kill me.
You're our designated driver.
This sucks.
What are you doing? I just Were you calling Amanda? Dude, you're missing the point.
Forget Amanda.
- Forget her? - Dude, you've been in our room for days.
You've got tub sores.
You're in pain.
Forgetting her is a good thing.
This will help.
I tried that once and I did not like it.
You didn't do it right.
Just do it.
Come on.
- Ah.
- Oh.
And the wife says, "That's not a pig.
" And the guy says, "I wasn't talking to you.
" I don't get it.
What are you talking about, man? It's genius.
- What? - Everything is vibrating slightly.
Really? Yes, and I feel a distinct hum.
Dude, you're buzzed.
- Buzzed? - Alcohol's kicking in.
I'm buzzed.
This is cool.
Just us guys bonding over lady trouble.
What kind of lady trouble do you have? Dude, Andy's been out of town for two weeks.
And when she's here, she can be a real ballbuster.
Talk about ballbusters, try your sister.
I've had to live with that for 16 years.
Why would you ever be with her by choice? Her dining habits alone, the way she slurps.
You ever watch Hillary eat? These tiny nibbles.
Then she, like, flosses after every bite.
There you go.
Andy doesn't wear deodorant.
I said it.
What do you have on Amanda? I haven't thought about Amanda for six minutes and 14 seconds.
It's working.
Yeah She's got lipstick on Big box full of cigarettes Black books full Of the rock stars They called it male bonding.
An exercise in forgetting our problems.
And the girls who had caused them.
I wasn't sure why I had to drink myself full of chemicals to achieve it, but they clearly felt like I needed the help.
- Like that? - No, no.
Come here, come here.
All right.
The head.
The head? - "I love you, guys.
" - I love you too.
No, you gotta add the "guys," man.
Guys, I love you.
- Oh, man, no.
- You serious? Whatever.
Look, no.
She's front and center Dancing with her drink on She's dancing With her drink on She says Don't you love them? I'm drinking to forget my girlfriend.
- Come on, it'll be fun.
- Ha-ha-ha.
Oh, my God.
And that British accent? And he was totally laying on the charm.
How could you not be into him? Isn't he too old? Good old.
Not gross old.
- Popcorn.
- Jessi, there is a foreign hottie out there who seems really into you.
- So? - Do something about it.
You're available.
- I guess.
- You guess? Is there a romantic interest I'm not aware of? Only Kyle.
Okay, rewind.
Kyle? - Is that a problem? - Huge.
You lifted me So I could reach the peaks You lifted me To be a better man Enough already! Here we go.
Oh! Yeah, yeah, yeah, Seattle.
All right.
That's the coolest.
- I think we should get Kyle out of here.
- He's fine.
- People are starting to stare.
- And I'm making some serious dime.
Okay, do you wanna win your money back? Nothing or double.
Double or nothing.
That's what I said.
- See this glass? - Yeah.
Somebody over there, catch.
Put that glass onto the bar.
I'm going to bounce this quarter off of this table, onto the countertop, off of that neon sign, off of that hanging light, and skipping it off of that handle there.
- Beer tap.
- Beer tap.
- Thank you.
- Dream on, kid.
- And into the glass.
- I'll take that bet.
You will lose, sir.
Just do it.
Pay up.
Thank you, gentlemen.
I have enjoyed bonding with you.
I love you.
How long have you been into Kyle? I guess I've always felt a special connection.
Aren't you guys, like, brother and sister? No.
But you guys both have the same, you know, no-bellybutton thing.
That doesn't mean we're related.
You sure seem like you are.
It's more like we're from the same village.
Is everybody in a small town related? In some parts of the country.
Look, I can't help it if I think Kyle and I are soul mates.
I just do.
Soul mates? Does Kyle know about any of this? Well, he's never said anything, but I think he feels the same way.
Or he will, eventually.
Jessi, Kyle is totally, hopelessly in love with Amanda.
But they broke up.
That doesn't mean he's not hung up on her.
You saw him.
He's been mired in Wallow Town for days.
Well, when will that end? There's no exact time.
It could take months, years, forever to get over someone.
Meanwhile, there's an exciting international man of mystery who wants to have coffee with you at the Rack.
Well, what about you? What about me? I'll be fine.
Hot older guys always have hot older friends.
Watch this.
Yo, what's the deal? Pay the electric bill, man.
Hey, do you have one of those Clappers, like they sell on TV? Kyle, you really shouldn't do that.
Oh, Mr.
Please don't do that.
What else can you do? Well Oh, not good.
This is not good.
Where the hell is Declan? You're, like, a magician or something.
Nope, I was born in a pod.
I'm a science experiment.
It feels like touch Touch, touch You're funny.
Whoa, you're bald.
- Josh, do you mind? - We gotta get Kyle out of here.
Not now.
My name is Kyle.
And I am the result of a science experiment.
Hang on.
Oh It's Tom Foss.
- Hello, Foss.
- Kyle, I've been trying to call you.
You've been trying to call me what? Are you drunk? No.
- Kyle, listen to me.
- No, not now.
I just hung up on Foss.
Anyway, what was I saying? So Latnok took an embryo and put it in a pod with all these X and Y chromosomes.
Which is why there's no umbili-lical cord.
- Cut him off.
- Kyle.
Yes! That is my name.
- Gotta stop, buddy.
- No.
I cannot stop.
Because I'm Kyle.
I'm Kyle XY.
Now can we leave? Whoa.
This is a disaster.
Everything's gonna be fine.
Bringing Kyle home like this isn't fine.
Kyle, are you okay? Can't you do something like, I don't know, alter the polarity of your liver to process the alcohol or something? I can't believe you did this to him.
Me? You were into this too until I cut you off.
Oh, about that, I think I have ginger ale poisoning.
No way.
Please tell me we parked someplace else.
You lifted me So I could reach the peaks You made me drink So I could hardly speak What can I get for you? I hear your lattes are exceptional.
I wouldn't go that far, but they don't disappoint.
I'll have one of them, then.
Sorry, have we met? I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
One latte, nonfat.
- Oh, hello.
- Hi.
- I'm Lori, by the way.
- Michael Cassidy.
- Oh, here's my friend.
- A friend.
- I want you to meet him.
- Absolutely.
Set this world on fire - Thanks for the ride.
- No problem.
Look out.
Thank you.
Man, now my butt smells like cabbage.
What else is new? A window.
Hey, man.
Our car got towed in front of the Wild Coyote.
It's my dad's SUV.
You got daddy's car towed, wow.
You guys might lose your Xbox for a few days.
I need to see your driver's license and your registration.
The registration's in the car.
- Wow.
Jeez, that's a problem, isn't it? - Come on, man.
Do you understand the absurdity of the conundrum that you've presented? - How is that? - You asked us to show you our registration to retrieve our car, but our car is locked behind a fence that you won't let us get to.
That is incredibly stupid.
Are you calling me stupid? No, sir, not at all.
Can we just work something out or? Sure.
I tell you what.
You give me 200 bucks, I'll let you go back and get your registration.
See, yeah, I don't I don't have $200 on me.
Oh, well, you know, I guess you're gonna have to call Daddy.
You are good boys, aren't you? What the hell are you doing? Why would you invite Lori Trager here if you knew you were meeting me? I don't see the problem.
Is there a problem? You told me not to see her.
Change of plans.
A change of plans? I changed my mind.
I thought you'd be happy about it.
Are you purging? Yeah, just tossing out everything dated last century.
So you realize all the kids are out.
Yeah, I wanna finish.
What, are you mad at me? Nope.
Just busy.
You are mad at me.
Why? I'm not mad, it's just Here I was, trying to reach out to Jessi, something I rarely get a chance to do, and you barge in here with the same nonsense about Lori and her bad attitude or whatever it is you wanna call it.
- She lied to me.
- I know that.
But there was no good reason for you to object to her seeing Mark.
- Mark's two years older.
- And you're four years older than me.
She's in high school and he's in college.
He's smart, he's responsible, the kind of boy we want her to be with.
But you laid down the law and she broke it, so you got all puffed-up.
Puffed-up? She didn't do what you wanted her to do and your ego took a hit.
Is that all? That's all.
Almost there.
- Why are we doing this again? - To get your registration from the car.
Ooh! Ow! Am I bleeding? No? Okay.
Your turn.
- Show-off.
- Just look for the car.
I can't believe we're doing this.
This is all My fault.
Okay, acknowledged.
I was just trying to make Kyle feel better.
But I don't.
I feel terrible.
It'll pass.
I don't feel better about anything.
Are you gonna start in on me too? You should've let me call Amanda when I wanted to.
You know what? Go ahead.
Call her.
Beg for forgiveness.
You'll probably pull it off too, because you're Kyle.
Perfect Kyle.
You always know just what to do.
What was that about? I don't know.
I feel sick.
No, Kyle, don't leave me, buddy.
Come on.
I feel really sick.
Holy crap.
What did you do? I altered the polarity of my liver to return my body to homeostasis.
That's what I said.
- Oh, no.
- Hey! You stole the car? - It's your car.
Get in.
- Get out.
- What? - You're drunk.
I'm not getting in with you.
Get in the back.
- Stay where you are! - We're all gonna die.
Come back here! Hey! Oh, great.
Just great.
At least I got your car back.
- You've been really awesome.
Thank you.
- It's just a flat tire.
We can fix it.
Right, Kyle can twitch his nose or channel his chi or something.
We all know you're the man.
You're the savior, I'm the screwup.
- What are you talking about? - What am I talking about? Just Just fix it.
I will.
What's taking so long, huh? Come on, work your magic.
Why are you acting like this? - You got a problem with it? - Hey, hey.
Come on.
You guys should be looking after me, not the other way around.
This is crazy.
I'm the sober one.
I'm the designated driver.
I'm refereeing the fight and giving girl advice.
When you think about it, I'm the only one with the successful, functioning relationship.
What am I doing with you two losers, huh? So, what are you doing with your life right now? Are you going to college or are you working? I'm not that old.
You are very mature.
I've had to learn quickly.
It shows.
I haven't seen you around the apartment.
My mother, she left.
She left me.
I'm sorry.
I'm all right.
It's okay if you're not.
You will be.
Do I look like a saint? - Let me explain.
- What? How you like jerking girls around? One minute, you're all into me and then suddenly you're not.
- Can I talk? - We play the accidental run-in thing, and then you gave me a kiss, which from my vantage point, you seemed to like a lot, and then, boom, suddenly you don't wanna defy my father or jeopardize your future or some other lame-ass excuse.
Let me finish.
I thought we had something.
But clearly you don't.
And the least you could have done was been man enough to be honest.
Excuse me.
A guilty finger points Away from the blame Now you look like a saint Until the curtain rolls Talking stops For the picture show You got soul Under your skin What happens When you don't know Who to let in Will we ever understand? Did I do something? No.
Why are you so angry? - If you ask me, he's still hung up on Lori.
- It's not about Lori.
Or Hillary.
It's not about girls at all.
- You're not - It's about my ankle, you idiot.
I went to see a specialist the other day.
The top foot guy around.
He treats the Seahawks and the Sonics.
Turns out there's this little bone, talus or something.
Anyway, mine's been fractured for, like, years, he said.
Maybe if they would have caught it They didn't.
So I've been playing on it.
It never healed right.
Well, what about the surgery you had before? It's a different part of the ankle.
It's just one of those things.
Diminished function, I think they call it.
Basketball's history.
I should've cracked a book once in a while, I guess.
Can I tell you I'll get the spare.
Are you in pain? Some.
Is that why you wanted to get drunk tonight? To forget? Maybe, yeah.
Kyle, you step up and face your problems.
But me, I run away.
For once, I guess I wanted you to do the same.
When I saw you like that tonight, it didn't make me feel so bad about my life.
I understand.
Guys? I don't think we have a spare.
Your father drives around without a spare? I guess so.
Now I've gotta call him.
What am I supposed to say? "Hey, Dad.
Hey, you wanna come pick us up? We just did some serious underage drinking.
And then after Kyle's humongous ralph, we shredded your back tire breaking out of an impound lot.
" Thanks for driving, by the way.
You should've seen this guy back at the bar.
He picked up a bald chick.
You did? She wasn't bald.
Her head was shaved.
There's a difference.
Cue ball.
I don't really remember that much.
You don't? Why? Did I do something? Oh, no.
Nothing really.
Gentlemen, our luck is about to change.
Now you are gonna pay for what you did back there, boy.
I'd like to.
Eighty-five dollars for the impound fee and whatever it costs to fix the fence.
I don't want your money.
What the hell are you? All right.
Keep it.
I got something better.
Damn it.
Whoo! Whoo-hoo-hoo! I don't like that she lied.
I don't either.
But I guess my ego did come into play.
But I didn't get all puffed-up.
How about just slightly inflated? I'm sorry I interrupted you and Jessi earlier.
I'll get another chance.
I'll tell Lori it's okay to see Mark.
I just hope it's not too late.
I knew Jessi was good for something.
You're gonna rest For a while I bet you'd bet it all To get her Mother relationships are a tricky business.
Believe me, I know.
Did yours leave too? Maybe I'll tell you more about it some day.
When I know you better.
We're actually supposed to be closed.
Is there anything else? Oh, sorry, love.
If you're leaving I will still leave Here you go.
Thank you for the heart You let me borrow She's a bit icy, isn't she? I kissed her boyfriend.
- Oh, really? - We've always had a special connection.
- You and her boyfriend.
- Yeah.
It's hard to explain, but it's there.
It's like we speak the same language.
Have the same thoughts.
That is a rare thing to find.
Yeah, well, for some reason, he thinks he's meant to be with Amanda.
Have you told this boy how you feel? It's complicated.
I'm living in the same house now.
Listen, Jessi.
You are a very special young lady.
You're brilliant, beautiful, unique.
You know, from what I've seen, that Amanda girl has nothing on you.
And if you really do sense that special bond between you and Kyle, you should act on it.
How did you know his name? I never mentioned it.
There's a lot of things I know about you, Jessi.
A lot more than you think.
And many that you don't know about me.
I don't understand.
I think it's time I explained.
Man, I feel like I've been hit by a truck.
Me too.
And I didn't even drink.
Is Amanda's light still on? I can't help it.
You could always get drunk every night.
I don't ever wanna get drunk like that again.
I don't wanna forget how much I care about Amanda and why she's so important to me.
So you're happy being miserable? I'm gonna have to work through it.
Nothing I can do or say is gonna help her understand.
Well, except the truth.
- What? - Josh is right.
- Why not tell her everything? - I can't.
- Why not? - You told us the truth.
It's not the same.
- Kyle - It's totally the same.
Bro, I don't understand.
- Go for it, man.
- I can't.
It's not the same.
Amanda loves me, and if I tell her everything I don't want her to stop loving me.
You've already lost her.
You've got nothing to lose.
You know, I rarely agree with this guy here, but he's right, Kyle.
Nothing to lose and everything to gain.
It seems too easy.
Sometimes the best solutions are.
I'm gonna tell her.
Dude, we made a breakthrough.
Go now, before you lose your nerve.
I love you, guys.
After a night of mistakes and valuable lessons learned, I finally understood male bonding.
It's not using your friends to forget, it's remembering how lucky you are to have them.
All right.
Think you can give me a lift home? Let's go.
- Foss, I can't talk right now.
- Kyle.
I've been trying to reach you.
- I was with my friends.
- Yeah, getting drunk.
When I call you, it's important.
- I'm sorry.
- You answer the phone and you stay on it.
Hey, I needed you when you were gone.
- There's been a lot going on.
- Kyle, listen to me.
- Adam Baylin - What? What about him? He's been deteriorating.
And I've been moving him from location to location, staying on the run.
Why? What's been going on? - He wanted to see you, Kyle.
- Tell me.
Adam died today.
He died? You may not realize it yet, but this changes everything.