Quick: Someone tell me I’m not the only one who got sucked into ABC Family’s 10-hour Kyle XY marathon yesterday. I kept seeing ads for it Saturday, when I was nursing the world’s worst cold with repeat viewings of Au Pair and Au Pair II (they’re making an Au Pair III!!!), and I thought I should check it out. I wasn’t expecting to watch the entire thing— or to program my DVR to record new episodes, which begin tonight at 8 p.m. with the season 2 premiere.
In case you missed the season finale, here’s where we left off: the Trager family thinks amnesia-plagued Kyle (Matt Dallas, pictured) has his memory back and is driving home with his real parents. Actually, that couple took him to meet Adam Baylin, the University of Washington grad student who went missing in the mid-’80s (when he looked just like Kyle, with a mullet). Baylin’s supposed to have all the answers, but Tom Foss, the guy we all believed was evil but apparently isn’t, already gave Kyle a couple. He said Kyle doesn’t remember anything before the night he was found because he didn’t exist until that night, and that he, Foss, murdered Prof. Kern because Kern was going to kill Kyle. As we learned from the 8,000 promos for tonight’s premiere, the company that’s been hunting Kyle now plans to use a female version, Jessi XX, to exterminate him. I’m in! I just hope they keep Kyle, who will embrace his hero side this season, somewhat naive to the human world. Dallas does what he calls “the starry-eyed savant” so well.