Morning was weird, as I was still on east-coast time. My alarm was set for 7 AM, but I was wide-awake by 5:30. I was scheduled to go to an X-Box breakfast that morning, but I was getting freaked out that I'd miss getting in to wait for the Stargate panels, most of which I was saving for Rich but I knew would be incredibly popular and busy. Thankfully I made the right decision -- the line for Ballroom 20 was already insane by the time I arrived.
As I waited for Ballroom 20, I saw another line creeping up the patio outside. I learned that this was just a glimpse of what to expect with waiting for panels in the enormous Hall H, as the line I saw was for the popular Watchmen panel. Trust me, part of me was jealous I wasn't in that line to see the new footage.
Saturday -- a time of rest and relaxation. A time to put your feet up, grab a lemonade, open a book, and let the cool, summer breezes gently rock your hammock as a lazy July day passes. Of course, that's if you aren't attending the San Diego Comic-Con. Then, it's out of your bed, quick shower (if any), breakfast-on-the-go, and right back into the queues to see your particular favorites talking about their television shows.
Like Friday, Saturday at Comic-Con will be packed with television goodness. This is the day that many of the big guns come to play. Shows like The Office, Lost, Battlestar Galactica will be making appearances. They will be joined by newcomers Chuck, Dollhouse, and Pushing Daisies. There will even be an appearance by the recently single Sarah Silverman. There's also a good bit of television animation being featured, particularly by Nicktoons and B.E.T. Animation.
In order to make sure you get the most out of the money you paid to get into the convention, we here at TV Squad are providing you with a complete list of television-related panels for that day. If you are interested in seeing what else is going on July 25th you can review the official full schedule at the Comic-Con website. Remember, times and appearances are subject to change and seating in all event rooms is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
(S02E23) "There's really no formula for perfection." - Nicole
Expectations. Everyone had expectations this week, including myself. Sadly, the season finale of Kyle XY didn't meet my expectations. The previous episodes had set everything up for a rocking finale and, instead, we were treated to a mushy prom filled with teen angst, expectations, mishaps, and a spiked punch. It was such a letdown that I wonder if the the writers were already in strike mode when they wrote this. In retrospect, episode 2.22 would have served as a better season finale.
(S02E22) "I think it's time we introduce ourselves." - A Latnok member
Wow! Another great Kyle XY episode that paved the way for what will surely be a rocking finale. What? You thought this was the finale because it's episode 2.22? ABC Family is actually treating us with a 23rd hour of XY this season! So expect to see the prom unfold, more Sarah and Jessi dealings, and surely more Latnok. In the meantime, let's deal with this week's Jessi-centric episode, "Hello..."
(S02E21) "We need to prove that we matter." - Brian about himself and Jessi
It smells like the season is almost over, no? Episodes are getting better and offer us a good crop of background info and mysteries (aka everything Sarah-related and Brian's end game). The most interesting storyline this week was probably that of Kyle exchanging messages with the "anonymous" person, tracking down Sarah and finally coming face to face with her. We've been waiting weeks for this reveal and it's finally here! You can bet that with the way the episode ended, episode 2.22 will be Sarah-centric.
(S02E20) "I'm alive." - Sarah
As many of us theorized, Sarah is alive and kicking. What we don't know though is where she is, why she sent the disk to Jessi and not Adam, how she discovered Jessi and where she lives, what her end game is, etc. The reveal of her being alive was interesting as in tapped in Kyle's abilities and showed everyone what could happen if Kyle was "mediocre" (Jessi's word here not mine).
The Saturn Award nominations are in, and many popular sci-fi and fantasy shows made the cut. Returning favorites like Lost, Heroes, and Dexter were recognized by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, as were newcomers Pushing Daisies and Journeyman.
With seven nominations, Lost is ahead of Dexter and Heroes, which received five and four nominations, respectively. Heroes was the big winner last year, taking home awards for Best Network Series as well as acting awards for Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere. Both actors received nominations this year, along with co-star Greg Grunberg.
(S02E19) "The human body has its own built-in repair kit." - Kyle
This week's episode put the wheels in motion for a finale that will surely have us finally coming face-to-face with Sarah. I don't buy that she's dead. If Adam can heal himself, surely Sarah could too and probably better and faster than he could. Plus, the episode was way too Sarah-heavy not to mention her again in the four upcoming episodes of the season.
(S02E18) "Nothing ever happens on a Sunday." - J.T.
As soon as J.T. said that line after telling Josh he was in charge of The Rack, we knew that something would indeed happen on this particular Sunday. What happened? A newbie makes tons of mistakes, there are a lot of customers, money is missing from the cash register, there is a fit between two enemies, two customers clash, a couple must reevaluate how truthful they are to one another, a father figure plays mastermind games, and someone from the past resurfaces! Not an ordinary Sunday indeed!
(S02E17) "This family means everything to me." - Kyle
The boy without a belly button was put under the microscope this week on Kyle XY. Okay, not a real microscope but still, the social worker asked tough questions to the Tragers and Kyle and visited the house to make sure Kyle was raised in a safe place. Because of this unexpected visit, the teens plotted and planned together in order to get rid of cases of beer and porn, hide Amanda and... take care of the tub situation. "Grounded" was pretty much a filler episode. The storylines didn't really move forward and there wasn't much new info revealed about the characters.
(S02E16) "We need to talk." That statement was key in this week's episode. Still learning about the world, Kyle didn't know what the statement could mean. For him (and Jessi), it meant that the other person wanted to...well, talk! But for the entire Trager family, it meant that Amanda was ready to call it quits. I was sure that she didn't want to break up but I expected her to reveal that something terrible happened to her while in the Big Apple.
(S02E15) The few people who commented last week seemed to think that episode was pretty disappointing. Man, I hate to think what you thought this week.
It's not that this episode was a stinker, mind you. We did have some advancement with Kyle's and Jessie's powers, which of course could lead to some pretty cool future episodes. But tonight I felt like I was watching more of an after-school special, which is weird unless you're attending night school.
(S02E14) For the past few months I've been working to catch up with this show, and over the weekend I finally caught up. I'm surprised at how much this show seems to have fallen under the radar, because it really is quite well done. It's got the sci-fi aspect to it, likable characters and spares us long waits for answers. I've got a few issues with it, but overall it's extremely entertaining.
This was an oddly placed episode. The last episode was in September, and while it ended with a cliffhanger (actually, literally), I think tonight's episode would have served better in September than now. It felt almost like a season ender, didn't it?
And we have another reason to be celebrate, the cast and crew had time to complete the 10 remaining episodes of Season 2 before the writers' strike started.
Various sources confirm that even if the last ten episodes of Season 2 have yet to air, ABC Family is satisfied enough with how Kyle XY performed over the summer (and probably with how the second part of the current season looks) that they decided to renew the series.
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