Malcolm in the Middle


Season 7, Ep 15, Aired 3/5/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Francis receives a visit from Lois and Hal to celebrate his one-year anniversary of sobriety. However, when they attend one of his A.A. meetings, it's revealed that it was Lois who forced him to start drinking. Back home, Dewey finds Hal's spare key for his car and tries to get Malcolm and Reese to drive him to the arcade, but they want to pull pranks on other neighborhoods instead. Dewey decides to hide the key, forcing Malcolm and Reese to try multiple tactics to get him to give it up.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bryan Cranston

    Hal Wilkerson

  • Chris Masterson

    Francis Wilkerson

  • Erik Per Sullivan

    Dewey Wilkerson

  • Frankie Muniz

    Malcolm Wilkerson

  • Jane Kaczmarek

    Lois Wilkerson

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • oh wow

    By sremnes, Jan 22, 2015

  • I loved this episode!

    By VGFreak8, Apr 19, 2008

  • Some ups and downs with this episode.

    By sluggmunki_tx, Mar 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Reese: I don't know why we're doing this. I have a much faster way to do this. Malcolm: We're not cutting him open, Reese.

    • Reese: (to Dewey) It's like you're killing my children!!!! (turns on blender mixing in junk for Dewey to drink) Dewey: Wait! Reese: Shut up, Dewey! That's not the end I want to be hearing from! (pours the junk in Dewey's mouth) Dewey: (chokes and gags from the junk Reese made)

    • Speaker (referring to Lois): We all have an "L" in our lives. My "L" was the Vietnam War. Thankfully, though, I don't have to visit my "L" on Christmas and holidays.

    • Francis (looking in a mirror): You know, maybe Mom was right. I was blaming her and the alcohol for my problems when the real problem was always right in front of me... (looks at Piama's reflection) Piama: Me?! Francis: Yes, you. Who else could it be? Why didn't you tell me I wasn't an alcoholic?! Piama: How am I supposed to know?! You seemed messed up to me. Francis: You made me look like an idiot! Piama: Well, that wasn't hard to do! Francis: Was that an insult?!

    • Hal: Uh, Lois, let's not ruin Francis' special day. Lois: Why not? Apparently, I've ruined everything else! Hal: What's past is past. Lois: "What's past is past"?! So, you think this is all my fault, too?! Hal: Can we discuss this in the other room? Lois: There is no other room!

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    Notes (2)

    • It appears that Lois has given up on having anyone watch the boys while they are away from the house, even though 4 episodes ago she had someone (Grandma Ida) watch them.

    • Cold Open: Reese finds new ways to poke Dewey, no matter how far away Lois puts him.

    Trivia (4)

    • The map Malcolm draws a circle onĀ is a map of Las Vegas turned upside down.

    • This episode continues the backstory of Francis having a drinking problem from "No Motorcycles."

    • It is revealed that Francis never had an alcohol addiction.

    • This is the first appearance of Emy Coligado (Piama) this season. Her last appearance was in "No Motorcycles."

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