Malcolm in the Middle

Season 3 Episode 14

Cynthia's Back

2
Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 17, 2002 on FOX
8.5
out of 10
User Rating
55 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Cynthia's Back
AIRED:
Cynthia returns, but now in a very bad and angry manner. When Malcolm tries to find out what is going on, he discovers something shocking about her physical maturation, and he promises not to tell anybody. But he accidentally tells Reese, who plots to date Cynthia so he can see the development up close. Karen tells Lois that she kissed Hal on New Year's Eve, but Hal denies it. Dewey teaches Hal how to fly a kite. Francis looks to a totem pole for answers in his life.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
8:30am
IFC
Thursday
8:30am
IFC
Friday
8:30am
IFC
9:00am
IFC
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Good!

    9.0
    Cynthia returns from Europe. She is meaner and acting weird. Meanwhile, Francis's buddies bring a totem pole back. Francis believes it has some spiritual meaning. Malcolm discovers that Cynthia has "grown" in Europe. Puberty has taken over and her breast is now bigger. Reese is interested in Cynthia's boobs, so he comes up with a big plan to see them. Hal and Lois have a disagreement when Karen tells Lois she kissed Hal. It turns out to be a misunderstanding.



    This was a pretty good episode! Reese is so peverted! Francis's plot was weird. I think this episode talked about (or in this case, showed) something that may be embarassing to talk about: puberty. That was good. It was sweet with Hal and his not looking at other women. This episode gets a 9.0!moreless
  • Cynthia is back!

    8.5
    Cynthia returns from Europe, but all what she does is being bad at everyone and get mad at everyone, when she comes to Malcolm's house she begins to get mad at him, but when she accidentally burns herself, Malcolm discovers that she has a really physical maduration, and when he accidentally tells Reese, Malcolm must find a way to stop Reese from getiting close to Cynthia, it was such a cool episode!moreless
Bobby Preston

Bobby Preston

Young Hal

Guest Star

Ivan Naranjo

Ivan Naranjo

Native American Man

Guest Star

Amy Farrington

Amy Farrington

Karen

Guest Star

Eric Nenninger

Eric Nenninger

Eric

Recurring Role

Victor Z. Isaac

Victor Z. Isaac

Kevin

Recurring Role

Craig Lamar Traylor

Craig Lamar Traylor

Stevie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Around the beginning of the episode, when Malcolm and his friends are talking in the classroom, a boy walks into the classroom behind them for a second. When it immediately changes to a close-up of the boys, the boy doesn't walk past them like as if a boy never entered the classroom.

    • While the guys are talking to Francis, they mention going to shoot eagles. It is highly illegal to shoot any sort of eagle in Alaska, as they are all on either the protected or endangered list.

    • We learn that Lloyd has a third nipple.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lois: It means you love me more than I love you.
      Hal: Well, honey, that's always been true. Of course I love you more.
      Lois: And you're okay with that?
      Hal: Oh, yeah. Think about it. If you loved me as much as I love you, we'd never leave the bedroom.

    • Malcolm: She's not trying to hide her butt! She's trying to hide her big boobs!
      (all is silent)
      Reese: You are a good, good brother... (takes off)
      Malcolm: NO! WAIT! HER BUTT IS HUGE!

    • Malcolm: I was only trying to help!
      Cynthia: How does screaming "Oh my god. Where did those come from?" help anyone!

    • Reese: Tell her she's not in Europe anymore. In America we take showers.

    • Reese: When's her lunch period? I think I'll sneak in and throw bacon at her then she'll back up. Beep, beep, beep...

  • NOTES (2)

    • Cold Open: The boys use straws to make farting noises by sticking them in different joints of their bodies and blowing in it. When Lois bends over, Reese decides to try it on her.

    • Cynthia returns in this episode. Her last apperance was in season 2's "Reese Cooks." The reason why she was not in the show was because she spent a semester in Europe.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
      Francis has a dream about the Totem Pole which mirrors the sequence in the book, The Chronicles of Narnia, where Edmund meets The White Witch.

More
Less