Malcolm in the Middle

Season 3 Episode 13

Reese Drives

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 10, 2002 on FOX
8.9
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59 votes
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Reese Drives
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Reese is old enough to get his learner's permit, and, much to the dismay of Lois and Hal, has been perfect. During one of the driving lessons, Reese gets upset when he doesn't get his turn. When the distracted teacher gets out of the car to do banking Reese takes over and gets in a slow highway chase. Craig lies to Lois in order to get Malcolm over so he could help him install a new television system. Francis has a whole that needs fixing and gets himself in a chain of promises while trying to fix it.moreless

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  • Reese can drive?

    8.0
    Ha, ha, ha! I had to laugh just a few times to make sure that I got them in. I thought that the episode was okay, in fact, I'll say that it was pretty decent. The writing was okay and the plot was average. The thing that made this episode decent was the fact that it was about Reese driving. He wasn't a bad driver either. My favorite parts would have to be Reese steals the car and tries to joy ride without anyone catching him. I also liked to watch him go through the training course. Overall, it was decent. Thank you.moreless
  • I loved it!

    10
    Reese is on his best behavior so he can get his permit. He finally gets his permit with Hal. Malcolm goes to Craig's to help him set up his stereo and television. He actually has fun. Dewey seems to be totally against Reese. Francis keeps making promises he can't keep to people. Reese is caught in a low-speed car chase. He actually turns out to be a great driver, but he is in big trouble. Malcolm accidentally hurts Craig by making him fall off the roof onto his cat.



    This episode was great! I recognized Rheagan Wallace from 7th Heaven! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Reese just got his temps, and he goes to his first driving lesson.

    10
    I LOVE this episode! I truly do believe that this is the absolute most awesome episode of the ENTIRE SERIES!!!! It was just absolutely the most creative and brillant writing and it had one of my most absolute favorite songs of all time in it! It was just so genius! I suggest that if you had never ever seen this episode, I suggest that the next time that it comes on, everyone should catch it! This is also when I truly fell in love with Reese(Justin Berfield)! Seriously, this is what shows should be about! Once again, awesome and amazing! I love it!moreless
  • Exactly what you'd expect from this fantastic show. Personal favourite

    9.9
    This is,in my opinion, one of the best shows of the series. Very original, i love the low speed chase. I liked the way that Reese turned out to be a great driver and showed a (slight) sensitive side.I thought the linking of his plight with Francis' strand of the story was very clever. I LOVE the driving course scene towards the end and the accompanying song is so perfectly suited to what's happening in the episode. The best scenes are toward the end, especially the ones with Lois. the Craig/Malcolm story wasn't on the same level but was still interesting. Definite series classic.moreless
  • Reese surrounded by 6000 pounds of steel and 20 gallons of explosive fuel. It's like giving a shark a submachine gun.

    10
    cool! This episode is one of the best episodes, is really cool: Reese tries every thing in order to keep his parents from getting the drivers' license, but he is able to keep himself, but Dewey does not make it any easy. Later, Reese manages to get his driver's license, but his car buddy is just to busy doing her own things that he is not able to even try it, so he accidentally steals the car in order to escape fron police, thanks for an advice from Francis. Meanwhile, Malcolm helps Craig install a television system, but later causes him an accident!moreless
Rheagan Wallace

Rheagan Wallace

Jackie

Guest Star

Jay Johnston

Jay Johnston

Ed

Guest Star

Mel Rodriguez

Mel Rodriguez

Logger Neil

Guest Star

David Anthony Higgins

David Anthony Higgins

Craig

Recurring Role

Sandy Ward

Sandy Ward

Pete

Recurring Role

Richard Gross

Richard Gross

Logger Dave

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Francis: Hey, Neil, you know how to drive a dog team, right?
      Neil: Yeah...
      Francis: Do you still have a crush on Joe's sister?
      Neil: Yeah, but Joe won't let me date her. Just 'cause I'm Irish, and I've got a bounty on my head.
      Francis: Let me see what I can do.

    • Malcolm: Mom, I have to go to Craig's today after school.
      Lois: You still have more to cleanup?
      Malcolm: Yeah, I made a hell of a mess.

    • Reese: I still can't believe it! For the first time ever, I'm gonna be... (deep voice) ...behind the wheel!
      Hal: (frightened) He keeps doing that.

    • Pete: (to Francis) Well, Pierre, it looks like your identical American cousin is in a heap of trouble.
      Francis: (as Pierre) Oui!

    • Hal: Craig is starting to talk. Finally. I was getting tired of one wink "Yes" and two winks "No."
      Lois: You got it the wrong way, Hal, one wink meant "No."
      Hal (shocked; to himself): So the soup was too hot.

    • Dewey: Give them a reason, give them a reason.
      TV Announcer: Suspect appears to be resisting. Looks like they're taking out the pepper spray.
      (Reese screams)

    • Reese: Now do not untie me until the morning no matter what I say or how much I beg.
      Malcolm: Got it.
      Reese: Uh oh I gotta go to the bathroom.
      Malcolm: Too bad.
      Reese: Just testing, thanks buddy.

    • Hal: Reese surrounded by 6000 pounds of steel and 20 gallons of explosive fuel. It's like giving a shark a submachine gun.

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