Reese Drives is the thirteenth episode of the third season of Malcolm in the Middle, which was broadcast on February 10, 2002.


Reese gets his learner's permit, but after a poor student named Jackie makes him miss his turn for a driving test, he steals the Driver's-Ed car and ends up in a chase with the cops.

Malcolm helps Craig, who lies to Lois about him, set up his new entertainment system. Meanwhile, Francis makes several promises to different lodgers in order to fix a hole in the lodge's roof, but when he can't deliver, the angry lodgers come after him.


  • The hamster in the orange ball that Dewey set free in the episode Health Scare is seen again, rolling past Reese while he is lying on the ground being arrested by the police. This is the second time the hamster was seen in the background. The first time was in Poker.
  • This episode aired on the same day as the King of the Hill episode, "I'm with Cupid". Both episodes feature the song "In Too Deep" by Sum 41.