Lois Battles Jamie is the eighth episode of season six of Malcolm in the Middle.


Lois is having so much trouble trying to fight with Jamie, that she's actually losing her confidence and succumbing to him. Meanwhile, Reese also feels as though he's losing his touch, and wants to pull off one crazy, out of this world stunt before he completely fades away.


Lois begins to think she is losing her touch when Jamie seems too much for her to handle. After Jaime pushes over the cupboard and almost kills her, Lois finally breaks. When Hal realizes that Lois is losing her confidence, he brings Francis home in order for him to explain to Lois how was she able to have confidence as a mother.

Meanwhile, the other boys bring home a diving board and Reese tries to think up the craziest possible stunt to pull with it. When asked why he is so obsessed with this, he reveals that he is losing his crazy ways since he is almost an adult and gaining an inner conscience. Malcolm and Dewey decide to help him out as it is the last chance of the crazy Reese. They devise a plan for Reese to land into a wading pool while having fireworks strapped to himself. Unfortunately, the rotten old diving board cannot hold his weight and collapses, injuring him in the process.

Lois burns her hand, supposedly by putting it in the fire to gain authority over Jamie, just like she did with Francis when he was a child. It turns out that skin from Hal's ass can be used for skin graft. In the end and after regaining her confidence, Lois finds out that Reese has been giving Jaime 3-4 cans of soda every day, causing him to go berserk. She punishes him for the deed.


  • This episode has a flashback to when Hal and Lois were raising Francis as an only child in their old apartment home. This same setting was seen in the episode Flashback.
  • The song that plays during Francis' first flashback is "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears
  • In the title, Jamie's name is misspelled as "Jaime"