When Malcolm and Stevie's families go on a houseboat holiday together, nothing seems to go to plan. The brainy troublemaker is forced to go fishing, Dewey is left hanging for hours on a rope swing and a friendly game of Scrabble turns into a slang match. Meanwhile, Francis decides to quit school so he can go to Alaska and earn a fortune on an oil rig.
Episode number: 3x1 Production Number: 06-01-301 Airdate: Sunday November 11th, 2001
Last appearance until season 6 episode Kitty's Back. ABc would not allow Merrin Dungey to star on Alias and have a reoccuring role on a rival network. This was confirmed by Linwood Boomer on the season 1 dvd pilot commentary.