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The Hecks go to a restaurant buffet for Thanksgiving dinner. However, the meal doesn't go well because Sue suspects that Mike dislikes Darrin, Brick invites his unconventional girlfriend and Frankie makes Axl bring a date he doesn't even know.
Sue tours some colleges with her dad. Meanwhile, Frankie eagerly dashes off to see Axl play football in his first college game; and with no family members around, Brick gets assistance from the Hecks' friends as he works on a school project.
An unappreciated Frankie takes a simplistic approach to Christmas. Meanwhile, Mike buys an artificial tree; Axl and Sean get into an intense quarrel, which threatens their business relationship; and Brick writes a letter summarizing the Hecks' past year.
Frankie acts like a teenager when she hangs out with Pam Staggs, a former classmate who was popular in high school. Meanwhile, Brick surprises Mike by winning an athletic award; Sue pursues some odd hobbies; and Axl seeks a date with Devin Levin.
Frankie finds an old paycheck she never cashed, and Mr. Ehlert makes her work at the car lot for one day in order to collect her pay. Elsewhere, Mike finds a part-time job for Sue at the quarry; and Big Mike wants Axl to help replace the kitchen sink.
Aunt Edie passes away, so the Hecks travel to South Dakota via train to take her body to its final resting place. During the trip, Axl feels guilty for lying about her death earlier; and Brick tries to follow Aunt Edie's example of living life freely.
Cindy wants a kiss from Brick on Valentine's Day, which causes anxiety for him. Meanwhile, Darrin constructs a scavenger hunt for Sue, and he seeks her parents' help with it; and Axl is unsure if Devin's sincere about not desiring a Valentine's Day gift.
A motivational consultant (Amy Sedaris) shakes things up at the car dealership where Frankie works. With Frankie working extra hours, Mike has more to handle at home, including helping Brick with a school project, advising Sue's ex-beau and getting a pool (more…)
Frankie and Mike eliminate their cable TV to cut down on expenses, but they miss it more than they thought they would. Meanwhile, Brick and his friends go through another kind of withdrawal when the school library is closed during recess, and they're force (more…)
Axl's ex-girlfriend Morgan (Alexa Vega) drifts back into his life, and Frankie worries that he'll get hurt again. Meanwhile, Brick cares for a baby chick for a school science project, and it awakens parental feelings in him.
Brick's family forget about his birthday until Frankie realizes this oversight three months later. Meanwhile, Sue becomes overzealous in her attempts to make a splash in the yearbook; and Devin ends her relationship with Axl.
Frankie flirts with Axl's pal in a joking manner, but then she worries things were misconstrued. Elsewhere, Sue escorts Brick to a sci-fi convention; and Tag wants Mike to help him prepare for his driving test so he won't lose his license.
Frankie is anxious to find out whether Sue got into college, while Sue tries to relax by making sachets. Elsewhere, Brick evicts Axl from his bedroom so he can work on his novel in quiet; and Mike denies that he was singing loudly in his car.
Frankie goes on Brick's field trip and tries to help him make new friends. Meanwhile, Axl pretends to be close to Sue in order to impress Devin; and Mike fears that bullying Rusty during childhood caused Rusty to become a sad sack later in life.
Sue gets furious with Axl for forgetting a sombrero he promised to bring her, and Frankie's attempt to resolve their quarrel only makes things worse. Elsewhere, Mike is astonished to discover that Brick was named Athlete of the Month at middle school.
Marsha Mason guest stars as Frankie's mother, Pat, in a Mother's Day episode that finds the matriarchs more put upon than pampered. Meanwhile, Sue steals a motivational magnet from a store and winds up feeling guilty about it.
The Heck family throw a barbecue, and Mike worries that he's passing his social awkwardness on to Brick. Meanwhile, Axl decides to clean the family pool so that girls in bikinis will stop by to swim; and Sue befriends a church youth-group leader and hears (more…)
In the Season 1 finale, Brick may be held back from third grade since the school librarian (Betty White) holds a grudge because of 31 unreturned books. Meanwhile, Axl's aptitude test shows he's academically gifted, and Frankie fears that Sue is all but inv (more…)
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- Birth Place: Pasadena, CA
- Birthday: June 19, 1998, Gemini
- Profession: Actor