The Middle Episodes

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The Middle Season 2 episodes

Back to Summer Season 2, Episode 24

Season 2 finale: Brick must write a daily journal to pass the third grade; Axl hasn't completed his 30 days of community service; and Sue has to prove that she's never taken a sick day to get a perfect-attendance award. read more

The Bridge Season 2, Episode 23

Brick has a fear of crossing bridges, so Frankie and Mike try to help him conquer it; Axl wants to be a lifeguard at the public pool, but so does his nemesis, Sean Donahue; and Sue has trouble picking out a two-piece swimsuit for opening day at the pool. read more

The Prom Season 2, Episode 22

Axl accidentally texts a prom invite to the wrong girl, and Frankie and Mike insist that he either go through with it or meet her in person to break off the date. Meanwhile, Sue and Carly try to find a group to fit in with at lunch; and Brick puts on a one-man show for Frankie and Mike, but the act soon wears thin. read more

Mother's Day II Season 2, Episode 21

A Mother's Day episode finds the family offering Frankie a day to herself as a present, but the idea doesn't come off as planned. read more

Royal Wedding Season 2, Episode 20

Frankie's obsession with the royal wedding worries her family when she buys commemorative knickknacks and an expensive HDTV on which to watch the proceedings. Meanwhile, Sue tries out for the school's news team; and Mike must make cutbacks at work, but he has a mutiny on his hands when he tries to nix the free pretzels. read more

The Legacy Season 2, Episode 19

Mike punishes Axl for leaving his dirty socks laying around, but Mike might have an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Sue wins an MVP trophy for cross-country; and Brick is humiliated when he's forced to wear his cousin's hand-me-downs. read more

Spring Cleaning Season 2, Episode 18

Spring cleaning stirs up a hornet's nest at the Heck house, and Brick starts a neighborhood information stand, handling inquiries for a dollar each. read more

The Math Class Season 2, Episode 17

Frankie locks horns with Brick's third-grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts), when Brick gets a D on a math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching is to blame. But will Frankie and Mike pass when Rinsky makes them take a math test? Meanwhile, Axl and Sue help Aunt Edie to find her long-buried time capsule. read more

Hecks on a plane Season 2, Episode 16

Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors. read more

Friends, Lies and Videotape Season 2, Episode 15

Frankie looks for a friend for Brick; Sue sneaks into an R-rated movie against Mike's wishes; and Axl and his band need a hot female for their music video and try to get stealth footage of their sexy biology teacher. read more

Valentine's Day II Season 2, Episode 14

Axl has a new girlfriend he wants to impress on Valentine's Day, while Brick has a crush on a fellow student and Mike accidentally lets the news slip out, humiliating his shy son. Elsewhere, Sue searches for a boy she kissed on a Halloween hayride. read more

Super Sunday Season 2, Episode 13

Brick gets Mike to teach him football terminology so he can be conversant by Super Bowl Sunday, which irks Axl, who loves being Mike's football buddy. Sue's ex-boyfriend Brad asks to be her partner in a square-dancing event and Frankie is sent to a managerial seminar. read more

The Big Chill Season 2, Episode 12

Mike gives Frankie the cold shoulder when she pays $200 for a small bottle of eye cream. Meanwhile, Axl's parenting skills are tested when he becomes caregiver to an infant doll for health class, and Sue and Brick put a hole in Sue's bedroom wall and try to figure out how to fix it. read more

Taking Back the House Season 2, Episode 11

Frankie and Mike try to regain control of the Heck family household, but Axl, Sue and Brick won't take this regime change lying down. read more

A Simple Christmas Season 2, Episode 10

Frankie's parents Tag (Jerry Van Dyke) and Pat (Marsha Mason) visit for Christmas, which doesn't thrill Mike, and they clash with the Hecks over Frankie's idea on how to celebrate the holiday---sans gifts. read more

Thanksgiving II Season 2, Episode 9

Mike's bother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) and father Big Mike join the family for Thanksgiving dinner, and Frankie encourages the macho men to share their feelings. Bob brings his librarian girlfriend, much to Brick's delight and Sue's plan to start a mother-daughter pie-baking tradition backfires. read more

Errand Boy Season 2, Episode 8

Brick objects to being carted around with Frankie on her weekend errands and asks to be left home alone. Meanwhile, Mike overhears a friend of Sue's referring to her unflatteringly and doesn't know whether to tell her or not; and Axl has trouble growing a beard like his football teammates are doing for the playoffs. read more

A Birthday Story Season 2, Episode 7

On his ninth birthday, Brick asks to be told about the day he was born, which has been kept a family secret. Meanwhile, Axl's new manager at the movie theater is hot but incompetent, and he wrestles with the question of which is more important. read more

Halloween Season 2, Episode 6

Frankie and Mike are invited to an adult Halloween party in the neighborhood, while Axl, his friends and their dates go to a haunted house party and Sue attends a Halloween church event. read more

Foreign Exchange Season 2, Episode 5

The Heck family host a foreign exchange student from Japan, who, to their chagrin, shows no interest whatsoever in the family. read more

The Quarry Season 2, Episode 4

Axl is suspended for truancy, and Mike makes him work in the quarry during the suspension to teach him a lesson. But the plan backfires when Axl likes the job and wants to quit school to work at the quarry full time. Meanwhile, Sue's cross-country team is cut by the school, and Frankie fears she may have caused it. read more

The Diaper Incident Season 2, Episode 3

Frankie is humiliated when she goes shopping for baby diapers for Sue, who has run out of them while babysitting, and the clerk thinks she's looking for adult diapers. Elsewhere, Frankie makes Mike take a physical, thinking he's starting to break down, but it's her back that goes out and she tries to hide it from Mike. read more

Homecoming Season 2, Episode 2

A dilemma present itself to Frankie and Mike when Axl makes the varsity football team, but Sue's first cross-country meet is the same day as the homecoming game. Meanwhile, Brick announces a new take on fallen foliage when he rakes up the leaves in the yard but doesn't want to take them to the dump; he wants to set them free in the forest instead. read more

Back to School Season 2, Episode 1

In the Season 2 premiere, Frankie has a hard time getting the kids ready for school, and she's accused of being overprotective by Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts). Meanwhile, Sue may be too enthusiastic about being on the cross-country team. read more

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Premiered: September 30, 2009, on ABC
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Premise: A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior.

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