The Middle Episodes

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The Middle Season 3 episodes

The Wedding Season 3, Episode 24

In the third-season finale, Mike's brother plans to get married at the Hecks' home, but he doesn't run the idea past them first. Meanwhile, Axl and his pals start their own company to get summer jobs; and Brick is mad he can't attend a classmate's party. read more

The Telling Season 3, Episode 23

Frankie gets Brick to snitch on his siblings, but Mike disapproves of the tattling. Meanwhile, Sue threatens to get Axl in trouble if he doesn't obey her commands; and Mike reluctantly goes to Brick's school for Parent Day. read more

The Clover Season 3, Episode 22

Misfortune plagues Brick after he finds a four-leaf clover; Frankie seeks a caregiver for her aunt; Axl struggles with a prom-date dilemma and is also dismayed to learn that Sue is Darrin's prom date. read more

The Guidance Counselor Season 3, Episode 21

Sue bonds with her gawky guidance counselor, who inspires her to make some changes. Elsewhere, Frankie's displeased that Mike wants to assemble their new bed by himself; and Brick wants to complain to the U.S. president about student-fitness goals. read more

Get Your Business Done Season 3, Episode 20

Frankie is inspired by a church sermon about not hesitating to fulfill one's destiny, but she wrestles with how to achieve this goal. Her family, however, rises to the challenge. read more

The Paper Route Season 3, Episode 19

Brick is hired to deliver newspapers. Elsewhere, Sue faces the challenges of a long-distance relationship; Frankie is shocked to learn that Mike hoards batteries; and Sue struggles with wearing some complicated headgear. read more

Leap Year Season 3, Episode 18

Sue anticipates a big birthday celebration since it's leap year and she'll get to celebrate on her actual birth date. Meanwhile, Frankie discovers Mike cares for a stray cat at work; and Axl becomes obsessed with vacuuming. read more

The Sit Down Season 3, Episode 17

Axl, Sue and Brick ask their parents to ease up and stop hassling them, so Frankie and Mike oblige and enjoy the break from exercising constant parental authority. read more

The Concert Season 3, Episode 16

Frankie desperately tries to get Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert. Meanwhile, Mike helps Brick prepare for a spelling bee; and Axl and his pals try to break a posted speed limit on foot. read more

Valentine's Day III Season 3, Episode 15

A skipped romantic gesture gets Mike on Frankie's bad side on Valentine's Day. Elsewhere, Axl and Brick struggle with writing assignments for school; and Sue is puzzled by her boyfriend's sudden lack of skill when it comes to kissing. read more

Hecking It Up Season 3, Episode 14

Frankie serves as an official volunteer at the Super Bowl, but her assignment proves disappointing. Meanwhile, the Hecks have fun with the Donahues' new car while their neighbors are away; and Sue declares her true feelings to her new beau. read more

The Map Season 3, Episode 13

A relative's death awakens Frankie's desire to commemorate life's milestones. Elsewhere, Axl mistakes Brick's map project for food and eats it; and Sue learns a member of the wrestling team is interested in her. read more

Year of the Hecks Season 3, Episode 12

Frankie offers a buffet meal to family members who can keep their New Year's resolutions for a full week, but this proves to be a real challenge when the resolutions include Sue trying out for less activities, Mike smiling more and Brick reading less. read more

A Christmas Gift Season 3, Episode 11

Frankie hosts a holiday party, despite Mike's protests. Meanwhile, Sue asks Rev. TimTom to explain Christmas to Brick; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's present a secret; and Axl and Bob clash as coworkers on a tree lot. read more

Thanksgiving III Season 3, Episode 10

Frankie and her sister (Molly Shannon) clash over their opposing parenting styles while spending Thanksgiving with their folks (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke). Meanwhile, Mike coaches Axl on pickup lines; and Sue gets to gossip with the grown-ups. read more

The Play Season 3, Episode 9

Frankie and Sue are cast in a community-theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but things get awkward when Sue's role is in jeopardy. Elsewhere, Brick invites Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald) to participate in Special Friends Day at school. read more

Heck's Best Thing Season 3, Episode 8

Axl has an interview with a college-football scout, and his parents worry it won't go well. Elsewhere, Sue and Brick engage in a texting marathon with their aunt's cell phone. read more

Halloween II Season 3, Episode 7

Sue's juvenile Halloween costume isn't a hit with the boys at school, so she turns to her dad for advice about guys. Meanwhile, Frankie chaperones a trick-or-treating adventure for Brick's social-skills group; and Axl plays a Halloween prank. read more

Bad Choices Season 3, Episode 6

Frankie and Mike contemplate selling their house when it requires major repairs. Meanwhile, Axl fakes an illness in order to stay home from school, and then pretends he's had a speedy recovery; and Sue volunteers to do a school skit about safe driving. read more

The Test Season 3, Episode 5

Axl's slacker attitude regarding the PSATs angers Frankie, who makes him contemplate his future. Elsewhere, Sue sets her sights on becoming a cheerleader; and Mike wants Brick to defend himself against some school bullies. read more

Major Changes Season 3, Episode 4

A family member embarrasses Frankie, who then runs off and seeks comfort from her mother (Marsha Mason) while she waits for her brood to undergo the transformations she demands of them. read more

Hecking Order Season 3, Episode 3

Mike asks Brick's new teacher (Chord Overstreet) why he's excusing his son from gym class. Meanwhile, Sue earns a pile of tardy slips because of a prank Axl plays on her; and Frankie and Mike disagree about who's in charge of their family. read more

Forced Family Fun Season 3, Episode 2

Conclusion. The Hecks goes on a camping trip, which sparks honeymoon memories for Frankie and Mike, whose honeymoon campout was spoiled by Mike's gloomy former classmate (Ray Romano). read more

Forced Family Fun Season 3, Episode 1

In Part 1 of the third-season opener, the Hecks goes on a camping trip, which sparks honeymoon memories for Frankie and Mike, whose honeymoon campout was spoiled by Mike's gloomy former classmate (Ray Romano). 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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