The Middle Episodes

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The Middle Season 4 episodes

The Graduation Season 4, Episode 24

In the fourth-season finale, Axl gets ready to graduate, but he dodges Frankie's questions about a party, creating friction between them. Elsewhere, Brick is reminded of his duties as class historian; and Sue takes her driving test for the sixth time. read more

The Ditch Season 4, Episode 23

People mistake Frankie for a doctor, and she likes the perks so she tries to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, Axl tries to persuade Sue to ditch school for a day; Dr. Fulton questions Brick's fears about middle school; and Mike's fishing trip goes badly. read more

Hallelujah Hoedown Season 4, Episode 22

Sue keeps failing her driving test while her friends all pass, so she seeks advice on how to stop resenting them. Elsewhere, Frankie drops hints about what she wants for Mother's Day; and Cassidy delivers some bad news to Axl at the prom. read more

From Orson With Love Season 4, Episode 21

Frankie tries to boost Sue's online popularity by creating some online aliases who like Sue. Elsewhere, Frankie's dad persuades Mike to spend time listening to his life lessons; and Axl and Brick make a James Bond-style video starring adoptable animals. read more

Dollar Days Season 4, Episode 20

Frankie struggles to find a job as a dental assistant. Elsewhere, Axl's band book their first gig, and Sue pesters them with unwanted advice; and Mike must chaperone a camping trip for Brick's new scout troop. read more

The Bachelor Season 4, Episode 19

The season finale of "The Bachelor" disheartens Frankie, so she sulks about it for several days. Meanwhile, Mike tries to mold an overly polite Sue into a cutthroat competitor when she joins the tennis team; and Axl and Cassidy reexamine their romance. read more

The Name Season 4, Episode 18

Frankie needs to study for her finals, so Janet volunteers to run the household and finds herself unprepared for the utter chaos. Meanwhile, Axl tries not to feel threatened by Cassidy's ex-boyfriend; and Sue wishes to change her redundant middle name. read more

Wheel of Pain Season 4, Episode 17

The kids lie about breaking a window, so Frankie and Mike try to yield a confession by making them spin a wheel filled with consequences. Meanwhile, Frankie attempts to win over her teacher in order to land a favorable spot on a dental rotation. read more

Winners and Losers Season 4, Episode 16

Frankie worries that Brick will get lost on a class trip to Chicago, and her anxiety prevents her from getting excited about watching the Oscars. Elsewhere, Sue needs to know if Axl's buddy is interested in her. read more

Valentine's Day IV Season 4, Episode 15

Axl and his pals help guys break up with their girlfriends prior to Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Mike sends a romantic text to the wrong person; Sue's ex-boyfriend invites her to a dance; and Brick is hurt to learn that his mom has discarded his artwork. read more

The Smile Season 4, Episode 14

With Axl's classmates getting their college-acceptance letters, Mike and Frankie fret that their son may not be getting the sports scholarship they were banking on. Meanwhile, Sue undertakes a school project that will prove smiling is contagious; and Brick bugs his parents for an iPad. read more

The Friend Season 4, Episode 13

Frankie arranges an adult playdate for Mike, who's angry when he learns what she did. Elsewhere, Sue and her fellow Wrestlerettes fight the cheerleaders for the right to cheer at wrestling matches; and Axl fears he's not smart enough for his girlfriend. read more

One Kid at a Time Season 4, Episode 12

Frankie and Mike spend an entire day with each kid over a three-day weekend, and their activities include visiting a paintball range with Axl, completing a 17-point itinerary with Sue and attending a sci-fi book convention with Brick. read more

Life Skills Season 4, Episode 11

Axl is paired up with Sue for a life-skills project, much to his dismay. Elsewhere, Brick's school therapist advises him on how to make friends; and Frankie and Mike deal with a difficult insurance company when they file a claim for a broken windshield. read more

Twenty Years Season 4, Episode 10

Frankie suspects that Mike has grown bored with her as their 20th wedding anniversary approaches. Meanwhile, Sue wants her brothers to help her throw a party for their parents; and Brick acts catatonic after Axl ruins the ending of a book for him. read more

Christmas Help Season 4, Episode 9

Frankie wants a part-time job at a department store so she can get a discount on Christmas presents. Meanwhile, Mike's brother stashes stolen furniture in the Hecks' garage, which Axl transforms into a bachelor pad; and Brick is cast in a holiday play at church. read more

Thanksgiving IV Season 4, Episode 8

Marines are guests at the Hecks' Thanksgiving dinner, which is filled with squabbling thanks to Frankie's folks. Meanwhile, Axl fights his growing attraction to his tutor; and Sue searches for the bandit who snatched part of her mascot costume. read more

The Safe Season 4, Episode 7

Frankie clashes with her stern teacher at dental-assisting school. Meanwhile, Axl's parents pressure him to get a tutor to help improve his grades; and Sue and Brick believe they've found a coveted item, so they bring it to a pawn shop. read more

Halloween III: The Driving Season 4, Episode 6

Sue begins learning how to drive and injures Axl's foot, jeopardizing his ability to play football. Meanwhile, Brick has a surprising reaction to overindulging in Halloween candy; and Axl prepares to vote for the first time. read more

The Hose Season 4, Episode 5

An angry Rita claims Frankie stole her garden hose. Meanwhile, Sue discovers her dad takes home a small salary, so she cancels her class trip to save money; and Axl provides detailed supplemental information to the sex education Brick learns in school. read more

Bunny Therapy Season 4, Episode 4

A therapist advises the Hecks to get a pet for Brick so he can develop his bonding skills, but the family wind up with a malicious rabbit. Meanwhile, Axl dates two cheerleaders at once; and Sue sets her sights on becoming the school mascot. read more

The Second Act Season 4, Episode 3

Frankie loses her job at the car dealership and decides to enroll in a technical school. Meanwhile, Axl begins his senior year of high school; Sue becomes a mentor to a freshman; and Brick gets on Mike's bad side when he's impolite to Mike's buddies. read more

Last Whiff of Summer Season 4, Episode 2

In the conclusion of the fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad. read more

Last Whiff of Summer Season 4, Episode 1

In Part 1 of the two-part fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad. 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 following the daily strife of frazzled mum Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behaviour.

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