24 Episodes 2013 - 2014
The fifth season of this family sitcom finds Axl (Charlie McDermott) leaving the nest and entering college, but it's not a smooth transition: Frankie (Patricia Heaton) gets mad when Axl stays in touch with Mike (Neil Flynn) but not her; Axl bunks at home when he has problems with his roommate; and failing grades lead Axl to turn to Brick (Atticus Shaffer) for academic help. However, Sue (Eden Sher) makes the volleyball team and experiences a new sense of freedom without Axl at home. On the flip side, Frankie loses her freedom when she gets arrested for having an overdue library book. Meanwhile, Mike gets an award for his 20 years of service at the quarry, but he's reluctant to attend the awards dinner, and he also dreads having to take a forced vacation from work. Later, the whole gang go on a family vacation to Disney World, and it wouldn't be a Heck outing without a series of mishaps.
The Drop Off
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 30 mins
In the fifth-season opener, Axl heads to college and the whole family goes along for the ride, despite his protests. Along the way, Sue loses her cool when she learns that Frankie forgot to fax an important essay; and Brick misplaces his new cell phone.
Change in the Air
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 30 mins
Sue enjoys high-school life without Axl around to taunt her. Meanwhile, Brick fears using the bathroom at middle school; and Frankie doesn't understand why Axl is staying in touch with Mike but not her.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 30 mins
Sue takes a job at an eatery at the mall in order to earn money to buy a car. Meanwhile, Brick's parents discover that he hasn't attended any classes at his new school; and Axl grows annoyed with his college roommate, so he bunks at home.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 30 mins
Frankie and Mike drive a cow float in a parade celebrating Orson's 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Brick works on writing a new town motto; Axl and his pals try to earn some cash by reviving Boss Co.; and Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.
Halloween IV: The Ghost Story
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 30 mins
Sue conducts a séance close to Halloween and believes she sees the ghost of Christopher Columbus. Meanwhile, Axl's banned from a party in his own dorm room as part of his hazing by the football team; and Brick gets advice on how to ask a girl to a dance.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 30 mins
Frankie bonds with a rescue dog. Meanwhile, Sue wins a spot on her school's volleyball team; and Axl realizes that he's flunking most of his college classes, so he turns to Brick for academic help.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 30 mins
Some unexpected guests show up on Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Tag tells Mike about his online-gambling losses; Axl dreads informing his parents that he dropped out of three college classes; and Sue hides something about her recent shopping adventure.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 30 mins
Frankie and Mike house-sit for her sister, but the home's computerised features perplex them. Meanwhile, Sue looks after Brick and is surprised to find the Glossner brood hanging around; and Axl and his pals go on a road trip to visit his ex-girlfriend.
The Christmas Tree
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 30 mins
Sue develops an allergy to the Christmas tree. Meanwhile, Axl returns home from college and chooses to spend time with his pals instead of his family, which displeases Frankie; and Brick devises a scheme to cover his lie about his wrapping-paper sales.
Sleepless in Orson
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 30 mins
Brick develops anxiety issues after receiving news alerts on his refurbished tablet. Elsewhere, Sue has mixed feelings about Derrick's impromptu kisses; and Axl and Sean must do some cleanup work after they put Darrin's spin-off company out of business.
War of the Hecks
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 30 mins
A prank battle commences between Sue and Axl after Sue learns that Axl stole her mascot head. Elsewhere, a lonely Dr Goodwin seeks new friends; and Brick struggles to read a biography about Debbie Reynolds.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 30 mins
Frankie's assigned a car pool during a bus-driver strike, but she doesn't get to school on time. Elsewhere, Axl tutors a pretty coed in a class that he's not taking; and Mike's oblivious to the fact that Sue wants to attend a basketball game with him.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 30 mins
The Hecks plan to feast at a no-limit buffet, but they get stalled at church when a guest minister observes them quarreling and decides they need his counsel.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 30 mins
Mike doesn't want to attend an awards dinner where he'll be honoured for his service at work. Elsewhere, Sue tries to get her classmates to bond more; Axl searches for a woman who left him a message; and Brick dons a purple suit and bolo tie.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 30 mins
Mike's forced to take a paid vacation from work, but Brick makes it hard for him to relax. Elsewhere, Frankie gets mad at Axl for spending time with the neighbours and not telling her he's back in town; and Sue gets upset about a negative online review.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 30 mins
Frankie gets arrested because of an unreturned library book, and she realises Brick is to blame. Elsewhere, Sue disapproves of Rev TimTom's new girlfriend, Rev Tammy; and Axl and Cassidy spend more time kissing than chatting over spring break.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 30 mins
Sue gets several prom dates because she can't reject anyone. Meanwhile, Brick wants to do an unusual book report and turns to Axl for assistance; and Frankie and Mike realise they're more charismatic with other people than they are with each other.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 30 mins
Mike reluctantly coaches Sue's soccer team and is dismayed that the girls don't prioritise the game over their personal issues. Meanwhile, an unpleasant odor prompts Frankie to ask Brick to practice better hygiene; and Cassidy's painting perplexes Axl.
The Wind Chimes
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 30 mins
Rita's noisy wind chimes annoy the Hecks, so Frankie begs her to remove them. Meanwhile, Axl covets an abandoned sofa; Brick tries to create a new pretzel snack; and Sue tells her family that she and Darrin have rekindled their romance.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 30 mins
Sue grows determined to earn a college scholarship. Meanwhile, Frankie quietly tries to correct a mistake at work; Brick insists that Mike make amends for wrongly yelling at someone; and Axl and Hutch want to gain weight, so they devour the Hecks' food.
Wed, May 7, 2014 30 mins
Frankie feels overwhelmed by the kids' demands, so she restricts the time they can make requests of her. Meanwhile, Mike becomes overprotective of Sue and keeps a watchful eye on Darrin; and Brick hosts a book club for his surprising new pals.
Heck on a Hard Body
Wed, May 14, 2014 30 mins
Sue tries to win a car by entering an endurance contest. Elsewhere, Mike and his brother bond on a road trip as they escort Brick to a spelling bell; and Frankie helps Axl look for his missing dorm-room desk in order to get her security deposit back.
Wed, May 21, 2014 30 mins
Sue excitedly prepares for her family's Walt Disney World vacation. Meanwhile, Axl gets stressed out waiting for his grades to get posted; and Brick tries to convince his parents to make a detour on their trip so he can meet his online girlfriend.
The Wonderful World of Hecks
Wed, May 21, 2014 30 mins
In the fifth-season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World, but a series of mishaps occur and threaten to ruin to their family vacation.