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The Middle Season 7 Episodes

24 Episodes 2015 - 2016

The Heck family have a lot of milestones and growing pains in the seventh season of this family sitcom. Sue (Eden Sher) starts her first year of college, something she's looked forward to all her life, but not everything goes the way she expected. Dental assistant and supermom Frankie (Patricia Heaton) turns 50, but it seems to be more difficult for her husband Mike (Neil Flynn) than it is for her. She begins to worry when Mike displays some strange behavior – including buying into one of his brother's crazy ideas. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) starts to be more independent, leading Frankie to feel like she's no longer needed and Axl (Charlie McDermott) goes through a transition period as tries to find a place of his own and starts a new job.

Episode 1

Not Your Brother's Drop Off

Wed, Sep 23, 2015 30 mins

In the Season 7 opener, Sue's excitement about moving into her dorm turns to dread when she's forced to cut her hair; Axl avoids helping Sue move; Frankie feels surprisingly at ease about Sue leaving; and Mike overwhelms Sue with advice about being safe. Meanwhile, Brick's new girlfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level.

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Episode 2

Cutting the Cord

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 30 mins

Sue is disappointed when her roommate doesn't arrive on time, so she inundates Frankie and Mike with phone calls and texts. Elsewhere, Axl and Hutch's house gets infested by ants; and Brick is protected by a mysterious bodyguard at school.

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Episode 3

The Shirt

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 30 mins

Frankie is shocked when Mike trades in his flannel for a Hawaiian shirt; and Sue accidentally tells Devin that Axl loves her, leading Devin to question their relationship. Meanwhile, Brick gets overambitious while cleaning the bathroom.

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Episode 4

Risky Business

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 30 mins

Mike surprises Frankie when he wants to be involved in his brother's crazy business scheme; Axl goes to extreme measures to prove he can handle Mike's new motorcycle; and Sue begins living in her car to avoid her horrible roommate.

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Episode 5

Land of the Lost

Wed, Oct 21, 2015 30 mins

Frankie asks Reverend TimTom to find out why Mike is being distant; and Sue invites Brick to visit her at college, but she loses him after running into the handsome Abercrombie guy. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch complain to the city about an ant infestation.

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Episode 6

Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 30 mins

Each member of the Heck family finds themselves in situations reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone."

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Episode 7

Homecoming II: The Tailgate

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 30 mins

Frankie's excitement about homecoming dwindles when her mother decides that she's going to attend the event; Mike helps Brick compete in the tailgating cornhole tournament after Axl gets sick; and Sue volunteers as class liaison for homecoming.

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Episode 8

Thanksgiving VII

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 30 mins

The Hecks decide to forgo Thanksgiving when Frankie must pick up a holiday position as an overworked woman from the 19th-century; Sue goes back to work at Spudsy's in hopes of running into Logan; and Axl becomes emotional over how his life's turning out. Meanwhile, Mike and Brick bond during a power outage.

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Episode 9

The Convention

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 30 mins

Frankie invites Mike to join her on a trip to Des Moines, Iowa for a convention about her dentist office's transition to a new owner; and Axl informs a disapproving Sue that he's moving into her dorm room. Meanwhile, Mike's dad agrees to watch Brick while the parents are out of town.

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Episode 10

Not So Silent Night

Wed, Dec 9, 2015 30 mins

The Hecks attempt to stay home on Christmas Eve and watch a holiday church service on TV instead of actually attending church.

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Episode 11

The Rush

Wed, Jan 6, 2016 30 mins

Sue gets involved in her college's sorority rush in hopes of being accepted into a house; and Axl tries to teach Mike how to use social media in order to advertise the diaper business. Elsewhere, Brick goes shopping for pants by himself, causing Frankie to feel left out of his life.

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Episode 12

Birds of a Feather

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 30 mins

Axl begins his internship at a snack-making company; Frankie complains about working for Smile Superstars; and Cindy confesses to Mike that she kissed another boy. Meanwhile, Sue's professor challenges her to stop seeing the world in a positive light for a writing assignment.

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Episode 13

Floating 50

Wed, Jan 20, 2016 30 mins

Mike enlists Axl and Brick's help to throw a surprise party for Frankie's 50th birthday. Meanwhile, Sue is mocked after posting a flyer for her missing sock in the dorm laundry room; and Coach Babbitt is determined to turn Brick into an athlete after he turns in a project about how he can't play sports.

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Episode 14

Film, Friends and Fruit Pies

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 30 mins

Mike and Frankie try to figure out which household appliance a piece of plastic belongs to. Meanwhile, Brick turns into a dictator when he casts Cindy and Troy to act in his school project; Sue's excitement about having Lexie as a roommate quickly fades when she's charged for her purchases; and Axl's stressed at work after his boss tells him the fruit-pie division might be shut down.

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Episode 15

Hecks at a Movie

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 30 mins

Brick disapproves of a trailer for an upcoming "Planet Nowhere" film and makes it his mission to ensure it's not released; the parents get into an argument after Mike shushes Frankie in public; Sue thinks she has a chance of becoming Logan's girlfriend; and Axl and Sean discover they have unexpected ties to an event that occurred when they were young.

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Episode 16

The Man Hunt

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 30 mins

Brick attends a Bar Mitzvah, leading Mike to help him in his quest to manhood. Meanwhile, Sue exudes too much enthusiasm while flirting; and Axl and Hutch move into a Winnebago.

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Episode 17

The Wisdom Teeth

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 30 mins

Frankie's excited to take care of Sue and Axl after they both have their wisdom teeth removed; and Brick lays down new house rules for his siblings while they're back home. Meanwhile, Mike learns the diaper business was Rusty's ex-wife's idea and becomes furious when he finds out she may be entitled to all their profits.

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Episode 18

A Very Donahue Vacation

Wed, Mar 23, 2016 30 mins

Mike surprises his family with a vacation to Mammoth Cave, but Frankie invites the Donahues to join them after expecting a boring getaway. Meanwhile, Nancy asks Frankie to convince Sean to take his MCATs; Axl enlists Brick's help to pick up ladies; and Mike isn't pleased to hear about Sue's summer plans.

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Episode 19


Wed, Apr 6, 2016 30 mins

Sue becomes enamored with one of her college professors and goes to extreme lengths to get his attention. Elsewhere, Mike and Frankie meet Cindy's parents, who they soon discover are just as quirky as their daughter.

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Episode 20

Survey Says...

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 30 mins

Sue invites Frankie to have lunch on campus with her new activist boyfriend Jeremy, but the couple begins to criticize her for everything she's doing wrong in life. Elsewhere, Mike's disappointed when Axl decides to quit football; and Brick obsesses over a customer-satisfaction survey after he orders graph paper online.

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Episode 21

The Lanai

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 30 mins

Frankie's excited to relax on the new patio, but her quiet time is interrupted by their noisy neighbors. Meanwhile, Brick questions if Mike's workmates only helped build the patio because he's their boss; Sue and Lexie win a room in the dorm lottery; and Axl and Hutch open a grilled-cheese food truck out of their Winnebago.

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Episode 22

Not Mother's Day

Wed, May 4, 2016 30 mins

Frankie tells the family that they don't need to do anything special for her this Mother's Day, but she decides to have everyone pull a family member's name from a hat and do a nice deed for that person after a kind stranger asks her to pay it forward.

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Episode 23

Find My Hecks

Wed, May 11, 2016 30 mins

Frankie figures out a way to secretly track Sue and Axl after they refuse to abide by their curfew while they're home for the summer. Meanwhile, Brick's determined to discover who else could be class valedictorian as middle-school graduation approaches.

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Episode 24

The Show Must Go On

Wed, May 18, 2016 30 mins

In the seventh-season finale, Frankie's determined to ensure Brick can sing at his middle-school graduation after his performance is cut; and Sue feels conflicted after learning she needs to be at Dollywood on the same day as Brick's ceremony. Meanwhile, Axl starts a new job as a country-club counselor and gets mocked by a 10-year-old version of himself.

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