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The Middle Season 9 Episodes

24 Episodes 2017 - 2018

A sitcom about a working-class family in the US 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.

Episode 1

Vive La Hecks

Tue, Oct 3, 2017 30 mins

In the ninth-season opener, Axl returns from Europe with a new, relaxed outlook on life, but Mike wants him to look for a job. Meanwhile, Sue tries to catch up on some summer fun; and Brick wants to break up with Cindy.

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Episode 2

Please Don't Feed the Hecks

Tue, Oct 10, 2017 30 mins

Frankie receives an apple pie from Nancy after she gives Nancy an old scarf, so she looks for other old items to give her. Meanwhile, Sue and Lexie discover their apartment's been sublet to someone; and Axl gets a job as a school-bus driver.

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Episode 3

Meet the Parents

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 30 mins

Lexi's wealthy parents have dinner with Mike and Frankie, who worry about their humble lifestyle. Meanwhile, Brick is excited about taking part in the Sophomore Slammer fund-raiser, but the event doesn't go as he planned.

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Episode 4

Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 30 mins

Frankie learns about a death in the Heck house close to 50 years ago, and she and Brick attempt to track down the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them.

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Episode 5

Role of a Lifetime

Tue, Oct 31, 2017 30 mins

Axl tries to invent a new beverage combing wine and beer. Meanwhile, Brick joins the school orchestra; Mike asks Sue to plan his and Frankie's 25th wedding anniversary; and Sue puts her foot down about doing everything without complaint.

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Episode 6

The Setup

Tue, Nov 7, 2017 30 mins

Pat stays with the Hecks after coming down with an ailment, and Frankie's at her beck and call. Meanwhile, Sue suggests to Sean that they should try setting each other up on dates; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.

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Episode 7

Thanksgiving IX

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 30 mins

The Hecks take a hectic road trip for Thanksgiving to Frankie's sister's house but soon find themselves running into barriers that could make them late to the feast; and Axl, Sue and Brick learn that one of them must quit their job at Spudsy's.

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Episode 8

Eyes Wide Open

Tue, Nov 21, 2017 30 mins

Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue's excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching "Silence of the Lambs"; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike's aid to help convince a new student that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

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Episode 9

The 200th

Tue, Dec 5, 2017 30 mins

When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant.

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Episode 10

The Christmas Miracle

Tue, Dec 12, 2017 30 mins

It's Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he's not going to church this year because he's beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

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Episode 11

New Year's Revelations

Tue, Jan 2, 2018 30 mins

As New Year's Eve approaches, Sue admits to Frankie that she likes Sean Donahue and that she kissed him at the Christmas party. But she's still trying to figure out if her kiss with Sean was a fluke or if it actually meant that he likes her. Meanwhile, Mike forces Axl and Brick to take a drive with him and Mike's dad, Big Mike, and they are shocked to discover what is planned when they reach their final destination.

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Episode 12

The Other Man

Tue, Jan 9, 2018 30 mins

Now that Axl has a real job, he begins to bond more with Mike and spends a lot of time with him—leaving Frankie frozen out of their interactions; and just as Sue is about to break up with Aidan, Brad pleads with her to wait a beat until after he has a chance to win the affection of Aiden's handsome friend, Luke.

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Episode 13


Tue, Jan 16, 2018 30 mins

Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she's passionate about—life's third act—and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he's becoming lucky when money and other items suddenly make their way into his hands.

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Episode 14

Guess Who's Coming to Frozen Dinner

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 30 mins

Mike's wayward brother comes to town and presents Sue with an extravagant gift, which Mike thinks is stolen goods. Meanwhile, with Sue now older and living the college life, Mike feels like he's not as close to her as he used to be and tries to figure out a way to reconnect; Axl blows the money from his first paycheck on a big-screen TV and blames his spending spree on years of learning from Frankie; and Brick is delighted to discover mysterious, unmarked gifts being left at the front door.

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Episode 15


Tue, Feb 27, 2018 30 mins

Frankie helps Sue celebrate her 21st birthday by taking her to a bar close to the college; Mike begrudgingly accompanies Brick to a "Planet Nowhere" convention; and Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny's wedding.

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Episode 16

The Crying Game

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 30 mins

While Frankie feels the need to have a good cry after having a bad week, Mike shares the good news that, after 25 years as manager at the local quarry, he is being offered the job of regional manager but feels uncomfortable saying goodbye to his co-workers. Meanwhile, Brick suspects that he's being treated unfairly by his health teacher because of how horribly Axl treated her back when he was a student.

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Episode 17

Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle

Tue, Mar 20, 2018 30 mins

It's the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks—along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood—wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue's car.

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Episode 18

Thank You for Not Kissing

Tue, Apr 3, 2018 30 mins

After Dr. Fulton calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.

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Episode 19

Bat Out of Heck

Tue, Apr 10, 2018 30 mins

Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn't deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life; and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car. Sue is more determined than ever to win a prestigious hotel scholarship.

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Episode 20

Great Heckspectations

Tue, May 1, 2018 30 mins

Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high-school prom but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get used to a new TV remote.

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Episode 21

The Royal Flush

Tue, May 8, 2018 30 mins

In an attempt to get Frankie the best Mother's Day gift ever, Sue and Brick enter a trivia contest where they could win a trip for two to London for the upcoming royal wedding; and Axl is offered a job interview that could change his life.

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Episode 22

Split Decision

Tue, May 15, 2018 30 mins

Frankie tries to sway Axl from taking the job in Denver. Meanwhile, the usually overly optimistic Sue is depressed over Sean leaving for Ghana, without ever expressing her feelings for him; and Brick drives everyone crazy when he buys a huge amount of lawn chairs to replace the one he's been using for nine years.

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Episode 23

A Heck of a Ride: Part One

Tue, May 22, 2018 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. A Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job—and new life away from home.

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Episode 24

A Heck of a Ride: Part Two

Tue, May 22, 2018 30 mins

Conclusion. A Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job—and new life away from home. The series finale.

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