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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Oct 1, 2009
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Pilot Oct 1, 2009 The pilot episode of the American television series The Middle, written by DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler and directed by Julie Anne Robinson, premiered on the ABC network in the United States on September 30, 2009. The pilot introduces viewers to the five central characters within the show who make up the Heck family: Frankie the working mother; her husband Mike; and their three children - teenagers Axl and Sue and their youngest child Brick. The show follows the characters as they deal with everyday challenges and family life, with Frankie serving as narrator.The critical reaction to the pilot episode were mostly favourable. The show held an aggregated score of 70/100 on the review website Metacritic. Many reviewers drew comparisons with another similarly named comedy series, Malcolm in the Middle.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Cheerleader

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Oct 8, 2009
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The Cheerleader Oct 8, 2009 Trying to save her job, Frankie organizes a publicity stunt by filling a car with jelly beans. Meanwhile, Sue fails to make the swim team and realizes that she needs glasses and Brick starts reading his mother's romance novels when he can't check books out of the library.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Floating Anniversary

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Oct 15, 2009
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The Floating Anniversary Oct 15, 2009 Frankie and Mike's romantic anniversary get-away is ruined by various family matters, including Brick being sick, Sue being lovesick, Axl just getting his learner's permit, and two psychotic aunt's and their dogs.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Trip

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Oct 22, 2009
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The Trip Oct 22, 2009 Sue sells sausage and cheese samples for the school. All her efforts go in vain as the school fails to see this. Frankie demands her daughter fights for her rights. Meanwhile, Brick discovers love with his current girlfriend a little stressful as she bosses him about.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Block Party

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Oct 29, 2009
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The Block Party Oct 29, 2009 Brick's teachers tell Frankie and Mike that he is "socially challenged". Mike believes that enrolling Brick on a basketball team is a good way to get him to interact with others, but the idea falls through. However, when Mike enters the neighborhood block-party lawnmower contest, he realizes that Brick has some special talents. Meanwhile, Frankie joins a booster club in the hopes of raising enough money for Axl's football team to buy new jerseys, but Axl refuses to give his old one up.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Front Door

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Nov 5, 2009
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The Front Door Nov 5, 2009 When Axl accidentally breaks down the front door, Mike insists that, he fix it in order to teach him a lesson, which leaves the Heck house wide open for days. At work, Frankie needs to sell a car within a week or she will have to wear a dog suit outside the lot for promotion. Meanwhile, it's picture day at school and Sue is concerned because she has never had a flattering picture taken of herself.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Scratch

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Nov 19, 2009
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The Scratch Nov 19, 2009 Frankie accidentally hits Brick in the head with a beer bottle when trying to get the trash out before the garbage truck leaves. But when Brick innocently tells his school that the scratch was caused by his mother throwing a beer bottle at him, a social worker comes to evaluate the Heck family. Meanwhile, Bob helps Mr. Ehlert shoot a commercial for the car lot.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Back to School

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Sep 23, 2010
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Back to School Sep 23, 2010 Frankie comes up with a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules; Brick's new teacher (Doris Roberts) accuses Frankie of being overprotective.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Homecoming

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Sep 30, 2010
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Homecoming Sep 30, 2010 Mike and Frankie must decide whether to attend Axl's football game or Sue's first cross-country meet; after raking the yard, Brick wants to set the leaves free in the forest.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Diaper Incident

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Oct 7, 2010
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The Diaper Incident Oct 7, 2010 While shopping for baby diapers for Sue, who has run out of them on a baby-sitting job, Frankie is completely humiliated when a clerk assumes she's shopping for adult diapers. Meanwhile, after getting on Mike's case to get a physical exam because she thinks men tend to fall apart faster than women as they age, Frankie proceeds to throw out her back and hides it from Mike, who tells her he received a clean bill of health from the doctor; a clueless Sue falls for Axl's friend, Sean, who barely notices her existence; and Brick begins to test all of the age-old urban legends parents tell their kids - such as not to swallow a watermelon seed for fear one will grow in their belly - after discovering Frankie has used these white lies on him in the past.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Quarry

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Oct 14, 2010
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The Quarry Oct 14, 2010 When Axl is suspended for skipping school, Mike decides it's time to teach his son a lesson about life and makes him go to work with him at the quarry. But Mike's master plan backfires when Axl likes the job so much that he wants to quit school and lead the life of a quarryman. Meanwhile, Frankie is devastated when she fears that she accidentally prayed away Sue's cross-country team after it's cut by the school; and while practicing a magic trick, Brick makes the main TV remote disappear - and can't figure out how to make it reappear.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Foreign Exchange

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Oct 21, 2010
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Foreign Exchange Oct 21, 2010 Against the family's wishes, Frankie invites a Japanese foreign exchange student to live with them, in the hopes of exposing him to American life; however, the Hecks get frustrated when he shows no interest in them or America.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Halloween

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Oct 28, 2010
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Halloween Oct 28, 2010 Frankie is excited over being invited to an adult neighborhood Halloween party. But will she be able to get Mike to dress up in a costume, or will he have his own idea of fun? Meanwhile, a melancholy Sue's spirits are lifted when she discovers that Reverend TimTom is back in town and hosting a Halloween church event; things don't go quite as planned for Axl, his friends or their dates as they head out to an exclusive haunted house party; and Brick chooses a unique Halloween costume that is not easily defined.

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Season 02, Episode 07 A Birthday Story

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Nov 4, 2010
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A Birthday Story Nov 4, 2010 Frankie and Mike are speechless when, on his ninth birthday, Brick demands to hear the true story about the day he was born, which has remained a mysterious Heck family secret. Meanwhile, Axl's new manager at the movie theater turns out to be a conundrum - hot and dumb - which leaves a confused Axl wondering if her hotness trumps her incompetence.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01  Forced Family Fun (Part 1)

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Sep 21, 2011
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Forced Family Fun (Part 1) Sep 21, 2011 With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent any time together with the kids over the summer - so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier - which was ruined by Nicky (guest star RAY ROMANO), a sad-sack, former high school acquaintance of Mike's - come flashing back, on the third season premiere.

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Season 03, Episode 01 Forced Family Fun (1)

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Sep 22, 2011
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Forced Family Fun (1) Sep 22, 2011 Frankie insists that the family go on vacation together before school starts; Mike and Frankie remember their honeymoon, which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a guy Mike knew in high school.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Forced Family Fun (2)

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Sep 22, 2011
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Forced Family Fun (2) Sep 22, 2011 Frankie insists the family take a few days of vacation before school starts. But Mike's suggestion of a camping trip brings back bad memories of their honeymoon camping trip.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Hecking Order

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Sep 29, 2011
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Hecking Order Sep 29, 2011 Mike learns that Brick has been skipping gym class, and goes to meet with his fourth grade teacher. Meanwhile, Axl plans a prank on Sue, who is now in high school with him.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Major Changes

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Oct 6, 2011
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Major Changes Oct 6, 2011 Frankie has a meltdown and forces the family to make significant changes to their lifestyle. But just as she puts these changes into effect, she leaves them to spend a some time relaxing with her mother.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Test

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Oct 13, 2011
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The Test Oct 13, 2011 Frankie learns that Axl's PSAT's are fast approaching and he hasn't been preparing for them. Sue sets her sights high and decides to try out for cheerleading, while Mike decides that Brick needs to toughen up when he gets bullied at school.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Bad Choices

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Oct 20, 2011
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Bad Choices Oct 20, 2011 As the Heck home begins to literally fall apart, Frankie and Mike consider leaving homeownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl tries to fake Frankie out by pretending that he's sick in order to get out of taking a school test - and must later convince her that he's well enough to attend a party that evening; Sue and her ex-sort-of-boyfriend, Brad, volunteer to prepare a school skit about showing the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; and Brick tries to offer a little bit of levity by spouting off Shakespearian quotes.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Last Whiff of Summer (1)

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Sep 27, 2012
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Last Whiff of Summer (1) Sep 27, 2012 Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Last Whiff of Summer (2)

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Sep 27, 2012
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Last Whiff of Summer (2) Sep 27, 2012 Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child; Brick tries to grow a giant tomato; Sue encourages her father to participate in a variety of activities with her.

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Season 04, Episode 03 The Second Act

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Oct 4, 2012
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The Second Act Oct 4, 2012 After being fired from the car dealership and vowing not to take any job that comes her way, Frankie goes to tech school to get a real career; Axl begins his senior year of high school; sophomore Sue mentors a freshman.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Bunny Therapy

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Oct 11, 2012
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Bunny Therapy Oct 11, 2012 To help Brick's interactions with people, the school therapist urges Frankie and Mike to get him a small pet, but the ill-tempered bunny they give him teaches the family the true meaning of evil; Axl dates two cheerleaders.

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Season 04, Episode 05 The Hose

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Oct 18, 2012
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The Hose Oct 18, 2012 A neighbor accuses Frankie of stealing her hose; Sue cancels a road trip to Cincinnati after seeing Mike's paycheck; Brick learns about the birds and the bees.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Halloween III: The Driving

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Oct 25, 2012
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Halloween III: The Driving Oct 25, 2012 Sue accidentally runs over Axl's foot while practicing driving; Axl looks forward to voting; Brick binges on Halloween candy.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The Safe

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Nov 8, 2012
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The Safe Nov 8, 2012 Frankie does not make a good impression on the first day of dental assistant school; Mike and Frankie ask Axl to get a tutor and improve his grades; Sue and Brick try to pawn an item they found in an old safe.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 The Drop Off

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Sep 26, 2013
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The Drop Off Sep 26, 2013 Frankie becomes emotional as the Hecks send Axl off to college, Sue waits for an important call from school, and Brick gets a new cell phone.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Change in the Air

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Oct 3, 2013
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Change in the Air Oct 3, 2013 Mike tries to help after Frankie doesn't get a response to her texts to Axl, Sue gets an unexpected visit from Darrin, and Brick and his fellow classmates are afraid to use the school bathroom.

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Season 05, Episode 03 The Potato

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Oct 10, 2013
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The Potato Oct 10, 2013 Axl is fed up with his college roommate, Sue gets a job so that she can get a car, and Frankie and Mike get bad news about Brick from his middle school principal.

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Season 05, Episode 04 The 100th

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Oct 24, 2013
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The 100th Oct 24, 2013 During the Orson Centennial parade, Mike and Frankie volunteer to drive a float, Sue tries to make Darrin jealous, Axl tries to make some money, and Brick is upset over his town slogan not being chosen.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

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Oct 31, 2013
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Halloween IV: The Ghost Story Oct 31, 2013 Sue holds a seance with her friends, the football team stops Axl from attending the Halloween party in his room, and the family tries to give Brick advice about girls.

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Season 05, Episode 06 The Jump

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Nov 14, 2013
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The Jump Nov 14, 2013 Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with school.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Thanksgiving V

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Nov 21, 2013
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Thanksgiving V Nov 21, 2013 Axl looks for the right time to share news about his college classes; Frankie's dad reveals a gambling loss; Sue hides a secret; Brick determines to have lime-green Jell-O salad on Thanksgiving.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Unbraceable You

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Sep 25, 2014
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Unbraceable You Sep 25, 2014 Sue's senior year, the "Summer of Sue," begins with the premature removal of her braces. Meanwhile, Axl finally beats Mike in basketball and Brick tries to find the perfect backpack for school.

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Season 06, Episode 02 The Loneliest Locker

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Oct 2, 2014
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The Loneliest Locker Oct 2, 2014 Mike and Frankie search for second jobs in order to send Sue to a good college, Sue and Brad produce a play for school, Brick finds some of his old "lost" toys, and Axl raids the house to furnish his new home.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Major Anxiety

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Oct 9, 2014
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Major Anxiety Oct 9, 2014 Frankie and Mike are shocked when Brick announces that he wants to go to his school's fall dance. Axl has a week to declare his major but has no idea what it should be. Sue attempts to show she's more mature by drinking loads of coffee.

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Season 06, Episode 04 The Table

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Oct 23, 2014
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The Table Oct 23, 2014 Frankie decides to buy a new kitchen table online, Sue and Darrin hit a rough patch over a piece of jewelry, and Axl and Hutch create a "fratority" to help pay for house bills.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Halloween V

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Oct 30, 2014
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Halloween V Oct 30, 2014 Brick invites a girl over to the house for Halloween, Sue tries to raise money for college with a pumpkin patch screening of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and Axl accidentally gets locked in the library.

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Season 06, Episode 06 The Sinkhole

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Nov 13, 2014
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The Sinkhole Nov 13, 2014 Frankie has to wash dishes with a hose after the kitchen sink packs up. Sue has to learn a complicated dance routine so she can pass phys ed.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Thanksgiving VI

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Nov 20, 2014
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Thanksgiving VI Nov 20, 2014 Thanksgiving for the Hecks at a local restaurant buffet doesn't go well when Sue feels that Mike doesn't like her boyfriend, Darrin, and Brick invites his quirky girlfriend, Cindy.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Not Your Brother's Drop Off

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Sep 24, 2015
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Not Your Brother's Drop Off Sep 24, 2015 Sue's excitement about moving into the dorm to start college is tempered when she accidentally burns her hair and must cut it short. Axl isn't interested in helping with Sue's move. Frankie discovers she's not sad about Sue moving out of the house while Mike overwhelms Sue with financial and safety guidelines. Brick is clueless when Cindy tells him she wants to take their relationship to the next level.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Cutting the Cord

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Oct 1, 2015
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Cutting the Cord Oct 1, 2015 Nervous, Sue overwhelms Frankie and Mike with text messages as she waits for her roommate to arrive. Hutch and Axl deal with an ant infestation. A mysterious bodyguard protects Brick at school.

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Season 07, Episode 03 The Shirt

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Oct 8, 2015
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The Shirt Oct 8, 2015 Frankie is shocked when Mike trades in his flannel for a Hawaiian shirt. Sue accidentally tells Devin that Axl loves her, leading Devin to question their relationship. Brick gets overambitious while cleaning the bathroom.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Risky Business

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Oct 15, 2015
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Risky Business Oct 15, 2015 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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Season 07, Episode 05 Land of the Lost

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Oct 22, 2015
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Land of the Lost Oct 22, 2015 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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Season 07, Episode 06 Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

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Oct 29, 2015
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Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death Oct 29, 2015 Each member of the Heck family finds themselves in situations reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone."

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Season 07, Episode 07 Homecoming II: The Tailgate

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Nov 12, 2015
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Homecoming II: The Tailgate Nov 12, 2015 At the annual homecoming tailgate, Frankie worries that her mother will ruin things, Sue takes a familiar role, Axl is sick as a dog, and Mike asks Brick to help him win the cornhole tournament.

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Season 8

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Season 08, Episode 01 The Core Group

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Oct 12, 2016
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The Core Group Oct 12, 2016 Frankie and Mike are excited to be introduced to the love of Axl's life, April and the family is surprised when she reveals an unusual personality trait. Sue decides to change her major while Brick begins high school and wants to change his image.

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Season 08, Episode 02 A Tough Pill to Swallow

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Oct 19, 2016
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A Tough Pill to Swallow Oct 19, 2016 Mike tries to help a devastated Sue get back into college after discovering she has been kicked out for not renewing her financial aid, and Frankie attempts to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets sick.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Halloween VII: The Heckoning

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Oct 26, 2016
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Halloween VII: The Heckoning Oct 26, 2016 As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family,

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Season 08, Episode 04 True Grit

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Nov 2, 2016
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True Grit Nov 2, 2016 A clueless Sue turns to Axl for help in figuring out how she can break up with her boyfriend; Brick's attempts to make friends in high school are foiled by his best friend, Troy; Frankie unintentionally buys underwear with a lewd graphic.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Roadkill

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Nov 16, 2016
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Roadkill Nov 16, 2016 Frankie and Mike's embarrassment over forgetting Brick's birthday turns to fear when they realize it's time to teach him to drive. Sue learns something surprising from Frankie.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Thanksgiving VIII

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Nov 23, 2016
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Thanksgiving VIII Nov 23, 2016 Frankie decides that April is not good enough to be with Axl and does anything she can to keep her out of the annual family Christmas photo. Frankie must fight for Axl's attention when he announces that he will be spending Thanksgiving with April.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Look Who's Not Talking

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Nov 30, 2016
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Look Who's Not Talking Nov 30, 2016 Frankie is upset that Axl refuses to answer her calls or texts after she unintentionally admits her true feelings about his girlfriend April. Brick forms a tick in the form of a phrase that causes him trouble; Brad surprises Sue.

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Season 9

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Season 09, Episode 01 Vive La Hecks

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Oct 4, 2017
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Vive La Hecks Oct 4, 2017 Axl returns home from his summer trip to Europe, sporting a man-bun and embracing a new, chill European outlook on life. Mike just wants him to clean up and look for a job, but Frankie thinks Axl will do this on his own and asks Mike to give him a little breathing room. Meanwhile, because Sue worked the entire summer at Spudsy’s and missed out on having any fun, she decides to cram in a whole summer of fun in two days before going back to college; Brick makes the decision to break up with Cindy because he doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship when he’s about to embark on the revelry of his “big sophomore year”; and Frankie desperately tries to come up with an item for a time capsule that’s being buried under the Orson cow that will make the town remember the Hecks when it’s opened in 100 years.

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Season 09, Episode 02 Please Don’t Feed the Hecks

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Oct 11, 2017
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Please Don’t Feed the Hecks Oct 11, 2017 After Frankie gives neighbor Nancy Donahue an old scarf that is just sitting around gathering dust, Nancy returns the favor by baking her a delicious apple pie. Believing she’s stumbled upon a way to get free and tasty meals, Frankie makes it her mission to find miscellaneous items around the house to give to her in exchange for some culinary delights. Meanwhile, Sue and Lexie prepare to move back into their college apartment but find that it’s been sublet to a man who refuses to leave; and Axl’s new job as the school bus driver gives him a chance to see how Brick’s high school sophomore year is treating him, and he discovers that Mike has refused to speak to Brick’s class on Career Exploration Day.

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Season 09, Episode 03 Meet the Parents

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Oct 18, 2017
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Meet the Parents Oct 18, 2017 Frankie is worried about meeting Lexie's rich parents. Brick discovers that he can't get arrested when he participates in the school's Sophomore Slammer fundraiser.

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Season 09, Episode 04 Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery

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Oct 25, 2017
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Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery Oct 25, 2017 Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago.

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Season 09, Episode 05 Role of a Lifetime

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Nov 1, 2017
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Role of a Lifetime Nov 1, 2017 Axl tries to invent a new beverage; Mike asks Sue to put together a romantic evening for his and Frankie's 25th wedding anniversary; Sue declares she won't be the person who does everything expected of her without complaint.

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Season 09, Episode 06 The Setup

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Nov 8, 2017
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The Setup Nov 8, 2017 Frankie's mom stays with her after becoming ill; Sue suggests to Sean that they should set each other up on dates; Axl and Brick ponder what Mike actually does at the quarry.

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Season 09, Episode 07 Thanksgiving IX

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Nov 15, 2017
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Thanksgiving IX Nov 15, 2017 The Hecks take a hectic road trip to Frankie's sister's house for Thanksgiving; the kids must decide which one of them will lose their job at Spudsy's.

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