The Middle

Tuesday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 30, 2009 In Season




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AIRED ON 3/13/2018

Season 9 : Episode 16

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Season 9 : Episode 17

Episode Guide

  • Season 9

      Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle

      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.

    • The Crying Game
      The Crying Game
      Episode 16

      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.

    • Toasted
      Episode 15

      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. Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny's wedding.

    • Road Kill
      Road Kill
      Episode 15


    • 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.

    • Mommapalooza
      Episode 13

      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.

    • The Other Man
      Episode 12

      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.

    • 1/2/18

      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.

    • 12/12/17

      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.

    • The 200th
      Episode 9

      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.

    • Eyes Wide Open
      Episode 8

      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". Brick enlists Frankie and Mike's aid to help convince a new student that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

    • Thanksgiving IX
      Episode 7

      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. Axl, Sue and Brick learn that one of them must quit their job at Spudsy's.

    • The Setup
      Episode 6

      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.

    • 10/31/17

      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.

    • 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.

    • Meet the Parents
      Episode 3

      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.

    • 10/10/17

      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.

    • Vive La Hecks
      Episode 1

      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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