The Middle

Tuesday 8:00 PM on ABC Premiered Sep 30, 2009 Between Seasons




Episode Guide

  • Season 8
    • Fight or Flight
      Episode 23

      In the Season 8 finale, Axl tells his parents that he's planning on going to Europe over the summer, which Frankie thinks is a great opportunity, but Mike thinks he should be finding a job. Meanwhile, Sue panics after she scrapes a parked SUV and doesn't hear back from the owner after leaving several notes; and Brick discovers that his sudden onset of backaches is due to not sitting in his lawn chair, which was replaced by a normal kitchen-table chair.

    • The Final Final
      Episode 22

      The Hecks notice that their luck has changed for the better after the Prairie Scouts accidentally paint the Donahue's address on their curb; Axl misses his final college test before graduation and pleads with his teacher to let him take it; Sue speaks to students at her former high school about college life; and a talk with Brad leads into an impromptu musical number about Sue's many accomplishments over the years.

    • 5/2/17

      Frankie frantically searches the house for Axl's graduation gift that she bought months before and hid. Meanwhile, Sue makes a sweet video for Mike's upcoming birthday; and Brick turns to Axl to help get him into shape so that he can stick up for himself after Cindy embarrasses him by strong-arming and chasing away a boy who was bullying him.

    • Adult Swim
      Episode 20

      Frankie takes Axl suit shopping for his upcoming interviews. Meanwhile, Mike threatens to get rid of the family pool if Sue and Brick don't start using it, causing the kids to worry that he and Frankie may take even more things from their childhood away.

    • The Confirmation
      Episode 19

      Frankie and Mike send Brick to Reverend TimTom's Wilderness Jesus Jam weekend camp to brush up on his religious knowledge in preparation for his confirmation, but Brick discovers his bunkmate is the boy who he was switched at birth with that was raised by his parents for the first month of his life.

    • The Par-tay
      Episode 18

      Mike's friendship with Bill Norwood is at risk after Mike poaches Bill's plumber at a reduced rate. Meanwhile, Frankie is crushed when Sue won't tell her who she has a crush on; and Brick convinces Axl to let him hang out with him at college over the weekend to go to a party.

    • Exes and Ohhhs
      Episode 17

      Axl wonders if the universe has a message for him about his love life after he runs into all of his exes at the same party. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike aren't excited about a microfiche machine that Brick bought; and Sean Donahue offers to escort Sue to the Chancellor's Ball, but doesn't realize she already has a date.

    • Swing and a Miss
      Episode 16

      Lexie reveals to Sue that she has a crush on Axl while spending spring break with the Hecks. Meanwhile, Mike hires Coach Babbitt to help out the quarry softball team; and Frankie tries to figure out why Nancy Donahue mentioned that she should be proud of one of her family members.

    • Dental Hijinks
      Episode 15

      Mike convinces Dr. Goodwin to lie to Frankie about him having a toothache, but their fabricated story devolves into a tall tale. Meanwhile, Axl decides to sell the Winnebago; Sue flirts with the golf-cart driver; and Brick writes a Scottish rap musical.

    • Sorry Not Sorry
      Episode 14

      Frankie and Mike's constant bickering in response to a burst pipe in the basement prompts the kids to organize a family intervention.

    • Ovary and Out
      Episode 13

      Frankie's sad after she learns that she can no longer have children, so Mike attempts to cheer her up by offering to watch the neighbor's baby together. Meanwhile, Sue and Axl are surprised when romance blooms between Lexie and Sean; and Brick works on his font knowledge after meeting another smart kid.

    • Pitch Imperfect
      Episode 12

      Axl panics when he realizes that he's graduating in four months and still hasn't applied for any jobs. Elsewhere, Brad leads Sue's a cappella group in a music competition; and Brick seeks his parents' advice when Cindy threatens to break up with him if he doesn't stop reading so much.

    • Hoosier Maid
      Episode 11

      Frankie wins free maid service for one month.  Mike and Rusty decide it's time to look for an assisted-living facility for their father. Elsewhere, Axl moves in with Sue and Lexie in their temporary housing after snow falls through the hole in the Winnebago's roof.

    • Escape Orson
      Episode 10

      The Hecks spend New Year's Day in the Orson's escape room, where various secrets are revealed, including one Sue's been keeping since childhood and Frankie's romantic dream about Frank Sinatra.

    • 12/13/16

      Christmas is approaching and Sue keeps a holiday secret from the family. Brick hides from the neighborhood kids after doing too good a job of babysitting. Mike is dumbfounded when Bill Norwood give him a Christmas gift.

    • Trip and Fall
      Episode 8

      Rita Glossner convinces Frankie to take a road trip to an unspecified destination. OSHA investigates when Mike takes a fall at the quarry. Sue does her best to convince Axl to heal the rift he has with the family about April.

    • 11/29/16

      Axl refuses to talk to Frankie after she blurted out how she really feels about April. Brick picks up a new tick which lands him in detention. Brad makes a surprise visit to Sue at college.

    • 11/22/16

      Frankie goes to great lengths to keep April out of the family's Christmas photo and must rearrange Thanksgiving dinner after learning Axl is attending April's holiday festivities that day. Elsewhere, Sue finds out her new Spudsy's co-worker is Brick.

    • Road Kill
      Episode 5

      Frankie and Mike realize it's Brick's 15th birthday and time for their youngest to learn to drive, but Brick ends up running down an Orson landmark when Axl lets him drive the Winnebago. Meanwhile, Sue tries to choose a college major before the deadline and learns a shocking secret from Frankie along the way.

    • True Grit
      Episode 4

      Sue asks Axl for advice on how to break up with Jeremy. Brick shows his school spirit in hopes of fitting in, but Troy steals the spotlight when he's drafted by the football team. Elsewhere, Frankie accidentally buys herself racy underwear.

    • 10/25/16

      Halloween looms near, as Frankie's surprised to hear the kids would rather live with Mike if they ever got a divorce. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to reclaim her bedroom from Brick and Axl lashes out on his family after having to act nice around April.

    • 10/18/16

      Sue's kicked out of college after forgetting to renew her financial aid, prompting Mike to visit the bursar. Meanwhile, Frankie struggles to teach Brick how to swallow a pill; and Hutch gets angry at Axl for taking the Winnebago without permission to visit his new girlfriend.

    • The Core Group
      Episode 1

      In the eighth-season premiere, Frankie and Mike meet Axl's new girlfriend, who has a quirky personality trait. Meanwhile, Sue wants to change her major to theater after spending the summer at Dollywood; and Brick begins high school with a mission to change his image from weirdo to cool kid.

  • Season 7
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
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