The Middle - Season 3

ABC (ended 2018)




Episode Guide

  • The Wedding
    Episode 24

    Rusty's wedding invitation arrives at the Heck house and, to Frankie and Mike's surprise, it lists their house as the site of the ceremony. Axl and his friends decide to find summer jobs by starting their own company. Brick finally accepts a fellow student's invitation to a party but Mike nixes that when he finds out it's on the same day as the wedding

  • The Telling
    Episode 23

    Frankie uses Brick to keep tabs on what Axl and Sue are doing behind her back. When Sue finds Axl sneaking into the house late at night, she hold this over his head to force him to do whatever she asks of him. Mike has to attend Brick's Parent Day when Frankie can't get away from work.

  • The Clover
    Episode 22

    Brick finds a not so lucky four-leaf clover. Frankie decides it's time to find some help for Aunt Edie. Axl does it again, he accidentally asks the wrong Ashley to the prom but, even worse, Darrin asks Sue to the prom. Big Mike thinks Mike's too soft on Brick which doesn't set well with Mike.

  • 5/2/12

    Sue bonds with her awkward school guidance counselor who motivates her to be a new person. Frankie starts out excited she's getting a new bed but is completely dumbfounded when Mike insists on putting it together himself. In an attempt to get the Presidential Fitness Challenge outlawed, Brick calls the President.

  • 4/11/12

    Frankie is inspired by the pastor's sermon at the new church the family is attending. She decides to make it her mission that every family member completes their life's destiny before they die. As Mike, Sue, Brick and Axl come up with ideas as to their destiny, Frankie has a hard time figuring out what exactly she should be doing.

  • The Paper Route
    Episode 19

    Brick needs money to buy night vision goggles so he becomes a newspaper delivery boy. Matt's family moves to Chicago but Sue convinces herself they can maintain a long distance relationship. In the mean time, Sue adjusts to wearing full-on headgear. Mike's secret hoarding of batteries is discovered.

  • Leap Year
    Episode 18

    Sue's birthday is February 29 and, since this year is leap year, she has high hopes for a big celebration. Frankie finds out that tough guy Mike has a pet cat at work. While Brick becomes enamored with a cute girl at school, Axl is spellbound by the vacuum cleaner.

  • The Sit Down
    Episode 17

    After a family meeting, Frankie and Mike agree to let the kids be responsible for the things they're supposed to do without interference from them.

  • The Concert
    Episode 16

    Frankie does everything she can to get Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert. Mike works with Brick as he prepares for the school spelling bee. Axl and his friends are determined to break the posted 15-mile-per-hour speed limit, only on foot.

  • Valentine's Day III
    Episode 15

    Trying a fresh approach to Valentine's Day doesn't quite work when Mike ends up angering Frankie. Axl is at a loss when he's assigned to write a paper on a life-changing moment in his life; whereas Brick is assigned to write a report on love. Sue encounters problems with her new boyfriend.

  • Hecking It Up
    Episode 14

    Frankie hopes to land a coveted assignment as an official volunteer when Indiana hosts the Super Bowl. The Heck family makes use of the Donahue's new car while they're out of town.

  • The Map
    Episode 13

    Aunt Ginny's funeral is the catalyst for Frankie's vow to begin celebrating all of the family's major life achievements. Axl mistakenly eats Brick's school map project and Sue finds out that a boy on the wrestling team has a crush on her.

  • Year of the Hecks
    Episode 12

    Frankie assigns each family member's New Year's resolutions anonymously, while dangling a prize as motivation, but it only results in pandemonium.

  • A Christmas Gift
    Episode 11

    Mike has a hard time keeping the new dishwasher he got Frankie for Christmas a secret when she insists on buying one before her Christmas Eve party. Sue asks for Reverend Tim Tom's help when Brick questions what he reads in the Bible. While working on a Christmas tree lot, Axl becomes annoyed by Bob's attempts at being "cool" so they can be friends.

  • Thanksgiving III
    Episode 10

    This year the Hecks head to Frankie's parent's house to celebrate Thanksgiving but, with Frankie's sister Janet and her family there, sibling rivalry interferes with the festivities. After Mike sees Axl trying to impress a girl at the mini-mart, he decides to offer some advice on how to pick up girls. Brick is unjustly blamed for damaging his cousin's expensive toy. Sue is overjoyed when she's invited to join Frankie, Pat and Janet's gossip get together.

  • The Play
    Episode 9

    Frankie and Sue are both cast in the community theater's production of "The Wizard of Oz", but the director isn't happy with Sue's performance. Disaster ensues when Brick asks Uncle Rusty to school on Special Friends Day.

  • Heck's Best Thing
    Episode 8

    Frankie and Mike are worried Axl will mess up his interview with the football scout and blow his chances for a college scholarship. Sue and Brick's texting marathon gets out of hand when they realize they have Aunt Edie's phone. Frankie decides she should pay more attention to her family's needs.

  • Halloween II
    Episode 7

    When Sue's childish costume only brings her embarrassment at the high school Halloween party, she asks a stunned Mike for advice on boys. Frankie is recruited to take Brick and his socially awkward school social skills group trick-or-treating. Axl and his buddies decide this year to trick rather than treat.

  • Bad Choices
    Episode 6

    Frankie and Mike begin to consider moving out of the house and into an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl pretends to be sick to avoid going to school and taking a test, but then learns of a party that night and has to pretend to make a miraculous recovery. Elsewhere, Sue prepares a presentation about distracted and drunk driving, and Brick becomes obsessed with Shakespeare.

  • The Test
    Episode 5

    Frankie finds out that Axl hasn't been preparing for the PSATs, while Sue tries out for the high school cheerleading team and Mike tries to toughen up Brick.

  • Major Changes
    Episode 4

    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.

  • Hecking Order
    Episode 3

    Mike learns that Brick has been skipping gym class; while everyone else is outside, he's allowed to sit in the classroom and read. Axl persuades Sue, a new freshman, to schedule a swim class that leaves her with little time for traveling through the hallway to her next class. Elsewhere, Frankie is shocked that the kids feel that Mike is superior to her in the household, so Mike agrees to talk to Brick's 4th grade teacher which doesn't go very well.

  • 9/21/11

    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.

  • 9/21/11

    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.