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The Middle Season 5

Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck (Heaton) is a harried wife and working mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humour to try to get her family through each day intact. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family.

Episode guide

  1. 01 - The Drop Off

    Against Axl’s wishes, Frankie insists on having the entire Heck family along for the ride, as they drive to his college to move him into his dorm on the fifth season premiere.

  2. 02 - Change in the Air

    Sue feels a new sense of freedom with Axl is out of the house; Brick avoids the  school bathroom; and Frankie is jealous that Axl returns Mike’s calls and texts – but not hers.

  3. 03 - The Potato

    Sue gets a job at the mall to buy herself a car; Axl begins to spend his nights at home to avoid his college roommate; and Frankie & Mike are called into Brick’s principal’s office.

  4. 04 - The 100th

    In the series' 100th episode, the town of Orson celebrates its 100th Anniversary: Frankie & Mike drive a giant cow float in the parade and Axl & his friends restart Boss Co

  5. 05 - Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

    As Halloween approaches, Sue holds a séance with her Wrestlerettes; Axl is hazed by the football team and not allowed to his own party; and Brick tries to ask a girl to the dance.

  6. 06 - The Jump

    Frankie finds solace in rescuing and taking in a lost dog; Sue actually makes the volleyball team; and Axl calls on Brick for help with his college academics classes

  7. 07 - Thanksgiving V

    Frankie's parents – along with some uninvited guests -- show up for Thanksgiving dinner; while Axl tries to find the perfect time to tell his parents some bad news

  8. 08 - The Kiss

    Frankie and Mike's romantic house-sitting weekend is jeopardized by the home's technical difficulties, and the bratty neighbourhood Glossner kids invade the Heck household

  9. 09 - The Christmas Tree

    Home from college, Axl would rather spend his Christmas vacation with his friends vs. his family; while Sue's allergic reaction to the Christmas tree threatens to ruin her holiday.

  10. 10 - Sleepless in Orson

    Frankie and Mike become concerned when Brick suddenly develops a host of irrational fears. Meanwhile, Sue is both disgusted and intrigued with affection of the neighbourhood bully

  11. 11 - War of the Hecks

    An angry Sue tries to out-prank Axl, when she discovers he stole the school's mascot head; Meanwhile Frankie's boss, Dr. Goodwin, tries to befriend her after-work

  12. 12 - The Carpool

    When Frankie drives the school carpool, Brick and his friends fear she is ruining their chances of attending the "no tardy party." Axl hits the books to tutor a hot student

  13. 13 - Hungry Games

    The Hecks may lose out on an All-You-Can-Eat buffet when they find themselves being counselled by a new minister (KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY) after their family squabble disrupts his sermon
  14. 14 - The Award

    Mike's being presented with an award for 20 years of service, but doesn't want to go. Sue puts together a plan to get noticed at school. Axl tracks down a mystery girl
  15. 15 - Vacation Days

    Mike is forced to take a paid vacation, but can't relax with Brick around. Frankie discovers that Axl has been secretly staying with the Donahues over Spring Break.

  16. 16 - Stormy Moon

    Frankie is arrested over one of Brick's unreturned library books, and Sue is not impressed by Reverend TimTom's (PAUL HIPP) new girlfriend, Reverend Tammy (CASEY WILSON).
  17. 17 - The Walk

    Frankie & Mike discover that they are more fun and charming with others than they are at home; Sue ends up with multiple prom dates; Brick asks for Axl's help with a book report.
  18. 18 - The Smell

    Mike reluctantly becomes the new head coach of Sue's soccer team, and Frankie discovers that a hideous smell emanating from inside the house is actually coming from Brick
  19. 19 - The Wind Chimes

    Frankie pleads with neighbourhood nemesis Rita Glossner (BROOKE SHIELDS) to take down her annoying wind chimes, while Sue informs the family that she and Darrin are dating again.
  20. 20 - The Optimist

    Sue tries to earn a scholarship to help pay for college, and Frankie must find a way to secretly send out the dental appointment reminder cards she forgot to mail for Dr. Goodwin.
  21. 21 - The Office Hours

    Frankie sets up office hours in which the kids can only voice their needs between 5:00-6:00 p.m., and Mike keeps an eye on Darrin to ensure that he doesn't take advantage of Sue

  22. 22 - Hecks On A Hard Body

    Sue enters a ''Hands on a Hard Body'' contest to try to win a car, while Mike and his wayward brother Rusty (NORM MACDONALD) take a road trip with Brick to a Chicago spelling bee.
  23. 23 - Orlando

    In the first part of a two-part season finale, Sue counts down the days until the family departs on their road trip to Disney World, while Axl anxiously awaits his grades.


  24. 24 - The Wonderful World of Hecks

    In the second part of the two-part season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World and attempt to stay positive, despite a barrage of mishaps that threaten to ruin their trip.