The Middle: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 22
2010

Back to School

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.

2 Sep 29
2010

Homecoming

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 t…

3 Oct 06
2010

The Diaper Incident

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 dia…

4 Oct 13
2010

The Quarry

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 m…

5 Oct 20
2010

Foreign Exchange

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…

6 Oct 27
2010

Halloween

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?…

7 Nov 03
2010

A Birthday Story

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.…

8 Nov 17
2010

Errand Boy

Brick pleads with Frankie to leave him home alone when she runs errands.

9 Nov 24
2010

Thanksgiving II

Mike begrudgingly invites his brother, Rusty, who is temporarily living in a tent, and his father, Big Mike, who has recently broken his hip, to join him for the annual Heck fa…

10 Dec 08
2010

A Simple Christmas

While Frankie’s parents Tag and Pat visit for Christmas, Mike is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, the Hecks have a disagreement with them over Frankie’s i…

11 Jan 05
2011

Taking Back the House

After years of being at their kids’ beck-and-call and never having time for themselves, Frankie and Mike decide to take charge of their lives and regain control over the…

12 Jan 12
2011

The Big Chill

Mike freezes Frankie out because he can’t fathom how she inadvertently paid $200 for a small bottle of eye cream that she thought was priced at $20.
Meanwhile, Axl&…

13 Jan 19
2011

Super Sunday

As the Super Bowl approaches, Mike is thrilled when Brick takes his advice and studies up on football in order to understand and talk the sport. But Axl thinks his little broth…

14 Feb 09
2011

Valentine's Day II

Axl has a new girlfriend he wants to impress on Valentine’s Day, while Brick has a crush on a fellow student and Mike accidentally lets the news slip out, humiliating his…

15 Feb 16
2011

Friends, Lies and Videotape

Frankie looks for a friend for Brick; Sue sneaks into an R-rated movie against Mike’s wishes; and Axl and his band need a hot female for their music video and try to get…

16 Feb 23
2011

Hecks On a Plane

Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors.

17 Mar 02
2011

The Math Class

Frankie once again goes head to head with Brick’s third grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky, when Brick gets a D on his math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching skills are to bla…

18 Mar 23
2011

Spring Cleaning

While the Hecks spend spring break trying to clean their house, Brick opens a stand where he shares his advice for commission.

19 Apr 13
2011

The Legacy

Mike punishes Axl by forbidding him from playing in the last basketball game of the season. Meanwhile, Brick begins wearing his cousins hand-me-downs, and Sue wins a trophy.

20 Apr 20
2011

Royal Wedding

Frankie gets swept up in the excitement of the upcoming royal wedding. Meanwhile, Mike has to make a few layoffs at the quarry, and Brick helps Sue with her audition for the sc…

21 May 04
2011

Mother's Day II

Things don’t go as planned when Mike and the kids give Frankie a day without the family as a Mother’s Day gift.

22 May 11
2011

The Prom

After learning that Axl text-invited the wrong girl to prom and plans to solve the situation by standing her up, Frankie and Mike demand that he meet the girl face-to-face in a…

23 May 18
2011

The Bridge

Frankie and Mike attempt to cure Brick of his irrational fear of crossing over bridges. Meanwhile, Axl is pitted against nemesis Sean Donahue when a lifeguard position opens up…

24 May 25
2011

Back to Summer

With only three days left until summer vacation, Frankie is ecstatic that she’s made it through another school year with the family. But her happiness turns to panic when…

About The Middle

Frankie Heck and her husband Mike have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she’ll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There’s Axl, her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N’ Roses; Sue, the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything… but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick, whose best friend is his backpack.
Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in “The Middle”.

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