The Middle: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25
2013

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. But the short drive turn…

2 Oct 02
2013

Change in the Air

he first day of school is upon the Heck family, and Sue finds herself feeling a sense of freedom she’s never felt before with Axl not around to make her campus life miser…

3 Oct 09
2013

The Potato

After Frankie and Mike are forced to return the church van when it’s discovered that their car has been repaired, Sue – who has been driving the other car – b…

4 Oct 23
2013

The 100th

The citizens of Orson, Indiana celebrate the Orsontennial – the town’s 100th anniversary. During this momentous event, Frankie and Mike find themselves begrudgingly…

5 Oct 30
2013

Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

Sue holds a seance with her friends; the football team stops Axl from attending the Halloween party in his room; the family tries to give Brick advice about girls.

6 Nov 13
2013

The Jump

Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with s…

7 Nov 20
2013

Thanksgiving V

Axl looks for the right time to share news about his college classes; Frankie’s dad reveals a gambling loss; Sue hides a secret; Brick determines to have lime-green Jell-…

8 Dec 04
2013

The Kiss

Mike and Frankie agree to house-sit for Frankie’s sister in hope of having a romantic, kid-free weekend; Axl, Darrin and Sean go on a road trip.

9 Dec 11
2013

The Christmas Tree

Axl wants to spend time with his friends when he comes home for Christmas; Sue’s allergies threaten to ruin her holiday; Brick’s lie is uncovered.

10 Jan 08
2014

Sleepless In Orson

Frankie and Mike start to worry when Brick begins developing irrational fears; Sue is conflicted about Derrick Glossner’s behavior; Axl and Sean shut down Darrin’s…

11 Jan 15
2014

War of the Hecks

Sue makes a discovery that leads to an ultimate prank battle with Axl; Brick tries to read a recommended biography on Debbie Reynolds.

12 Jan 22
2014

The Carpool

Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; M…

13 Feb 05
2014

Hungry Games

Reverend Deveaux interferes with the Hecks’ plan to use their coupon for an all-you-can-eat buffet after church.

14 Feb 26
2014

The Award

Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry; Sue forms a plan to build connections between students; Axl hopes to track down…

15 Mar 05
2014

Vacation Days

Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries ext…

16 Mar 12
2014

Stormy Moon

When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.

17 Mar 26
2014

The Walk

Frankie and Mike run into old acquaintances; Sue gets several dates to the prom; Brick gets Axl’s help for a book report.

18 Apr 02
2014

The Smell

Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene; Cassidy’s painting confuses Axl.

19 Apr 23
2014

The Wind Chimes

Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her noisy wind chimes; Axl and Hutch try to figure out a way to retrieve a couch they found on the side of the road; Brick tries to come…

20 Apr 30
2014

The Optimist

Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates high school in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Br…

21 May 07
2014

Office Hours

Frankie limits the hours during which the kids can voice their needs; Mike watches to make sure Darrin doesn’t take advantage of Sue; Brick invites new friends over.

22 May 14
2014

Heck On a Hard Body

Sue enters a contest to win a car; Mike and his brother bond on a road trip to Chicago for Brick’s spelling bee; Frankie goes to Axl’s dorm to help him find a missi…

23 May 21
2014

Orlando

Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Brick begs his parents to take him to meet his online girlfriend; Axl waits to learn his final grades.

24 May 21
2014

The Wonderful World of Hecks

A series of unfortunate events threaten to spoil the trip to Walt Disney World.

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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