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Season 3

The Middle episode guide


Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck, must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
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S3 Ep 3 Forced Family Fun

Frankie insists that the family go on vacation together before school starts; Mike and Frankie remember their honeymoon, which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a guy Mike knew in high school.

09/20/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 2 Hecking Order

After learning his son has been allowed to skip gym class, Mike meets with Brick's new fourth grade teacher (Chord Overstreet).

09/27/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 3 Major Changes

Frankie accidentally commits an act so hilariously horrifying that it sends her on a mini-journey that makes her question everything. Brick becomes obsessed with a catalog.

10/04/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 4 The Test

Frankie discovers Axl hasn't studied for his quickly approaching PSATs; Sue tries out for cheerleading; Mike tries to help Brick toughen up.

10/11/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 5 Bad Choices

Frankie and Mike consider trading the burdens of home ownership for apartment living; Axl fakes sickness to get out of a test; Sue and Brad put together a skit about the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; Brick quotes Shakespeare.

10/18/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 6 Halloween II

When Sue wears an embarrassing costume to a Halloween party, she turns to Mike for advice; Frankie takes Brick's social-skills group trick-or-treating; Axl and his friends plan a prank.

10/25/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 7 Heck's Best Thing

Mike and Frankie worry Axl will blow an opportunity that could result in a full college scholarship; Brick and Sue start a texting marathon.

11/01/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 8 The Play

Frankie and Sue are cast in a theater production of "The Wizard of Oz"'; Brick invites his uncle (Norm Macdonald) to Special Friends Day at school.

11/15/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 9 Thanksgiving III

The Hecks spend Thanksgiving at Frankie's parents' house, but things fall apart when her sister's family joins in.

11/22/11 Season 3 TV-PG L
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S3 Ep 10 A Christmas Gift

Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party; Sue asks the Rev. Tim Tom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick.

12/06/11 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 12 The Map

After Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie decides the family needs to start celebrating more milestones.

01/10/12 Season 3 TV-PG N, N, N, N
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S3 Ep 13 Hecking It Up

Frankie is deeply disappointed with her volunteer assignment at the Indiana-hosted Super Bowl; when the Donahues are out of town, the Hecks take advantage of their new car; Sue professes her feelings to Matt.

01/17/12 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 14 Valentine's Day III

Mike angers Frankie on Valentine's Day by refusing to present her with a romantic gesture; Axl struggles with a school assignment; Brick must write a report on love; Sue's boyfriend suddenly turns into a bad kisser.

02/07/12 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 15 The Concert

Frankie vows to get tickets to a Justin Bieber concert for Sue; Mike coaches Brick for the school's annual spelling bee; Axl and his friends try to break a speed limit -- on foot.

02/14/12 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 16 The Sit Down

Sue, Axl and Brick meet with Frankie and Mike to air complaints about their parenting styles.

02/21/12 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 19 Get Your Business Done

After attending a new church, Frankie is inspired by a pastor who wants people to live without regrets by fulfilling their own destiny.

04/10/12 Season 3 TV-PG L
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S3 Ep 21 The Clover

Brick finds a four-leaf clover that seems to bring bad luck; Axl is shocked when his friend asks Sue to the prom.

05/08/12 Season 3 TV-PG
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S3 Ep 22 The Telling

Frankie uses Brick as a snitch; Sue catches Axl sneaking into the house in the middle of the night.

05/15/12 Season 3 TV-PG L
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S3 Ep 23 The Wedding

Mike's brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), invites the Hecks to his wedding, but lists their address as the location of the ceremony; Brick isn't allowed to go to a party that falls on the same day of the wedding.

05/22/12 Season 3 TV-PG L
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