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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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    S5 E1 The Drop Off

    A short drive turns into an eternity as the Hecks try to move Axl into his college dorm.

    09/25/13Season 5PG
    S5 E2 Change in the Air

    Sue feels a new sense of freedom now that Axl is out of the house, Brick avoids the middle school bathroom, and Frankie is jealous that Axl returns Mike's calls and text but not hers.

    10/02/13Season 5PG
    S5 E3 The Potato

    Sue gets a job at a local mall eatery in order to buy herself a car, Frankie and Mike are called into Brick's principal's office and told that he hasn't attended any of his classes.

    10/09/13Season 5PG
    S5 E4 The 100th

    As the town of Orson celebrates its 100th anniversary, Frankie and Mike find themselves driving a giant cow float in the parade, Axl and his friends resurrect Boss Co., Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.

    10/23/13Season 5PG
    S5 E5 Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

    Sue sees the ghost of Christopher Columbus, Axl is hazed by the football team, and the family offers Brick advice on asking a girl to a dance.

    10/30/13Season 5PG
    S5 E6 The Jump

    Frankie finds solace by rescuing and taking in a lost dog, Sue makes the volleyball team, and Axl calls on Brick to help when he discovers that he's failing three of his four college classes.

    11/13/13Season 5PG
    S5 E7 Thanksgiving V

    Frankie's parents - along with some uninvited guests - show up for Thanksgiving dinner, and Axl tries to find the perfect time to tell Frankie and Mike that he's dropped most of his college courses.

    11/20/13Season 5PG
    S5 E8 The Kiss

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

    12/04/13Season 5PG
    S5 E9 The Christmas Tree

    Axl forces Frankie into a negotiation when he announces that he would rather spend his Christmas vacation with friends over family.

    12/11/13Season 5PG
    S5 E10 Sleepless in Orson

    Frankie and Mike become concerned when Brick suddenly develops a host of irrational fears.

    01/08/14Season 5PG
    S5 E11 War of the Hecks

    Sue makes a discovery that leads to an ultimate prank battle with Axl.

    01/15/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E12 The Carpool

    Principal Barker asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike.

    01/22/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E13 Hungry Games

    Reverend Deveaux interferes with the Hecks' plan to go to an all-you-can-eat buffet after church.

    02/05/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E14 The Award

    Frankie tries to persuade Mike to attend a dinner honoring his dedicated service at the quarry.

    02/26/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E15 Vacation Days

    Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take.

    03/05/14Season 5PG
    S5 E16 Stormy Moon

    Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book; Cassidy and Axl reunite during spring break.

    03/12/14Season 5PG
    S5 E17 The Walk

    Frankie and Mike discover that they are more fun and charming with other people than with each other, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom.

    03/26/14Season 5PG
    S5 E18 The Smell

    Bill backs out of coaching the girls soccer team; Frankie tries to teach Brick better hygiene.

    04/02/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E19 The Wind Chimes

    Frankie begs Rita Glossner to take down her wind chimes; Sue announces she is back with Darrin.

    04/23/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E20 The Optimist

    Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out.

    04/30/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E21 Office Hours

    Mike watches to make sure Darrin doesn't take advantage of Sue; Brick invites new friends over.

    05/07/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E22 Heck on a Hard Body

    Sue enters a contest to win a car; Mike and his brother bond on a road trip to Chicago.

    05/14/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E23 Orlando

    Sue looks forward to the trip to Walt Disney World; Axl waits to learn his final grades.

    05/21/14Season 5TV-PG
    S5 E24 The Wonderful World of Hecks

    When the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World, a good time may not be had for all when a series of misfortunes threaten to put a damper on their trip.

    05/21/14Season 5TV-PG
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