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.
Frankie and Mike are excited to meet April, the love of Axl's life, but discover that love may indeed be blind when April reveals a quirky personality trait.
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her.
As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike.
Frankie and Mike are embarrassed to admit that they once again forgot Brick's birthday.
Frankie has come to the conclusion that April is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo.
Axl continues to ignore Frankie after she inadvertently admitted how she really felt about April, and Brick develops a new quirky tick.
Neighbor Rita Glossner (Guest Star Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination.
As Christmas approaches, Sue keeps a holiday secret from the family; after agreeing to watch the neighbor's three kids.
The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room.
Frankie is ecstatic when she wins free maid service for a month. But the Heck house turns out to be quite the frustrating challenge to clean.
Axl begins to panic when he realizes that he only has four months of college left before he graduates
Frankie becomes sad when her doctor informs her that her ovaries are shriveled up, which means her days of having kids are over.
Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water and save some treasured items when the pipes burst in the basement.
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok.
With the quarry softball team on a losing streak, Mike hires high school coach Babbitt as a ringer to pull the team out of their slump.
Axl runs into just about all of his ex-girlfriends while attending a St. Patrick's Day party.
Brick convinces Axl to let him hang out with him at college over the weekend – not to visit the library but to have some fun and par-tay!
Frankie and Mike send Brick to Reverend TimTom's Wilderness Jesus Jam weekend camp to brush up on his religious knowledge in preparation for the blessed event.
Mike threatens to do away with the family summer pool if Sue and Brick don't start using it.