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.
A school project turns Brick into a tyrannical director; Axl's boss shares a secret.
Mike asks Brick and Axl to help plan a surprise party for Frankie's 50th birthday; Sue loses a sock.
Axl's first day as an intern isn't what he expected; Cindy tells Mike that she kissed another boy.
Sue wants to join a sorority; Axl tries to get Mike involved with social media; Brick goes shopping.
Frankie is forced to take a job at Heritage Village, which requires her to work on Thanksgiving.
Frankie worries her mom will ruin the homecoming tailgate; Mike hopes to win a cornhole tournament.
Halloween finds the Hecks in their own “Twilight Zone”-type stories, with Brick providing an introduction to each.
Worried about Mike's recent change in demeanor, Frankie asks for Reverend TimTom's help.
Frankie is stunned when Mike wants in on one of his brother's crazy business ideas.
Sue overwhelms Frankie and Mike with text messages as she waits for her roommate to arrive.
Sue's excitement about college lessens when a mishap forces her to cut her hair.