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.
Neighbor Rita Glossner (Guest Star Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination.
Axl continues to ignore Frankie after she inadvertently admitted how she really felt about April, and Brick develops a new quirky tick.
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.
Frankie and Mike are embarrassed to admit that they once again forgot Brick's birthday.
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.
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.
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.