“The Optimist” – With high school graduation less than two years away, Sue finds herself becoming super stressed out when she hunkers down and frantically tries to earn a scholarship to help pay for college. Meanwhile, upon figuring out that business is down because she forgot to send out all of Dr. Goodwin's dental appointment reminder cards, Frankie tries to find a way to secretly send them out without her boss finding out. After Mike misinterprets a situation and scolds a girl for picking on Brick, Brick demands that Mike formally apologize, and Axl and his football buddy, Hutch, eat the Hecks out of house and home in order it try to bulk up so that they are big enough to be picked again to play on the team next year, on The Middle,WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The Middle stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Brian Scolaro as Mickey, Ava Allan as Piper, Michael Chambers as Olson, Aloma Wright as cashier, Thomas Crawford as Piper’s dad, Traci Belushi as Piper’s mom and Betsy Baker as patient.
”The Optimist” was written by Tim Hobert and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.