Frankie decides enough is enough with her family's Christmas apathy.
Mike accompanies Sue on a college tour weekend.
Thanksgiving for the Hecks at a local buffet doesn't go as planned.
The Heck house once again throws a curve ball to the family.
Halloween night means girls, movies, and over-nighters.
As Frankie and Mike wish each other a happy "20-somethingth" wedding anniversary, Axl decides that he and Hutch need to class up their broke-down house and find another roommate to help with expenses. But while helping Axl track down a dining room table to help spruce up his house, Frankie finds a full dining set on sale online for $50 and ends up giving Axl the Heck house dining room table, while she excitedly looks forward to her new purchase. Meanwhile, after being presented with a special necklace to proclaim his love, Sue becomes angry with boyfriend Darrin when she discovers that he had also given the same gift to his former girlfriend; and Brick begins a podcast. Jimmy Kimmel guest stars as himself.
In an attempt to become more social, Brick shocks Frankie and Mike by informing them that he'd like to go to his middle school's Fall Fantasy Dance; Axl begins to panic when he discovers that he needs to declare a college major by the end of the week – and he has absolutely no idea what he wants to do; and Sue finds herself becoming a bit twitchy and nervous when she begins to drink a lot of coffee in an attempt to appear more mature and sophisticated, now that she's a high school senior.
Frankie and Mike scramble to find second jobs in a desperate attempt to afford sending Sue to a good college next year. Sue and Brad (recurring guest star Brock Ciarlelli) strive to do something different and important while writing, directing and starring in the senior play, entitled "The Loneliest Locker," instead of eating the family out of house and home, Axl literally begins to take the home apart when he removes – without asking – as many household items as he can to furnish his and Hutch's new rented house; And Brick drives the family crazy when he finds a box containing all of his noisy and annoying childhood toys – that were purposely stowed away by Frankie – and begins playing with them.
On the sixth season premiere, Frankie makes a giant blunder when she discovers that school started a week earlier than she thought – and Sue and Brick must scramble to catch up on the days they've missed and re-acclimate themselves to school life. Meanwhile, it looks like the "Year of Sue" might be starting off on a high when she finally gets her braces removed. Axl beats Mike at basketball for the first time in his life, and Brick gets creative in an attempt to find the perfect school book bag. Richard Kind guest stars as Sue's Orthodontist, Dr. Niller.
It's Season Six, and where in the heck will the Hecks go from here? As the kids - Axl, Sue and Brick - keep getting older, Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn) think family life is going to get easier, but they couldn't be more wrong! Bigger kids only means bigger problems! Whatever the Hecks do, do not attempt it at home!
In the second part of the two-part season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World and try to stay positive, but a good time is not to be had for all when a series of misfortunes threaten to put a damper on their trip.
After winning a trip in the "Hands on a Hard Body" contest, Sue counts down the days until the Hecks depart on their road trip to Walt Disney World. Meanwhile, Brick begs his parents to take a detour to North Carolina so he can meet his online girlfriend, and Axl anxiously awaits the posting of his final grades as a college freshman, in the first part of a two-part season finale.
Sue is determined to win herself a car and enters Ehlert Motors ‘Hands on a Hard Body’ contest, in which the last person whose hands never leave the car wins. Meanwhile, Mike and his perpetually down-on-his-luck brother Rusty (guest star NORM MACDONALD) find time to bond again when they take a road trip to Chicago with Brick to attend his Spelling Bee; and Frankie has to travel to Axl's college dorm to help him locate a missing desk or risk losing her $200 deposit.
Feeling that her mind has been turned into Swiss cheese over the kids' neverending demanding requests of her, Frankie sets up office hours in which they can only voice their needs between 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meanwhile, an overprotective Mike keeps a stern eye on Darrin to make sure he doesn't take advantage of Sue; and Brick invites his surprising new friends over to the house for a book club meeting.
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 (guest star ALPHONSO McAULEY) 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.
Frankie pleads with a mean and unyielding Rita Glossner (returning guest star BROOKE SHIELDS) to take down her wind chimes, whose noise is driving the Heck family crazy. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch find a ratty, old couch abandoned on the street and try to figure out a way to retrieve it; instead of complaining to a pretzel manufacturer for skimping on the salt, Brick instead commits himself to coming up with a new pretzel snack idea for the company; and Sue informs the family that she and Darrin are dating again.
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