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.
After fielding demands by her kids, Frankie limits her office hours.
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 (Brooke Shields).
After being goaded by friend Bill Norwood (guest star PAT FINN) into taking an assistant coaching position on the girls soccer team that Sue is now a member of, Mike becomes the new head coach but discovers that the girls care more about their various personal issues then the game itself. Meanwhile, after discovering that a mysteriously hideous smell in the house is emanating from Brick, Frankie must attempt to introduce her pungent son to better hygiene; and Axl is completely perplexed by a picture Cassidy painted for him as to whether it means they are still together as a couple or broken up.
After bumping into some old acquaintances on a walk around the neighborhood, Frankie and Mike realize that they are more interesting and charming with them then they are with each other and search for a way to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom because she is too nice to turn down any of the boys who asked her; and Brick enlists Axl's aid in preparing an "outside the box" book report.
When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.
Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extra hard to please her customers after receiving a bad review.
Frankie discovers via a local blog that the quarry is presenting Mike with an award during a dinner for his 20 years of dedicated service. But Mike, not thinking it's that big of a deal, doesn't want to attend. Meanwhile, after being sat on in class by a guy who didn't know she was even in the chair, Sue attempts to put together a plan to get the students more connected with each other; having imbibed a bit too much at a party the night before, Axl tries to track down the mystery girl who left a message on his phone; and Brick thinks he's totally styling in a purple suit and bolo tie that he found in his cousins' hand-me-down box.
Excited and hungry over receiving a "squatter's" coupon at an all-you-can-eat buffet, the Hecks head off to church with the intent of hitting the restaurant immediately after the service. But much to their dismay, they find themselves being counseled by guest minister Reverend Deveaux (guest star Keegan-Michael Key) when a family squabble occurs during the sermon. Now, with all of their pent up issues, they may never get out in time to attend their grand feast!
Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; Mike receives two tickets to a basketball game.
The ultimate prank battle is on between brother and sister when Sue discovers that Axl stole the high school's Thundering Hens mascot head over a year ago, forcing Sue to wear an embarrassing chicken head in her role as the school mascot. Meanwhile, a friendless Dr. Goodwin tries to make friends with a reluctant Frankie and invites her to accompany him to after-work social gatherings; Frankie agrees to attempt to find her dog Colin Firth's owner if Mike tries — and fails — to make friends with him; and Brick tries to muster some interest in a recommended book on Debbie Reynolds.
Frankie and Mike become concerned about Brick when he starts expressing a host of irrational fears spawned by a constant stream of news alerts showing up on his refurbished iPad. Meanwhile, Sue is both disgusted and intrigued when Derrick Glossner (guest star DAVID R. CHANDLER) continues to surprise her with spontaneous kisses; and when Darrin attempts his own spinoff of Boss Co, Axl and Sean successfully shut down the new operation but end up having to finish the difficult job that their competition had started.
When Axl comes home from college for Christmas vacation, he would rather spend time with his friends than with his family, so he and Frankie must come up with a time management agreement that will satisfy both of them; Sue's severe allergic reaction to the Christmas tree threatens to ruin her holiday; and after it's discovered that Brick lied to the school about his Christmas wrapping paper sales, he finds himself running a mini Ponzi scheme in an attempt to pay back the debt.
Sue tries to rekindle her relationship with Darren but is too late.
Sue is having a hard time telling customers that she loves the tuna and cheese potato.
The Middle: 'Valentines day II' Sneak Peek
Mike and Frankie are skeptical of Sue's encounter with the ghost of Christopher Columbus.
Mike and Frankie Heck can't figure out how to turn on the TV.
Everyone learns the truth about Frankie Heck's holiday shopping habits.
Brick figures out how to overcome his fears.
Frankie Heck tells Sue Heck why she's special and that she never has to worry about her.
The Heck Family comes together to help Sue send in her essay. Unfortunately, she forgot the original conclusion to her essay.
Frankie, Sue and Brick are unable to convince Mike to attend his award reception.
The Middle: Season 1 clip - starring Chris Kattan, Charlie McDermott, Patricia Heaton, Atticus Shaffer, Eden Sher, Neil Flynn.
Frankie is disappointed that Axl didn't complete his college shopping.
Sue walks Frankie and Mike through her plan on how to share two cars with three drivers.
The Middle Episode 114 Sneak Peek
Frankie Heck convinces Mike that they should have a dinner party to bring excitement into their lives.
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