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In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck (two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton) uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual child whose best friend is his backpack.

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Mike's wayward brother, Rusty, comes to town and presents Sue with an extravagant gift, which Mike assumes is stolen goods; Mike tries to figure out a way to reconnect with Sue; Axl blows his first paycheck on a big-screen TV.
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Frankie decides to find a new passion to make her happy; Mike orders Sue and Brick to fix the giant hole between their bedroom walls; Lexie fools Axl into thinking he has a lucky streak.
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When Axl visits Hutch, he discovers his friend has turned into a responsible adult; Sue is unable to sleep after watching a horror movie by herself; Brick enlists Frankie and Mike's help to help convince a girl to give him a chance.
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Frankie's mom stays with her after becoming ill; Sue suggests to Sean that they should set each other up on dates; Axl and Brick ponder what Mike actually does at the quarry.
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Frankie is worried about meeting Lexie's rich parents; Brick discovers that he can't get arrested when he participates in the school's Sophomore Slammer fundraiser.
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Mike and Frankie try to figure out which appliance is missing a piece of plastic; a school project turns Brick into a tyrannical director; Sue learns that there are downsides to having Lexie as a roommate; Axl's boss shares a secret.
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Mike asks Brick and Axl to help plan a surprise party for Frankie's 50th birthday; Sue posts a sign in the laundry room after losing a sock; coach Babbitt wants to turn Brick into an athlete.
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Axl's first day as an intern isn't what he expected; Cindy tells Mike that she kissed another boy and wants Mike to tell Brick; Sue is challenged by her professor.
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Sue wants to join a sorority; Axl tries to get Mike involved with social media; Brick goes shopping for pants by himself, making Frankie feel like she isn't needed.
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When the Hecks decide to stay home on Christmas Eve and watch a mass on TV, an unexpected series of events occur.
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Frankie persuades Mike to join her on an all-expenses-paid trip to a convention in Des Moines, Iowa; Axl wants to move into Sue's dorm room; Big Mike watches Brick while Frankie and Mike are away.
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Frankie is forced to take a job at Heritage Village, which requires her to work on Thanksgiving; Sue hopes to run into Logan during her holiday break; Axl becomes emotional about how his life has turned out.
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Frankie worries that her mom will ruin the annual homecoming tailgate; Mike asks Brick to help him win the cornhole tournament.
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Brick provides an introduction for "Twilight Zone"-like stories featuring members of the Heck family.
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Worried about Mike's recent change in demeanor, Frankie calls for Reverend TimTom's help; Brick visits Sue at college; Axl and Hutch complain to the city when their house is overrun with ants.
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Frankie is stunned when Mike wants in on one of his brother's (Norm Macdonald) crazy business ideas; Axl tries to prove that he can ride his dad's motorcycle; Sue makes a confession to Brad.
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Frankie is stunned when Mike wears a Hawaiian shirt to a dinner with some friends; Sue accidentally tells Devin how much Axl loves her; Brick becomes overly ambitious while cleaning the bathroom.
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Nervous, Sue overwhelms Frankie and Mike with text messages as she waits for her roommate to arrive; Hutch and Axl deal with an ant infestation; a mysterious bodyguard protects Brick at school.
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Sue's excitement about college lessens when a mishap forces her to cut her hair; Brick's girlfriend wants to take things to the next level.
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Sue worries a series of unexpected events may ruin her graduation; Frankie and Mike are shocked when they learn Brick has been offered a chance to skip eighth grade; Axl is afraid he will lose his girlfriend.
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Mike's incompetence threatens to ruin Frankie's Mother's Day; Mike tells Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into a gift for Frankie; Frankie asks the kids how they would differ from her as parents.
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Frankie and Mike's date night is ruined when both fall asleep; Axl and Brick try to invent the next big thing; Sue is invited to the prom by a handsome store greeter but has to figure out a way to leave work early in order to go.
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When Frankie's uncle (Dick Van Dyke) contacts her dad (Jerry Van Dyke) hoping to make amends, Frankie and Mike are caught in the middle of their feud; Sue turns to Axl for advice when she is sent to detention for the first time.
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On his 21st birthday, Axl refuses to come home and help Mike move a freezer; Brick cops a bad attitude with Frankie; Sue receives a job offer.
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Sue is angry when Axl forgets to bring home a sombrero that she needs for a special school photo; Frankie and Mike's attempt at easing the friction only makes it worse; Brick wins an award.

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