Season 08, Episode 17 – ”Exes and Ohhhs”
Axl wonders if the universe has a message for him about his love life after he runs into all of his exes at the same party. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike aren’t excited about a microfiche machine that Brick bought; and Sean Donahue offers to escort Sue to the Chancellor’s Ball, but doesn’t realize she already has a date.
Frankie Heck and her husband Mike have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she’ll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There’s Axl, her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N’ Roses; Sue, the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything… but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick, whose best friend is his backpack. Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in “The Middle”.