The Middle, Season 9HDClosed Captioning
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In the ninth and final season, Frankie and Mike Heck had hoped to find themselves with an emptier nest, allowing them to cut back on their parental duties, but with Axl now back at home with Brick, they find that hope quickly fading. Recently graduated, Axl returns home from Europe with a new, chill Euro look on life. Although Mike still wants him to get a job, he’s getting serious with Lexie – prompting the dreaded meeting of their families. Meanwhile, Sue and her neighbor, Sean Donahue will have to work out their unrequited feelings for each other. And Brick decides to break up with his quirky girlfriend Cindy, so that he’s not tied down and can finally be more popular. But, being a Heck, things probably won’t go quite as smoothly as he’d like. It’s time to say farewell to this average – yes, most definitely average – family.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoVive La Hecks||On the ninth season premiere, Axl returns home from his summer trip to Europe, sporting a man-bun and with a new, chill European outlook on life. Mike just wants him to clean up and look for a job, but Frankie thinks Axl will do this on his own and asks Mike to give him a little breathing room. Meanwhile, because Sue worked the entire summer at Spudsy’s and missed out on having any fun, she decides to cram in a whole summer of fun in two days before going back to college; Brick makes the decision to break up with Cindy because he doesn’t want to be tied down in a relationship when he’s about to embark on the revelry of his “big sophomore year”; and Frankie desperately tries to come up with an item for a time capsule that’s being buried under the Orson cow that will make the town remember the Hecks when it’s opened in 100 years.||21:49||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPlease Don't Feed the Hecks||After Frankie gives neighbor Nancy Donahue (recurring guest star JEN RAY) an old scarf that is just sitting around gathering dust, Nancy returns the favor by baking her a delicious apple pie. Believing she's stumbled upon a way to get free and tasty meals, Frankie makes it her mission to find miscellaneous items around the house to give to her in exchange for some culinary delights. Meanwhile, Sue and Lexie prepare to move back into their college apartment but find that it's been sublet to a man who refuses to leave; and Axl's new job as the school bus driver gives him a chance to see how Brick's high school sophomore year is treating him, and he discovers that Mike has refused to speak to Brick's class on Career Exploration Day.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMeet the Parents||Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie's rich parents, Tammy and Bennett (guest stars LISA RINNA and GREGORY HARRISON). But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can't get arrested.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHalloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery||As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRole of a Lifetime||While Axl tries to invent a new beverage that mixes wine with beer, and Brick decides to join the school orchestra in an attempt to play the field and find himself a new girlfriend, Mike asks Sue to take the reins in putting together a romantic evening for he and Frankie to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary - which both of them totally forgot about. Frustrated with being the family member whose role is to do everything they ask of her without complaint, Sue puts her foot down and declares that she will no longer be that person anymore, which causes the rest of the Hecks to re-think and rebel against what their supposed familial roles have been.||21:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Setup||Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat's (recurring guest star MARSHA MASON) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThanksgiving IX||The Hecks take a hectic road trip for Thanksgiving to Frankie’s sister’s house but soon find themselves running into barriers that could make them late to the feast; and with Axl now working with Sue and Brick at Spudsy’s, they have been informed by their manager that, due to budget issues, one of them needs to quit, and they must decide amongst themselves which one will take the hit.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEyes Wide Open||Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch (recurring guest star ALPHONSO McAULEY) for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching Silence of the Lambs; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah (guest star BRENNA D’AMICO), a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe 200th||The Middle celebrates its milestone 200th episode! When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood (recurring guest star PAT FINN) informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Christmas Miracle||It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNew Year's Revelations||As New Year’s Eve approaches, Sue admits to Frankie that she likes Sean Donahue and that she kissed him at the Christmas party. But she’s still trying to figure out if her kiss with Sean was a fluke or if it actually meant that he likes her. Meanwhile, Mike forces Axl and Brick to take a drive with him and Mike’s dad, Big Mike (recurring guest star JOHN CULLUM), and they are shocked to discover what is planned when they reach their final destination.||20:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Other Man||Now that Axl has a real job, he begins to bond more with Mike and spends a lot of time with him – leaving Frankie frozen out of their interactions; and just as Sue is about to break up with Aidan (guest star JACKSON WHITE), Brad (recurring guest star BROCK CIARLELLI) pleads with her to wait a beat until after he has a chance to win the affection of Aidan’s handsome friend, Luke (guest star CORBIN BLEU).||21:32||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMommapalooza||Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she’s passionate about – life’s third act - and Reverend TimTom (recurring guest star Paul Hipp) offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he’s becoming lucky when money and other high priced items suddenly make their way into his hands.||21:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGuess Who's Coming to Frozen Dinner||Mike’s wayward brother Rusty (recurring guest star NORM MACDONALD) comes to town and presents Sue with an extravagant gift, which Mike thinks is stolen goods. Meanwhile, with Sue now older and living the college life, Mike feels like he’s not as close to her as he used to be and tries to figure out a way to reconnect; Axl blows the money from his first paycheck on a big screen TV and blames his spending spree on years of learning from Frankie’s lack of financial wisdom; and Brick is stumped - but delighted - to discover mysterious, unmarked gifts being left at the front door of the house.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoToasted||Things don’t go as smoothly as planned for the Hecks when Frankie helps Sue celebrate her 21st birthday by taking her to a bar close to the college; Mike begrudgingly accompanies Brick to a “Planet Nowhere” convention; and Axl and Hutch head to Ohio in the Winnebago to attend and make a toast at ex-college roomie Kenny’s wedding.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Crying Game||While Frankie feels the need to have a good cry after having a bad week, Mike shares the good news that, after 25 years as manager at the local quarry, he is being offered the job of Regional Manager but feels uncomfortable saying goodbye to his co-workers; and Brick suspects that he’s being treated unfairly by his health teacher because of how horribly Axl treated her back when he was a student.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|17||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle||It’s the Orson showdown of the century when the Hecks – along with the Donahues and Bill Norwood – wage a war against the Glossners after they steal Sue’s car.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|18||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThank You for Not Kissing||After Dr. Fulton (recurring guest star DAVE FOLEY) calls Frankie and Mike into his office to inform them that Brick and Cindy have been making out all over school, Frankie tasks Mike into having a talk with his son to discuss dating etiquette. Meanwhile, Sue attempts to work up the gumption to give Sean the snow globe and confess how much she likes him; and after discovering a box full of unfinished thank you notes for gifts received over the years, Frankie orders Axl to finish and mail them all out.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|19||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBat Out of Heck||Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin (recurring guest star JACK McBRAYER) agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life, and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car; Sue is more determined than ever to win a very prestigious and competitive hotel scholarship; and Frankie swears that she’s seeing something mysterious flying through the house.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|20||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGreat Heckspectations||Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high school prom, but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get used to a new TV remote.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|21||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Royal Flush||In an attempt to get Frankie the best Mother’s Day gift ever, Sue and Brick enter a trivia contest where they could win a trip for two to London for the upcoming Royal Wedding; and Axl is offered a job interview that could change his life.||21:29||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|22||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSplit Decision||Now that Frankie knows that Axl was offered a job in Denver, she makes it her mission to sway him from taking it and moving away. Meanwhile, the usually overly optimistic Sue is depressed over Sean leaving for Ghana, without ever expressing her feelings for him; and Brick drives everyone crazy when he buys a huge amount of lawn chairs to replace the one he’s been using for nine years.||21:33||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|23||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Heck of a Ride, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2||After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and a new life away from home on the one-hour series finale.||43:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
The final season of one of the most underrated shows on televison.
You probably can't believe its been nine years since The Middle first premiered on TV - I know! I can't believe it either! But this, the ninth season is to be the final act of one of the most underrated shows on television.
Over the near-decade on our screens, The Middle has consistently delievered the goods - it has made me laugh out loud, touched my heart, but probably most importantly, the writing has always been on point and the characters have always been very relatable.
This is one of those shows that make you feel like you're part of their family and if not, that you want be part of it. It shows you that it's okay to be working-class, struggle to pay the bills, raise the kids and put food on the table - that's normal.
It's a show that has always been close to my heart and that I will miss dearly when it's gone.
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Season 9..what a shame
especially episode 12, what a disgrace of an episode. From the sudden gay in your face situation, I’m not gay bashing, to the recent mood of family disfunction and separation. Just sad to see a family show no longer family friendly. Where are the morals and happy endings. What a shame.
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- Genre: Comedy
- Released: Oct 03, 2017
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