‘The Middle’ Episode Guide (Oct. 31): Frankie and Mike Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

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‘The Middle’ Episode Guide (Oct. 31): Frankie and Mike Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

“Role of a Lifetime” (10/31/17) – 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 him and Frankie to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary – which both of them totally forgot.

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 she will no longer be that person, which causes the rest of the Hecks to rethink and rebel against what their supposed familial roles have been, on “The Middle,” TUESDAY, OCT. 31 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Role of a Lifetime” was written by Roy Brown and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.

After almost a decade on the air, the current ninth season of ABC’s critically acclaimed fan-favorite series “The Middle” will be its final one. Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.

Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

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