The Middle: Season 1, Episode 4

The Trip (21 Oct. 2009)

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Socially indifferent Brick didn't bother to protest when classmate Olivia declared him her boyfriend, but soon tires of her 'romantic' demands to the point of despair. Alas, Axl's advise ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Mr. Perez
Alexandra Gold Jourden ...
Olivia (as Lexi Jourden)
Susan Harmon ...
Van Epperson ...
Cafeteria Worker
Michael William Arnold ...
Obnoxious Kid
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Socially indifferent Brick didn't bother to protest when classmate Olivia declared him her boyfriend, but soon tires of her 'romantic' demands to the point of despair. Alas, Axl's advise doesn't cut it and Mike is no match for the possessive, selectively deaf mini-bitch either, but Brick's brain ultimately finds a way out. Eager to Sue Sue succeed at something, both parents invest ludicrous effort in helping her win a place on a cheap bus trip to nearby Indiana by selling $3,000 food for the school. When her name is absent from the winners list, teacher in charge Perez is not allowed to 'get away with his error', nor with vague promises until it's too late anyhow. Only once Sue is aboard, non-assertive bad example Frankie discovers the real error, with twisted consequences. Written by KGF Vissers

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Frankie Heck: The crash rating on this baby: two stars. Not one, but two.
Chuck: Out of how many?
Frankie Heck: Five. But who cares? 'Cause if you crash, the doors are so thin they will cut you out like that.
[snaps fingers]
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Poor Sweet Sue!
10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sue Heck finally accomplishes selling thousands of dollars worth of cheese and sausage in Indiana to get to go to the state capital for a school to Indianapolis. Her mother, Frankie, wonders if she will ever find her true voice. Sue has been the kind of person that reminds me of myself. She's awkward, shy, and forgettable even by her own teachers. She's not out there like others. She has braces and comes across as kind of a nerd but she has a heart of gold and keeps trying even though that she fails to achieve something. Finally, she gets to go to Indianapolis despite the fact that her name and the check wasn't there at the headquarters. Still, Sue has her mother to help fight her battles. She is finding her voice and that's all a mother can ask for.

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