The Middle: Season 1, Episode 17

The Break-Up (10 Mar. 2010)

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Mike and Frankie are shocked to find out that Axl is dating the head cheerleader, but what will happen when she breaks up with him? Meanwhile, Sue and Brick become freaked out after they watch a horror movie about zombies.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob (credit only)
Morgan Edwards (as Alexa Vega)
Sally Meenahan
Janitor (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
School Dad
Willa (as Kristina Cohen)
Teen Boy


Axl delights his startled parents by dating his basketball team's ambitious, seemingly perfect head cheerleader Morgan, but when she dumps him for being 'not focused enough', he's heartbroken. Frankie enjoys comforting him but her 'solution', an answering machine recording showing Mike once grieved over a break-up with her, not only embarrasses both men but also inspires Axl to a disastrous 'roma,tic move', which nevertheless works out, albeit only for him. Even babysitting easy Brick proves too hard for airhead Sue, who gets as paranoid as him after they watched a zombie movie, causing public embarrassment for the whole family. Written by KGF Vissers

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Brick Heck: What are you doing? I don't want to watch it again.
Sue Heck: Trust me. If we watch it again during the day, we'll see how silly it is and we'll totally laugh about it, and the movie will lose its power over us.
[watching movie]
Sue Heck: Oh my God! I thought those zombies were eating hamburger last time. They're really eating that nun's liver!
Brick Heck: I just realized zombieism is cannibalism in virus form. This can actually happen!
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References The Return of the Living Dead (1985) See more »

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