The Middle (2009–2018)

Thanksgiving VII 

Frankie clashes with a coworker at her Thanksgiving job, Sue offers to work to see a guy she likes, Axl has an embarrassing moment at the bar, and Mike and Brick are bored at home after a blackout.


Elliot Hegarty


Eileen Heisler (created by), DeAnn Heline (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck
Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck
Eden Sher ... Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck
Faith Ford ... Sheila
Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig
Beau Wirick ... Sean Donahue
Rick Overton ... Obadiah
Jimmy Bellinger ... Edwin
Natalie Lander ... Debbie
Brittany Ross ... Courtney
Steven Lee Allen ... Bartender
Jane Casserly ... Female Guest
Loretta Fox Loretta Fox ... Shopper on Floor


The Hecks agree to forgo Thanksgiving after Frankie finds out that she's out of a job until January and must pick up a holiday position, requiring her to work on Thanksgiving in order to make ends meet. Much to her dismay, she ends up, once again, having to portray an overworked 19th century woman back at Heritage Village during the Harvest Feast and finds herself going face-to-face with Sheila, a woman who definitely takes her job too seriously. Meanwhile, Sue goes back to work at Spudsy's over her holiday break in the hopes that she'll once again run into Logan - the dreamy Abercrombie guy; Axl finds himself in foreign territory when he starts becoming emotional over how his life has turned out; and Mike and Brick find themselves needing to find a bonding experience when the electricity goes out at the house and they are forced to interact with each other.

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Release Date:

18 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


How does Sue still work at the potato place in the mall if she is supposed to be in college? When she is sitting on the couch she is still wearing her work uniform. See more »


References Sherlock (2010) See more »

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