Frankie decides to find a new passion to make her happy; Mike orders Sue and Brick to fix the giant hole between their bedroom walls; Lexie fools Axl into thinking he has a lucky streak.
The 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, Brad pleads with her to wait a beat until after he has a chance to win the affection of Aiden’s handsome friend, Luke.
New 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, and they are shocked to discover what is planned when they reach their final destination.
The Christmas Miracle
Frankie and Sue are devastated when Axl informs them that he’s not going to church; Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his giant inflatable snowman.
Frankie remembers she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule; Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating; Brick tries to win Cindy back; Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant.
Eyes Wide Open
When Axl visits Hutch, he discovers his friend has turned into a responsible adult; Sue is unable to sleep after watching a horror movie by herself; Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s help to help convince a girl to give him a chance.
The Hecks take a hectic road trip to Frankie’s sister’s house for Thanksgiving; the kids must decide which one of them will lose their job at Spudsy’s.
Frankie’s mom stays with her after becoming ill; Sue suggests to Sean that they should set each other up on dates; Axl and Brick ponder what Mike actually does at the quarry.
Role of a Lifetime
Axl tries to invent a new beverage; Mike asks Sue to put together a romantic evening for his and Frankie’s 25th wedding anniversary; Sue declares she won’t be the person that does everything expected of her without complaint.
Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery
As Halloween nears, Frankie finds out that a woman died in the Heck house nearly 50 years ago; Axl and Lexie are frustrated when Sue insists on hanging out with them.