Premise: In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck (two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton) uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual child whose best friend is his backpack.
S02, E10 (First Aired: Dec. 8, 2010)
Frankie's holiday plans are threatened when her parents come to stay with the family.
S02, E11 (First Aired: Jan. 5, 2011)
Axl, Sue and Brick resist when Mike and Frankie try to regain control of the household.