Frankie’s thinks it will be a good idea to reinvent the details of her happy childhood summers for the benefit of the children. But she is stopped in her tracks as Mike lets on that Axl is his favourite Heck child. So Frankie is left to her own devices trying to persuade the children to say that she is the favourite parent.
Meanwhile, she and Mike find out that Axl has plugged the English course in the last academic year. So they bulldoze him to make up by going for additional classes during summer school. If he does not catch up he could lose the chance of getting a sports scholarship for university after he graduates from high school.
Meanwhile Brick has decided to grow a tomato as his project for the summer. Sue tries to befriend Mike who does not seem to be interested and to get him to join her in various activities. This she would like to capture in a giant scrapbook.
The Middle Season 4 Episode 1 titled “Last Whiff of Summer” airs Wednesday, September 26 2012 (8:00-8:30p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.