- After being goaded by his friend Bill Norwood into taking an assistant coaching position on the girls soccer team that Sue is now a member of, Bill has to back out of his duties due to work, and Mike becomes the new head coach but discovers that the girls care more about their various personal issues then the game itself.
- Meanwhile, after discovering that a mysteriously hideous smell in the house is emanating from Brick, Frankie must attempt to introduce her pungent son to better hygiene, and Axl is completely perplexed by a picture Cassidy painted for him as to whether it means they are still together as a couple or broken up.
“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Pat Finn as Bill Norwood, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Galadriel Stineman as Cassidy, Schuyler Helford as Chloe, Katie Gill as Danica, Meghan Falcone as Paige, Leslie-Anne Huff as Renee, Tabitha Morella as Lauren, Evie Thompson as April, Cristina Cibrian as Haley, Hayley Holmes as Nikki, Nicole Cohen as Sydney, Elizabeth Small as Amber, Kelly Washington as Jordan, Chris Coppola as Gene, Jill Benjamin as Sydney’s mom, Kurt Scholler as Haley’s dad, Doug Morency as Jordan’s dad, Jeanne Taylor as Lauren’s mom, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny and Miya Horcher as Janie.
”The Smell” was written by Roy Brown and directed by Phil Traill.