The Best Episodes Directed by Elliot Hegarty

Imperfect Harmony

#1 - Imperfect Harmony

Selfie Season 1 - Episode 10

When Eliza confesses her feelings to Henry, he avoids the subject by focusing on the company's annual karaoke party.

star 8.19
324 votes
Drugs

#2 - Drugs

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 5

Headmaster Mr Fraser has organised a special guest speaker for Drugs Awareness Day, much to Miss Gulliver's annoyance. Alfie's class is alarmed by the news that Stephen's parents want him to leave Abbey Grove. Can Alfie persuade Stephen's parents to let him stay or will his attraction to drugs councillor India threaten to jeopardise everything?

star 8.09
221 votes
The American

#3 - The American

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 2

Alfie is shocked by the arrival of a new teacher at Abbey Grove, Mr Schwimer and even more shocked to learn that he will be taking over Alfie’s own class. Desperately upset that his class seem to be having a great time and actually learning proper, real life GCSE history with their new teacher, Alfie is even more unhappy when he finds out which class Miss Pickwell has given him instead. With Headmaster Fraser and Miss Gulliver both increasingly charmed by Mr Schwimer it is left to Alfie and Jing to uncover the truth behind this American imposter

star 7.91
223 votes
The Test

#4 - The Test

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 5

Frankie learns that Axl's PSAT's are fast approaching and he hasn't been preparing for them. Sue sets her sights high and decides to try out for cheerleading, while Mike decides that Brick needs to toughen up when he gets bullied at school.

star 7.84
419 votes
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Halloween II

#5 - Halloween II

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 7

After being embarrassed over wearing a childish costume at a high school Halloween costume party and being ignored by the guys, Sue asks a flabbergasted Mike for his advice on what boys want when it comes to girls. Meanwhile, Frankie reluctantly volunteers to take Brick's socially awkward school social skills group trick-or-treating, and Axl and his friends devise a plan to trick rather than treat the neighborhood kids on Halloween.

star 7.82
400 votes
Swimming Gala

#6 - Swimming Gala

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 1

Abbey Grove's new term kicks off with the annual swimming gala and headmaster Mr Fraser decides to pay homage to the fact the UK recently hosted the greatest show on earth, Splash, by ending it with their very own synchronised diving competition. Alfie and his class don't usually take part in the gala, but lured by a cash bet with deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell he decides to bribe them with a group trip to a restaurant and enter the event. The first day back is also a chance for Alfie to catch up with his girlfriend Miss Gulliver, but he's shocked to find out that he isn't in a relationship with her at all, and even more shocked to find out who she is actually dating.

star 7.81
268 votes
The Smile

#7 - The Smile

The Middle Season 4 - Episode 14

Frankie and Mike worry that Axl may not get a sports scholarship; Sue's school science project involves smiling; Brick wants an iPad.

star 7.81
360 votes
Funeral

#8 - Funeral

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 3

Abbey Grove is rocked by the news that deputy headmistress Miss Pickwell is dead and Alfie is left particularly on edge when her suicide note clearly lays the finger of blame on him after one of his class's pranks pushes her over the edge. Haunted by guilt, will Alfie be able to put her unquiet spirit at rest with the perfect memorial service? With Pickwell gone, headmaster Mr Fraser decides to advertise for her position with less-than-successful results, which may mean Miss Gulliver is offered the role full-time. But will the power change her?

star 7.80
249 votes
Black Santa/White Christmas

#9 - Black Santa/White Christmas

black-ish Season 1 - Episode 10

Dre campaigns to be the new Santa at the annual office Christmas party, but when that honor goes to Angelica, the lovely head of HR, he goes to great lengths to unseat her, because he’s convinced Stevens & Lido needs a black Santa. Meanwhile, Bow is tired of competing with Ruby over who cooks the big Christmas Eve dinner.

star 7.78
688 votes
Year of the Hecks

#10 - Year of the Hecks

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 12

After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast will be the reward for those who can abide by their chosen resolution for a week. But chaos soon ensues when Frankie must spend more time with Brick, Mike needs to smile more, Axl has to keep his bedroom clean, Sue needs to stop trying out for things she'll never make, and Brick must stop reading all of the time.

star 7.77
376 votes
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The Yelling

#11 - The Yelling

The Middle Season 1 - Episode 14

Frankie makes a deal with her kids, that if they do their homework and keep chores she won't nag them. Meanwhile, Mike takes a job as a night driver with Bob.

star 7.76
468 votes
Hecking Order

#12 - Hecking Order

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 3

Mike learns that Brick has been skipping gym class, and goes to meet with his fourth grade teacher. Meanwhile, Axl plans a prank on Sue, who is now in high school with him.

star 7.75
439 votes
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The Jump

#13 - The Jump

The Middle Season 5 - Episode 6

Frankie rescues a lost dog and takes solace in the unconditional love she receives; Sue surprises her parents when she makes the volleyball team; Axl asks Brick for help with school.

star 7.74
471 votes
Bunny Therapy

#14 - Bunny Therapy

The Middle Season 4 - Episode 4

star 7.74
381 votes
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The Kiss

#15 - The Kiss

The Middle Season 5 - Episode 8

Mike and Frankie agree to house-sit for Frankie's sister in hope of having a romantic, kid-free weekend; Axl, Darrin and Sean go on a road trip.

star 7.74
475 votes
Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

#16 - Halloween VI: Tick Tock Death

The Middle Season 7 - Episode 6

Each member of the Heck family finds themselves in situations reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone."

star 7.73
577 votes
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Fundraiser

#17 - Fundraiser

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 6

Abbey Grove is plunged into financial ruin when headmaster Mr Fraser gives the Nigerian Minister of Finance all their money with the promise of huge returns on the investment. With Professor Green executing an austerity drive which sees the school pillaged of resources, Miss Gulliver thinks it's time to move on. Will Alfie come up with a plan to save the school and stop Miss Gulliver from leaving? And how will he react to the big announcement Professor Green is hiding from him about his father?

star 7.73
220 votes
Valentine's Day

#18 - Valentine's Day

Bad Education Season 2 - Episode 4

It is Valentine's Day and headmaster Mr Fraser has planned a special Abbey Grove 'Take Me Out' to help the shy kids find love. New deputy headmistress Professor Green is rubbing everyone up the wrong way, apart from Alfie's father, who happened to go to teacher training college with her. Alfie is desperately trying to persuade Miss Gulliver to come to dinner with him, but is distracted by some shock news from Chantelle. Will Gulliver turn up to dinner and who is Martin Wickers's surprise dinner date?

star 7.72
207 votes
Hecks on a Plane

#19 - Hecks on a Plane

The Middle Season 2 - Episode 16

Sue wins a family trip to New York, and the flight turns into a comedy of errors.

star 7.72
396 votes
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Thanksgiving III

#20 - Thanksgiving III

The Middle Season 3 - Episode 10

Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister, Janet, and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques. Meanwhile, Mike tries to offer some advice to Axl on how to pick up girls when he witnesses his son trying to impress a pretty mini-mart cashier - and fails miserably; Brick attempts to prove his innocence when he is accused by Janet of damaging her daughter's expensive toy; and Sue is stoked when Frankie, Pat and Janet invite her to take part in their gossip sessions.

star 7.71
392 votes
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The Real Man

#21 - The Real Man

The Real O'Neals Season 1 - Episode 6

When Pat plans a camping trip to enjoy some father-and-son bonding time with Jimmy, Kenny also joins them to prove that even though he’s gay he can still be manly. During the camping trip, Pat continuously pressures Jimmy about his upcoming wrestling match, which leads to a surprising result. Meanwhile, after Eileen discovers Shannon has been skipping her classes and refuses confirmation, she invites Father Phil over to help answer Shannon’s challenging questions she has about Catholicism.

star 7.68
332 votes
Thanksgiving VIII

#22 - Thanksgiving VIII

The Middle Season 8 - Episode 6

Frankie decides that April is not good enough to be with Axl and does anything she can to keep her out of the annual family Christmas photo. Frankie must fight for Axl's attention when he announces that he will be spending Thanksgiving with April.

star 7.65
856 votes
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One Kid at a Time

#23 - One Kid at a Time

The Middle Season 4 - Episode 12

When Frankie and Mike dedicate a day to each of their children, Axl takes them to a paintball range, Sue has them do 17 separate activities and Brick wants to go to a sci-fi convention.

star 7.64
380 votes
Liv

#24 - Liv

Lovesick Season 2 - Episode 4

Dylan looks at a flat with Abigail, and Luke goes to therapy. Three and a half years ago, Angus and Helen are engaged - and at each other's throats.

star 7.64
142 votes
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Trip and Fall

#25 - Trip and Fall

The Middle Season 8 - Episode 8

Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination. Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate. Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

star 7.63
857 votes
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A Simple Christmas

#26 - A Simple Christmas

The Middle Season 2 - Episode 10

While Frankie's parents Tag and Pat visit for Christmas, Mike is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, the Hecks have a disagreement with them over Frankie's idea on how to celebrate the holiday without exchanging presents

star 7.63
407 votes
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Leaving Chatswin

#27 - Leaving Chatswin

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 15

George is deeply affected when Marty passes away; after learning that Ryan has been dishonest, Tessa considers the future of their relationship and her plans for college.

star 7.58
603 votes
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Ovary And Out

#28 - Ovary And Out

The Middle Season 8 - Episode 13

Frankie becomes sad when her doctor informs her that her ovaries are shriveled up, which means her days of having kids are over. In an attempt to cheer her up, Mike offers to have him and Frankie babysit the neighbor's baby overnight, which puts some perspective on being an older parent. Meanwhile, Sue and Axl are a bit shocked when romantic sparks fly between Sean Donahue and Sue's roommate Lexie; and Brick tries his best to hone up on his font knowledge when he meets Gibson, a worthy font opponent.

star 7.57
910 votes
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Thanksgiving VII

#29 - Thanksgiving VII

The Middle Season 7 - Episode 8

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, which requires 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 (Faith Ford), 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.

star 7.53
554 votes
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Junior Secretary's Day

#30 - Junior Secretary's Day

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 9

George has to manage Tessa's recovery after her wisdom teeth are removed and deal with Fred Shay, who has moved into their basement after a career setback; Dallas is insecure about her relationship with George.

star 7.52
672 votes
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Lice and Beary White

#31 - Lice and Beary White

Trophy Wife Season 1 - Episode 8

When the Harrison household is infected with lice, Diane tries to take charge leaving Kate feeling bulldozed. Jackie and Kate work together to try to prove a point to Diane, but their plan back fires and the lice problem worsens. Meanwhile, Pete plays mediator between Warren and Bert, who are fighting over custody of a teddy bear.

star 7.52
619 votes
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Out in the Burbs

#32 - Out in the Burbs

Suburgatory Season 1 - Episode 11

When Tessa is asked to show new guy Josh Sherman around school, she becomes convinced that he's gay, when in fact he's an undercover narcotics officer. Lisa becomes deeply infatuated with Josh, and Tessa inadvertly convinces Mr. Wolfe to make special announcement to the student body. Meanwhile George re-evaluates his relationship with Dallas.

star 7.50
1118 votes
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Agata

#33 - Agata

Lovesick Season 2 - Episode 2

Dylan starts seeing Abigail, the hotel clerk from Angus's wedding. Six years earlier, he meets Evie for the first time at a house party.

star 7.49
146 votes
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Frankie

#34 - Frankie

Lovesick Season 2 - Episode 1

After confessing his feelings to Evie, Dylan flashes back to an ill-fated weekend in the country with the gang and his hippie girlfriend, Frankie.

star 7.43
162 votes
Pam Freakin' Staggs

#35 - Pam Freakin' Staggs

The Middle Season 6 - Episode 10

Frankie acts like a teenager when she hangs out with Pam Staggs, a former classmate who was popular in high school. Meanwhile, Brick surprises Mike by winning an athletic award; Sue pursues some odd hobbies; and Axl seeks a date with Devin Levin.

star 7.43
372 votes
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Poetic Injustice

#36 - Poetic Injustice

Suburgatory Season 1 - Episode 16

When Fred and Sheila strike up a croquet match with Dallas and George, Fred misreads Sheila's interest in George. Fred tells George that Sheila is fantasizing about him and asks him to seduce her. Meanwhile Tessa desperately wants to impress the new poetry teacher, Ms. Evans, but she seems to prefer Dalia's prose.

star 7.39
1068 votes
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Amy

#37 - Amy

Lovesick Season 2 - Episode 3

Angus's friends encourage him to start dating after his divorce. Dylan hears back from Amy and remembers a fling that put him in an awkward position.

star 7.35
143 votes
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Eat, Pray, Eat

#38 - Eat, Pray, Eat

Suburgatory Season 2 - Episode 17

When Dallas fears she will never compare to Alex, George's ex, she seeks solace in Jill Werner -- and carbs; Tessa thinks she has lost her youthful vigor; Noah uncovers a secret about his psychiatrist.

star 7.24
686 votes
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