Guest star Keegan Michael Key was hilarious on Wednesday’s episode of The Middle. As a guest reverend in their church, he took an immediate interest in the Hecks.
Frankie had a squatter’s coupon for the whole family at an all-you-can-eat buffet, and planned to take full advantage of it by eating every meal of the day there just after church. Their plans flew right out the window the second Reverend Deveaux invited them into his office. They initially caught his eye from the pulpit when he saw Mike throw a hymnal book at Axl, which missed and hit a lady seated in front of them, but their reputation in the church community has preceded them.
Everyone was anxious to get to their buffet as soon as possible, except for poor Brick. When he took the reverend up on his offer to talk to him one-on-one, he really let all his insecurities out. I felt so bad for him when he admitted he feels like his family would be happier if he didn’t exist. That was so sad! Reverend Deveaux was shocked and recognized this family is in desperate need of counseling. As Frankie told Mike when he was suggesting they leave Brick there and go to the buffet anyway, “it’s free counseling. Can we really afford to turn down anything free?”