The Middle 5.19 Review: “The Wind Chimes”

After a 3 week hiatus, this episode of The Middle picks up the day after Sue’s prom where Darrin swept her off her feet and rekindled their relationship.

Sue couldn’t be more excited to tell her family that she’s back with Darrin, and at first they don’t care at all.  In fact, I’d bet they all ignored her overly excited proclamation of love.  After a while Frankie starts actually listening when Sue talks about her plans to go to a one year old’s birthday party with Darrin.  Frankie jumps to conclusions that maybe Darrin is too mature for Sue since he has friends that have babies, and she consequently gets under Mike’s skin so that he punishes Sue from going to the party.

Mike finally unleashes his frustrations out on Frankie after she’s constantly harping on one issue or another.  Like he said, he almost always doesn’t care about anything that’s going on around him, but it’s because of her nagging that he only ever acts out.  He spoke the truth when he said, “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”  Poor Mike.



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