The school year is coming to an end. It’s time to sign yearbooks, study for finals and return any past due library books. The Heck kids are up for all but three of those activities.
At a parent-teacher conference, Frankie and Mike learn that Axl’s aptitude test shows he’s academically gifted, though his grades indicate otherwise. His teacher says, “We rarely see this kind of gap between achievement and aptitude except in families where at least one of the parents is in prison.” Axl’s folks want him to start living up to his potential. That means he needs to stop using his history book as a plate and actually read what’s inside.
The school yearbook doesn’t feature a single picture of Sue, though there does appear to be a nice shot of her shoe. That’s good enough for Sue, but it has Frankie feeling that her daughter has become so accustomed to failure that it doesn’t even faze her anymore. She persuades the school principal to establish a “no cut” policy for the cross country team. An ecstatic Sue says, “I love cross country! That’s running, right?”