Halloween in The Middle means pumpkin-carving at the Heck house. Too bad Frankie’s kids aren’t all that into the jack-o’-lantern thing these days. Well, Brick is. But Mike doesn’t think it’s a good idea for his youngest son to be wielding giant knife around the house. Isn’t that how Michael Myers got started?
Everyone in the family has big plans for Halloween night. Frankie and Mike are invited to a costume party. Axl is off to a haunted house. Sue wants to hit a school dance. That means Brick is on his own for tricks or treats. That’s fine with him. For years, Sue has used him as an accessory to her Halloween costume. When she was a hockey player, he was a puck. When she was a dog, he was a fire hydrant. You get the idea.
Rumor around school is that a kid named Wylie is going to ask Sue to the big Halloween dance. This is exciting news because it could lead to Sue’s first kiss. Sue doesn’t really know who Wylie is until he approaches her in the hall. But it’s not to ask her on a date. Wylie just wants her to know that, contrary to popular gossip, he’s not about to ask her out. Good to clear that up, bad to see Sue so sad.