‘The Middle’: Frankie Gets a Fright From Her Kids (VIDEO)

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It’s Halloween time on The Middle, which means it’s time for the usual tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night. However, if you know the long-running ABC sitcom about life in rural Indiana for the middle class Heck family, you know that sometimes life serves up situations that are much scarier than anything associated with the horrific holiday.

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In this week’s episode, for example, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) gets a fright that doesn’t come from any ghosts, goblins or even running out of candy. Instead, the Heck matriarch gets a dose of horror that hits close to home when kids Brick (Atticus Shaffer), Sue (Eden Sher) and Axl (Charlie McDermott) admit which parent they’d want to live with in the event that Frankie and husband Mike (Neil Flynn) were to ever divorce.

Check out this clip when Frankie gets the news and how she tries to make light of an uncomfortable situation.

The Middle, Tuesdays, 8/7c, ABC