What's Worth Watching: Mazel Tov, Sweetie

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The Middle Finale

The Middle "The Graduate" (Wednesday, May 13, 8/7c, ABC)

Sue Heck (Eden Sher) has been anticipating her high school graduation all year long—but unlike most of us, it's not so she can finally ditch her one horse town and only look back on holidays. No, Sue is excited for all the pomp and circumstance that comes with graduating. She wants to get her yearbook signed by the classmates that teased her. She is stoked to accept the perfect attendance award from her dippy principal (French Stewart), whose dream summer job is at Arby's. And she can't wait for the bittersweet after parties. Does everything go as Sue hoped? Of course not. But what does happen is even better—and serves as a sweet reminder that it isn't just the smart, jaded brunette girl who triumphs at the end of high school. The kind, enthusiastic, optimistic girl wins, too. As for the popular mean girls, however, they still suck.