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Fans say tearful goodbye to the Hecks as 'The Middle' wraps final season

Jonna Miller
| Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

It was never a big-ratings powerhouse. It was never a darling of the critics. It didn't win a ton of awards.

But with its quirky cast of characters and easily relatable situations, the Hecks felt like family. And fans of ABC's "The Middle" bid a fond (and tearful) goodbye as the series wrapped its ninth and final season Tuesday night.

The finale tied up all the loose ends in a few neat bows, as the Frankie Hecks among us dabbed our eyes and wiped our noses.

Jonna Miller is the Tribune-Review features editor. Reach her at 724-850-1270, jonnamiller@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JLMiller_Trib.

The series finale of the 'The Middle' took the Hecks on one last family road trip.
The series finale of the 'The Middle' took the Hecks on one last family road trip.
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle.'
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle.'
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