The seventh season sees each member of the Heck family breaking out of their comfort zones. Oldest son Axl begins his junior year, and the business major starts thinking seriously about his future. Daughter Sue starts her first year of college at the same campus that Axl attends -- much to his disgust -- with a new haircut and an even more optimistic outlook. Quirky youngest son Brick begins his final year of middle school, and his equally quirky girlfriend, CIndy, wants to take their romance to the next level -- holding hands! Finding themselves facing an emptier nest, Frankie wonders if her parental duties will ease up while Mike finds himself in a bit of a midlife crisis -- shocking everyone by deciding to take some new chances. Could this finally be the year of the Hecks?