Trip and Fall is the eighth episode of the eighth season of The Middle. It premiered on December 6, 2016.


Mike trips and falls when going down the stairs at the quarry. He just wants to forget the embarrassing incident, but it causes a safety trainer to be sent to the quarry. Worst of all, it stops them from getting a prize for being injury-free for a year on day 364.  Frankie goes on an unintended road trip with Rita Glossner. Sue tries to get Axl to come home for Christmas, but he is still mad at everybody for not liking April. Axl finds out that April's family does not like him. At the end of the episode, Axl tells Sue that he and April got married.