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Without Rachel here to tell us to shut up, I feel like we have nothing to talk about.

Stuck with a Diaz Down is the third episode in season 3 of Stuck in the Middle and the 40th episode overall. It first aired on January 26, 2018 to 1.07 million viewers.[1]

Summary

Georgie struggles with filling the oldest sister role now that Rachel is gone.[2]

Plot

With Rachel gone, nothing feels the same anymore. Rachel was their captain, their leader, the one who told the candid truth that no one else could. Suzy asks Georgie to step up as the leader because she's the oldest but Georgie insists that she can't lead. She's just a follower.

To help Georgie become the new Rachel, Harley starts training her to think like Rachel by asking herself, "What Would Rachel Do?" She acts out different scenarios hoping to get Georgie to respond with touch love like Rachel, but Georgie fails all of them. When Ethan comes to ask Georgie for advice about his new girlfriend Chloe who never finishes sentences, Georgie doesn't feel qualified to give the advice. So, Harley gives Ethan tough love by candidly telling him that Chloe refuses to finish sentences because she doesn't like Ethan and doesn't have the guts to say it to his face. When Beast accidentally tells Ethan that the blackmail book from Rachel is a fake, Lewie and Daphne want to kick him out. They come to Harley for advice and she accidentally advises them to kick Beast out. Georgie observes this and surrenders that Harley is the new Rachel.

Harley's pieces of advice start to fall apart when Ethan comes back and reveals that Chloe wasn't trying to break up with him. Georgie tells Ethan that sometimes when a girl can't finish a sentence, it's because they like someone so much. Lewie and Daphne get mad at Harley too for making them break up with Beast. Now they don't have anyone to break ties. Georgie advises them to let Beast back in because they need him.

Georgie realizes that she was failing because Harley wanted her to become the new Rachel. But she's not Rachel. She's Georgie. She just needs to be herself.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Mentioned Cast

Continuity

Trivia

  • This is the first (official) episode without Rachel as a main character.
    • They removed her name from the credits in Stuck With Rachel's Secret, but she still starred in that episode, just not part of the main cast.
  • Rachel is heard scolding her youngest sister over the phone, but Daphne wistfully notes that overseas screaming is not the same as in person.
  • In the final scene, Georgie was wearing the shirt her dad promised to have made for her as the new Captain of Team Diaz.
  • This was the first appearance of Aidan, the Diaz's' new neighbor.
  • This was the first time the events of one episode continued into the next
  • In the theme song Rachel's person was shown annoying Harley but Ronni Hawk's (Rachel's actor's) credit isn't shown like the others

Quotes

Uh oh! Look at his face. I went too far! I out-Racheled Rachel. Should I give him a hug? I feel like I should give him a hug. I'm gonna give him a hug.
—Harley
And no surprise, acting like Rachel came so naturally for you, just like everything else. But I can't do it, no matter how hard I try.
—Georgie
Hey, leave her alone! She's doing her best... as Harley. Harley trying to be Rachel, which is hard because she's Harley, which she is very good at, by the way.
—Georgie

Gallery

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References

Stuck in the Middle Episodes
Season 1
Stuck in the MiddleStuck in the Sweet SeatStuck with a Guy on the CouchStuck at the MoviesStuck in the Block PartyStuck in the SlushinatorStuck in the Mother's Day GiftStuck in Harley's CometStuck with Mom's New FriendStuck with My Sister's BoyfriendStuck with a WinnerStuck with No RulesStuck in the Harley CarStuck in LockdownStuck without a RideStuck in the QuinceañeraStuck in the Diaz of Our Lives
Season 2
Stuck in the Waterpark - The MovieStuck in a CommercialStuck in the School PhotoStuck in a Slushy WarStuck in the Garage SaleStuck in the Diaz EasterStuck in the Beast-day PartyStuck without DevicesStuck with a Boy GeniusStuck with a Bad InfluenceStuck in a Good DeedStuck Dancing with My DadStuck in a Gold Medal PerformanceStuck in a New RoomStuck with a Dangerous HouseStuck with a New FriendStuck in a Merry ScaryStuck with a Hook, Line and SinkerStuck in the Babysitting NightmareStuck in the Diaz Awards
Season 3
Stuck at Christmas - The Movie