The Dunphy-Pritchett clan tries bonding this week – the kinds that last and the kinds that fail and the kind that are almost entirely literal. In the a-plot, Haley turns twenty one this week!
Browsing: Modern Family
Claire and Haley are convinced that Alex’s honor-society member trainee doctor model boyfriend is imaginary, causing Phil to firmly back Alex – a process that grows complicated when the boy dumps Alex on the verge of Phil and Claire inviting him to dinner, leaving both parents to continue to presume that the boy’s been made up by their middle child.
This week, Thanksgiving once more descends upon the Dunphy-Pritchett clans, and there is, quite naturally, chaos. Luke and Phil team up to cook dinner, and Claire’s worries over the notion of them neglecting the family’s preferences are extreme enough to convince her to make a back up turkey, which she then hides in the garage to spare their feelings.
Cam and Mitch meet a popular local news personality, Anne Gibbs, at a function. She instantly becomes intrigued by Cam’s life story and his career as an openly queer high school football coach and plans to follow him around with cameras the week of a big game, invoking Mitch’s exasperation as Cam presses him into service cooking a traditional pancake dinner for the varsity football team, then abandons him to show off for the crew.
Yet another Halloween’s rolled around, and it’s time to look in on the Pritchett-Dunphy revelry. This year, Claire hands the planning of the Dunphy’s yearly haunted house over to Phil – and he creates a very non-scary attraction called AwesomeLand, which contains anything he finds awesome.
Imagine living nextdoor to the Dunphys. Imagine that you’re so obnoxious that Phil and Claire go to great lengths to get rid of you. Now imagine – you’re not imagining!
Close quarters have never really suited the Dunphy family; they can barely stand to hang out together during an arranged vacation. Now imagine them all stuck in living in a single motel room…
Nothing bonds a family more than nursing each other back to health from an illness that’s spread through the entire group like a bad strain of Ebola (and by bonding I mean it forces them in opposing directions while somebody whines that they need the heating pad in one room while another needs orange juice in yet another).
This week, Alex and the Dunphys take a tour at California Tech (CalTech), Claire’s alma mater, where she desperately wants Alex to attend because it’s close to the house. While Claire tries to convince Alex to attend and Alex vows to go to an East Coast school while flirting with a boy she’s just met, Hayley, Luke and Phil split from the group and visit the science building.
Last Season: A full season of preparation and panic amounted to a hill of beans for Cam and Mitch, who, after battling pregnant best women, wildfires, crowded living rooms and interfamily breakdowns ended up with the perfect ceremony anyway and were married on Jay’s country club lawn by Phil.