'Modern Family': Shocking developments
Haley gets expelled, Luke goes anaphylactic, Shelley Long returns
Attempting to prove his sister-in-law wildly wrong, Cam whips up some soy bacon ("facon") for the kids. (He's on a health kick, he informs the camera, smiling.) So they won't spit it out, he tells them it's real bacon. However, Luke ends up spitting it out due to his severe allergy to soy. His body begins to enter anaphylaxis as Cam enters a different kind of shock.
On the road to jail, Claire checks in with Cam, who is in the hospital but tells her that the background noise she hears is a TV movie they're happily watching at home called “The Boy Who Can’t Breathe.” (Alex occupies herself with student doctors making the rounds until she passes out during a C-section.)
"So Perry Mason is a real lawyer and I'm not," Mitch replies.
Jay's ex-wife, DeDe (Shelley Long), returns. But Jay didn't tell her about Gloria's pregnancy because he didn't want to hear the humiliating lecture that we, naturally, get to see her give him: "You’re going to be a father again at your age. And here you were thinking you would just sail off into the sunset with your beautiful, young wife, not a care in the world. This is fantastic."
The episode is considerably heavier on family warmth, and lighter on slapstick, than usual. In fact, Phil's only shining moment isn't a goofy one at all, but a serious tongue-lashing he gives Haley about how ungrateful she is for all the things she’s been provided, and how she needs to recognize and apologize for her mistakes.
Haley follows that advice a little too closely with the review board, volunteering that she may have also violated the school's policy against dating teaching assistants. Twice. At this point, it almost feels as though she's arguing against herself out of homesickness.
But, nah, it's just stupidity.
"Modern Family" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
msn entertainment is absolutely the worst. your links for
bond movies do not work! modern family? who knows if
the press release reprint above has ANY CONECTION to
reality at all. i was not e en trying to read it. gosh if i were
Sarah Hyland I would get an injunction to keep MSN from
reporting me in a venue of this kind.