modern family recapping: baby on board

Previously on Modern Family: Tableau Vivant

It’s the season finale, which always makes me sad.

Gloria and the Spanish soap opera

Cam and Mitch get a call that the mother of their future baby is in labor. She is Latino and her family speaks Spanish so they take Gloria to be their interpreter. Cam must be nervous because his swerving is making Gloria nauseous. When they arrive at the hospital it’s like a scene out of a beautiful telenovela ala Fire and Ice. Sexy Spanish nurses, sexy Spanish priests, sexy Spanish cowboys, a slap in the face, an affair, and a conservative grandmother that decides she will raise the baby she didn’t know about, leaving Cam and Mitch without their baby. Cam, who has been an emotional mess through the entire process, finally sees Mitch break down. And they decide to take a break from the adoption process.

Phil and Claire are watching two of their children take big steps in their lives. Alex is playing “stubble” to a flashy boy who has yet to come out the closet and Haley is getting her first job (at the Gap, for the gap year), going to community college, and moving in with Dylan. Naturally Phil and Claire are against this, so they paint the picture of what Haley’s life is going to be like. It includes, dish racks, extra shifts, nuclear codes, and apocalypse, needless to say it’s gonna be bleak. But they get a ray of hope when Luke tells Dylan that he hid Haley’s college acceptance letter. Dylan brings the good news to light and takes Haley to the prom so that even if they don’t end up together, they’ll always have that moment.

Jay and Lily

Jay and Manny are trying to build a model airplane but were left in charge of Lily, while her fathers and Gloria went to get the new baby. Lily gets a little stage fright at the recital, but Jay talks her through it. Lily tells him the only way she’s going on is if he goes with her. So Jay takes the stage and Lily doesn’t miss out on her first recital. And it’s a good thing Jay’s fathering skills because Gloria is pregnant!

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Phil teaching Alex how to dance
  • Jay on stage dancing with Lily
  • Manny trying to talk reasonably to Lily
  • The whole Spanish scene in the hospital
  • Cam doubting everything Mitch says during the baby phone call.


Mitchell: “I think I’m laying on a rock.”
Cam: “I’m laying next to mine.”

Dylan: “Look I know that you’re concerned, but I’m designing t-shirts now. They’re gonna be huge. Also medium and small.”

Luke: “Are you doing sex?”
Phil: ““No no no, arms down here says, “I’m white and I’m sorry!” But arms up here says, “You don’t know what I am.”
Mitchell [to Cam]: “How cool would it be if you turned into Wonder Woman right now?”

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read

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