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Complete Modern Family Recap
Modern Family Season 1
Jay’s family tries to work despite the age difference between himself and Gloria, his second wife. While Mitchell tries to hide from his family the fact that he and Cameron, his partner, have adopted a little girl in Vietnam, Cameron invites his family out without consulting first. When they bring Lily to a play group, Cameron and Mitchell try to act straight. Manny takes up fencing which makes Jay proud, but stirs up resentments in Mitchell, who confronts Claire about something from their past.
Gloria surprises Jay on his birthday with a trip to Hawaii, but is unhappy to see that the whole family is tagging along. Still, at the airport chaos ensues with breaches of security, forgotten identification and flying phobias. Claire is trying to take a new family portrait, but nobody seem to want to cooperate: Cameron sings at a wedding while Mitchell looks after Lily, Manny and Gloria go with Alex and Phil to a Lakers game and Jay is interviewed by Luke for a school project.
Modern Family Season 2
Mitchell wants to build a castle for Lily. He is also having trouble kissing Cameron in public. In an attempt to improve their communication skills Claire, Phil and the kids give up their electronic devices. Even though Mitchell did not agree, Cameron takes Lily to a commercial shoot. Before Luke and Manny’s first school dance, Jay and Phil take them shopping, which turns disastrous.
Gloria and Jay go to apologize to Claire for accidentally sending her an insulting e-mail, but when they get there they discover that something else is wrong too: Claire and Phil kids walked in on them making love. Thinking of the worst, Cameron and Mitchell want to assign a legal guardian for Lily, but no one seems fit. Though he wanted to go fishing for his birthday, Jay stays home when the family insists to have a party, which turns out a bad idea, after all.[hana-code-insert name=’LIKE US ON FB’ /]
Modern Family Season 3
Mitchell and Cameron want to adopt another baby, but they are worried that Lily won’t take well the presence of another child in the house. Gloria and Jay are amazed and alarmed at how fast Manny is growing up. Cameron takes a bet that he can get a women’s number at the bar and Phil is trying to build a tree house for Luke.
With the Christmas approaching, the family gathers at Jay and Gloria’s to realize that they all had already made plans and so they decide to throw an impromptu Christmas party. Mitchell and Cam meet with a potential birth mother, but in the end they ask for Gloria’s help to pursue an adoption opportunity. In the meantime, Haley makes shocking news about her future and Alex attends her first prom.
Modern Family Season 4
Jay turns 65, and Gloria is wondering what the best moment would be to reveal her pregnancy. Phil plans to get a vasectomy. Cameron has a new job as a music teacher. When Haley is arrested for underage drinking, Claire and Phil call their lawyer, Mitchell, to come help them, which means Cameron is left to look after Luke and Alex. Manny turns 14 and Gloria gives birth to a boy named Joe. When Gloria’s ex husband, Javier, introduces his new fiancée, Trish, to Manny, is worried that she will be replaced.
Phil buys a new RV and plans to take the family on a trip to The Yellowstone National Park. Lily wins a gymnastic competition, but Cameron and Mitchell’s competitive spirit makes the rest of the parents dislike them. Everyone goes to Florida for Phil’s mother’s funerals. Gloria is arrested because she is supposedly running a brothel. Mitchell represents her in court, and after winning the case his desire to come working here again returns.