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Modern Family Review: Dirty Little Secrets

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Even the closest of loved ones don't know every little thing about each other. In "Virgin Territory," those on Modern Family uncovered secrets both new and old that managed to shake things up.

Usually it's a raucous dinner filled with wine and martinis that leads to spilling secrets, but in this case brunch was all it took for the Pritchetts and Dunphys to get the ball rolling. While the old school secrets about Claire leaving the convertible top down in the rain, were certainly entertaining, it was the newer stuff that I really loved.

Phil and Alex

Modern Day Secrets
Claire fakes going to yoga in order to go to a shooting range. She finally let Gloria in and, naturally, she showed her that she could hit the bullseye on the first try. Why am I not surprised? What a great revelation about Claire. One would totally buy the notion that she goes to yoga to unwind. On closer inspection, a couple of namastes aren't going to de-stress Claire Dunphy, though.

Elsewhere, Cam faked a back injury to get alone time in Claire's house to find his tupperware. This one is just a duh. Cam would totally do that. But what on earth made him think that balancing on the silverware drawer could possibly be a good idea? That could barely support Claire's weight, let alone Cam's.

Hands down, the biggest secret in this episode was Phil finding out that Haley's not a virgin. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Maybe it didn't spark a lot of laughs, but I found it so realistic and touching the way they danced around saying what really happened by using analogies. Haley is a good daughter and Phil is a great dad.

The moment was going to be awkward no matter what. One thing I did find humorous, however, was that Claire dragged a confession out of Dylan. I'd be more scared of her than Phil if I were dating Haley! As far as Claire hiding this secret for three months, can't say I'm surprised.

While Jay finding out he never made a hole in one wasn't a funny moment, the stuff between him and Mitchell was very sweet. I like when they bond because they are both so stubborn and closed up.

Thelma and Luke-ise
What would an episode of Modern Family be without a few giggles?

First of all Manny's description of his crush was one of the funniest lines I've heard in awhile. Luke is really the comedy underdog of this series, though. Just don't call him crazy.

Lastly, the BEST part was when they rode past the girl's house going five miles an hour with gangsta rap blasting. And then backward again. Perfection. 

I found this episode to be the perfect combination of funny and heartwarming. It never hurts to add realistic moments in every once in awhile. That's what Modern Family is good at and I'm glad they embraced it so well this week. What did you all think? Hit the comments!

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I really liked it. I'm so proud the way phil handled it. No yelling, no outright crying, I was laughing when they were talking about haley using the doll as a go between and he said shes broken. The boys cracked me up! Go claire!!

Modern Family Season 3 Episode 16 Quotes

It happens. Dolls grow up.

Haley

The only stage you're going to be jumping to will have a pole on it!

Alex [to Haley]