Modern Family Review: To the Shuttles!

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Much like real life weddings, Modern Family Season 5 Episode 24 experienced some rocky patches before hitting its smooth stride and getting a happy ending.

Also Phil Dunphy's middle name is "Humphrey." Yep.

After all of the bumps Mitchell and Cam hit in Modern Family Season 5 Episode 23, people were hoping things would finally get better. With Pepper at the helm, there was no way this wedding was getting called off without a fight.

First, he charmed the firefighter into getting 30 minutes, then Sal's water broke, then the wind picked up moving the fire even faster. Good thing Phil got himself ordained on the Internet. Now on to Plan B- To the Shuttles!

Wait is fire weather?


The space that Pepper found last minute would have been great until the runaway bride decided to come back. Uh... word to the groom: you might want to be the one running away from her

On to Plan C: Cam and Mitchell's home. It was not big enough to fit the guests and things kept falling apart by the minute.

There was still tension between Jay and Mitchell, Claire's ugly dress was falling apart, Lily was out of petals, the altar was destroyed, half of the quartert were volunteer firefighters, the food was missing, Merle and Barb were fighting, etc.

Jay: I didn't mean for her to get hurt.
Gloria: Not her, he when he realizes not every second wife looks like this.

Also, the writers were trying to have Phil come up with a magic routine and while normally (and regular readers of my reviews know this) I ADORE Phil, I really just wasn't feeling the magic attempts this week. Moreover, the Manny and Luke acting like an old married couple bit was funny at first but got a little tired. 

I'd say my favorite parts of the Modern Family Season 5 finale were Haley and Andy and the ending.

Haley likes Andy. He is different from every guy she's ever known and dated. When she admitted she knew Beth because she was a Beth, it was such an honest moment that you don't normally expect from the eldest Dunphy.

I just wish Andy came back at the end after he drove away. Oh well, here's hoping that something will happen between them in Modern Family Season 6. Alex was right, Haley should be sure she's into him and not just stringing him along.

Now about that ending...did anyone really thing that the Emmy-winning sitcom and most beloved comedy on television was going to close out the season with tension between Jay and Mitchell? No.

Jay realized how hurtful he had been to Mitchell and did the best thing he could think of to make up for it: he saved the day and had the wedding at his club, in front of all of his cronies who may or may not have known he had a gay son and he threw that party proudly. 

The best part though was when he told Mitchell, they should take a little walk...down the aisle. You're damn right I teared up when Jay and Gloria walked Mitchell down the aisle and Merle and Barb walked Cam down. That's the way it always should have been.

What did you think of Claire's big speech?


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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 (54 Votes)

I am wondering if it should of been the series finale since they are in their 5 season


Manny and Luke jajajaja, lololololololololololololol
Alex, good troll
Haley, so good heart, .... at last. Poor Andy
Jay, nice touch of the fake call
And we got the happy ending for Mitch and Cam, nice
Still i think 24 mins is short for this cast,

Sarah silva

Loved this episode! I cried at the end when Jay walked Mitchell down the aisle and Clare was giving her speech, the way it tied in to us seeing the ceremony as great! I love that Jay arranged the wedding to take place at the club!
I was not impressed with him and how he was treating Mitchell the last couple episodes! So it was sweet that in the end he made sure his son had the wedding of his dreams.
I wish Hayley would not have listened to Alex. Hayley likes Andy and I think it would be good for her to date a guy that is not her typical type.
I had to laugh when Sal's water broke! Her boyfriend is so clueless it is funny! When she said "when babies come this early they are black". I laughed!
Yes Phil Humphrey Dunphy!
I also laughed when Lily had only one flower petal when they tried the ceremony at their house! So great!
Personally I liked the Manny and Luke scenes!

Sixxx 6

That actually made me tear up a little bit, at the end when Jay said "You and me need to go for a walk" just got to me, so sweet. Loved Claire's speech. Shows the perfect brother/sister dynamic. Great episode. Loved Manny and Luke


Looking back, it seems obvious that Hayley would be attracted to Andy. He's just like her father: goofy as hell, but with a heart of gold. She and her sister don't understand it yet, but he's *just* her type. I think he'll be back.


I don't get to say this all that often but... agreed on all points. :) It was interesting where they left Hayley and Andy. Not where I thought it was going. Right now I'm sorta thinking that either we won't be seeing much of Andy next season, or they're building a slow lead into a permanent relationship. Could go either way, but I'm very much hoping the latter. Those two are adorable together, and actually make sense to me as a couple. That's always been one of this show's strongest points really. Also - Philip Humphrey Dunphy. Of course. XD

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Modern Family Season 5 Episode 24 Quotes

Thanks to 35 dollars on the Internet you are looking at the Good Reverend Phillip Humphrey Dunphy.


Just so you know sometimes when babies come this early, they're black.