Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4 Review: Torn Between Two Lovers

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Love is in the air on Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4, and Haley is dead center. I'm glad they didn't drag out the whole love triangle for too long because that could've gotten old.

The way the whole thing played out was probably no surprise to any longtime fans of the show, as Haley chose Dylan in the end.


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Arvin was no match for Haley. He was nice enough, sure, but Haley never would've been happy with him. As Arvin realized in the end, he never would've been happy with Haley either.

It's okay to be in a relationship and be different. You don't want a carbon copy of yourself, but you don't want the differences to be so vast that the common ground is nil, either.

Arvin's a sweet, brilliant guy, and he would be a great match for Alex. It's too bad Haley ruined that possibility.

Sister code and all.

Phil: She's ghosting you?
Dylan: For an older dude, you always kept up with the lingo. Phil: Word.

Alex is probably going to be annoyed when she finds out Haley tossed Arvin aside. Oh well, she's got a hot fireman, so what does she have to complain about?

Dylan was the better choice for Haley. Her description of their life together was by far happier and more fulfilling than her life with Arvin.

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Haley made an excellent choice by suggesting stepping back and dating.

Phil Tackles Dylan - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4

It was a testament to her growing maturity. She can have a grown-up relationship with Dylan. They've both matured and changed since they've been apart, but they haven't changed their affection for each other.

I hope they work out because seeing Haley on the scooter with heart-engulfed Dylan waddling at her side reminded me of what Phil and Claire might have been like at their age.

And they're happy.

Phil and Claire might have their issues (which are all Claire's fault), but there's no doubt they love each other.

Haley: Mom!
Claire: What? I do this every day at 3.

Haley deserves that too. Everyone does.

Even though Claire has historically been anti-Dylan, she understood Haley's explanation.

How could she argue against her daughter's happiness? She can't. I hope this is the end of Claire's stance on Dylan, and she's supportive going forward. It would suck if Claire continued to rag on Dylan as she has in the past.

Phil Talks to Haley - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4

Let's hope she'll keep herself under control and support Haley's decision.

Skipping over to Mitch and Cam, it's funny their storyline centered around children since their children are missing in most of the storylines.

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I've mentioned in the past how their children seem to be missing from their lives mysteriously. They aren't kid-centered at all.

True to form, the couple was on a mission of deception. Only this time their target wasn't each other, it was an outside party for a change.

Arvin: So, this is the doll you slept with.
Dylan: Hey, you're pretty handsome yourself.

Mitch was using Cal and Lily plain and simple. Ick.

Here's an idea, Mitch: Ask.

It's revolutionary! You prove yourself in your job, you ask for the big gets, and you receive an answer. You don't use your kids to weasel your way into the second chair.

Come on.

It would've been one thing if the bit was funny, but it wasn't. The skit was a tired storyline in another house.

Haley Talks to Arvin - Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4

Mitch and Cam using their kids to suck up to people to get what they want is nothing new. When I suggested they have more family time and their kids should come out of hiding, that wasn't what I had in mind.

The whole time they were at the other attorney's house, they complained about not having nice things. They were in awe of the possessions and the cleanliness of the other guys.

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Mitch and Cam had to ask themselves if they regretted having children. The Mitch and Cam of the last couple of seasons have been full of regret.

They might say they wouldn't change a thing, but I don't buy it for a second.

What's your game, old man?


There were a few moments they had with Lily, but most of them were when she was a baby and a toddler. Since then, they've been all deception, lies, and shallowness.

Maybe they'll use this episode as a turning point for the pair and steer them back toward family, but I doubt it.

Time will tell.

What did you think, Modern Family fans? Are Mitch and Cam's storylines old and tired? Are you happy with Haley's choice? Do you think Phil had the funniest lines -- again?

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Torn Between Two Lovers Review

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Modern Family Season 10 Episode 4 Quotes

Phil: She's ghosting you?
Dylan: For an older dude, you always kept up with the lingo. Phil: Word.

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Haley: Mom!
Claire: What? I do this every day at 3.