Season 1, Episode 23 -  Air Date: 5/12/2010
4 Ratings


Jay‘s plans to do nothing but relax on vacation are interrupted by an unwelcome reality check. Meanwhile, Phil tries to make the trip romantic for Claire, Mitchell and Cameron disagree on whether they should go sight-seeing, and the kids get themselves into trouble.

‘Modern Family‘ Fan Columnist: The Eye of the Tiger

Fortunately for Modern Family fans, the Pritchett-Dunphy clan made it out of LAX all the way to "Hawaii," this week‘s new episode. And although the family may have been on vacation, it‘s clear the writers were hard at work--creating one of the season‘s best half-hours. As the group readies for Jay‘s birthday celebration, we learn several crucial pieces of information. Jay‘s father died at the same age his son is about to reach. Cameron doesn‘t really like to go on "adventures" when on vacation--he‘d rather relax by the pool, much to uptight Mitchell‘s dismay. And most important, we learn that years ago, Claire and Phil were supposed to go to Hawaii on their honeymoon.
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