I have to start out by saying I think it seems a bit creepy that Manny, Jay’s step-son and Gloria’s son, has a crush on Haley. Haley is Claire’s (and Phil) daughter, and Jay is Claire’s dad – making Haley Jay’s granddaughter and Manny her step-uncle. What? It seems confusing, and it could be, but I think the fact, “step” family members or not, that there is a crush within the family might just be too much to bare. However, the show IS called, “Modern Family,” so I suppose anything goes!
Otherwise, however, Valentine’s day was fantastic on the show. I could not wait to sit on the sofa with my pop corn and watch the antics.
Speaking of Gloria and Jay, who like to fight, I think, more than they like each other, their night was what we expected. He tries to do impress her because he knows she thinks he does not care about that stuff. But it goes awry when he goes to a restaurant, pays the manager to NOT give them a table, but there ends up being an opening under their last name. Meanwhile, a fancy dinner has been prepared and waiting for them back at their house. When Jay’s son and partner show up to the restaurant and say that it is their reservation, lucky Jay grabs Gloria and they go home.
When he finally gets her inside, there is nothing set up, and he is shocked. When she pretends to be angry with him, she runs outside, he follows, she clicks the garage door opener and lo and behold, the dinner he set up is in the garage. Gloria found out and wanted to top him. There was even a brand new motorcycle for him. Amazing. I know there are couples out there who try to outdo each other all the time, so this was a great example!
Claire and Phil are always trying to find a way to have more creative dates that lead to more creative sex. Last year they pretended to be two strangers who meet at a bar, but it did not work out. Thinking this year might be different, they try the same scenario, only for it to go out of control, once again. Phil grabs the wrong room key that Claire leaves on the bar and he ends up naked in a room waiting for an older lady to walk in an gasp. But this is what we love about them. They try be sexy and sultry and all of that, but they are really you and me, every day people who sometimes want to add some spice when we can.
Cameron and Mitchell, who end up at that restaurant where Jay and Gloria were because it was their reservation, think that Mitchell’s assistant has a crush on them. At first they both think the assistant likes Mitchell, but when Cameron goes to visit Mitchell at work, the assistant tells him he is sorry for all of this, that it’s hard to not have the one he wants. However, he does not say a name, so now Cameron thinks the crush is on him. At dinner, Mitchell and Cameron, still obsessed with whom the assistant has the crush on, can’t decide because both want to be his crush, so they decide to leave the restaurant to go ask him. They are stopped when they get a text that the assistant has quit. So now they will never know who the crush was on. It was very cute. I love these guys! I bet the assistant liked them both.
Another great month so far for “Modern Family.” I look forward to it each and very week!