Mitchell's past comes back on 'Modern Family'
January 13th, 2011
04:00 PM ET

Mitchell's past comes back on 'Modern Family'

Kudos to "Modern Family" for keeping us guessing. On Wednesday night's episode, not only was it revealed that Mitchell had a momentary, eight-year-old fling with ex-girlfriend Tracy, but he suspected the short red-headed person she was speaking to was their son!

Cam's response earned him this week's MVP status, starting off with "Mmm, mm hmm," followed by this instant classic: "Mitchell, I need to have my reaction."

That reaction manifested itself with, "You don't just tell your partner you may have a baby with someone else and expect them to go back to eating a delicious and inventive meal like it's nothing!"

Cam was also responsible for a running gag, about the couple naming off some of their "ex-girlfriends." Said Mitchell, "These are characters from musicals. You're so gay, you can't even think of real girl's names."

All of this led up to one of the biggest twists in "Modern Family" history. Cam and Mitchell finally meet the redhead in person... who turns out to be Tracy's boyfriend. That "Little Slugger" baseball glove was a bad choice, in retrospect.

The other storylines - Phil and Claire's love of movies like "Croctopus" and "any sequel '3' or higher" (preferably "5") and Jay's kiss-off to an annoying couple he didn't realize were staying over - made for some good lines here and there (including Gloria's explanation that "Jay's mind is going away"). But, they ultimately weren't as great as what we've come to expect from the show.

What did you think of this week's episode? Do you agree that Cam and Mitchell saved it from being a below-par episode? Share your view on iReport (like these two), or in the comments.


Filed under: Modern Family • television • TV recaps

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  1. Enda

    Off hand I don't know of a way to relabel the wgedit. There are some posts that can be found via Google that get into the deeper internals. This method satisfied my goal and I didn't pursue it any further.

    August 11, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Annoyed Conservative Christian

    Below par episode? The writers on this show are shear genius. This is one of the few shows that I look forward to every week.

    January 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Disco

    I found it to be a bit... two dimensional...

    January 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |

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