Blasts from the Past is the twelfth episode from Season 10 of Modern Family, it will air on January 16, 2019.

Plot Summary

Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily's room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.[1]

Main Cast

(The characters struck out do not appear in this episode)

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Joe Pritchett
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring


  • This is Haley's 200th episode.


  • This episode was broadcasted exactly six years after "Party Crasher".
  • With this episode, we have seen or heard  at least one family member of each Haley's boyfriend.  Andy's cousin called him in Double Click, Rainer's daughter showed up in The Alliance and Haley met Arvin's parents in The Escape. Dylan's nephew in She Crazy does not count as he was only mentioned.
  • Dylan's stepdaughter reappear from Alone Time.
  • This marks the second episode after The Alliance in which a trip to Italy is planned and the second episode after Me? Jealous? in which we see a character kissing anybody in the mouth.

Cultural References

  • This episode has almost the same title as a Zack Files episode "A Blast from the Past".