"Five Minutes"
Season 8
Episode 18
Total Episode Count 184
Written By Elaine Ko
Directed By Gail Mancuso
Production Code 8ARG18
Air Date March 29, 2017
Episode Guide
"Pig Moon Rising"
"Frank's Wedding"

Five Minutes is the eighteenth episode from Season 8 of Modern Family. It aired on March 29, 2017.

Plot Summary

So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer's birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria's backseat argument.[1]

Episode Description

Main Cast

(The characters striked 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

  • Nathan Fillion as Rainer Shine
  • Joe Mande as Ben
  • Carmella Riley as Gate Attendant #1
  • Spencer Ward as College Student
  • Sofia Gonzalez as Waitress
  • Shannon Joy Rodgers as Gate Attendant #2
  • Julius Thomas III as Cart Driver
  • Daniel Acker as Hat Store Guy


  • LukeLilly and Joe do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the third episode not to feature any interview scene, probably because of the stories lenghts.


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