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Wine Weekend[1] is the sixteenth episode from Season 9 of Modern Family, it aired on March 21, 2018.

Plot Summary

The family goes on a wine tasting trip and stays in Haley's new boss' country house where the only rule is: Don't touch the tiara! Meanwhile, Gloria and Mitch are invited to a party at Oprah's house but can't bring anyone else.


Episode Description

Haley brings Manny and the adults to her boss's country house. While arriving, she tells them there is only one rule. Never touch the tiara.

The adults then split in different duos. Jay secretely brought Stella and now, he and Claire try to hide her presence, while Ronaldo invits Mitchell and Gloria at Oprah's house and they can't resist at the idea to steal an object.

Phil and Cam follow a dance class with their spouses when the teacher tells them that they make a great team. They try to dance without their spouses but also realizes it has several drawbacks.

Haley finally confesses that she broke the tiara while drunk. Manny is the designated driver in this episode, but he can't solve any mystery at all.

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

Trivia

  • Alex, Luke, Lilly and Joe do not appear in this episode, though Luke is mentionned by Phil and Claire wears Luke' s shirt.

Continuity

  • Nerp returns from "In Your Head".
  • Ronaldo made his 8th appearance.


Cultural References

  • Manny played Hercule Poirot in a play.
  • Mitch claims that his cut was healed after touching Oprah's gown, a reference to Luke 8:43-48.
  • Phil alludes to Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock's "It Takes Two".
  • Oprah Winfrey.
  • When Phil and Cam dance, we can hear Royce, Do It Again.

Reviews

  • The A.V. Club gave it a "B": the episode uses each story to weave a comedic tale of secrets kept and desires hidden. The episode’s climax, where everyone is forced to disrobe after Manny and Haley find the tiara cracked, is the kind of culminating scene with manic energy that this show just doesn’t pull off all that often anymore. Every storyline builds to this moment, as Phil and Cam’s ambitions are revealed, and Mitchell and Gloria are exposed as the fame-chasers they are. It’s a fitting climax to an episode that balances all of its plots admirably.

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