The summer season may be over, but all is not lost as it's time for Season 7 of Modern Family, which premiered last night. You can join the family on ABC on Wednesday evenings.
If you have forgotten any of last season, you can read my recaps here, as this episode begins immediately after the Season 6 finale, with Andy going to propose to Beth (his girlfriend) despite being in love with Haley, not knowing that Haley loves him, too. Phil manages to get in touch with Haley, who then leaves to find Andy, but, before she has a chance to talk to him, Claire makes her stop and think for a second. When they turn back, Andy had already proposed.
A month passes, and Haley is finding it difficult to get over Andy and is relying on having comfort from her mother, which, naturally, is something Claire loves. It does not help matters that Alex is all loved-up with her old arch-nemesis, Sanjay, so Phil steps in to offer Haley some good old Dunphy fun. At this point, Modern Family steps into a sitcom cliché; Haley bumps into Dylan, they get together again, Phil unintentionally tells Andy that Haley tried to stop him from getting engaged, and Andy struggles to deal with this new information.
Mitch is struggling with his current unemployment -- something that Cam does not seem to appreciate, especially since they did end up purchasing the apartment upstairs. Inevitably, Cam wants Mitch to get back to work, so persuades his old boss, Charlie, to offer him a job; however, when Cam and Charlie met Mitch, he does not actually get a job offer because Charlie was taken aback by Mitch's painting. Skip three months and Mitch is still unemployed and painting, irritating Cam, as he is working two jobs. Luckily for Cam, Gloria pushed Jay towards Mitch, where he managed to give him a subtle but sweet reality check.
Jay and Gloria are looking to get Joe into education, but the school Jay likes is exclusive and has at least a year-long waiting list. They take Joe to another school, but Jay absolutely hated it and Joe accidentally killed one of the resident chickens. Jay tried to bribe his way in to the fancy preschool, but, by doing so, inadvertently injured a small child. Resultantly, Joe ends up at the school Jay hates, but, as Joe is half-Gloria, it becomes clear that he is strong enough to look after himself.
Join me here next week for another episode of Modern Family!