This week's Modern Family starts with Phil, who is still caring for the duck eggs from the previous episode, despite the fact that a few weeks have passed. He tries to rope the rest of his family into helping him create 'Duckingham Palace' but everyone is busy, so he manages to get a reluctant Lily to help him. Lily shows absolutely no interest in helping Phil until he reveals that the poor birds are orphans and the pair call Claire to ask her to turn the eggs, and whilst they are on the phone, the eggs start to hatch. Unfortunately for Phil, he cannot get home in time and the ducklings imprint on Claire, meaning they favour her over Phil.
Mitch is struggling with the new tenants in the upstairs flat; they are frat boys, and Cam has joined them on their boisterous adventures. This involves at one point going to a rival fraternity with Cam dressed up as a pizza guy, setting off fireworks in their house and stealing their prized goat. Cam sees the error of his ways and ditches the frat guys and returns the goat.
Claire decides to present some new closet ideas at work, but is really nervous about letting down Jay. Despite putting in a lot of effort, Jay quickly rips down her hopes and makes her nightmares come true as he casts Claire's ideas away, claiming them to be unoriginal. He later apologises for sounding abrupt or harsh, pushing her towards following her dreams, but when she takes that advice she accidentally spills birdseed everywhere and subsequently gets attacked by birds.
Manny is having confidence issues again; whenever he tries to talk to his newest crush, he just mumbles something incomprehensible and embarrasses himself. The ever confident Gloria tries to support him but does not understand why he can't just ask her out. It all becomes clear to her though when she comes face to face with her own idol and realises she is not as confident as she seems. On the upside though, when Manny sees that his mum is human too and can suffer from a lack of confidence, he calls up the girl and successfully asks her out.
So that's it for this week's Modern Family, let me know what you thought of the episode in the comments below.