Modern Family

Season 2 Episode 13

Caught in the Act

9
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2011 on ABC

Episode Recap

The scene opens with Jay and Gloria getting ready to go to Vegas and Gloria wants to send an email to Claire telling her that she is not going to be at the bake sale this week. She tells that she needs help getting her point across. Jay tells her to speak what is on her mind and he will type it in nice words. Gloria tells that Claire is a controlling person. Jay shows that he wrote exactly what she said. Frustrated, she accidentally sends it and asks for Jay to get it back, but it is too late. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cam are getting tired of their restaurant that they have to eat at all the time and realizes that there is a nice restaurant that opened up. They can't get reservations and then find out that they know the woman who owns the restaurant. They have a plan to set up a play date and get to know her to get in.



At Phil and Claire's, the kids want to make their parents breakfast in bed because it is their anniversary. They load it up and go upstairs. They open the door and catch them in the act. Hailey drops the tray full of food and run out while Claire and Phil try to "adjust" themselves. Phil tells that it is alright because they probably didn't see anything and are probably alright. Downstairs, Alex is washing her eyes out with water. Luke asks what they were doing and Haley tells that they were doing "it". He tells that he knows what sex is and Haley tells that they are going to leave. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria are heading for Vegas and Gloria asks him to try calling Claire. He does, but Claire is too upset to talk. Gloria thinks that she is mad at her and tells Jay to turn the car around.



Mitchell and Cam meet with Amelia and Jackson, her son, on the play-date and Cam asks what she does for a living. Amelia tells that she owns restaurants and especially the one in town. Cam and Mitchell tell that they have been trying to get in all the time. She tells that they only have to tell the waiter something, but she is interrupted by the phone. Amelia tells that she needs to take the call upstairs. Cam is excited that they are going to be in once they know what to say to get in. They hear Amelia upstairs yelling at someone demanding that they sue them through the baby monitor. She comes downstairs and asks if they don't mind watching Jackson while she goes to the restaurant. They tell that it is no problem. She leaves and Cam and Mitchell are even happier until Mitchell sees that there is a stain on Amelia's rug.



At Claire and Phil's, Claire is freaking out to what to say to the kids. Phil is on the floor eating the breakfast they brought up and tells that they can start with a joke. Claire doesn't like the idea. Downstairs, Haley tells that they just need to leave and get breakfast along the way. However, Jay and Gloria are there and she asks how Claire is doing. Haley tells that she is upset. Gloria still thinks it is about the e-mail she sent. Meanwhile, Cam and Mitchell try to clean the stain and Cam tells that it is a $50,000 rug. Mitchell panics more and tells that they can flip the rug and no one would care. Phil and Claire come downstairs and Gloria tells that the kids were upset and that she had the same thing happen to her, but with a female. Claire is confused and tells that they are talking about the fact that the kids walked in on them having sex. Gloria is relieved and tells that she needs to use her computer and tells Jay that she is in the clear.



The kids drive to a gas station and eat their breakfast. They talk about the fact that it may be a good thing that their mom and dad are having sex with all the people getting divorced these days. Haley tells that they are going to want to talk about it though. Back at the house, Jay tells that Claire should have put a lock on the door and Claire reminds him that she walked in on them. She tells that he could have talked about it. Jay starts to talk about the moment and she is disgusted. Phil goes in the kitchen and tells that she is writing a e-mail to her cousin and tries to get Phil to tell Claire's password. She tells that she sent Claire something by mistake and needs to erase it. Claire comes in and asks what she wants to erase. Jay tells that it is a naked picture of Gloria. Claire goes right away and erases it before any opening it. They leave and Phil thinks that Claire is coming on to him.



Cam and Mitchell tell Amelia that Jackson started drinking the strawberry juice. Amelia grabs the epi-pen and is about to inject Jackson with it because he is allergic to strawberries, but Cam stops her and tells that he stepped on the bag and tells that they panicked. Mitchell says that he is sorry and accidentally knocks over her vase and breaks it. The next scene shows them eating at their original place. The cook knows Mitchell's name though. Claire and Phil talk about the incident with their kids and they are only smiling and nodding. The flashback to when the kids were at the gas station and Haley tells them to smile and nod and think of something else. They all agree with Claire and Phil and Claire feels good that they talked. Haley walks back in the living room and sees them kissing and asks if it is going to stop. Later the kids give them the anniversary gift. It is a lock. However, whenever they use it, the lock is very loud.
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