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Modern Family Season 5 Episodes

24 Episodes 2013 - 2014

Art imitates life in the sitcom's fifth season as marriage equality comes to California, setting the stage for Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) to finally tie the knot. And since nothing is ever easy for these guys, that means everything from the proposal to the preparations by wedding planner Pepper (Nathan Lane) are fraught with the usual shenanigans. But it's no less chaotic for the rest of the Pritchett clan as Gloria (Sofía Vergara) hires a nanny to look after baby Joe; Claire (Julie Bowen) goes to work for Jay (Ed O'Neill) at his company, which leads to shared secrets at an industry convention; Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and Luke (Nolan Gould) start high school; Alex (Ariel Winter) and Haley (Sarah Hyland) have a crush on the same pizza-delivery boy; and Phil (Ty Burrell), in an attempt to honor his late mother's wish that he visit the country where he was conceived, organizes a family trip to Australia. Celia Weston and Barry Corbin guest star.

Episode 1

Suddenly, Last Summer

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 30 mins

In the Season 5 premiere, Phil and Claire try to line up their kids' activities to have some time alone and Jay and Gloria helping Manny get ready for his first solo trip to Colombia.

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Episode 2

First Days

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 30 mins

Luke and Manny start high school; Claire goes to work at Jay's company; and Cameron becomes a substitute teacher.

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Episode 3

Larry's Wife

Wed, Oct 2, 2013 30 mins

Phil finds his real-estate niche in helping divorced women; Luke invites friends over to play poker in the basement; Gloria fears her baby is cursed; and Cameron stages a pet funeral to appease Lily.

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Episode 4

Farm Strong

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 30 mins

When Cameron's older sister comes for a visit, he struggles to find a way to tell her about his engagement, but he's not the only one with surprising news. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire make a pact to miss Luke's soccer game until one of them can't live with the guilt; and Gloria refuses to believe she may need reading glasses.

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Episode 5

The Late Show

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 30 mins

Jay makes a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the adults in the family, but they may not make it when Gloria takes forever to get ready, Claire and Phil argue about letting Luke stay home alone and Mitchell and Cameron put on the same outfit.

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Episode 6

The Help

Wed, Oct 23, 2013 30 mins

Gloria hires a male nanny to help with the baby, but Jay and Manny are not on board with the idea. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron ask Pepper to help plan their wedding; and Jay and Phil try to cure Frank's loneliness.

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Episode 7

A Fair to Remember

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 30 mins

A day at the school fair for the Prichett clan has its ups and downs when Gloria volunteers Jay to be part of security, but he's paired with his nemesis; and Haley has an awkward meeting with Andy. Meanwhile, Phil plans a 20th-anniversary surprise for Claire at the same time she has one waiting for him at home; and the football team's losing streak has Cameron in a funk.

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Episode 8

ClosetCon '13

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 30 mins

Jay meets some old colleagues when Claire urges him to go to a closet convention. Meanwhile, Cameron takes Mitchell and Lily to visit his family's farm for the first time; and Phil, Gloria and the kids have a little fun with Jay's Apollo 13 model.

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Episode 9

The Big Game

Wed, Dec 4, 2013 30 mins

Cam gets ready to coach an important football game that could break a record, but his intensity blocks out the fact that the other team is at a disadvantage. Meanwhile, Claire tries to prove to Jay's staff that she's more than just the boss's daughter; and Phil attempts to teach his kids about optimism.

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Episode 10

The Old Man & the Tree

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 30 mins

Cam takes Lily to a charity event, where they learn the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Mitch goes last-minute shopping to get the right gift for Lily; Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own tree; and Gloria's on edge when her mother visits.

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Episode 11

And One to Grow On

Wed, Jan 8, 2014 30 mins

Phil lands in jail after a ruse to get Luke to sign up for a dance class backfires. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria plan birthday parties for their two sons, but worry that Manny has unrealistic expectations when it comes to girls; and Mitchell and Cameron learn a painful lesson about booking a wedding venue.

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Episode 12

Under Pressure

Wed, Jan 15, 2014 30 mins

A high-school open house takes the Pritchett clan back in time when Claire is stressed-out by the pressure; Gloria clashes with a bullying mother; and Jay teaches Phil how to play hooky. Meanwhile, Mitchell clashes with his environmentalist neighbour; and Alex goes to a therapist.

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Episode 13

Three Dinners

Wed, Jan 22, 2014 30 mins

Shorty and his wife, Darlene, visit the Pritchetts, but Jay isn't thrilled with the news they've come to share. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire's dinner with Haley takes a surprising turn; and Mitchell and Cameron attempt to have a romantic dinner alone without talking about their wedding or Lily, but their evening is filled with lots of awkward silence.

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Episode 14


Wed, Feb 5, 2014 30 mins

Claire and Phil spy on Luke and Manny when they're spending time with a suspicious friend. Meanwhile, Gloria thinks Jay had a dream about another woman, but he wonders if she's mad about something else he did; Cameron uses Mitchell as an excuse to get out of going to a party; and Haley doesn't want her family to know about her photography exhibit.

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Episode 15

The Feud

Wed, Feb 26, 2014 30 mins

Phil's feud with nemesis Gil Thorpe intensifies when their sons face off in a wrestling match. Meanwhile, Mitchell and Cameron ask Claire to pick up Lily from school, but forget to mention that her class had a lice scare; and Gloria chaperones Manny's school excursion to a museum.

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Episode 16


Wed, Mar 5, 2014 30 mins

Cameron organises the school's spring dance, but spars with a popular teacher who's returned from sabbatical. Meanwhile, Phil takes Haley to a real-estate agents banquet when Claire has another commitment; Mitchell gets a new job but can't quite figure out his boss or the work environment; and Lily clashes with baby Joe during a babysitting assignment for Jay and Gloria.

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Episode 17

Other People's Children

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 30 mins

Jay bonds with Luke in the garage over talk of tools and manly pursuits; Gloria and Claire take Lily shopping for a flower girl dress; Mitchell, Cameron, Alex and Manny spend a day at a museum; and Phil offers to help Andy with his anniversary gift for his girlfriend.

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Episode 18

Las Vegas

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 30 mins

Jay arranges for a trip to Las Vegas with deluxe accommodations for the Pritchett adults, but he's convinced they can find even pricier digs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to recover her gambling losses from years ago; Phil auditions for a secret society of magicians; Cameron opts for a friend's bachelor party instead of a day at the spa with Mitchell; and Gloria worries that Jay will find a female companion for his dog butler, Barkley.

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Episode 19

A Hard Jay's Night

Wed, Apr 2, 2014 30 mins

Jay invites the family over for dinner in hopes that there won't be any of the usual drama, but he's out of luck when Mitch is upset by the wedding-cake topper that Cam's father whittled out of soap. Meanwhile, Phil tries to help Gloria sell her old apartment; and Claire and the kids have every intention of helping Jay get ready for his special night, but they wind up in one argument after another.

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Episode 20


Wed, Apr 23, 2014 30 mins

The family go to Australia when Phil hopes to fulfill his mother's wish to visit the country where he was conceived, but the locals aren't quite ready to welcome him as a native son. Meanwhile, Jay and Claire find it hard to leave work at home; and Mitchell and Cameron run into an old acquaintance whom they don't really like but is now a well-known celebrity in Australia.

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Episode 21


Wed, Apr 30, 2014 30 mins

Phil invents an elaborate lie when he misses an appointment with a repairman. Meanwhile, Gloria organizes the annual family portrait; Claire criticizes Cameron for not using her girls' hand-me-downs; and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show.

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Episode 22

Message Received

Wed, May 7, 2014 30 mins

Jay, Gloria and Manny challenge each other to try something they've never done before; Mitchell and Cameron may have to part with some prized possessions to help pay for their wedding; Phil and Claire's kids play a joke on their parents.

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Episode 23

The Wedding

Wed, May 14, 2014 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. Mitchell and Cameron's big day arrives without a hitch, until their trip down the aisle turns out to be no walk in the park, which puts Pepper's wedding-planner skills to the ultimate test. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria host the Tuckers; Phil thinks he can visit an eye doctor before the ceremony; and Claire relishes her role as "best woman."

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Episode 24

The Wedding

Wed, May 21, 2014 30 mins

In the conclusion of the Season 5 finale, the chaos of Mitch and Cam's wedding continues as the grooms grow discouraged; the guests are starting to get restless; and the whole ordeal takes a toll on Claire's physical and emotional state.

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