'Modern Family' season finale: Happy(?) birthday, Jay


There were times this season where "Modern Family" had a little trouble finding the balance of sharp humor and gooey heart that has characterized the show at its peak. It didn't always hit the former -- all sitcoms, even the best ones, have off episodes -- and at times it felt like the show was forcing the latter a little.The closing episodes of the season, though, found the line and walked it expertly. Wednesday's (May 25) season finale, "The One That Got Away," kept the streak alive, giving us some great moments from various paired-off members of the ensemble and closing with a big development for Mitchell and Cam. Like last year's "Airport 2010" and "Hawaii" two-parter, "The One That Got Away" revolves around Jay's extended family messing up his plans for a tranquil, relaxing birthday. This time all he wants is to go fishing during the day and have a nice family dinner afterward,...



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