'Modern Family': The fasting and the furious


"Modern Family" kept the three branches of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family tree separate for pretty much all of this week's episode, which isn't the ideal setup to these eyes. Still, "Phil on Wire" had its moments in each of the three separate stories.Mitchell and Cam: Cam decides to go on a juice fast, which Mitchell dreads not just for the many stages (at least seven) of personality changes he must deal with but also for its timing: There's a fund-raising party at his boss Charlie's (the returning Justin Kirk) house in a few days. Mitchell decides to join in, and although he seems to be holding up better than Cam, he falls apart -- like, really falls apart -- as Charlie tells a sad story about a sea lion at the party. (The drool/snot blubbering from Jesse Tyler Ferguson's face as he ran out to look for the missing sea lion capped it; way to commit...



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