'Modern Family' Recap: 'The Butler's Escape'

In a precursor to Halloween, Luke takes up magic, much to Phil’s delight. Even though Luke is skilled enough to vanish in a vat of smoke, he doesn’t seem to enjoy being a magician. Phil doesn’t totally understand, and in their exchange about the matter he seems to wish he had Luke’s "escape" ability. As Phil says, "There are two things I know with dead certainty: How to shoulder-roll out of a human pyramid and the dark arts of the Butler's Escape." Unfortunately, he’s not completely capable of the latter.

Meanwhile, Jay can’t stand Gloria’s pregnancy-induced snoring. However, he fears offending her, so he fakes a business trip to San Francisco so he can check into a local hotel for some shut-eye. Manny is bugged, too, by his mother’s noisy sleep and catches on to Jay’s scheme. Gloria confronts Jay and manages to finagle the hotel room for her own sleep. Read More...



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