Modern Family 4×09 — “When a Tree Falls”: I thought this was a decent episode. All four storylines had something going for them, though two were thoroughly predictable (Alex getting the worst of her attempt to make Haley look bad and Gloria’s fake labor scare).
I liked the Jay/Phil interaction the best this time around. It was interesting to see Phil get a taste of his own medicine for a change (he’s usually telling stories/making comments that make other people look bad). Admittedly, Phil just does it out of cluelessness rather than an intentional desire to hurt, but still. At least he got back at Jay in the boxing ring!
Cam and Mitchell didn’t annoy for a change! There were several funny moments in their segments, and the bickering was toned way, way down. I just about lost it when Cam pranced back to the tree in his Cats outfit. OMG, that was so unexpected and hilarious!!
Looking forward to more eps like this one.