Original air date: 09/21/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. The Dunphy clan has wrapped up an awesome week in New York, and while the kids are flying home, Claire and Phil are going to drive cross-country. But unbeknownst to each other, both groups decide to stay in the city and have a few more adventures. And Jay is forced to play referee when Gloria and her sister Sonia renew their feud at a family wedding. Meanwhile, in Missouri, Mitch is losing patience with Cam’s family as they hold a vigil at their 95-year-old grandmother’s deathbed.
Original air date: 09/28/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. While Alex recuperates from mono at home, everyone in the household uses her presence to their advantage, including Claire, who is tired of being the heavy, and Phil, who is suffering from PTSD after being trapped in a closet at an open house. Meanwhile, Jay installs security cameras the same day a black family moves in across the street, and worries they will be offended. And Mitch and Cam are horrified to learn that they are perhaps not as open minded as they think when they overhear Lily berate a transgender friend during a play date.
Original air date: 10/05/2016 Runtime: 21:30 min. Cam is sure his football team is going to have a winning season thanks to his star player, Dwight, but when a cross-country move threatens his winning streak, Cam goes to great lengths to keep Dwight from leaving – which infuriates Mitch. After a disastrous meeting with the school principal regarding Luke’s college prospects, it’s decided that he needs to bolster his extracurriculars, and Luke decides on a whim to run for class president – unaware of who is opponent will be. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria go into crisis mode when they learn that Luke is running against Manny! And Phil doesn’t approve of Haley’s new social media “job.”
Original air date: 10/12/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min. Phil excitedly announces that he’s going to appear on the local news during a segment on the real estate market. Haley tags along to help with his make-up, and ends up making an impression on the local weatherman, Rainer Shine. When Manny realizes that his Hamilton-esque video submission to Juilliard may be a bit passé, he scrambles to come up with a fresh idea with Jay’s help. And tired of competing with Dwight for food and attention, Lily takes matters into her own hands.
Original air date: 10/26/2016 Runtime: 21:35 min. Not only is Luke's Halloween party not the monster bash he dreamed of, it’s running the risk of being the worst party of the year. Sensing Luke’s desperation, the Dunphy clan springs into action, offering a little party promotion, adult supervision and a visit from the one and only Rod Skyhook. Meanwhile, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the dark side. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of Earl Chambers, he enlists him to help him carry out a trick that won’t soon be forgotten.
Original air date: 11/09/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. Jay's favorite place in the world, and only refuge, may be losing some of its charm when Phil considers becoming a member. At the Dunphy house, Claire is mistaken about how much she influences Alex's life choices, and Hayley cares too much about what Alex thinks about hers. Meanwhile, when Cam doesn't give Mitchell the full story on what his play is really about, it really puts Mitchell in the spotlight.
Original air date: 11/16/2016 Runtime: 21:29 min. It's going to be a Thanksgiving jamboree at the Pritchett-Tucker home this year and Cameron has spared no expense. While Phil tries to get used to Rainer Shine dating his daughter, Hayley has to break it to her dad that she would rather spend the rest of her holiday with her new boyfriend than stay for the traditional family football game. Meanwhile, Jay has to figure out a way to keep his blood pressure down on one of the most stressful days of the year. Finally, Alex and Dwight get to know each other a little better than her Uncle Cam would like, while Mitchell has to stop clowning around and tell Cam the truth.
Original air date: 11/30/2016 Runtime: 21:38 min. Hayley's plan for a fun-filled girl's day with Rainer Shine's teen daughter may be a little more angst-filled than expected. Meanwhile, Luke finds himself in a compromising position with a widow at the club and unwittingly helps Jay with his petition. At the Pritchett-Tucker home, Gloria, Phil and Cam have formed a secret alliance to ensure their respective "mistakes" are concealed from their spouses. However, their diabolical plan may be derailed when Mitchell begins to suspect something.
Original air date: 12/14/2016 Runtime: 21:19 min. When Manny and Luke put on the school's lavish winter dance and end up over their heads due to a texting error, it is up to them to fix it before the end of the night. Gloria, Claire, Mitch and Cam all volunteer at the dance, while Jay's thinly veiled guise to get out of it by pretending to want to spend time with Phil backfires. During the dance, Claire and Gloria attempt to set up Marjorie, an overbearing mom, with the school's principal. Meanwhile, Mitch finds it unnerving to be back in high school; he's shocked to see a lot of himself in the school bully, and feels he needs a little guidance.
Original air date: 01/04/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Trying to recover from his Thanksgiving debacle, Cam decides to treat the family to a New Year's Day feast. When things go awry, Mitch uses a "concierge gift card" that he received as a Christmas gift in order to salvage their meal. Cam soon discovers that the concierge who is on his way to save the day is none other than his ex-boyfriend, Keifth, a former circus ringmaster who left him without saying goodbye. Meanwhile, Phil's dad, Frank, arrives with his new girlfriend, who happens to be Phil's childhood babysitter, which sends him into a confusing tailspin. Finally, Gloria and Jay have to decide who should take care of little Joe if something should ever happen to them.
Original air date: 01/11/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Cam is incensed that an anonymous and rude parent robbed him of a precious Lily moment during her recent dance recital. While he and Hayley visit Alex at her coffee shop the next day, he thinks he recognizes the culprit, and goes to extremes to uncover her identity and give her a peace of his mind. Meanwhile, Jay, Claire and Mitch attend a family wedding and unexpectedly run into Dede at the reception. Afraid their parents are going to once again make a scene, Mitch and Claire devise a plan to keep them apart. Phil and Gloria go on a college tour with Luke and Manny, and have very different methods of preparing the boys to head out on this new adventure.