Original air date: 09/27/2017 Runtime: 21:38 min. Jay forces the family to spend their family vacation on a houseboat on a lake in an effort to create memories that will last long after he's gone. Meanwhile, Mitchell runs into an old flame that opens some old wounds; Cam has to stay out of the sun at all costs; Phil and Claire try out some adventurous excursions; and the kids' quest for a good time may not be as fun as they expected.
Original air date: 10/04/2017 Runtime: 21:34 min. Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.
Original air date: 10/11/2017 Runtime: 21:33 min. Phil’s daily ritual of kicking off his underwear and catching them in his hands is an indicator of whether or not he’ll have a good day – and today he didn’t catch them. His only recourse is to wait out the day in a safe place free of sharp objects, but refusing to play into his superstitions, Claire insists that they carry on with the day’s chores and activities. Mitch and Cam’s kitchen renovation continues and Mitch isn’t happy that their contractor views Cam as the boss and he as the trophy wife. Determined to be more assertive, he insists that his opinions be heard but fears that he and Cam may be working at cross-purposes. Meanwhile, Jay is determined to catch Gloria in a lie regarding an alleged car accident, even turning to Joe for help.
Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 21:35 min. It’s a night of sleepovers! Jay and Gloria run into Shorty, who’s back from Costa Rica for a visit, and insist that he stay with them. While Jay hopes for some one-on-one time with his best pal, Gloria has other plans for Shorty – to both Jay and Joe’s dismay. Alex and Ben stay over at Claire and Phil's; tired of enduring Claire’s snarky comments about Ben, Alex engages in some aggressive behavior and Claire is determined to exact her revenge. Meanwhile, Pepper and Ronaldo’s son, Lionel, sleeps over at Mitch and Cam’s, and the guys are convinced that Lionel is not being allowed to be himself or engage in any fun kid activities.
Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 21:36 min. Phil and Claire still want to celebrate Halloween in a big way, but it seems no one shares their same enthusiasm making them wonder if maybe everyone else is right. Over at the Pritchett's, Mitch and Cam are frustrated by how long Jay is taking to finish their kitchen remodel, which forces Mitch to finally stand up to his dad. Meanwhile, Gloria's hospitality is wearing thin when Cam oversteps his boundaries as a houseguest.
Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 21:33 min. Claire is determined to make up for her less-than-joyful mood at Jay and Gloria's wedding by throwing their tenth-anniversary party. As part of the festivities, Phil is going to perform a magic trick where Gloria will appear out of thin air in her wedding dress - that is, if Gloria can still fit into it!
Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 21:28 min. During Jay's Thanksgiving toast, he praises the entire family for their recent successes, even though everyone knows that isn't quite the truth. As everyone desperately tries to hide the facts about their perceived triumphs, Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he's not the family failure.
Original air date: 11/29/2017 Runtime: 21:33 min. The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan recount all their biggest celebrity encounters. Phil shows a house to his musical hero and is determined to make a good impression despite the intense pain radiating from a very inconvenient part of his body. Meanwhile, Jay's day at jury duty takes an unexpected turn when he gets to serve it alongside one of America's biggest football icons. Finally, Manny's encounter with his favorite playwright and a celebrated actor and comedian don't go exactly as you'd expect.
Original air date: 12/06/2017 Runtime: 21:34 min. After leaving his real estate firm to strike out on his own, Phil decides a solo camping trip in the wild will be just what he needs to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, Mitchell's plan to teach Cam a lesson in gullibility and Lily a lesson in responsibility backfires.
Original air date: 12/13/2017 Runtime: 21:31 min. When Claire lands a big opportunity for Pritchett's Closets, Jay expects a little validation for his contribution. Pam's ex-boyfriend, Bo, shows up - and Mitchell sees this as the perfect opportunity to finally get Pam out of their house. Meanwhile, Luke and Alex stumble upon a successful online business that finally gets them on their feet.