The whole family is at Jay and Gloria's for Alex's graduation party, except for Phil who ingeniously figured out a way to be there via Skype and a robotic vessel after being unexpectedly detained in Seattle on a business trip. During the celebration, Jay frets about Gloria's cousin who has overstayed his welcome; Claire stresses out about giving Alex the perfect gift; Mitch hides news of being laid off from Cam, and Andy's girlfriend Beth is in town stirring up a whole lot tension with Haley which finally leads to a realization that may have come too late.


Guest Starring



  • Though Skype was used a lot on the show, this is the first time that Phil used it in order to keep in touch with his relatives.
  • Lilly has only one line in this episode, while Armando (Gloria's cousin) has no dialogue.

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