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Finale Part 1/Finale Part 2 is the seventeenth and the eighteenth episode from Season 11 of Modern Family, it aired on April 8, 2020. It is the series finale.

Plot Summary

Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don't seem to need her as much.[1]

Episode Description

TBA

Main Cast

(The characters struck out do not appear in this episode)

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Joe Pritchett
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy (Haley Marshall)
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily-Tucker Pritchett
  • Dylan Marshall

Guest Starring

*Baby's name is not listed

Trivia

  • This episode marked the finale appearance of all of the characters, including Sal, Jotham, Ptolemy, Arvin, Ronaldo and Stefan.
  • The parents in each family—Jay, Gloria, Claire, Phil, Mitchell and Cameron—appeared in every episode, even if they had a few scenes. With the exception of Lily and Joe, every other character appeared in both the first and the last episode, and in every season, at least.
  • Dylan and Joe are the only characters not to have starred in at least in 100 episodes.
  • Alex's room is 533 square feet.

Continuity

  • Last episode of the show.
  • Mitchell asks Cameron "Do you love it?" in regards to the mural he's painting in Rexford's room. Cam asked the same question of Mitchell when he first saw the mural that had been painted in Lily's room in Pilot.
    • Eric Stonestreet stated on Instagram that he asked Jesse Tyler Ferguson to say the line as a callback, as he felt the original line had helped him shape his take on Cameron's personality.

Cultural references

Reviews

  • The A.V. Club gave it a "B+": "There’s a lot of predictable comedy in here, but there’s also something that’s satisfying in just how low-key it is. The finale doesn’t necessarily shoot for outsized emotions. Instead, it makes things personal. We watch as Haley, Alex, and Luke reckon with what it means to be finally all living on their own. We see Mitchell step up to support Cam and take on a big move. We feel the conflicted emotions of Phil and Claire as they move from wanting one of their kids to move out, to lamenting their empty nest. None of this is remarkable, but I think that’s okay. It’s a finale that suits Modern Family as it is in 2020; a show that’s settled into old age."
  • IndieWire gave it "C+": "What the “Modern Family” finale ultimately proves is what we’ve all known for years: The show should’ve ended years ago, when it was better equipped to tie together all these subplots, characters, and themes. Now, we’re left with an ending that doesn’t really want to be an ending. Maybe that’s enough the casual family audience, but I have to believe modern viewers demand more."

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