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"Heart Broken" is the fifteenth episode from Season 4 of Modern Family, it aired on February 13, 2013.

Plot Summary

Phil and Claire's Valentine's plans land Claire in the emergency room. Jay and Gloria try to be intimate for the first time after the baby, and Mitchell has a wild Valentine's night after drinking and blacking out at his party.

Episode Description

It is the day before Valentine's Day and Phil and Claire decide to bring back their alter egos, Clive Bixby and Julianna. While they are getting ready to move on to the hotel room, Claire faints and they end up in the hospital instead. The diagnosis requires Claire to "take it easy" but it is not something she wants on this special day.

On Valentine's Day Gloria and Jay are trying to have a romantic day but the kids - and not only - keep interrupting them. Manny has a date with a secret admirer and comes home to change his clothes and Joe and Lily are also in the house because Claire could not baby-sit them due to her "illness".

Cam and Mitch decide to do something different this year. Throw a wild Valentine's Day Lonely Hearts Party where they invited all their single friends to have fun. They end up waking up the next day with a hangover and not remembering what happened. While they are trying to put every piece together to understand what happened the previous night, Dylan appears and thanks them for letting him stay with them. While they are struggling to find a way to tell him that he can not stay with them, Lily is the one who makes the big step and tells him.

Main Cast

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

  • Jay Pritchett
  • Gloria Pritchett
  • Manny Delgado
  • Claire Dunphy
  • Phil Dunphy
  • Haley Dunphy
  • Alex Dunphy
  • Luke Dunphy
  • Mitchell Pritchett
  • Cameron Tucker
  • Lily Tucker-Pritchett

Guest Starring


Cultural References

  • Mitch and Cam drank like "all of the Mad Men".


  • When Dylan brings Mitch and Cam “soups”, he places a red towel over Mitch’s arm; when he leaves the room, he somehow has the towel over his own arm again.
  • In this episode, Phil suggests a couples massage, but in The Party, Claire says Phil is too ticklish for massages.