Ten Years Later[1] is the sixth episode from Season 9 of Modern Family, it aired on November 1, 2017.

Plot Summary

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 featuring Gloria appearing out of thin air in her wedding dress; that is if Gloria can still get into it!

Episode Description

Phil and Claire plan a magic tour during Jay's and Gloria's 10 years of marriage. At the same time, Phil learns that a magician had his professionnal shop because he was unavailable at a moment.

Claire confesses that she actually is the real culprit and not Jay as Phil thought it was. Phil is very mad at Claire while seeing an unknown man have happiness in all aspects of his life, while he only is miserable at work. Claire feels guilty and finally buys the shop so Phil can pursue his professional dream.

Cam becomes obsessed with a battery solo but Mitchell refuses to give it to him .

Also, Jay believes that Gloria is mad at him because he told Manny that he couldn't come. But he is wrong. Manny actually came and this did not improve Gloria's bad mood. 

In fact, Gloria was angry because Phil needed her for the magic show but there was a condition. She must wore the dress she wore the day she said yes. And now she desperately tries to gets thinner and thinner.

The episode finishes with every parent singing a jazz melody.

Main Cast

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

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

Guest Starring

  • Shelley Long as DeDe Pritchett
  • Fred Stoller as Mister Ekshun
  • Gareth Imparato as Student
  • Justin Abarca as Party Guest #1
  • Gloria Laino as Party Guest #2
  • Wes Martinez as Party Guest #3
  • Elsa Morales as Party Guest #4
  • Joe Sachem as Party Guest #5


  • Haley does not appear in this episode, Alex and Luke only appear in two scenes.


Cultural References


  • The AV Club gave it a "C-", saying "I get real tired of Modern Family choosing to go cynical and selfish rather than looking for something more compatible with the tone and atmosphere of the episode."



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