Haley can't seem to choose between her past and present relationships and is forced to make a decision. Meanwhile, Manny returns to college and dorm life while his girlfriend, Sherry, continues to stay at Jay and Gloria's, and might be overstaying her welcome.
Haley has now two boyfriends, Arvin and Dylan. Phil and Claire each want to convince her to make the right choice. Dylan wins, Arvin breaks up with Haley.
Manny returns to dorm life and in his absence, Jay and Gloria have to bear Sherry, his girlfriend who takes a pleasure into copying Gloria's style. When Manny returns, he learns that Sherry won't stay with them.
Mitch and Cam meet a couple who is almost their counterpart as there is a colleague of Mitchell whose husband is a teacher. But both men are childless, unlike them, and have two puppies, which let them question about their lives.
(The characters striked out do not appear in this episode)
- Jay Pritchett
- Gloria Pritchett
- Manny Delgado
- Claire Dunphy
- Phil Dunphy
- Haley Dunphy
- Mitchell Pritchett
- Cameron Tucker
- Lily Tucker-Pritchett
- Reid Ewing as Dylan
- Chris Geere as Arvin
- Matt Oberg as Trent
- Hillary Anne Matthews as Sherry
- Jeremy Glazer as Kieran
- Marcello Reyes as Cal
- Alex, Luke, and Joe do not appear in this episode though Phil mentions Luke. Manny has only two short scenes.
- This episode aired six years after The Butler's Escape
- Sherry returns from Kiss and Tell.
- Arvin's seventh appearance.
- Dylan's 34th appearance.
- The title references the 1976 song "Torn Between Two Lovers."
- The child goddess Kumari is mentioned.
- Jay calls Sherry "Harpo" a reference to the silent Marx brother.
- The A.V. Club gave it a "B", I can barely sit through any storyline with Manny, Jay, and Gloria these days, while Cam and Mitchell’s reality check about how grateful they are to have kids is charming enough— Haley’s feels consequential in the context of this season, where Modern Family might be ending. The journey and outcome feels thought out in a way that’s rare for the show these days.
- TV Fanatic gave it 3.5 / 5.0.