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Torn Between Two Lovers is the fourth episode from Season 10 of Modern Family, it aired on October 17, 2018.

Plot Summary

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.[1]

Episode Description

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.

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


  • 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
  • Matt Odenberg plays a character whose name is Trent, but in Fresh Off The Boat, he plays a character who gets replaced by an another character named Trent.


  • Sherry returns from Kiss and Tell.
  • Arvin's seventh appearance.
  • Dylan's 34th appearance.

Cultural References


  • 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.