Modern Family Recap: Season 5 Episode 22 Message Received

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
Modern Family Recap: Season 5 Episode 22 Message Received
Julie Bowen at the New York Television Festival 2009.

“Modern Family” Season 5 Episode 22 “Message Received” aired on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. As the upcoming wedding got costly, Mitch and Cam sold some of their valued possessions. Read on for MNG’s “Modern Family” recap of Season 5 Episode 22 “Message Received.”

Previously on “Modern Family” (“Message Received” Season 5 Episode 22), Gloria (Sofia Vergara), Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and Jay (Ed O’Neill) tried something that they were uncomfortable doing. Manny ate pickles, while Jay tried Gloria’s  mom’s blood sausage. We hope it was not as awful as it sounds! In turn, Gloria rubbed Stella’s belly.

Here’s what happened. Jay made a sandwich for Manny. However, Manny would not eat it because it had pickles. Then, Jay refused to let Manny go. Gloria thought that this was unfair of Jay, so she challenged him of eating her mother’s blood sausage. Jay hit back by challenging Gloria to rub Stella’s tummy.

The scene with the old answering machine is particularly touching. The kids found it, and it contained Claire’s (Julie Bowen) message for Phil (Ty Burrell), telling him that she was pregnant with Haley (Sarah Hyland). But then, kids are kids, and this certainly gave them an idea of a prank. They did something about the recording to have Phil think that Claire was pregnant again. Apparently, their prank backfired. Claire and Phil pretended to be arguing. Claire told Phil that she would have not married him, only that she was pregnant. This got to Phil. When they were alone, Claire told Phil that she was lucky to marry him. She was amused at how excited Phil was when he thought she was pregnant.

As for Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam’s (Eric Stonestreet) wedding, the expenses were starting to pile up. What do they do? They resort to selling some of their valued possessions. Cam had a belt from his grandfather. His grandpa claimed that it was once worn by Wyatt Earp. However, when Mitch brought it to the pawnshop, it turned out to be a replica. He thought that his “The Amazing Spiderman 3” issued on 1963 that was near mint condition, where Doctor Octopus first appeared, could help them earn money. He got the comic book from Jay’s house. As he was about to leave, he walked into a spider web and dropped the comic book in the mud! He had no choice but to tell Cam the truth.

Jay intervened and told the couple to might as well have a small wedding. Mitch doubted Jay’s suggestion, stating that he in fact does not want to see his son marry another man. Honestly, this was true on Jay’s part. Then, Mitch told him not to come.

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That’s it for the “Modern Family” recap about Season 5 Episode 22 “Message Received.” Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about “Modern Family” including spoilers and episode recaps.




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