Alex in "All Things Being Equal"

Alex in "All Things Being Equal"
Alex in "All Things Being Equal"

Monday, September 18, 2017

"I Can Take Care Of Myself" (First Impressions - "The Long Goodbye" - Season 9, Episode 2)

Not surprisingly, it looks like from the press release for this episode, the title mostly fits the story of Manny heading off for college.

But while Alex doesn't look like she's going anywhere (well, anywhere new, anyway), there is still a story for her, and unusually it's the first story mentioned in the release:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Searching For A Perfect Ending That We'll Never Find” (Season 9 Predictions)

There's one quick scheduling update before I get out on that frail limb and predict what happens for/to Alex this season. It looks like “Lake Life” (the season opener) is the episode that was originally going to be called “Catch Of The Day”, since SpoilerTV's episode database now lists the third episode title as “TBA”. So scratch any thought of a two-parter for that trip.

Now, back to the main raison d'être of this thread:

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Near, Far, Wherever You Are" (First Impressions - "Lake Life" - Season 9, Episode 1)

As I thought might happen,  Season 9 begins with the family's trip to Lake Tahoe, although it is not named as such in the press release - it looks like it's just going to be a generic lake in the episode as the family looks to do some out of the house bonding (at Jay's insistence).

As for Alex, she will be involved in a story about the kids having a "quest for a good time (that) may not be as fun as they expected", but it's unclear if there will be a game changing situation for her  - Ben is in the episode, but, again, as he's also Claire's assistant I'm not sure if Alex will be with him this time (I didn't see him in any of the photos that accompanied the release - it could be he's only in a quick scene before the family heads out on the boat).  Will this be a "titanic" moment for the kids?  Well, on Reddit there is a picture of them in what looks like a life raft, but I'm pretty sure an iceberg will not be involved...

And so we're off and running (cruising?), sort of.  I'll probably have that prediction thread out on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"And Summer Became The Fall"

Sorry for the lack of posts lately (usually once we hit September I pick up the pace back to normal levels) - there hasn't been much news yet about what we can expect for Alex  this season.

I'll probably put up my predictions either Sunday or early next week (if Irma doesn't take a right turn and barrel up here to New England - as it is I'm hoping against hope she weakens a bit before slamming Florida), and hopefully the season opener press release comes out next week.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

“Just Can't Wait To Get On The Road Again”

Well, actually, in this case, a (house)boat.

There's going to be a “Modern Family goes away on vacation” episode early this season, as the cast has been filming scenes in Lake Tahoe this past week. And it looks like the title of that episode (for now) will be “Lake Life”.

Although currently this episode is listed as the third episode of the season in SpoilerTV's database, it appears from this local (Lake Tahoe) article (which mentions the story mainly takes place on a houseboat on the lake) that it will actually be the season opener, so also look for some early episode switching this season as well (since Lake Tahoe is a summer vacation spot it would make perfect sense for this to be the season opener).

I suppose it's also possible this could turn into a two-parter with “Catch Of The Day”.

But getting back to the perpetual $64 dollar question of this blog, what does this mean for Alex?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"It's Not That Hard If You Just Turn The Key"

Happy Anniversary, again!  It's hard to believe it's been three years since I started this blog, and even harder to believe I'm still doing it (I don't exactly have a strong history at keeping projects going for long).

 Anyway, on to somewhat more important stuff:

Finally, a little bit of news about Season 9 has come out, in the form of titles for the first two episodes (actually, the first episode title was revealed last week but I missed it, then yesterday the second one was revealed).  But does either one give any hope for seeing much for Alex?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"I Should Run, On The Double"

Riddle me this, Batman - what is worse than re-running one Alex-less episode of Modern Family?