Alex in "Phil On a Wire"

Alex in "Phil On a Wire"
Alex in "Phil On a Wire"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

“Every Turn Leads Me To A New Dead End” (Third Quarter Review)

Well (for the most part) there's two months of my life I'll never get back. My room isn't as big a mess as the third quarter of Season 6 turned out to be for Alex, although it did get interesting as it ended.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“The Mother We Share” (“Spring Break” Recap)

Another week, another heartbreak for Alex. At least tonight's story was a lot more well done than her story in “Rash Decisions”.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Upside/Down(side) - “Spring Break”

So, exactly one month after we last saw Alex (well, images and sounds of her on Claire's laptop) in “Connection Lost”, we finally get to see her in a brand new episode tomorrow night. And, wonder of wonders, she has a story about her for the first time in almost two months (which hopefully lasts longer than that last story in “Rash Decisions”), as she takes time away from worrying about where she goes to college to go to a music festival with Haley. At least I think it's a story about Alex, but...

"All The Things She Said"

It sounds like Ariel just let a cat out of the bag, according to this E! Online spoiler chat article (there are spoilers for other shows in the article, obviously, so you're forewarned if you go there and don't want to know about goings-on at other shows):

Monday, March 23, 2015

"You're A Queen Inside And Out" ("Grill, Interrupted" Update)

Promo pictures are up for next week's episode. [UPDATE: It looks like they've taken down the full-size images for now (12:30PM 3/24) - the thumbnails are still up]

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Que Sera, Sera"

For the few of you out there (if any?) wondering why I haven't posted in a week, it's pretty simple - there's been virtually no news out there about the rest of the season (the promo commercial for this week's new episode "Spring Break" didn't even mention Alex).  The only thing of note is that Modern Family is done filming for Season 6, so whatever happens has already been filmed.

That, and I'm on staycation, so I've kind of put my brain on cruise control for now, but I will have at least a recap after Wednesday's episode.

Monday, March 16, 2015

"I Don't Understand The Meaning Of It All"

The final episode's title has been released: "American Skyper".

As you can tell from the title of this post, the title leaves no clues as to where Alex may (or may not) fit into this - I'm not even sure her graduation will even come into play here.

I'll try to come up with some possibilities when I make my third quarter review post after next week's episode.

"Fooled By A Smile" (First Impressions - "Grill, Interrupted", Season 6, Episode 19)

The press release can be found on this page, but you'll have to scroll down and click the "Modern Family" section on the list to reveal it.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"You're Gonna Cry 96 Tears"

Episode 23's title has been released: "Crying Out Loud".  If there's a Dunphy story related to that theme I'd say it's a toss-up between Alex and Haley.  Also, that means probably no two-parter to end the season like last year's wedding.

Oh, and Sarah Hyland posted on Instagram pictures of the cast at this year's final episode table read (i.e. basically the first rehearsal of the finale) - note that Adam DeVine (Andy) is in a couple of the pictures (Ariel's in a couple of them also).  While that means a Haley/Andy story is in the works for the finale, it doesn't yet close the door on an Alex graduation story, so let's keep those fingers crossed.

Monday, March 9, 2015

"My Sister, My Sister, Tell Me What The Trouble Is" (First Impressions - "Spring Break" - Season 6, Episode 18)

The press release can be found here.  Alex's role was actually hinted at in a synopsis posted at SpoilerTV a few hours earlier, but I wanted to see if the press release added any information before posting this.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Another Small Puzzle Piece

One more piece of news concerning Alex came up a couple of days ago in this Entertainment Weekly article - Principal Brown (whom we last saw taking Coach/Sheriff Cam to the woodshed for the dodgeball fracas in "Under Pressure") returns for an episode airing in late April or early May in a story concerning whether or not Alex will be valedictorian.  If that time frame is correct then this is not part of the season finale.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“And I Miss You, Like The Deserts Miss The Rain”

No real recap for tonight (just a couple of thoughts), since this show had everything but the girl (Alex)...

(There really needs to be a <rimshot> HTML </rimshot> tag ...)

"The Search Is Over - Love Was Right Before My Eyes"(?)

Normally I don't comment when an outside source posts pictures from upcoming Modern Family scene shootings (partially for spoiler reasons, partially because sometimes the scene never shows up), but there's no way I couldn't with this article. (If you are coming from the main page of my blog don't click the "Read more" link below if you don't want to hear about an unofficial potential spoiler).

Monday, March 2, 2015

"There's A Shortage In The Switch"

Just a quick note: according to SpoilerTV's episode database (you might have to click the "Upcoming Episodes" tab once you get there) it looks like "Integrity" and "Grill, Interrupted" are swapping places (they were episodes 19 and 21 now 21 and 19) - that would put "Integrity" and "We're Number One!" (episode 22),  the two titles most likely to hint of an Alex story, back-to-back.  I know the first two episodes this year both had Alex stories but since they rarely do this for her this is not encouraging - now I really hope "We're Number One!" gets pushed back to the end of the season.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

“The Rest Is Still Unwritten” (Thoughts On Alex's Yale Essay)

I wanted to say it was amazing how once again a little story involving Alex wound up being more important to me than the main story of the episode (i.e. just like her sad 2 minute story in “Queer Eyes, Full Hearts”), but since this blog is all about Alex it really isn't – it's probably expected.

In the case of this past week's “Connection Lost” episode, it was her college essay to Yale which for me stole the show from the filming experiment and the main story about Haley's whereabouts. There was actually quite a bit I wanted to say about it once I got a chance to read it, and while I could have shared my thoughts in the recap, I figured there was enough to say that it merited its own post.