Alex in "All Things Being Equal"

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

"There Will Be No White Flag Above My Door" (First Impressions - "Alone Time" - Season 8, Episode 21)

That's because after seeing no mention of Alex in the press release for the season's (and series'?) penultimate episode, I've grabbed that flag and started waving it frantically.

Barring a surprise Alex story in this one, or a very unlikely to happen Alex story in the finale (which will have most of its focus on Luke and Manny graduating high school), I think this season can finally all but be written off as a lost cause.  I'll still watch and keep my fingers crossed that I'll be proven wrong, but...

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ha Ha Ha Ha I Was Right (First Impressions - "All Things Being Equal" - Season 8, Episode 20)

Heck, even I can be as good as a stopped watch once in a while - here's the press release and promo photos for the next new episode airing in two weeks.

As expected, this is the episode where Alex and the rest of the ladies attend a women's rights movement event.  Or try to, at least - the synopsis doesn't reveal much more, especially whether or not the car breakdown we saw in the clip last week stops them in their tracks or is just a bump in the road.

I don't have anything more to add to that, for now.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

“And Who's To Say Where We'll Be Tomorrow”

[CAUTION: This post contains high amounts of potentially depressing but pure speculation, and I have absolutely ZERO official information as to what's going to happen next season. Please take all of this with as many grains of salt as you feel is necessary.]

There are times in life where even the best case scenario isn't particularly good. Sadly, the question about what happens to Modern Family and, in particular, Alex (and Ariel Winter, her real life alter-ego) after this season is one of them. I've been trying to shy away from this question (OK, questions) for most of this season (with only vague mentions), but now it's time to put bits and bytes to computer servers and get out on that fragile limb.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“I Heard Her Pray The Night Chicago Died” (“Frank's Wedding” Recap)

R.I.P., Alex Dunphy, Schoolteacher or Librarian (18981 - 1920something).  I'm still not sure exactly what she was supposed to be.

“Quicker Than A Ray Of Light”

Apart from the fact I don't have much to say about tonight's “Frank's Wedding”, my schedule is pretty tight today so I don't have much time for thinking about it (I had to take a last minute 9-to-5 shift at work on what was supposed to be my day off – at least I'll still get to watch the show tonight):

Monday, April 3, 2017

"If I Just Breathe" (Promo Commercial For "Frank's Wedding")

One fear I had about this Wednesday's episode will not come to pass:  the chance that Alex will go missing has thankfully gone from slim to none: