'Modern Family’ Season 11 Finale: Dunphys become empty nesters while Mitch makes the ultimate sacrifice

'Modern Family’ Season 11 Finale: Dunphys become empty nesters while Mitch makes the ultimate sacrifice
Claire and Phil Dunphy (ABC)

The tale of three dysfunctional and affluent families has officially come to an end as ‘Modern Family’ Season 11 premiered its final episode after ruling our television screens for over a decade. While part 1 of the series finale saw the Dunphys turn empty nesters, the latter tugs at your heartstrings with its bittersweet farewell. 

In the previous episodes, we saw the extended clan prepare itself for a new beginning, as the members of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker households were shown to embark on different journeys. 

‘Modern Family’ Season 11 finale was a brilliant culmination of emotional and hilarious moments as the newfangled clan comes together for one last time. 

The two-part finale saw Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) head towards a new beginning after introducing their baby son Rexford and moving into the new house. However, Mitchell’s excitement surrounding the new life in the old city is short-lived as Cameron receives a call regarding the football coach job opening at Missouri. The series which mostly saw the duo bicker over each other’s life decisions, sees Mitchell make the ultimate sacrifice as he encourages Cameron to pursue his dreams. 

Meanwhile, Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), driven by frustration sternly ask their children to move out of their house as they are running out of space. However, little did they know their actions would be met with undesirable consequences as all the Dunphy children, Alex Dunphy (Ariel Winter), Haley Dunphy (Sarah Hyland) and Luke Dunphy (Nolan Gould), decide to walk their own paths. 

Although the ‘Modern Family’ Season 11 finale does not witness any big moment at the Pritchett household, it was rather sweet and heartwarming to watch Jay (Ed O’ Neill) finally accept Gloria Delagodo Pritchett (Sofia Vergara) for who is truly is. 

The finale also explored a couple of wholesome siblings moments as the Dunphy children and Claire and Mitch recreate childhood memories. 

However, as opposed to what was strongly predicted, the ‘Modern Family’ does disintegrate, which stings the most.

The ‘Modern Family’ Season 11 finale was true to its form, as it embraced its usual quirks and showed us how to navigate struggles carrying a smile. And of course, the long-loved sitcom presented us with a few more moments of laughter before bidding a final goodbye


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