‘Modern Family’ Season 11 Episode 5: Cam and Mitchell bond with Lily after she experiences her first heartbreak
While we are still struggling to come to terms with how fast Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons), the adorable baby girl from season 1 has grown into a teenager, her parents, Cam (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet) too are finding it hard to relate to their little girl. Over the past few seasons, we have begun to see a few cracks in their relationship.
While we can easily blame it on Lily’s adolescent hormones, Cam and Mitchell aren’t exactly easy to be around. In the ‘Last Halloween’ episode, we saw the couple sneakily push Lily into going to a Halloween party so that she could mingle with people of her age, while they attended a carnival as they did back in the day.
They soon realize that Lily might be in danger as they find out that she’s out with older guys unsupervised. Gloria comes to their rescue and checks on Lily’s Instagram to see what the girl is up to and finds out that she’s alright and appears to be having fun. Cam and Mitch’s papa bear instincts kick in real hard, and they rush home to check on their little girl.
They come home expecting to find Lily with a guy but see her crying in her bed. They quickly rush to her and ask her if she’s okay and try to get her to talk. Lily snaps at them, as the hurt couple gets ready to leave their daughter alone, she reveals that she’s been “rejected” by the boy she liked. She then tells them that he was nice to her to get closer to her friend he was interested in. Lily then tells her fathers that they don’t know how it feels like to be “rejected” by someone you like. We see Cam sitting next to her and asking Mitch to get some ice-cream, and we have no doubts that the evening was spent recounting every heartbreak the couple had ever experienced and of course loads of hilarious stories to cheer up Lily.
It was very heartening to see the trio bond with each other like old times, maybe this might be the common ground for Cam and Mitchell with Lily, which will help them mend their relationship. Lily couldn’t find better wingmen or soundboard when it comes to boys. With their rich dating experiences, they will definitely be able to guide Lily through the messy world of love and dating.
‘Modern Family’ season 11 airs every Wednesday, at 9/8c only on ABC.