The latest episode of “Modern Family” saw some conflicts among the couples. Cam and Claire’s house-flipping dreams cause tension with Phil and Mitchell, while Jay tries to find a nice way to tell Gloria how horrible her singing is. Everything works out in the end, but it takes a lot of hilarious arguments in order to get there. Here is a recap of the latest episode, “Diamond in the Rough.”
Cam and Claire share a house dream
Luke and Manny’s baseball team is in the playoffs, but they don’t have a field for the game. This prompts Claire and Cam to renovate an overgrown field in order to give the team a place to play. Feeling motivated, Claire and Cam get the idea to start flipping houses. They see an old lady’s house for sale, and think that it’s a good idea to renovate it. Unfortunately, Phil and Mitchell don’t think that their partners can handle it. Mitchell makes his thoughts clear, but Phil is too scared to admit his feelings to his wife. Phil drives off, and threatens to tell Cam a story involving a sweater if Mitchell tells Claire the truth.
Later, Claire and Cam are working on the baseball field when she confesses that she’s been looking for work with no success. Understanding Claire’s frustration, Cam confronts Mitchell about the house once again, and Mitchell hatches a plan to expose Phil. He tells Cam that he’s onboard with the house idea, and Cam gives Claire the good news. Phil is upset that Mitchell double-crossed him, and they start exchanging nasty texts. Unfortunately, they don’t realize that Claire’s number is included in the text messages, and she and Cam discover that they’re both against the house idea.
While Claire and Cam are angry, Phil and Mitchell arrive at the baseball game. They see that their loved ones did an amazing job in building the baseball field. Phil and Mitchell apologize to Claire and Cam, and they both say that flipping the house is a good idea. However, Jay gives them a speech about the dangers of mixing family and business. They all agree that the risk of buying the house together is too high, but they end up doing it anyway.
Gloria talks to her baby
Gloria is determined to talk to her baby while it’s still in the womb. She wires up a microphone so the baby can hear her voice, but Jay thinks the idea is dumb. His anger grows when Gloria starts singing to the baby, so he decides to take over microphone duty for the baby. Eventually, the two argue while holding the microphone. Manny helps them realize that fighting in front of the unborn baby isn’t a good idea. They both agree not to fight, and Jay uses this to tell Gloria that she’s a terrible singer. His plan backfires when Gloria tells him that she will keep a list of things to yell at him about after the baby is born.