When Modern Family returns for its ninth season this fall, someone will be packing up their bags — and their actions are sure to shakeup the sitcom!
According to ABC’s official synopsis for the second episode of season 9, titled “The Long Goodbye,” every family will be dealing with a change, which isn’t totally new to the Dunphys, Pritchetts, Delgado-Pritchetts and Tuckers, but this time the change means that yet another key character will be moving out — and we’re not sure we’re ready for it!
“Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit,” the ABC synopsis reads. “Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.”
Although we are happy to hear that Hayley (Sarah Hyland) might finally be getting her life on track, and that her sister Alex (Ariel Winter) is excelling at college, fans are in for treat — or rather an emotional rollercoaster — when it comes to Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) new storyline.
With both Manny and Luke (Nolan Gould) graduating from high school last season, we knew college was a strong likelihood for at least one of them, but the move out process is definitely a big switch for the family, especially since he is Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) baby (you know besides her younger son Joe).
We can already picture Gloria freaking out over Manny leaving the nest even though she wants him to go onto college and get outside his comfort zone. That said, we have a strong sense that Jay (Ed O’Neill) may be the one who actually breaks down, despite being the “tough dad” throughout Manny’s life.
Either way, having another character balancing college and somehow staying a part of the wacky family antics that take place each episode is going to be interesting to see!
Modern Family returns for season 9 on September 27, 2017 on ABC.
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