Claire (Julie Bowen) gets a surprise when she gets a late night call that Haley (Sarah Hyland) has been…arrested? Meanwhile, Jay (Ed O’Neill) is in for a surprise of his own when ex-wife, DeDe (guest star Shelley Long) drops by for a visit.
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IT’S ONE CRAZY DAY WHEN THERE’S A TRIP TO THE POLICE STATION, A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL AND, TO TOP IT OFF, A SURPRISE VISIT FROM DEDE, ON ABC’S “MODERN FAMILY”
- Shelley Long (“Cheers”) Returns as Dede Pritchett
- Phil and Claire get the dreaded late night call that Haley has been arrested for under-aged drinking, so they bring Mitchell, the family lawyer, in tow to the police station.
- Cameron stays back to watch over Alex and Luke, but they get into some crazy mishaps under his care.
- Meanwhile, Jay gets out of baby shopping with Gloria, but ends up having to deal with a surprise visit from Dede, and tries to scoot her out before Gloria gets home to prevent Dede from seeing that she’s pregnant and to avoid the potential blowback.