Much as I love Rob Riggle, Modern Family does not need Gil Thorpe. His gross sexual harassment of Claire didn't jibe with the sensibility of the show, and there are only so many times I can see Phil get emasculated and take it simultaneously hard and relatively well. On the bright side, by the end of "Career Day," the writers nipped the idea of Claire working with Gil right in the bud.
Truth be told, I thought Claire's campaign was over after this incident, which clearly represents how much I've been invested in the story arcs this season. That's not to say Season 3 has been particularly bad; but on account of the sizeable ensemble, very little ever gets accomplished in the way of plot in Modern Family. Frankly, as long as everyone gets to be funny, Cam and Mitchell don't bicker and our guest star appearances are limited, I'm a happy camper. And as you can probably guess, I enjoyed "Election Day" (which was directed by Bryan Cranston, so I was probably a bit biased going in, given my serious Breaking Bad obsession), especially these moments:
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