Phil (Ty Burrell) has realised that his father-inlaw Jay (Ed O’Neill) is the mean girl in his life. “Enough is enough,” he says. “How do you get a mean girl to be less of a mean girl? Be mean girlier.” He’s just the man for the job. Hayley (Sarah Hyland) has an ethical dilemma, one that brings back one of the funnier characters from earlier seasons, her derpy ex-boyfriend, Dylan (Reid Ewing). The family has assembled for one of their poolside bashes but realise they have no idea what the occasion is.