It’s a health scare that brings the extended Pritchett clan together in “Dear Beloved Family”, the show’s landmark 200th episode, as daggy dad Phil (Ty Burrell) is rushed to hospital with sudden stomach pain. While his wife Claire (Julie Bowen) panics about finding Phil’s trusted “surgery bear” before he goes under the knife, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay (Ed O’Neill) grapple with how best to prepare their son Joe (Jeremy Maguire) for the worst case scenario. It’s heartwarming to see the whole family back together when it’s not even a season finale.
by-the-numbers Instinct aren’t anything to write home about, but it’s the smart-suited character of Reinhart who really draws you in for. Cumming’s star power is hard to resist. Tonight, in “Heartless”, Dylan and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate the murder of a woman whose death was as precise as it was gory. When they realise that the victim was killed by mistake, Dylan and Lizzie must identify the killer’s motive and target before someone else suffers the same fate.