The main members of the cast die on television programs all the time (they all have a list of the characters with whom they are still angry and were killed), but it is not so common that an important member of the cast of a comedy of long situations duration give him a kick. Deaths can be a good thing for a show, as they revitalize the narrative and the cast, and that is the way Modern Family It's heading down right now. The program has been causing the death of one of his Pritchett / Dunphy / Tucker since the beginning of season 10, and it was finally revealed: Mitchell and Claire's mother, Dede, died in Modern Family, in peace while she sleeps on a trip with her group of women. But not before you face a pack of wolves, slip into a frozen lake and displease the hosts of the group: this is Dede, played by Shelley Long, after all. The woman was a real pain in which you know what.
It was particularly sad because the Halloween episodes of Modern Family The episodes are always fun: the first, where Claire recruits her family to make an enchanted house inside the Dunphy house is a classic, and really sets the tone for the next Halloween episodes. It is like The Simpsons, but, you know, not animated. That's why Dede's death during an episode like that, in particular, stings.
It started as a Modern Family The Halloween episode always does it: Claire organizes an unforgettable Halloween exhibition and Phil keeps moving forward. But Dede's husband, Jerry, called the entire family, including ex-husband Jay, just before the Halloween festivities, changing everything.
For a comedy, Modern Family I used this half-hour episode to explore some serious emotional depths. Mitchell and Claire had, as Cam said, complicated feelings about the woman with whom they had the most complicated relationship of all, with Mitchell wanting to deify her mother while Claire could not help remembering when Dede told her she "ate ice " Cream as a prostitute. "And while those memories may not be the best to mention, Claire was right to say yes, that her mother is dead, but that she was a truly flawed human person.
Cam and Phil tried to play the role of support wives, but mostly they stayed away from Mitchell and Claire because, well, they are Claire and Mitchell. The two men ended up eating ice cream while they were stuck in traffic together in the car because they went out to buy a lot from an ice cream parlor that had meant something to Mitchell and his mother. The grandchildren had all kinds of reactions: They ate their feelings (Haley), they did nothing (Luke), they had sex (Alex) and they got involved with Gloria through a small statue of Dede (Lily); and Jay, well, Jay pretended to be sad about a sandwich when he was really sad about the death of his ex-wife. It sounds silly, but actually it was really touching in the way that just a comedy like Modern Family can be.
A thing that Modern Family He has always been good at showing that life is more complicated than it seems, and you just have to accept it. Everyone lamented Dede in a different way, and that grief can manifest itself in a new way hour after hour, day after day. For now, the Modern Family The crew is processing Dede's death, and no matter what happens, they will be there to help each other overcome it.