Mitchell and Cam settle in on their new normal, and Phil and Claire decide that one of the kids needs to move out in order to take control of the house again. Meanwhile, as Gloria becomes more successful at work, she notices Jay, Manny and Joe don’t seem to need her as much.
The entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems.
Mitchell is having a hard time letting go of his old life and Gloria steps in to help him say goodbye. Haley, Luke and Alex decide to throw a party at the Dunphy house when Claire and Phil leave for a trip. Dylan’s mom takes the twins for the night.
Claire has landed an interview for her dream job and is thwarted on her way to the interview by Phil’s tricky staircase. Cam and Mitch debate the pros and cons of adopting another baby after unexpectedly receiving a call from their adoption agency.
Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.
In one last family trip, they head to Paris so Jay can accept a lifetime achievement award in the closet industry, but his old nemesis comes back to haunt him. Claire has a secret rendezvous in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Cam’s lifelong dream of performing as Fizbo on the streets of Paris is about to become a reality.
Mitchell learns a valuable life lesson when a former resident of the house shows up unexpectedly. The Dunphy’s old neighbor-turned-tech-titan comes to visit with a big surprise for Phil. Manny’s dad has a big opportunity for his son.
Phil pays a visit to his dad after hearing some concerning news about him; Jay gives Claire and Mitch a bunch of their old childhood memorabilia that triggers them to reevaluate a long-held story about their first family vacation.
Alex's company puts her up at a new luxury apartment building with a number of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant's famous sliders for his food blog.
Cam is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out-of-state. Haley is excited to finally be reunited with wine. Mitchell is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri.