Episode 2 of the season, titled, “The Kiss,” aired on September 29, 2010. “The Kiss” pulled in about 11.9 million viewers, dropping a tad from the previous week.
In this episode, Claire gets a hold of Alex’s cell phone and reads texts that she’s exchanged with a boy named Jeremy. Claire, in fear of having another daughter grow up too quickly, asks Haley to talk to Alex, who is then convinced to kiss Jeremy so he won’t think she is a lesbian. So Alex takes the advice and confesses to Jeremy that she wants to kiss him; she then realizes that his entire soccer team is listening from behind the door, which leads to an extremely hilarious shot of her running as fast as her legs can possibly take her down the street. When she gets back home, the three Dunphy girls have a confrontation leading to Haley and Alex to believe that their mother was always a good girl.
Phil has been called by Jay to help him set up his new wireless printer. Phil thinks it will be an easy fix, but as true to Phil’s nature, things turn out to be more difficult than he intends. He goes into the attic to see if the router is the problem. He actually fixes the router and prints from within the attic, but he doesn’t find a picture when he comes back down and gets humorously frustrated. So what happened to the picture? Well, as it turns out, Manny and Luke had found the picture, but due to Gloria’s stories of her dead grandmother being in their house, Phil’s raucous from the attic, and the printer printing with no one around, they get scared and throw away the picture.
Later that night, everyone comes to Jay and Gloria’s house for dinner. While there, Gloria learns that Mitch has a hard time being affectionate; she believes he got that trait from his father so Gloria, Cam, and Claire insist that Jay show affection to his son by kissing him (yes, they went there!). Jay, for being accuse of causing his children problems, reveals that Claire had once been arrested for skinny dipping, leading to another argument between Alex and Claire.
When Alex and Claire arrive home, Claire comes clean about her wrongdoings and then tells Alex that Jeremy is waiting for her outside. Jeremy tells Alex that he would’ve kissed her if his teammates weren’t around, but they decide to hold off on the kissing for a while. After that touching moment, we get another when Jay kisses his hand which he then puts on Manny’s head while he sleeps. Jay then informs Gloria that her knows about her antics for the day (making him slap meat, and wear shoes around his neck for insulting her culture) but he forgives her and they share a kiss.
One more fact I think you should know: Phil gets extremely queasy around paint We see it a couple times in this episode and it’s hilarious! Just had to mention the best gag of the episode.