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Jay plans a New Year's get together for the family in Palm Springs. He's shocked to find that the hotel isn't nearly as great as he remembered. Disappointed, the group splinters off to do their own things, hurting Jay. That is until a chance encounter with film legend Billy Dee Williams. Back at home, Haley and Alex run into problems while watching the kids.
The episode begins and Jay has a great idea for New Year's. He's taking Gloria, Phil, Claire, Cameron, and Mitchell to Palm Springs to a hotel he used to frequent that has a wonderful New Year's package. Haley has volunteered to take care of the kids, mainly because she doesn’t want to go to any parties and hear how awesome college is from her friends. Phil and Claire are happy to put her in charge. But, it’s actually Alex who will be in charge, as she doesn’t have any parties to go to. Lily is relieved Alex is in charge. ..Read the full recap