Cameron is upset with Mitchell's lack of public affection, Gloria gets back at Jay for disrespecting her Colombian traditions, and Claire goes overboard as Alex tries to get her first kiss.

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In honor of her late grandmother, Gloria decides to cook more traditional Colombian meals, which is met with some ribbing from Jay -- but see who gets the last laugh. Meanwhile Claire finds herself becoming the overbearing mom when she finds out Alex likes a boy, and Haley's idea of sisterly advice is not helping matters; and Mitchell and Cameron have a tiff over Mitchell's freakish aversion to PDA. Written by Fox Publicity

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Showing one's love
15 February 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The basic premise of the episode "The Kiss" is a variation on the theme of how humans show their affection in public. Some people would not hesitate to demonstrate how much they care for another, being a close relative, or a good friend in front of others, which seems to be the case affecting Mitchell and Jay. The father is a man who confesses he is not a "touchy-feely" kind of man, so kissing for him is only reserved to the privacy of his bedroom, but he will not show it in front of his family, much less kiss his son in public. No wonder Mitch feels bad about the situation.

Mitchell feels his love for Cam does not include to be seen kissing his partner in the street, or even in front of his family. After all, the whole family realize what is going on between the men. Maybe Mitch's attitude was what he experienced from a father, Jay, who never kissed him, or showed any tenderness for a son that turned out to be different from what he probably expected.

Even the young are affected by the effect of not having been kissed, as it is the case of Alex, the nerdy sister that does not have the same values as her much flashy sister, Haley. She also likes a boy, who is not as bold as to show how much he likes Alex, even though it is the girl who takes steps to tell Jeremy about how she feels.

The theme is handled with humor by a new contributor to the sitcom, Alexander Higgingbotham, and Elaine Ko. It also helps Scott Ellis, an innovative director is on hand to keep everything going smoothly in this chapter of the series. The program hits the mark in its approach as how one person shows affection for another in public.


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