What's Next After the 'Modern Family' Pregnancy Bomb? Plus, Fans React

Meaghan Darwish
ABC

The latest Modern Family episode dropped a major bomb for the Season as it was revealed that eldest Dunphy daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland) is expecting.

Throughout the episode "Did the Chicken Cross the Road?" Haley and longtime on-again-off-again beau Dylan (Reid Ewing) tried proving that they could be grown up but ultimately opted out of a stage play for a carnival. While at the carnival riding bumper cars, Dylan bumped into Haley accidentally causing the lipstick she was applying to jam up her nose.

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During their resulting visit to the ER, a nurse reveals the news much to Haley and Dylan's shock. "Why wouldn't you want to enjoy a carefree life as long as you could?" Haley said, referring to her earlier worries about wanting to lead a more "adult" life.

"At least until the baby comes," the nurse responded.

"Oh, that's years away. Trust me," Haley answered unknowingly.

When the nurse clarified she's pregnant, Haley and Dylan were left speechless and fans left hanging. Until the next episode, viewers won't know how they go on to reveal the news to the rest of the Dunphy/Pritchett clan. However, Hyland revealed she knew about the storyline prior to Season 10.

Before the episode aired, Hyland hinted at what was to come calling it a "BUMPY ride," on Instagram.

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Buckle up for tonight’s brand new episode of @abcmodernfam guys. It’s gonna be a BUMPY ride! #modernfamily @abcnetwork 9/8c pm

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After the episode aired, Hyland took to her Instagram stories to answer fan questions in which she revealed that she knew about the big secret "before the season started. But. I had zero information on details!"

The actress later went on to share a photo of her trying on a prosthetic pregnancy belly, captioning the image, "Well I guess the cat’s outta the bag!!! Or more like the bump’s outta the shirt!..... that was a horrible joke. I apologize."

 

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Well I guess the cat’s outta the bag!!! Or more like the bump’s outta the shirt!..... that was a horrible joke. I apologize.

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Including a guest role by 'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy.

Hyland wasn't the only one responding to the episode though, many fans voiced their stance on social media — and not all of them were happy. Many expressed their frustration over wanting Haley's other ex Andy (Adam Devine) to return. Below find some of those reactions.

MODERN FAMILY - "The Escape" - Haley meets Arvin's parents ("Grey's Anatomy"'s Kate Burton, Jim Piddock) but when things don't go as planned, fate leads to an unexpected reunion with all of her ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, the family seizes on a nursing home visit with Jay's mean sister, Becky, to settle old scores. But as Jay, Claire and Mitchell compete for her time, Phil, Cam and Gloria end up getting trapped in the home's basement with no way out, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Ron Tom) ADAM DEVINE, REID EWING, NATHAN FILLION, CHRIS GEERE, SARAH HYLAND

Hyland surrounded by Haley's current and former loves in Season 9 played by Adam Devine, Ewing, Nathan Fillion, and Chris Geere.

So what do you think about Haley's news? Let us know in the poll below.

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