Jay Pritchett is on the south side of middle age. He recently married the much younger, much hotter, much more Colombian Gloria. He's already done the dad thing once with Claire and Mitchell. Now he's ready for round two with Gloria's son, Manny.
There's a bit of a cultural clash. Jay is pretty set in his no-nonsense ways. But Gloria is quite fiery and Manny is most passionate. They are forcing Jay to change the way he thinks and embrace new experiences. Well, maybe embrace is too strong of a word. Let's just say he tolerates things. As much as he tries to cover his emotions with his gruff exterior, we can see that family is everything to Jay.