"Fears" is the sixteenth episode of Modern Family.
The episode was written by co-creator, Steven Levitan and directed by Reggie Hudlin. The episode aired March 3, 2010 and achieved a Nielsen Rating of 3.5/9 and 8.08 million viewers. The episode got positive reviews from critics.
This episode begins with the kids being interviewed as to their fears, a theme which runs through the three family plotlines.
After a cable guy tells Haley they have a great treasure under the house Phil and Luke decide to go under the house, but Phil gives up, because of his fear of the dark so they send Luke's car from Jay. Unfortunately, the car crashes and gets stuck making Luke furious and he decides to go under, but gets his belt loop stuck on something. So Phil breaks his fear of dark and saves Luke and gets the car. The two then go farther and finds bones so they call the police, but realize they are Halloween decorations.
Haley is trying to get her driver's license for the third time and if she fails she has to wait six months to try again. Claire tries to motivate her, but Haley becomes more nervous when she gets the same teacher from the last time. Claire also tries to motivate Alex to go to a dance, because Alex thinks no one will ask her, but Claire succeeds in motivating her to go where someone asks her to dance. Haley finally gets her license, but almost loses it when she forgets to put the brake on with the teacher still in the car.
Meanwhile, Mitchell and...