Lloyd says the victim will be a “significant” character, which is not exactly the same as a “lead” character. That loophole leaves room for DeDe to be the unlucky decedent, although I personally would be okay with Manny.
Didn’t they kill off his mom (off camera) several seasons back?
But yeah, DeeDee seems the likely candidate. The kids are probably off-limits - grandparents dying is perfectly normal, 20 year olds is not. And honestly, what’s the life expectancy of someone with an inverted uterus?
Huh, according to the Modern Family wiki, Phil’s mom was alive, but never seen or heard on the show, until Season 4, when the whole Dunphy/Pritchett clan flew to Florida for her funeral. That just seems strange because his dad was on 7 episodes before her death, and they were still married when she died.
I consider it a cheat if it is Phil’s dad or DeeDee. These are, by definition, minor characters and not major ones. Although, I will admit that I stopped watching several years ago as once the kids grew up it lost a lot of its luster.
My first thought was Phil’s dad, but as was mentioned, he’s not a major character. DeeDee makes sense, not that she’s a major character but there’s a lot of history there so there could be some bitter sweet moments. Killing off Stella would be a cheat, but she’s a main character to Jay! Then we could see him mourn her and secretly wonder if Gloria had something to do with it. I can’t see them killing any of the children; that’s way too dark for this show. I guess my prediction depends on whether this is the last season. If so, I think Ed O’Neill is a good bet. If not, it’s anybody’s guess.