On the most recent episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Hero or Hate Crime?” (and if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you may want to stop reading now), longtime fans of the show finally got what they’ve wanted after 12 seasons when Mac admitted that he’s gay. We spoke to Charlie Day, who’s in the middle of a press tour for Fist Fight, about the decision to finally resolve this for Mac and Day says a big reason for this episode is because they knew it disappointed fans of the series when they did something similar last season, but then took it back.
“Well, I think the season before we had him have that moment and then quickly take it back,” says Day, “and I think there were maybe a lot of people who were sort of disappointed by that, which makes sense. That’s what our show is. You know, these characters are out to disappoint you.”