Mac came out as gay in season 12 of the long-running hit show
A trailer for the upcoming season finale of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been shared online.
The last episode in the current season will air later this week (November 7) and is titled ‘Mac finds his Pride’.
In season 12, Mac (played by Rob McElhenney) came out as gay but has yet to share his true sexuality with his father, who is currently in prison. A synopsis for the season 13 finale reads: “Frank tries to recruit Mac for the gang’s float for the Gay Pride Parade; Frank comes to the realisation that Mac will never be secure with his sexual identity unless he comes out to his father.”
In the trailer, Mac can be seen telling Frank (Danny DeVito): “I don’t know where I stand as a gay man and it’s starting to get to me.” Frank responds by telling him to “find his pride” and taking him to an S&M club. Later, Dee (Kaitlin Olson) is seen preparing the pub’s float for a Pride parade. Watch the trailer above now.
At a press event earlier this year, McElhenney discussed the episode’s focus on Pride, saying it was in part due to the “massive response” he got from the LGBTQ community after Mac came out. “They told me how moved they were by it and how important it was to be represented,” he said.
The latest season also saw McElhenney return to the screen looking far more ripped than he had done in previous series. Ahead of the season premiere, he told fans he had done “something really dumb this season,” referencing his body transformation.
He later revealed the brutal regime he had followed to achieve his new physique. “Look, it’s not that hard,” he wrote on Instagram. “All you need to do is lift weights six days a week, stop drinking alcohol, don’t eat anything after 7pm, don’t eat any carbs or sugar at all, in fact just don’t eat anything you like, get the personal trainer from Magic Mike, sleep nine hours a night, run three miles a day, and have a studio pay for the whole thing over a six to seven month span.”