Well, the question of what would happen if the creators of “Game of Thrones” wrote an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been answered. It seems Charlie (Charlie Day) gets really smart.
“Flowers for Charlie” was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and finds Charlie taking an experimental new drug that expands his intelligence, or so he thinks. Smart Charlie is a whole different person who doesn’t have time for the mundane lives of the gang or even the Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), who actually goes on a date with him.
In a fun guest appearance, Burn Gorman plays the scientist who gives Charlie the drug. You might remember him as Day’s scientist sidekick in “Pacific Rim.” In a perfect world, it’s the same character and “Always Sunny” exists in that world. Gorman also has a “Game of Thrones” connection, having appeared in two episodes as Karl.
Unfortunately for Charlie, it turns out his pill was nothing more than a placebo and his intelligence didn’t increase at all, only his arrogance. It’s good news for everyone, because the gang was falling apart without him. The simple task of getting a rat out of the walls of Paddy’s Pub proved to be just too much for them.
So no one really learned much of anything, per usual on “Sunny,” but it was all worth it for this GIF alone:
Besides, when all was said and done, the gang got to watch “Police Acaemy,” and that’s what everyone really wants out of life. What did you think of “Flowers for Charlie”?