Honestly I’m glad Mac went back in the closet in season 11 only to come back out again in season 12 because the coming out scene in season 12 is so genuine and real and heartwarming in comparison to the frantic “I GUESS IF IM GAY THEN THERE IS NO GOD AND LIFE HAS NO MEANING” from season 11.
Season 11 gave us a comedically played coming out scene that left Mac feeling empty and sad.
Season 12 gave us a real coming out scene that wasn’t played for laughs in the slightest and left Mac feeling happy and proud and confident.
i’ve seen a couple posts going around about dennis saying he hates mac/dennis not returning mac’s feelings but like
i’ve been interpreting this less as “dennis hates mac” and more as “it’s easier for dennis to say he hates mac than to admit how badly he needs him, and it’s a lot less terrifying than facing the reality of their relationship now that mac is out”
macdennis shipping aside, its clear they’ve always been very codependent, borderline in a relationship with each other, and i could see dennis panicking now that he doesn’t have the comfort of knowing nothing will ever come of it like he did when mac was still in the closet
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Ronald "Mac" Macdonald [ESFJ]
UNOFFICIAL TYPING BY: thedarkmonarch
Extraverted Feeling (Fe): Mac is very hot-blooded, passionate and wears his emotions on his sleeve. His openness about how he feels has been warped to the point where he can’t form rational arguments and only blind fervour. He desperately seeks others’ approval, to the point where he comes off as needy and obnoxious. This frequently leads Mac to be manipulated by Dennis and Frank.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Mac follows rules and traditions extremely strictly. As the only religious member of the gang, he places his Catholic beliefs well above any human relationships. Mac also holds onto his past events as a motivating factor in his present behaviour (ex: his emotionally distant father & apathetic mother). In spite of his very obvious homosexuality, he adhere’s to denial and religious homophobia.
Extraverted Intuition (Ne): While not his strongest function, Mac does exhibit an appreciation for the wacky and wild. He’s best friends with Charlie and is easily able to interpret his insanity for the rest of the gang. Mac can also come up with multiple creative solutions to problems on the fly.
Introverted Thinking (Ti): This is Mac’s fatal flaw. He can’t think rationally. When he designates himself as the brains of the gang, his plots and ideas are severely lacking in logic.