There were a few bright spots in "The Gang Dines Out," but overall it just wasn't one of Always Sunny's best entries. Usually, when a Sunny episode is restricted to one location, these five psychos find away to unleash their "crazy" in wild and chaotic ways. But this time around, they were mostly just slow and pathetic; with Frank and Dennis becoming maniacally paranoid about the fact that the other wouldn't "pay tribute" by visiting the other's respective restaurant table.

By the end of this thing, the four of them were dead set on fighting in the middle of the fancy Italian restaurant, with Frank wielding a lobster claw (to "pinch their d***s") and Charlie holding a bowl of hot soup. But once the poor waiter fell and got himself "spaghetti'd" (a callback to Mac's earlier comment) the four of them reconciled through laughter. But it seemed like claw/soup/chair/vase fight was the moment we were waiting for. Because most of the episode was waiting. Waiting for things to escalate. Waiting for The Gang to get more and more demented with their passive aggressive behavior. And I was expecting a big payoff like at the end of "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer." But it never came, and the whole point of the episode seemed to be that the four guys could reach boiling levels of anger, to the point of wanting to physically maim someone, without ever saying a word to one another. Read More....


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