Welcome back to Bleeding Cool‘s weekly review of FXX‘s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as we offer up our thoughts on the third episode of season 13, ‘The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot.’
During 2015’s season 10 premiere of FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (‘The Gang Beats Boggs’), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) introduced us to a challenge the likes of which were once only the stuff of legends: The Wade Boggs Challenge – 70 beers consumed in a single cross-country flight. And it went exactly how you would’ve expected it to go.
Now, Dee’s making it a point to prove that whatever the boys can do, her girls can do better – “rebooting” The Wade Boggs Challenge during a flight to Los Angeles for the women’s march. Was this week’s ‘The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot’ the kind of message Dee (and the show) wanted to send – or just another case of history repeating itself?
Spoiler Warnings: I’ll be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode, so just keep that in mind. Definitely not looking for pitchforks and torches outside my apartment.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e03 ‘The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot’: To one-up the guys, Dee has organized an “all-female reboot” of the Wade Boggs challenge on a first-of-its-kind, all-female flight headed to L.A. for the women’s march. Written by Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider; Directed by Kat Coiro.
Here’s a look back at Bleeding Cool‘s review of last week’s ‘The Gang Escapes’:
Here’s a look at what Paddy’s Pub patrons can still expect from the season ahead, as well as an overview of the next four episodes:
The Gang Returns… mostly…. in the 13th season of the FXX original comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy’s Pub, while Dennis (Glenn Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota.
Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history – an Eagles Super Bowl victory.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e04 ‘Time’s Up For The Gang’: Paddy’s has been put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile to women, and the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get off the list. Written by Megan Ganz; Directed by Kat Coiro.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e05 ‘The Gang Gets New Wheels’: Dee gets in with a group of cool, rich housewives. Dennis hits it off with some everyday blue-collar bros. Frank struggles to renew his license, and Charlie and Mac deal with a new generation of bicycle bullies. Written by Conor Galvin; Directed by Todd Biermann.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e06 ‘The Gang Solves The Bathroom Problem’: Jimmy Buffett is in town and the positive vibes are alive at the bar. But when Mac comes out of the women’s bathroom, no one can leave until the bathroom situation is solved. Written by Erin Ryan; Directed by Josh Drisko.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e07 ‘The Gang Does A Clip Show’: With nothing to do while their phones update to the latest software, the gang decides to reminisce on old times. As everyone misremembers events from their past, the gang’s current reality becomes altered. Written by Danna Phirman & Danielle Schneider; Directed by Todd Biermann