Charlie is Charlie Gordon.The following will spoil the ending of Flowers for Algernon. Think about it. At the end of Flowers for Algernon, Charlie moved out of New York. Since this was an attempt to move somewhere where people didn't know him, he may have changed his last name to Kelly. He then got a job at Paddy's Pub (also cleaning), and he kills rats because they remind him of what he can remember of Algernon. He didn't remember his parents, so he probably met up with his "mother", who thinks Charlie is her real son because she's, well, crazy. Since Charlie's memory was decreasing, everything said about his past in the show was probably just made up by him, and everybody in the show plays along out of pity. The most clear evidence of this theory are Charlie's impossibly bad spelling, not to mention the fact that he's already borderline retarded.
- They did a Flowers for Algernon parody in season 9 with Charlie. The treatment was actually an experiment to see how he and the gang would react if Charlie thought he had become smarter.
The finale will be exceedingly dark and humorless and will be about the group realizing that Dennis is a serial killer
- Or, it will be the funniest episode. The gang will still realize Dennis is a serial killer, though.
- Is there something to back this up or is this just REALLY Wild Mass Guesing?
- It's more about the "IMPLICATION"
- Dennis being an implied serial killer is somewhat of a running gag on the show, and it's been hinted at repeatedly, especially in the season finale of season seven.
- Has it ever been implied that he's killed people? It's certainly been implied he's mentally capable of it but I can't recall anything to suggest he has actively killed anyone.
The Gang's flanderization is a result of their deteriorating mental health.
Green Man is Charlie's "safe" persona created to cope with being molestedCharlie mentions that being "Green Man" got him through vaguely reference some rough times. Like say, being molested by his uncle.
Dennis is a reincarnation of Patrick Bateman.He's a complete sociopath, a controlling neat freak, a witty deadpan snarker, and an implied serial killer. He even has the taste for eighties music.
The finale will have the whole gang die.The McPoyles will come back for one last revenge scheme, and as they kill the gang, also end up killing themselves. Then Rickey Cricket comes out of nowhere and thinks it's a sign from God, only to have something fall and kill him too.
The Waitress' name is Nicki Potnick.We know Nicki is a girl and Frank took her nametag. We know the Waitress couldn't find hers. The fact that the Gang knows of Nicki and apparently hung out with her in high school would be utterly in character with their forgetfulness of... everything about the Waitress.
- Jossed in a Tweet from Glenn Howerton.
Mac isn't really gay. He's just confused and the writers are just messing with usI think people on message boards started to pick up ambiguously gay cues with Mac and the writers decided to hint more strongly at it just for fun "the thing is, I kind of hate women"
The gang will eventually kill CricketAnd they'll make sure someone else is blamed for it.
The reason Mac's become more and more gay is because......he finds it harder and harder to deny who he truly is to himself and those around, but is afraid to come out which is why he's also more homophobic. Think about it. In the first couple of seasons, Mac came off as straight. Then Mac becomes Ambiguously Gay with hints of homophobia. Though it wasn't to the extent it is now. Now he's so homophobic that he says AIDs is God's punishment for gay sex and not even fooling anyone into thinking he's straight. He could be so homophobic yet less ambiguous because he wants to avoid being gay or outed as gay, but he just can't hide it anymore. So he just resorts to prejudice and calls it a day.
Dennis and Dee will make out.
- And Dennis will enjoy it.
- If they do canonize Dee/Dennis, I have some theories on how this will play out:
- The McPoyles approve, this creeps Dennis and Dee out.
- Or they play up Dee and Dennis' disgust at the McPoyles and their incestuous relations for Hypocritical Humor.
- Given his screwed views on consent, Dennis might force himself on Dee. I'm not so sure about this one though. I know they've done Black Comedy Rape jokes. But they never actually show it. So this one might be too dark even for this show. And even if it isn't, it could cross Dude, Not Funny! territory.
- It is awkward (because y'know, it's taboo and all) and Dee and Dennis never speak of it again. Or if they do, it's really awkward.
- They become an Official Couple and their relationship is terrible, but may stay together anyway because they can't do any better.
- The rest of gang make fun of Dennis or at least, are confused by this because not only did he make out with his sister, but also because Dee.
- Someone takes a picture of or video tapes them making out and blackmails them with it.
- They were drunk.
- If they do canonize Dee/Dennis, I have some theories on how this will play out:
- The Shower Scene between Riggs and Murtaugh. Okay, the reason why he put that scene in there was obvious. But listen to him defend the scene, saying it's a love story between two men. It's clear what he meant. But it's also portrayed as a partial Freudian Slip. Why not take it a step further and think he actually wanted the Token Romance to be between Riggs and Murtaugh?
- In Lethal Weapon 5, the Police Chief tells Murtaugh his wife is dead. At first, this seems like it's for dramatic purposes. But think about it. His wife dying also makes him single which gives him and Riggs the opportunity to get together romantically.
- Riggs marries Murtaugh's daughter. This is a bit of a stretch, but he could have shipped them (or been okay with shipping them) because she resembles Murtaugh and it's closest to shipping Murtaugh and Riggs, he'd be able to live with.
The series finale will involve a Kill 'em All endingEither the gang dies at the hands of those they have wronged throughout the seasons or the gang will snap and kill eachother.
Mac isn't gay, he's bisexual. The Gang just can only think in absolutes.He's a got a fetish for older women, at the very least. But the gang is so ignorant that the idea of anyone being something other than gay or straight is a totally alien concept to them.
Frank is responsible for most of the seriesUnlike the rest of the Gang, his depravity comes from a conscious desire to be an awful person and he intentional tries to become worse and worse as the series goes on. As a result of his behavior, the rest of the Gang became much more depraved than they originally were to the point of becoming unable to function in society. Had Frank not entered their lives, the Gang probably would have continued to simply be self-absorbed but ultimately harmless nobodies rather than the dangerous psychopaths the are today.
Bruce is actually just as bad as Dee and DennisBruce tried to arrange Frank and Dee to have sex, and was content with watching Dee masturbate instead out of a desire to humiliate the both of them. He also blames Frank for making his children terrible, instead of actually intervening when they were children. Sure you hear about all the good things he does, but Dee and Dennis tell people they do good things too and you never actually see Bruce do anything purely good on screen. He also had a lengthy relationship with Barbara who we know is unpleasant. Him arranging for Dennis to lose his mother's house could've been out of a desire for it to go to the next heir (which is probably Bruce). Bruce is just a Dennis who is better at hiding his sociopathy and evil. Yet again, he seemed perfectly comfortable with watching his daughter masturbate in front of him.
- This could work as a reflecion of the actor's real life problems.
Charlie and Mac will starve themselves at some point.Because Dennis did it when people thought he was the fat-faced sex offender, Mac starved himself to get that gaunt, angular look for Chase Utley and Dee starved herself before going on Family Fight.
The Waitress's name is Mary.In fitting with Charlie being The Danza and Charlie Day being married to Mary Elizabeth Ellis in real life.
Rickety Cricket is the portrait to the gang's Dorian Gray.In the famous story, Dorian Gray has a portrait that he thinks is perfect. He wants it to age instead of him so he can live an amoral, hedonistic lifestyle. The gang lives a similar kind of life. There is next to no physical effect on the gang, but a whole lot of physical damage can be seen on Rickety Cricket.
Danny Devito's character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is Frank.We know that Frank has had multiple stays in mental institutions.
Rickety Cricket will rejoin the priesthood at some pointHey, it'd make a good episode
Charlie will be the only member of the gang left standing during the finale.Wouldn't put it past the show in Dennis eventually snapping and killing the group, with Charlie barely surviving the ordeal. With the gang dead and Dennis incarcerated Charlie would not only move out of Philly but actually maintain a stable life without the group. Its this kind of tragic yet bittersweet ending is the only possible ending this series could have.