April 15, 2019
Well, it looks like "Game of Thrones" superfan Rob McElhenney received his ultimate wish. He made his debut – and final –appearance in the Season 8 GOT premiere Sunday night.
Though, it wouldn't be too surprising if you missed it. The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star received a pretty brutal arrow to the eye after standing on screen for about the duration of, oh, one second.
He co-stars as one of Euron Greyjoy's sailors alongside Martin Starr from "Silicone Valley." The two kept the ship secure while Euron was off trying to impress Cersei. But when Theon Greyjoy boards the ship to rescue his sister, Yara, he kills off both characters before they could even utter a line.
The native Philadelphian confirmed his appearance on Instagram by posting a photo of his bloodied-out eye with the caption, “Don’t blink. #gameofthrones." His "It's Always Sunny" co-star, Glenn Howerton, commented, “You got got, homeboy.”
There has been a deep, ongoing relationship between the creators of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Game of Thrones." David Benioff and D.B. Weiss of GOT wrote a script for Season 9 for "It's Always Sunny," called “Flowers for Charlie.” The creators have also made an appearance in the show, starring as two "bored lifeguards" in “The Gang Goes to a Water Park” in Season 12.
You can catch McElhenney's five-second appearance in the clip below.