*WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Finally, Rick and Morty Season 4 is Here
For those of us that are hardcore Rick and Morty fans, it’s like an early Christmas present to finally be watching a new season of the show. Having to wait two years for Rick and Morty season 4 really makes us feel like we’re deserving of this gift.
The first episode – Edge of Tomorty: Rick, Die, Rickpeat – aired on Sunday (or Monday for us British folks) and featured multiple references to the movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. This was a cracking start to the new season, with some fresh jokes, familiar faces and a sense of nostalgia from the older episodes. With the two-year gap and more time to have decent writing and plot developments, this may have been the perfect amount of time to create a masterpiece.
Can They Learn From Their Mistakes?
Given what we’ve seen in the first episode, it seems that the creators have reverted to past seasons and brought back what we all love.
I have to say that season 3 probably was the weakest season we’ve had, and I felt that some of the jokes fell flat. Being such a cult hit – who could forget szechuan sauce? – it seemed as though they tried to make moments too iconic and overly memorable, but in the end, they often became very annoying.
For example, ‘PICKLE RICK’ being screamed through your speakers isn’t the most likeable thing. Then fighting off rats in the sewers Iron Man style… it didn’t quite hit the mark.
Yet following this well needed break from the show, as well as some more drunk method acting from Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty season 4 seems to be back on form.
Rick and Morty Season 4: Episode 1 Recap:
The episode has some cameos from Gearhead (still with his gear balls in his mouth) and Mr Meeseeks (also an alternative ‘Kirkland’, Costco brand which was a hilarious take on one of the OG characters of the show).
It delves right into a crazy adventure, in which Rick asks Morty to help him collect death crystals that, when touched, let you see how you die. Morty takes full advantage of this and steals one in his pocket, fiddling around with it to adjust his fate based on the way he moves. Unaware he’s stolen a crystal, Rick thinks that Morty is just masturbating.
Classic Rick; or classic Morty?
Morty starts to follow a path that supposedly leads him to dying with Jessica and, as you would predict, absolute chaos ensues.
Morty crashes into a rock, throwing Rick from the spacecraft and killing him. But not really, obviously. Instead, he respawns in a vat of another Rick’s basement. Following the theme of Edge of Tomorrow, he gets caught in a near-endless loop of dying and reviving in the basement of yet another Rick; carrying on through multiverse after multiverse, attempting to get back to his original Morty.
Unaware this is going on, Morty has the job of making a clone of Rick using the DNA from dead Rick. These directions were directed from a holographic version of Rick, in which Rick had inserted into Morty for occasions like these.
The spawning of Rick throughout the multiverse continues to happen as the path that Morty has chosen to take to die old with Jesssica unravels, with Morty refusing to revive his Rick, as it doesn’t seem to lead to his life with Jessica. Throughout the mayhem the Morty creates in order to die beside his beloved, we see the gadgets and many inventions that Rick had made over the years; used to fight against the law, the army and everything else in existence.
The best thing to do is just sit back and watch on, because it’s absolutely nuts!
Our Final Thoughts:
The first episode is great, and the trailer for the rest of Rick and Morty season 4 has us even more excited. In it we see Evil Morty who was made mayor, a reference to Dr Strange’s magic cloak, and the return of Mr Poopy Butthole (‘Ooowee!’).
As well as this, we have the unresolved plot of Beth, as we see her on screen at the dinner table, there is the thought that she may not be the original Beth – because we saw in the last season Beth wanted to find herself and explore the galaxy for her meaning.
There is so much that I would like to explore in season 4, and many more personal favourite cameos and references that I’d like to see make a return. With such a strong start, there are high expectations for Rick and Morty season 4, and hopes that this season will be an improvement of the last.
One thing is for sure though, there needs to be another interdimensional Cable episode!
What would you like to see in the newest season?
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