Last night, Rick and Morty Season 4 kicked off with “Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat.” And a lot went down, dawg.
Spoilers below for Rick and Morty Season 4.
In “Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat,” we see the out-there odd couple come into contact with death crystals that allow you to predict your death when you touch them. Morty sees a path to dying old with his crush, Jessica. So, he does anything it takes to follow that path, even when it means accidentally killing Rick and refusing to resurrect his grandpa through cloning. Of course, no Rick would leave his fate to a Morty. Operation Phoenix kicks into its back-up plan, booting Rick’s consciousness to clones of himself hibernating in other dimensions. Most-often these are fascist dimensions that throw Rick into uncomfortable scenarios and more gruesome deaths. Meanwhile, Morty basically becomes a supervillain—or American Monster—with the help of the crystal and an army of Mr. Meeseeks. Then things get really weird.
If you want to dig deeper into the episode and its themes, check out Adult Swim’s video, which features interviews and insights from the show’s creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
What’s coming up next for Rick and Morty? How will announced guest stars Taika Waititi, Paul Giamatti, Sam Neill, and Kathleen Turner come into play? And will Rick and Morty superfan Chris Evans pop by? We’ll find out as the first half of Season 4 unfolds in the coming weeks.
Season 4 of Rick and Morty continues on Sundays at 11:30pm on Adult Swim.
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