SPOILER ALERT: You probably have not but watched season three episode 7 of Rick and Morty ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’ (out there on Netflix UK 16th September) cease studying proper now. It is a superb episode and any prior data will actually detract from the affect of it.
This week’s Rick and Morty fed us a complete mislead. From the episode’s title and the opening scene, the place Rick and Morty from universe C-137 are getting on their scuba gear ready us for an underwater escapade. But when there’s one factor the Rick and Morty writers love, it is slapping you proper within the face with one thing surprising, ideally within the type of graphic violence.
Our C-137 heroes barely featured on this episode, solely showing within the pre- and post-credit scenes. As an alternative we got a lot of parallel plots in The Citadel, a spot the place infinite Ricks and Mortys have shaped a society within the wake of C-137 annihilating the council of Ricks.
A key plot-line was the political marketing campaign of ‘Candidate Morty’ who unexpectedly beats his rival Ricks with an impassioned speech about social division between Ricks and Mortys.
However he’s not all he appears.
As soon as in workplace Candidate Morty goes much more Machiavellian than Frank Underwood, and within the remaining shot it’s revealed that he’s the identical Morty from Season 1, episode 10 ‘Shut Rick-Counters of the Rick Form’, affectionately identified by followers as “Evil Morty”.
The reappearance of Evil Morty doesn’t bode effectively, however as long as Rick and Morty C-137 keep away from the citadel they need to be secure… proper?
A fan concept uploaded on reddit thinks in any other case.
The speculation hones in on just a few delicate inconsistencies within the present’s plot. As a rule Rick and Morty is extraordinarily conscientious to stay constant, even with regards to actually minor particulars. For instance, Summer time by accident blows a gap within the storage roof in season 2 episode 9 and within the following episode we see that it has been haphazardly repaired.
So the speculation factors out that though Rick is meant to have been lacking from the Smith household’s life for twenty years previous to the start of the present, we see a photograph of him holding child Morty in Chicken Particular person’s home (p.s. when can we get to see extra of Phoenixperson?)
Seeing as Morty is barely fourteen, how is that this attainable? The speculation goes that this isn’t the Morty we all know and love/discover amusingly pathetic.
We already know that Rick and Morty can transfer between infinite realities, having ditched their ‘unique’ actuality in season 1 episode 6 after a scientific slip-up mutated all people on Earth into horrific Cronenberg monsters. They bailed on attempting to avoid wasting their home-reality and took the place of a Rick and Morty who died in a lab accident in a special dimension. With this in thoughts, is it attainable that our Rick just isn’t really together with his unique Morty, may his unique Morty really be… look forward to it… EVIL MORTY?!
The fan concept lays out an elaborate scheme for revenge as plotted by unique C-137/Evil Morty. The speculation goes that C-137 was introduced up by Rick (sans Jerry) and is due to this fact way more clever than his Morty brethren. He builds his personal portal gun, hell-bent on revenge as a result of Rick C-137 deserted him after they began to conflict intellectually.
As fan theories go it is fairly intricate, however the plotting in Rick and Morty is strictly that – intricate. The writers handle to tie collectively separate and seemingly absurd plotlines to make factors about delicate points like remedy, inequality and discrimination. This newest episode could be essentially the most advanced but, with Justin Roiland voicing each single Rick and Morty to create a community of tales that come collectively fantastically on the finish.
Dismissing the fan concept totally can be a mistake. Then again, the present’s different nice energy lies in being unattainable to anticipate, so any fan concept is arguably flawed just because attempting to foretell Rick and Morty is like attempting to get your head round quantum physics whereas getting hammered – one thing Rick does on daily basis earlier than breakfast.
If you wish to get a greater grasp on the minds that crafted the episode you may try a behind-the-scenes beneath.
Making an attempt to foretell the instructions Rick and Morty may take might damage your mind, however if you’re a real Rick and Morty fan you understand how to cope with ache… WUBBLA LUBBA DUB DUB!