Rick And Morty Season 3 Finale: The Rickchurian Mortydate – Recap & Review

Our sad moment has come: the last episode of Rick and Morty‘s third season. In this episode, Rick Sanchez gets into a fight with perhaps the most powerful man in the country (a man other than himself, that is). Here is a review of its season finale titled The Rickchurian Mortydate.

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!

Plot summary

Eponymous grandfather and grandson Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith have had enough with being slaves to the United States and its American government. (Morty has also wanted a selfie with the President since Season 2’s Get Schwifty episode.) After bailing out on one of the President’s requests to go play Minecraft instead, the two wound up in a kerfuffle with the White House.

Meanwhile, after events that transpired in the previous episode, Rick’s daughter Beth Smith believes she may be a clone of herself. She goes to Jerry Smith for reassurance, and they rekindle their relationship in the process.

The events that happen in this episode possibly reverts the show to a state akin to that of Season One.

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Discussion

The Rickchurian Mortydate proves that gods do exist. Case in point when the POTUS states that Greek god Poseidon is “locked up in Area 51 already.” The fight scenes between the man of all American power and the man of infinite power are the best sights to witness since Peter Griffin has fought the gigantic chicken.

This finale of Season Three reminds the audience that the titular grandfather has the power and technology to render himself a god. Comparing himself to that of Doctor Who, Rick Sanchez–at least, of this episode–could very much be a clone, hologram, or a clone controlled by the real Rick Sanchez. The episode also proves that sometimes the dense and vacuous can trump wit and intelligence at the most ridiculous of times.

The post-credits scene of this season finale mirrors that of the post-credits scene of season 2 as the audience is updated on a fan-favorite character. Although the season has ended, fans are left to wonder what has become of Tammy and her avian companion, as well as what their roles are in possible future episode(s).

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Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s popular animated series Rick and Morty will return to Cartoon Network’s nighttime programming block Adult Swim with its fourth season sometime in the near future. For more Rick and Morty-related news and reviews, follow Geek Motivation on Twitter (@GEEKMOTIVATION) and Instagram (@geekmotivation).

Written by: John Tangalin

 

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