TV Review: ‘Aww geeze, Rick’

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By Heidi Dye

Well it’s that time again where fans have to say goodbye to the beloved duo Rick and Morty.

Don’t worry, as of 2017, “Rick and Morty” has been renewed for a fourth season.

After waiting a whopping two years since the end of season two, fans were delivered a gore-filled season three that gave us a look inside at what makes Rick Sanchez from C-137 tick.

Season three started us off with the heavy subject of how all the missions that Rick and Morty have been going on are affecting Morty mentally and diving into Rick and Morty’s toxic relationship. Rick was right, this was the darkest time of Rick and Morty’s lives.

This is proved in the episodes “Rest and Ricklaxation” and “Vindicators 3.” Both episodes share the common theme of Rick’s mental dependence on Morty seeing as Drunk Rick even killed almost all of the Vindicators in jealousy. Well, jealousy hidden under the appreciation of Noob Noob.

When it comes to character development, Morty has changed the most since his introduction in the pilot episode. He changed from a nervous sidekick, to someone who has been through so much of Rick’s abuse that he’s done with Rick.

This is evident in “Morty’s Mind Blowers” where Morty finds out, again, that Rick has removed Morty’s memories both with and without Morty’s discretion. But Rick and Morty fought more as the season has progressed.

Even if the season was a short ten episodes, it was filled with character driven story arcs. This season even brought back fan-favorite, Evil Morty, who is in the episode “The Ricklantis Mixup” where Evil Morty runs for president of the Citedal of Ricks.

Rick’s progress of getting Beth and Jerry, Morty’s parents, divorced at the beginning of season 3 has been reversed in the final episode, “The Rickchurian Mortydate.”

This season, we’re seeing that Rick’s family no longer sees him as a God-like figure. Beth and the kids even choose Jerry at the end of the season over Rick.

Hopefully season four will answer some of questions that left fans pondering after the season three finale. Is Beth a clone of herself? Does Jessica actually care about Morty? What is Evil Morty’s plan for the Citedal? And most importantly, will we ever see the return of Mr. Meeseeks?

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