'Rick and Morty' Season 4 premiere brings the adventurous grandfather-grandson duo back to the screen
At the beginning of the season 4 premiere, makers Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland say that the two-year-long wait for season 4 of 'Rick and Morty' is going to be worth it by the end of the episode.
Possible spoilers for season 4 episode 1 of 'Rick and Morty' titled 'Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat'
And just like that, the premiere episode of season 4 of 'Rick and Morty' came to an end. It ended rather quickly - we'd have happily had it go on for a little while longer. After all, the last season ended in 2017 and it has been a painfully long wait for the fourth season.
Season 4 Episode 1 is titled 'Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat' which is basically "Morty goes nuts; Rick does stuff". And that pretty much is what the episode is about.
In the beginning of the episode, we see the Smith family taking precautions around Rick and Morty's adventures. Rick can no longer just pick Morty up and get going - he must now seek permission from Morty before taking him on any more adventures. The episode also shows how the characters have begun to detach from Rick - Summer (Spencer Grammer), Beth (Sarah Chalke), Jerry (Chris Parnell), and even Morty (Justin Roiland), who sets on a solo adventure of his own in the premiere episode. He follows the death crystal for a death with the love of his life Jessica (Kari Wahlgren). And obviously this will be having side effects.
At the same time, Rick is on an adventure of his own. After getting himself killed, his back-up uploads him to the clone servers in multiple realities. Unfortunately for Rick though, he is greeted with fascism in every alternate universe - we get a glimpse of a Nazi Morty. "When did this shit become the default?", he asks, and so do we. And soon, Rick is just bouncing from one clone to the other to escape fascism.
At the beginning of the season 4 premiere, makers Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland say that the two-year-long wait for season 4 of 'Rick and Morty' is going to be worth it by the end of the episode. It might have been easy to presume this as cocky for the makers, but we won't lie, the wait for season 4 has been totally worth it. Well for one, the Meeseeks make an appearance! And an incest joke by Summer!
'Rick and Morty' airs Sundays 11.30 pm ET on Adult Swim.