'Rick and Morty' Season 4 finale teases 'Pickle Rick' sequel with Dr Wong exploring Beth and Jerry's marriage
As Morty and Summer fight over Rick’s invisibility belt, Rick tells Beth and Jerry that they should figure out why their kids always fight, reminding them that this would be a good use for Dr. Wong
‘Pickle Rick’ may have now become a meme caricaturing what fans of the Adult Swim animated television series ‘Rick and Morty’ find funny, but there is no doubt that the third episode of the third season of the Dan Harmon-Justin Roiland show is one of its most famous ones of all time.
In the episode, Rick (Roiland) turns himself into a pickle to avoid going with the whole family (minus Chris Parnell's Jerry, who was then separated from Beth) for a family counseling session with the therapist, Dr. Wong (Susan Sarandon). While Beth (Sarah Chalke), Summer (Spencer Grammer), and Morty (Roiland) go to Dr. Wong, Rick (as a pickle) goes on an unexpected adventure. But he finally arrives there, battered and bruised. And in true Rick form, he goes into a monologue about why he hates therapy as a concept.
Love it or hate it, ‘Pickle Rick’ was an intense episode that examined the toxic relationship of Beth and her estranged father. It was significant in character development. The season 4 finale of ‘Rick and Morty’ may give us that opportunity again, because Dr. Wong is in the mix again!
Titled ‘Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri’, the episode will see the family revisit the therapist. While the title, a play on ‘Return of the Jedi’ suggests ‘Star Wars’ homages, the preview for the episode doesn’t reveal any of that. Instead, the short promo video shared on the show’s official Twitter account, shows the family enjoying a nice breakfast, when Beth suggests that she would like for all of them to have another family counseling session.
As Morty and Summer fight over Rick’s invisibility belt, Rick tells Beth and Jerry that they should figure out why their kids always fight, reminding them that this would be a good use for Dr. Wong. He then leaves.
So, we can guess that this session might explore Beth and Jerry’s marriage more. It has been a while since the show has done that. And if that’s the case, then we should be prepared for another Rick solo adventure. It would make sense to not have this episode be about Rick and Beth’s relationship again, especially considering the previous episode was exactly that.
It would also give Jerry some much-needed screentime, something he has not been given this season (with the exception of the last episode). All in all, the season 4 finale episode promises some intensity. And not just because of Dr. Wong. ‘Rick and Morty’ finales tend to be somewhat sentimental always.
'Rick and Morty' Season 4 airs Sundays at 11.30 pm EST on Adult Swim.