'Rick and Morty' Season 4 Episode 7 promises face-hugging aliens and homages to Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'
Wubba-lubba-dub-dub! ‘Rick And Morty’ Season 4, back from its midseason break, has promised fans with five intense episodes.
Episode 6, ‘Never Ricking Morty’ was a meta ride that sent viewers on a brain-swirling trip. It was a twisted take on the format of anthologies and it was a vulgar display of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s collective creative powers.
So, what does Episode 7 have in store for us? According to IMDb, the episode titled ‘Promortyus’ will revolve around Morty meeting a new kid called Jack who's in love with an alien called Tom. Rick, per IMDb, tries to save Jack when it turns out that the alien isn't who he thinks it is.
From the episode’s titles, one can be sure that it will have an obscure homage to the 2012 Ridley Scott film ‘Prometheus’ that follows a team of humans looking for clues to the origin of mankind on a distant moon.
The episode’s promo video which was released on the official ‘Rick and Morty’ Twitter account shows that there is, of course, an alien society involved in the story. The 45-second-long clip sees the grandfather-grandson duo ripping off face-huggers. Rick mentions that the last thing he remembers is that he was looking at a "wet egg".
When Morty says that Rick shouldn’t have because the egg was so wet, Rick shrugs him off and says that these face-hugging parasitic aliens should not be too difficult to figure out. He’s instantly proven wrong because as it turns out, the parasitic alien civilization was a complex and advanced one. The only positive note that Rick seemed to have is that the alien race had an M&Ms store.
Aside from ‘Prometheus’, fans on Twitter also seemed to suggest that the episode would have a homage to the 1956 classic sci-fi horror film, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’. The film revolves around an extraterrestrial invasion that begins in the fictional California town of Santa Mira. Alien plant spores have fallen from space and grown into large seed pods, each one capable of reproducing a duplicate replacement copy of each human. As each pod reaches full development, it assimilates the physical characteristics, memories, and personalities of each sleeping person placed near it but these duplicates are devoid of all human emotion.
One can keep guessing, but knowing Harmon and Roiland’s style, all fan expectations are futile and the episode is likely to be different from anything and everything we are hoping for. And it’ll probably be awesome.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 airs Sundays at 11.30 pm EST only on Adult Swim.