It’s time to rick and roll as we get into Rick and Morty Season 6. The first episode is here, and we’ll be going through the recap, ending, and what we thought on the entry. Now in case you can’t remember the ending of Season 5, then the first part of the article is for you. In the finale, we discovered that Evil Morty had now become the president, and he was attempting to get to the central finite curve.
The season finished with Evil Morty getting through and obtaining a golden portal gun, and we watched as he left. Evil Morty simply wanted to live in reality without Rick. We also learned more details on the backstory of Rick, first teased in Rickshank Redemption. He mastered his portal gun and steadily hunted himself across the multiverse when a version of him from the multiverse killed Beth and Diane.
After realizing it was pointless, he and the other Ricks came together to build the citadel and Rick ventured to a universe where Beth was still alive to live there. Now he and Morty managed to escape the Citadel with some of the other Mortys, and they drifted off into space. Anyway, that should you have fully caught up.
Rick And Morty Season 6 Episode 1 Recap
Following Evil Morty’s scheme, we now begin with The Citadel floating in space. In a callback to the beginning of Avengers Endgame, we hear Rick giving a speech that echoes Tony Starks. This includes how the lack of food and the power caused the two to both appear undernourished, just like Tony did in that scene. We learn that some Mortys turned feral, and the extras either did the same thing or were destroyed by the feral ones. They lie down together, and similar to Captain Marvel’s arrival, a beam of light comes in, and we see Space Beth show up.
This isn’t the only Marvel reference either, and when Summer goes down into the basement of the garage we can catch several callbacks to their characters. This includes a Cyclops visor, Thor’s Hammer, and also Magnetos helmet. Summer also gets Wolverine claws though they are more in line with X-23s rather than Logans.
Now the new season comes with a couple of new scenes in the intro. This includes a giant flying squirrel swooping down to get Rick and whom I believe is Summer. We then cut to Victorian London and see Rick and Morty dressed as Sherlock Holmes and Watson, respectively. They’re meeting with Jack the ripper which we can tell by the bloody knife in his hand and also one of his victims on the floor. There’s then a Rick parade with a giant floating balloon of the character. It’s being pulled along by Summer, and we can also catch Beth as well as Space Beth.
You can also see Morty being yanked along in the background, which is a nice little detail. We see Jerry in a mech suit getting shot at by lasers, and I’ve even seen theories that this might be a universe in which Jerry is Rick which I think would be hilarious. The final shot ends with Morty getting dumped into a frying pan, and you better hope he gets out of there alive. This is of course probably riffing on some out of the frying pan into the fire, and I really hope that these shots are from some of the episodes in the season.
Rick Resets The Portal Travelers
Now the episode is called Solaricks, which is based on the George Clooney Movie Solaris. This involved his character Chris Kelvin arriving at a space station above the planet Solaris, and over the course of the film, we watched as memories of the crew manifested in physical form which included his deceased wife. Not only does the entry start in space similar to that film but it also deals with dead loved ones being replaced as we learn what really happened to Rick C-137 and the other Smith Sanchez family members. They return to Earth with her and are greeted by Beth, who brings out sandwiches.
However, due to it being too much at once, they bring out Digestibon, which I feel is kinda riffing on the Robot from Rocky 4 but that might be a reach. Rick accidentally resets portal travelers instead of portal guns, and we realize that he, Morty, and Jerry aren’t originally from the universe that they reside in. Now both Beth and Space Beth remain behind in this reality due to the fact that there was cloning involved with the pair. Lots of similarities to the show Sliders, which involved people going across the multiverse into slightly different universes where things were either changed massively or only very slightly.
It turns out that the Jerry who we’ve been with isn’t the original, and we meet hermit Jerry who was the one from the first season. This happened during the events of Rick Potion 9, aka the sixth episode of season 1. The Jerry that we’ve been following, for the most part, is from Morty Night Run which was the second episode of season 2. This episode is brought up in the entry, and we’re told that this is where the two Jerrys were swapped with each other. Beth asks where their Rick and Morty are, and Summer says they’re buried in the back yard which is a callback to Rick Potion 9.
Rick Returns To His Original Dimension
Rick goes home to see the bomb blast on the floor that was shown in the flashback of the Season 5 finale. Here he sees a hologram of the Rick murderer that was revealed in the episode and learned that Rick actually turned this opportunity down. Rick speaks to Diane whom we learn is actually the voice of his garage bot. Programmed to be always just one room away. This has the same voice as Rick’s garage AI showing how he still has some piece of her in his tech.
She then brings up summer, but due to Beth being dead, she’d never be born hence why the machine doesn’t know her. In this reality, Rick wasn’t able to move on from the death of Diane and thus, he created a time loop for everyone to live in so he could constantly relive that tragic day. However, he forgot to allow people’s bodies to stay young, and thus they’ve been aging up whilst their mind is still stuck in that day. In a similar scene to the ending of Season 5, he travels into a rift, and we get visuals that pull from not only that but also the ending of 2001, a space oddity.
Morty Returns To His Original Dimension
Morty returns to his own universe to find it looking like the Last Of Us, and here we get a nod to Jaws as well as Hermit Jerry from this universe. Both Summer and Beth died, and we eventually received two Batman references. This comes in the form of The Dark Knight Returns, which he says that he read after things went to hell, and this is about an elderly Batman. It’s dark and gritty like him, and our other Batman reference comes when Morty explains that Batman doesn’t abandon his allies. He, however, abandoned his real family and it all comes crumbling down.
Now we also get a reference to the game downbeat, which Morty finds under the bed. This is a game that’s popped up in the series before with Rick not being able to understand the rules, so they never finished it like what Morty says here. Hermit Jerry ends up leaving, and Morty promises to find him a new reality though he prefers to live in this new reality alone. Beth and Summer ended up dying after the events of Rickshank Redemption due to them freezing. Morty is even betrayed by his ride showing that Hermit Jerry might be right.
Rick Goes To Kill The Prime Rick
Summer and co-drop a pin so Rick can travel home, but first, he has to grab Morty. However, Dianebot gives him a heads up that there might be another Rick here as Morty’s real Grandfather wasn’t around. Ok, so we learn this is the Rick that likely killed our Rick’s original family, and this is likely the dominant one that first discovered portal tech. It’s possible that he then traveled through the multiverse in order to give this tech to other Ricks so that they could take over.
The Rick we know rejected him, so this might be a case that he forced him down a path in which he’d create the tech by killing his family. This Rick’s sole gain is to become the most powerful force in the multiverse, and he’ll make the others join him whether they like it or not. Rick C-137 is the real deal, and he’s truly set out to rule over all. He loves doing over-the-top elaborate plans like building stuff in Minecraft on a private server.
When Rick and Morty find his hideout, they catch an apparent naked clone of him. He toys with them by saying that this could be the real him or it could be a clone. The post-credit scene of the episode reveals that it is actually him as we catch his clone tube and also see him putting his clothes on. He says he did it just to f**k with a guy, which was of course Rick c-137…wait…not C-137…look, I dunno. He ends up killing hermit Jerry after the character states Fatality, which is a reference to Mortal Kombat. He also offers a villain team-up which is a trope in movies and tv shows where the villains join forces.
The Real Grandfather
We’ve just had evil Morty, so they’re going to the next level with it and making it, so that evil rick is going to be the big bad of this season. Now, this also confirms that Morty is prime Morty and that he’s the grandson of the one who started this entire thing. Really nice twist, and that’s the end of theory time. Now Rick goes wild, and he gets pulled into Prime Rick’s game in which he taunts and makes him run the gauntlet.
However, Morty pulls him out of it by saying that he doesn’t really know his true Grandfather and that the replacement one is the one he really cares about. He brings up the phrase Rick and Morty, a hundred years This calls back to the pilot in which Rick goes off on one and says Rick and Morty for a hundred years. Back with Beth and co, we see as Summer rescues them out of a space aliens stomach and has a nice little arc about also appreciating what they had. Rick and Morty return, and we see Jerry is actually off in a universe where he’s spoken to worse than the main one he lives in.
They return home, and after a great bloody joke, we see that Season 2 Jerry has also been swapped over due to not being from his original universe. He’s still stuck in the mind state of when he and Beth almost got divorced, and he ends up releasing Mr. Frundles. This highly infectious creature turns everything that it bites into it and thus, it quickly swarms the planet after multiplying at an incredibly fast rate. This turns the earth into a giant Mr. Frundles echoing images of Ego The Living Planet from Marvel, which I really should’ve put up top but here we are.
Rick And Morty Season 6 Episode 1 Ending
They travel to an alternate universe where Parmesan is pronounced Par-mee-zee-an and buries the bodies. Rick claims that they all died of natural causes, but looking at the blast marks on the floor, it doesn’t really seem that way…like at all. In the kitchen, Beth apologizes for going to Dance Moms with Summer, and the pair agree Space Beth agrees to come around from time to time. In the garden, Morty ponders whether Prime Rick might come back for him, but Rick says he doesn’t care about anything. This is why he was happy to murder an alternate version of his daughter and child because he’s seen everything to the point that he doesn’t care about anything anymore.
Great new villain for the show, and that closes out the episode in a big way. Last time there was a lot of talk about how so many of the episodes weren’t really connected to the canon, and they even made a big point of it with the finale. Here though, I think it’s a good place to start off with us getting things that tie back heavily to the lore. The series is now six seasons deep, and I love that we’re finally getting answers to stuff. Having our focus on the Rick who started it all as well, could lead to this being one of the best seasons yet and I am excited to see where we go with it.