We all know Rick and Morty is an amazing, intelligent, emotional roller coaster ride of a show! We’ve seen plot twists we never saw coming, insane storylines (“I turned myself into a pickle, Morty! I’M PICKLE RIIIIIIIICK,” being one of them) and beyond imaginative concepts (the toxins episode was incredible). The most recent episode, “The Ricklantis Mixup” (S03E07), stunned me to silence and blew me away!
In “The Ricklantis Mixup”, we saw the show returning to Citadel that’s trying to rebuild itself. The Rick and Morty we follow are having the best time with mermaids. We get a glimpse of what life is like for other Rick and Mortys in other realities and galaxies. And boy, it’s not nice. We see an array of different Ricks and Mortys, including Simple Rick, who loved his daughter and found completion in her. However, his happy memories are being used to make Simple Rick’s Candy (super shocked by this plot twist). We see Policeman Rick and Morty with this awesome buddy cop feel. If you dig a little deeper, they also address the issue of police brutality.
An amazing concept of the whole episode I didn’t even realize until I watched it again was the knowledge that Portal Guns are illegal in Citadel!!! Why? I cannot wait to find out.
Biggest plot twist? Evil Morty is back!!!!! Not only that, but he’s taken over the Citadel of Rick’s!! I’ve been scouring the internet for fan theories on this episode. Some of them gave me goosebumps. My favourite one is that Evil Morty is our Rick’s Morty, since Rick returned to the family in Series 1.
The episode isn’t as funny as previous ones, but the storyline is solid! It kept me hooked from start to finish! I’ve never watched a cartoon that left me speechless at the end. This has been the best episode of Rick and Morty so far. I saw the plot twist coming a mile off, but I kept watching with my mouth agape! It still worked as a cool and dramatic reveal!
The episode was powerful and unexpected. I cannot wait to see how it pays off later in the series or how it pays off in the next episode. We still have Bird Person to deal with. That’s going to be horrible.
Another amazing part of the whole episode? Evil Morty’s theme song, which you can hear for own pleasure below.
Do you have any fan theories on what’s going to happen next on Rick and Morty? Leave them in the comments below!