The following contains spoilers for Rick and Morty Season 7, Episode 5:Unmortricken.”
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After the end of the fifth season of the seventh season, “Unmortricken,” showrunner Dan Harmon spoke with diversity about what Rick is currently feeling after finally killing Rick Prime. Although he avenged his wife’s death, Rick also allowed a returning evil Morty to hold onto the blueprints for a weapon called the Omega Device, which allows the wielder to erase everyone from existence in all universes. Harmon then compared this decision to Rick “putting a leash around the neck of someone who isn’t him because he’s more consciously setting out to destroy himself.” I find that both tragic and that writers and drunks like me do that Thinking something noble and interesting – the commitment to self-destruction.”
Harmon also teased how Rick Prime’s death will affect Rick C-137 going forward, stating, “I think there’s still a conclusion to the story here. Because the narcissist will tell you that destroying yourself solves no problem.” He drew attention to the final scene of the episode, noting the irony of putting Rick in Morty’s headspace as Rick and Morty began and explained: “He is now the one who is existentially isolated. He is the one who feels like he doesn’t fit into the universe around him. “That puts him on the same level as a 14-year-old boy who learns that there are multiple universes ten years before the show.”
While Evil Morty debuted in season one’s “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind,” Rick’s vendetta against an evil version of himself has been teased throughout several seasons, from season three’s “The Rickshank Rickdemption” to the season five finale. Rickmurai Jack. Rick Prime finally debuted in Season 6, with Rick in that season’s finale involving Morty in his plan to finally find and kill the alternate Rick – who was also revealed to be Morty’s real grandfather. However, Season 7 is the first season not to feature Justin Roiland as the voice of the titular duo, with domestic violence charges and sexual misconduct allegations now dropped, with Ian Cardoni and Harry Belden taking on the roles of Rick and Morty respectively .
Next to Rick and MortyRoiland has been removed from Hulu’s cast Sun opposites And Koala man, with Dan Stevens replacing him as Korvo in the earlier series. Harmon, meanwhile, co-created the new animated series Strange planet And Krapopolis and announced in September that he had had a “serious conversation” with Warner Bros. about a potential Rick and Morty Movie.
Rick and Morty airs Sundays at 11pm ET on Adult Swim.