Does Season 5 Of Rick And Morty Fail Or Succeed?
Rick and Morty’s fifth season was bound to be different since writers told media outlets in 2020 that the show would continue the continuous storytelling narrative fans have longed for. The results have been mixed, leading to the question: Where does season five go? Rick and Morty were amazing!
Yet, it is impossible to ignore that Rick’sown penchant for randomness and producing only one-off episodes leaves a season filled with highs and lows. Rick & Morty did introduce an entirely new element. The series is proud enough to call the “jump the shark moment,” and that is the canonization of Rick Sanchez’s history.
Adult Swim has renewed Rick and Morty for at least 50 episodes more after its huge success. So, with Rick and Morty’s season 7 already in development, how will the events in “Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort” and “Rickmurai Jack” impact that season? It all depends, as new revelations could lead to Rick and Morty resetting their plot or simply adopting more closely interconnected stories.
Season-ender of the two-episode series had no problem referencing events from season one’s “Close Rick -counters of the Rick Kind,” so the long-awaited definitive payoff for Evil Morty might not take as long. The Rick Sanchez viewers now know that Beth survived another reality, but this revelation clearly shows that storytelling has reached a new level.
This means that the biggest takeaway from season five is actually these newfound canon elements like the story behind Birdperson and Rick’s relationship, the insight into the type of pain Rick experienced throughout most of his life, and finally, the feeling of empathy he seems to have gained after his stint with the two crows, who are probably not better than Morty. It is too early to say if these revelations are Rick or Morty jumping on the shark.
This came at a cost, though. We had to endure some of the most boring Rick and Morty episodes. Rick and Morty’s references won’t miss the mark when it comes to making smart, whimsical pop culture jokes and writing whole episodes using old tropes from television. However, the fact that “Rickdepenndence spray” self-deprecates the use of the Giant Incest Baby is a sign that writers know how steep a curve they are throwing.
Season five’s premiere begins with a rollercoaster ride. It then descends into some of the show’s less memorable stories. The two-part finale and episode 8 are both worthy additions to a Rick and Morty episode list. This could be because the last three episodes and the premiere are the most connected to the series. “Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular” brings back the United States president and Rick’s rocky relationship with the government.
It’s not uncommon for Jessica to become a time-sensitive demigod. This arrangement is in line with the way Rick has been leaving tracks for so long. However, even though there is some interconnectivity, what happens between episodes 2-7 doesn’t seem to have much room for it. Because this model leaves less room for error, Rickwriters have to address continuity in the future.
Rick and Morty’s fifth season succeeds on two main levels: 1) Those looking to lighten up with animated content will find much of what they’ve come to expect from the series; after all, it’s mostly the same type of humor; 2) Giving Rick a solid backstory open up the doors for even more character growth further down the line. It fails. It produced several poor episodes, perhaps more than any other season. This could have a significant impact on the show’s success if they were serialized.