Rick and Morty Fans are Still Trying to Understand Season 5's Wildest Episode Yet


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When does New Rick and Morty come out?

Release. The season premiered on June 20, 2021. Justin Roiland, who voices the two main characters, said that he would like to air one episode a month, so as to lengthen the time that the show is on the air. He reiterated this in March 2021. wikipedia.orgRick and Morty (season 5)

Rick and Morty fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the fifth season, and maybe the series' wildest episode yet. The newest episode of the season, "Rickdependence Spray" starts off simply enough with Morty realizing he could do some things with a special machine meant to collect reproductive material from horses, and soon it turns into an episode where the entire country is fighting a war against an army of "Space Sperm" and ends with a giant "incest fetus" being launched into space for the post-credits tag scene. Yeah, that really happened.

Episode 4 is probably the wildest episode of the season as a whole, and might be the wildest episode of the series overall considering just how much actually happens within its less than 30 minute runtime. The episode goes so many places that fans are still coming to grips with what exactly they just witnessed happened in the episode as they look ahead to what could even potentially be coming next in the rest of the season.

Read on to see what fans are saying about Rick and Morty's newest episode below, and let us know what you thought of it? How did you like this newest episode? Was it confusing or too weird to you? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

Morty, you NASTY LITTLE LYING WORLD-ENDING PERVERT!#RickAndMorty pic.twitter.com/sLzSblsdR9

Morty is literally THE WORST every freaking episode #RickAndMorty

What… what the fuck just happened? Underground horse people? Giant sperm? Space incest baby? Holy shit. #RickAndMorty

#RickAndMorty season 5 is such a fucking insane season.

Horse people? Giant sperm? Giant incest baby?

I want the drugs @JustinRoiland and his team are on.

I swear #RickAndMorty just gets wilder and wilder each episode…

Morty’s sperm + Summer’s egg = incest baby 😭😭😭😭

The Morty sperm episode is up there with the dragon episode. I’ve only seen that episode once and this one I don’t think I will watch again. S4E4 and S5E4 sucked ass. Both easily the worst episodes of all time. #RickAndMorty

So, we’ve had, Morty not keeping it in his pants, Sperm monsters, Man eating horsemen, incest, depressing gender politics and bestiality all on one episode of #RickAndMorty

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Rick and Morty Season 5 Episode 4 Review: Rickdependence Spray

Den of Geek 12 July, 2021 - 11:00am

To be fair, you absolutely do not have to have a very high IQ to understand this episode of Rick and Morty.

There are some episodes of Rick and Morty that I’ve started calling sci-fi puzzle boxes, in which the episode introduces a “what if…?” sci-fi concept and then follows it up by asking “and then what? and then what? and then what?” as it spirals outward, escalating in insane complexity. There are plenty of great episodes that do this, like “Edge of Tomorty: Rick, Die, Rickpeat,” which introduces death crystals that allow one to see potential ways they might die, resulting in Morty so doggedly pursuing an ideal end to his life that he eventually turns himself into an Akira. Half of the classic episode “Meeseeks and Destroy” is one of these too, with the Meeseeks themselves being an interesting sci-fi invention that’s developed until it reaches its violent, bonkers conclusion.

However, some of these puzzle box episodes are too clever for their own good. The very ambitious but not very fun to watch season two premiere “A Rickle in Time,” with its complicated timeline-splitting premise, is perhaps the quintessential one of these. But season five also started out with two such episodes, both of which had undeniably clever premises (a vengeful Narnia world and clones who don’t know that they’re clones, respectively), but they were so focused on building out these premises that, in the process, they kind of forgot to be funny or to do anything interesting with the characters.

Now we have this week’s episode, which posits the sci-fi conundrum: what if Morty fucked a horse fertilization machine and then Rick accidentally took Morty’s jizz from the machine and mutated it into giant, sentient, flying sperms?

No, the premise isn’t much of a puzzle this time. In fact, “Rickdependence Spray” feels as though it’s been made directly in response to fans like me who have been yawning through the recent, too-clever, sci-fi puzzle box episodes. Not so dissimilar from “Pickle Rick,” it quickly dispenses with its setup so that it can launch right into ridiculousness, which here takes the form of giant sperms killing people and being killed in increasingly flashy ways.

That imagery and lots of gross-out jokes about sex and spermatozoa make up a lot of the comedy in this episode, which, unfortunately, is coming (lol!) directly off the heels of last week’s “A Rickconvenient Mort,” which also relied on sex jokes a helluva lot. However, what this episode has over that one is that more of the jokes are funny and it doesn’t make a lame attempt at eking out an emotional payoff from its storyline. No, this is just a dumb episode about giant death sperms and, oh yeah, cannibalistic horse-people. That’s all it is and it’s admirable that it stays true to itself up until the end.

The question then is: is this episode too stupid? I mean, yeah, probably; I can’t honestly recall a stupider one. The funniest stuff comes from Morty having to hide his shameful secret that he banged a horse sex machine, but the plot can only ride on that lie for so long. Eventually the sperm has to come out of the bag and then the rest of the episode relies on increasingly bombastic sperm (and horse)-related spectacles, some of which is fun (Beth and Summer’s sperm-riding escapade being the best and most filmic-looking), but it’s a problem of diminishing returns, meaning the laughs taper off as the zaniness amps up. For example, one of the final gags is just Rick French-kissing an anthropomorphic horse, which I guess is meant to be intrinsically funny. It’s not, though. (However, I’ll concede the president refusing to destroy the, ahem, giant incest baby because it’s an election year is funny.)

You could maybe call “Rickdependence Spray” a breath of fresh air, in that it’s neither one of those episodes where the comedy and characters get lost inside an over-complicated sci-fi premise, a la the first two episodes of the season, nor is it a simple, stupid episode playing at being something more than that, like last week’s was. No, this is just a bunch of shameless jokes about sperm and horse-people sex. “Rickdependence Spray” lives and dies almost entirely on the quality of those jokes. All told, about half of it is funny. The rest is not.

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Last year this sci-fi comedy’s midpoint was a huge deal. That’s because Adult Swim divided the season into two chunks of five episodes each. But this time around we’re following a more traditional release schedule and playing through. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Rick and Morty Season 5, Episode 5.

Need to catch up on the first four episodes of this season? Then you need Adult Swim. This is when having a cable subscription makes life easier. If you have cable you can watch new episodes of Rick and Morty live, no problem. You can even enter your cable username and password into Adult Swim’s website and watch episodes from this new season from anywhere.

What if you’re cable free? There’s always the world of live TV skinny bundles. Almost all of them come with Adult Swim, including YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV. Also, because these bundles contain episodes of currently running shows, you can use these streaming services to catch up.

None of these options apply to you? Unfortunately, you’re at the mercy of Adult Swim’s website. Season 5’s premiere is currently available for free on Adult Swim’s website as well as YouTube, but Episode 2 through 4 require a cable username and password. If you have not other options you can always count on Adult Swim’s 24/7 Rick and Morty livestream. It’s not unusual for new episodes to pop up there.

Next Sunday you can count on yet another Rick and Morty episode. Season 5, Episode 5 will premiere on Sunday, July 18. This new episode will be titled “Amortycan Grickfitti.” That’s right: we’re doing non-Star Wars George Lucas.

Want to watch new episodes live? Rick and Morty airs on Sundays at 11/10c p.m. and will be immediately followed by a new episode of Tuca & Bertie at 11:30/10:30c p.m. That means your TV Sundays should be reserved for Adult Swim.

There will be 10 episodes in this new season. That’s pretty typical for Rick and Morty. Season 1 was the only season to date to have 11 episodes. Here’s the schedule we know so far:

Here’s the good and bad news. Yes, Rick and Morty Season 5 is expected to go to Hulu eventually. But it’s going to take many, many months. At the moment Season 5 is only available to watch through Hulu + Live TV. Before it goes to Hulu’s basic plans, we’ll have to wait for this season to end and wait through its multi-month VOD blackout period. Only after all of those things have happened will Rick and Morty be eligible to go to streaming.

HBO Max is following the same rules as Hulu’s basic plans. Though the first four seasons of Rick and Morty are currently available on HBO Max, Season 5 won’t appear until months later. So it’s coming. It’s just going to take a while.

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