“Rick and Morty” Season 4 Episode 8 Review

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Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 8 Delivers

New episodes of Rick and Morty season 4 are now on Adult Swim. Episode 8 of the latest season aired this past Sunday and in my opinion did not disappoint. If I’m being honest I didn’t necessarily love the first half of season 4, it felt that it was lacking a certain quality.

It is hard to live up to such a high standard though, but I feel that the creators of Rick and Morty are getting back in the swing of things with the most recent episodes. Check out this previous HypeFresh article to see what episode 7 of this season had to offer. Read below to see why I thought the most recent episode was so funny.

What to Expect

The previous episode features Rick and Morty having a great time while laying wreckage to an alien planet. Whereas the most recent episode shows the two characters getting pretty fed up with each other. The episode opens with a hilarious scene involving a vat of acid.

Rick set up a deal to trade crystals with some alien criminals. And in case things went wrong he placed a fake vat of acid for him and Morty to jump in and release fake bones. If you think this might not like the brightest idea than you’ll find yourself agreeing with Morty. It might not seem like the brightest idea but sure is funny as hell.

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Rick and Morty in the vat of acid

When Rick and Morty return home it is clear that there is some tension. An argument ensues between the duo, which ends in Rick creating a seemingly great invention for Morty. The invention at hand allows one to save a certain point in time, just like in a video game. Let’s say for example that you wanted to bet on a sports team to win. Before the game you would save that point in time, then if you were wrong you could simply go back in time and place the right bet.

Why You Shouldn’t Mess with Rick

After receiving the invention Morty goes on a wild adventure of doing whatever he wants, believing that there are no consequences. Eventually, Morty finds and falls in love with a girl. He ends up living through some wild stuff but seems to be content with life at the end. Only for Jerry to mess things up and press the reset button, making it so Morty never finds the love of his life. What takes place reminds me of the clip below from season 2.

Although quite distraught Morty goes to Rick believing that he learned a life lesson. That there’s really no point in living without consequences. But instead, Rick points out that there are consequences. Every time Morty when back to a save point there was a Morty in another timeline that got killed, much like in The Prestige.

Filled with grief Morty accepts Ricks’s terms and somehow lives out all of the possible scenarios that he had avoided using this invention. As a result, the FBI and a large mass of people show up to punish Morty for what he had done. The only way that he can get out of it though is through a carefully constructed plan by Rick. There is a conveniently placed vat of acid that Morty can jump into, faking his own death.

Final Thoughts

It is wild to realize that Rick went through all this trouble just to prove to Morty that he shouldn’t make fun of him. This only goes to show how crazy Rick really is but isn’t that why everyone loves the show so much? Although it might make for some quality content, I wonder if this hints at the eventual downfall between the pair. Rick is known for his harsh treatment of Morty at times. How far can Morty be pushed before he breaks through?

I am a big fan of the most recent episode of Rick and Morty season 4. I feel like the creators have been able to get back into the grove of producing original and hilarious content.

What are your guy’s thoughts though?

Were you a fan of the latest episode of Rick and Morty season 4? What did you think the funniest part of the episode was? And do you expect Rick and Morty’s relationship to continue to get worse?

(Check out the trailer for a preview of the next episode)

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