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Rick and Morty Season 6 has finally come to an end with its tenth episode, Rictional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation and everyone has mixed feelings about this season so far. Rick and Morty has become one of the most popular adult animated shows and has an incredibly dedicated fan following. Rick and Morty used the concept of the multiverse before it was cool (which means, before Marvel hyped it up). Fans of Rick and Morty are dedicated to watching each episode, several times, as they deep dive, looking for Easter eggs and other references, and Rick and Morty Season 6 had plenty of those.
Rick and Morty Season 6 was slightly different from the previous seasons, and that’s probably why it received the mixed reviews that it did. We’ve got some feelings about this season too, especially the most recent episode which was also the season finale. Don’t worry though, a seventh season of Rick and Morty has been confirmed, so this won’t be the last you see of this dynamic duo. Before you dive into this review, if you’re a Star Wars or George Lucas fan, then Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 10 will be an interesting experience!
One of the main things that set Rick and Morty Season 6 apart from the other seasons was when Rick’s portal gun broke. The creators chose to explore at least half the season with a broken portal gun, which meant more earthly episodes, and according to us, those were the better episodes of Rick and Morty Season 6. Being on Earth meant a lot of different things for this season, but most importantly, it meant the involvement of all the important characters beyond Rick and Morty, which included Beth, Jerry, Summer, and even Space Beth. There were some very interesting episodes in Rick and Morty Season 6, which explored crazy themes and made fans realize that maybe interdimensional travel wasn’t the key to every successful episode. Sure, there were some weird episodes like Space Beth and Earth Beth almost falling in love with each other and striking a weirdly intimate relationship that scarred all family members, apart from Jerry, which was shocking. Fans also got to see more of summer, who has become a fan favorite, especially since her frequent appearance in Season 5. While some people missed the interdimensional travel in every episode, others appreciated the leap taken by the creators to try something new, and in our opinion, it worked like a charm!
We covered Rictional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation ahead of its release in this article and spoke about how the season finale might revolve around the Christmas gift that Rick gives Morty, and that is exactly what happened. However, this episode was almost a little too dark for a Christmas-themed episode, but it is Rick and Morty, so what did we really expect? Rick gifts Morty a Christmas present that Morty has wanted for the longest time, and that is a lightsaber, which is an energy sword used in the Star Wars franchise, and one of the most popular weapons in pop culture. There are several Star Wars references throughout the season finale, and the episode continuously berates Star Wars, but again, this isn’t new for Rick and Morty. This adult animated show has made plenty of pop culture references, including Marvel, and we often wonder how there isn’t a lawsuit yet, but hopefully one doesn’t come their way, because it is quite funny at the end of the day.
Anyway, moving back to the lightsaber, despite the warnings, Morty decides to use it in the garage along with Rick, but soon it falls vertically, burning a hole through the floor of the garage as it keeps going deeper. Now, this is when the episode really begins. We see just how big Rick’s garage is, it has multiple floors, and there’s even a sushi restaurant somewhere in the middle. However, hell breaks loose when Morty accidentally stumbles on Rick, the real Rick, and realizes that the man standing next to him, the one his family was so happy around, the one who gifted him a lightsaber was a robot. The real Rick swapped himself somewhere in the previous episode and has been going crazy trying to hunt Rick Prime, but nothing has worked out, he has driven himself crazy over it. If Morty wasn’t already having the worst Christmas, the President shows up, letting Morty know that his lightsaber is about to destroy the planet.
While the President, Morty, and Rick try and stop the lightsaber, Robot Rick spends time with his family, trying to get them to understand that he is actually a robot. The entire episode is extremely chaotic and although they stop the lightsaber once, the President takes the lightsaber again, making the same mistake. Although this was supposed to be a Christmas episode, it wasn’t as joyful as we hoped but we do believe it was a brilliant season finale and end to Rick and Morty Season 6.
The finale of Rick and Morty Season 6 ends with Rick finally including Morty in his quest to find Rick Prime, and Rick also breaks the fourth wall for the billionth time this season, telling the fans that Season 7 of Rick and Morty will be all about them finding Rick Prime, and we certainly hope that the creators don’t drag it out for a whole season, but you never know.
All in all, Rick and Morty Season 6 had its highs and lows, but we do believe that this season faired a little better than the previous season, and this means that the creators can continue experiments with things that go beyond interdimensional travel, even if that means taking a step back and exploring earth instead. Rick and Morty Season 7 should be out sometime next year, and we will let you know more about the season closer to its release date. Until then, do watch Rick and Morty Season 6 and a very Merry Christmas from the Smith family, and Rick, Robot Rick, and also, the President.