When Rick and Morty told us it would take a break and come back at the end of the hour, I didn’t know what to expect. It turned out that the show only meant that instead of giving us long episodes, it would broadcast its last two episodes back and forth. That’s fine, though, because ‘Forget the SAARC Marshall’ and ‘Recurring Jack’ are the two best episodes of the season, with the last episode having fans close one of the show’s biggest arcs.
Strong Rick and Morty episodes usually land during the last episodes of the season. There are no disturbing side stories, no fluff, and unless they play a major role, the other characters take a huge backseat to the plot. The same can be said about the final episodes of Season 5. It’s just Rick and Morty and a big showdown – usually due to something from Rick’s past. It’s the perfect balance of comedy and storytelling that keeps you connected to the episode.
Two birds, one mort.
Oddly enough, ‘Forgetting the SAARC Marshall’ feels like the end of the season, while ‘Recurrence Jack’ feels like the beginning of a new season. I can’t say whether it was intentional or not, but that’s how it happened. Let’s start with ‘Forgetting the SAARC Marshall’, an episode that breaks the band.
There is something unique about this episode. Yes, we’ve seen Rick and Morty go their separate ways or have their own adventures, but it feels different.
Morty decided to keep the rack’s portal gun without permission and who could blame him? He is 14 years old and his grandfather is the smartest man in the world with a cool garage. This is probably the most common thing Morty has done. the whole Series Unfortunately, when he tries to hide his ‘happy ride’ from the portal gun, he builds a portal on his hand … which connects to the thigh of some random friend.
In real Rick fashion, when he found out that Morty was messing with his portal gun, he decided to prove to Morty that he could be replaced with anyone. In this case, one means two highly trained crows.
Morty, meanwhile, decides to hang out with his new portal brother, who meets Rick once and is trapped in a madhouse. Rick and Morty both try to prove that they don’t need another great adventure, with different results.
This episode sheds light on two things about our main characters. The first is to stop. fearsome. Terrible in the sense that he is small and fast in making some funny moves to prove a point. We all remember Marty’s trauma from ‘Acid Episode’. Here, we have another example of Rick to prove how useless and easy the mortuary can be. Rick’s lonely adventure quickly derails, as he unexpectedly loses contact with the crows until he accidentally launches a raven attack that he has to fix.
Another thing that stands out from this episode is that Morty has a hard time making his mark. Morty’s adventure, which is actually the happiest of the two stories to see, rapidly moves from the cathartic experience to unnecessary violence.
Turns out, there’s a reason why Rick throws Morty’s new bud to stop: he’s power hungry and dangerous. Portal Boys is short-lived, and despite the show’s claims, it’s a great name. It wasn’t long before Morty crawled back, just to stop Morty at the end of the episode. It’s a fun event with some good jokes and interesting character development.
Great end, great opening.
Now, ‘Rakmorai Jack’ is the episode that every fan of Rick and Morty has been waiting for. Coming to the very end of the last episode, where Rick left Morty to go on an adventure with two crows, we were treated to a comic anime-inspired opening.
It’s sad to see Morty come back early in the episode trying to get her back home – not only because of the fact that Rick will be on his cell phone trip, but also because of the long moments Morty tries. Let’s try to bring it. Back, and how the episode ends.
When a pair ends up together, things start very quickly. This is a return to Rex’s Castle, where Evil Morty has been in charge for some time. This is the story we’ve all been waiting for since Evil Morty first came back in Season 1.
Her introduction and stop have created a lot of fan opinions about her. Hell, a lot of fan ideas have gathered from Rick’s own past because we’ve seen a glimpse of the truth. Both are addressed at the end of this episode, some of the answers are vague, while others are shown to us in great detail.
You will like or dislike the revelations in this episode, which always have a long way to go before our expectations are met. Since the pair eventually meet Evil Morty, we have no idea where he came from, but that’s fine – it doesn’t matter. He represents the frustrations of all the mortises that are stuck as another tool for Rick to use on his adventures. Anything that is more pale than what Evil Morty has learned about Rick.
We learn a lot about racks. The hints of each season of the series are finally collected, and we learn how different Rick really is from everyone else. Rick has always been a grief-stricken character, and we finally see him tell the whole story in a great history. Linking it to the truth of the castle, there is much to unwrap for Morty as well.
As Evil Morty puts it, the only thing that makes him bad is he wants to get off the rack. So much so that all his actions, assassinations and schemes were just to find a way to a universe where there is no stop. Despite many disagreements with Rick, this is something that Morty cannot do.
The season is over, and the characters are left to sit with the final revelations. This well-crafted episode handles the story so well that I barely had time to tell what the jokes are like in the last two episodes. There’s a lot of laughter here, and I thought Morty’s hand was attached to a boy’s thigh, especially when it was done.
With everything on the table, who knows where next season will go? Either way, this ending wants us to keep watching.
Rick and Morty Season 5 airs on Adult Swimming in the US, E4 in the UK and Netflix in Australia.