can we please take a moment and appreciate how good 2015 was for kpop?? i mean, f(x) had the greatest comeback ever, twice, clc, gfriend and svt debuted with certified bops, bts started the HYYH era that was everything, exo released one of their greatest title tracks call me baby, red velvet’s ice cream cake era is still that bitch™, shinee’s married to the music mv aka my religion was out, party and lion heart by snsd was everyone’s jam, and 4minute’s crazy?? yes.
girls’ day’s ring my bell made me question my life, sistar’s shake it saved the music industry, big bang’s bang bang bang became the national anthem, super junior’s devil is forever unforgettable, iu’s twenty three deserved a grammy, and who could forget 2ne1′s surprise perf during MAMA? no huge groups really disbanded too
2015 was a superior year, no one can tell me otherwise
So apparently people aren’t seeing the absolutely incredible character development this episode showed us. I think people are focusing too much on birdperson not being there or evil Morty or whatever, but… Holy shit.
For one holy fuck does Rick Sanchez love his family (shown especially with Morty this episode). Yes Rick doesn’t exactly listen to Morty well, but he’s very clearly trying his best to do good for him and the rest of the family.
And Beth FINALLY put her family first instead of fearing her father would leave her. We’ve seen Beth show multiple times that she cared less about her family than she seemed to in earlier seasons, and it took time away from Jerry and a trip down memory lane to get that spark back; and to feel confident as as her own person not inherently attached to her father (shown very well subtly too with the ‘clone vs real beth’ bit tbh)
But this is really what was being leading up to this season. Family dynamic was the entire season’s plot. We saw the characters flesh out emotionally and experienced a lot of raw interactions. I could go on for hours about all we learned this season about their family and personal journeys so far.
I personally really, really, really loved that episode and believe if we truly want this show to continue expanding we need to give it time (bird person and evil Morty in the finale episode would seem rushed to me!! I want to prolong and deeply appreciate that bridge when we get to it).