rick potion

Alternate Titles For Every Rick and Morty Episode
  • Pilot: Wow This Drunk Old Man Is Psychotic
  • Lawnmower Dog: Your Dog Probably Hates You Just FYI
  • Anatomy Park: That One Magic School Bus Episode Except Ms Frizzle Is A Total Asshole
  • M. Night Shaym-Aliens!: Jesus Christ My Brain Hurts
  • Meeseeks and Destroy: Jerry Sucks At Golf
  • Rick Potion No. 9: Morty Is Literally Irresistible
  • Raising Gazorpazorp: This Is Why We Need Planned Parenthood
  • Rixty Minutes: Surprise! We Almost Aborted You
  • Something Ricked This Way Comes: Pluto's Not A Planet And Jerry Is Bitter About It
  • Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind: Too Many Ricks
  • Ricksy Business: And The Award For Most Irresponsible Grandpa Ever Goes To Rick Sanchez
  • A Rickle In Time: Just Try To Tell Me Rick Doesn't Care About Morty I Fucking Dare You
  • Mortynight Run: Fart
  • Auto Erotic Assimilation: Thought This Show Was A Comedy? Lol Think Again
  • Total Rickall: Beth You Fucked Up
  • Get Schwifty: American Idol: Final Boss Edition
  • The Ricks Must Be Crazy: Summer And The Deathmobile
  • Big Trouble In Little Sanchez: TINY RICK BITCHES
  • Interdimensional Cable 2 - Tempting Fate: Imagine Getting Your Genitals Surgically Removed To Save Martin Luther King Jr's Life
  • Look Who's Purging Now: Furry Bitch Shoots Rick and Friendzones Morty
  • The Wedding Squanchers: Birdperson Was Arguably The Best Character On This Godforsaken Show And Didn't Deserve This

Okay but you know what? Rick fucking abandoned his daughter. Again.

And no, I’m not talking about the season 2 finale. I’m talking about Rick Potion #9.

Where he left Beth, Summer and Jerry in a goddamn Cronenberg wasteland to fend for themselves. Even though he should have known that they didn’t get transformed, because they are related to Morty.

He could’ve looked for a dimension where the whole family didn’t exist, and taken all of them there. But no. He only took Morty with him.

You know what that makes me think? That the Beth from that dimension isn’t even Rick’s Beth. That Rick’s Beth, the one from his original dimension, has been dead for a long time.

In fact, I’m willing to bet that Rick has done this a bunch of times already. Hopping from dimension to dimension, always fleeing from the Galactic Federation, hanging out with different versions of his family but always abandoning them when things get rough.

I mean hell, the whole series starts out with him wanting to create a “fresh start”.

Because to Rick, people - even his own family members - are replaceable.

Because he’s already lost the real versions of the people he loves, and he’s been replacing them, again and again. Because he still craves those connections, but at the same time, he’s afraid of them. So he’s made himself numb, he’s not allowing himself to open up anymore. He goes to live with Beth and her family, because it’s the only thing he can do, really, but he’s still shutting himself off from them, ready to leave at any time.

So what changed? Why did Rick sacrifice himself?

I think that the current versions of Beth, Morty and Summer are actually the ones that Rick has spent the most time with up to this point (not counting Jerry bc he might have been replaced in Mortynight Run; also Rick clearly doesn’t care about Jerry). He spent 6 months alone with Summer and Morty after they froze time. And he’s apparently worried enough about his attachment to them, that he created a whole freaking presentation about how he doesn’t care about them.

Yeah, right.

Rick’s whole character arc in Season 2 has been about him opening up to others, and getting hurt as a result. It happened with Unity, it happened with Birdperson, and in the end, it’s been happening all along with his family. He got too attached, he opened himself up, and now he realizes that he can’t go on like this, that he can’t abandon them again and start over.

Not this time.

I screenshotted this because I loved the ads, but then I noticed something.

Look at all the tiny Rick and Morty groups.

All the circled ones are where Rick outnumbers Morty. There’s only one group uncircled. I went back, and this happens a lot in the citadel. I didn’t screen shot all the examples while they walk around, but here’s one more, the first shot of the citadel.

At first I thought, well, it makes sense, a lot of Mortys are missing.

BUT all the missing Mortys have dead Ricks, that’s the whole reason Rick was dragged there in the first place. So…

That’s a lot of realities where Rick lost Morty.

I can see why Rick is always so desperate to keep him safe, because he’s probably lost his Morty before.