‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season



“Rick and Morty” returns for a five episode stint full of its usual interdimensional adventures.

Brian Connors, Arts & Entertainment Editor

“Rick and Morty” is one of the funniest shows on television. The show, however, took a two-year hiatus after its third season. Fans of the hit animated sitcom can rest easy as the highly anticipated fourth season premiered Nov. 10 on Adult Swim.

The episode, “Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat,” was a classic “Rick and Morty” adventure. The episode begins with the Smith family having dinner when Rick requests Morty’s help in retrieving death crystals from outer space. These crystals help one see the infinite possibilities on how the holder could die.

Morty views a variety of hilarious deaths, but suddenly one perfect death appears; it is Morty lying in a hospital bed with the love of his life standing over him. Doing certain things helps this death remain available. If he veers off the correct path, the death disappears and is replaced by an abundance of horrific and wacky deaths. In order to get the death he wants, Morty does whatever he has to do.

Rick ends up in a ploton his own when he is directly affected by Morty’s tunnel vision for a death with Jessica. Without spoiling the inciting incident, Rick goes through a journey through several wacky parallel universes. A hilariously gross wasp universe and a funky shrimp universe are amongst the destinations.

“Rick and Morty” excels when it goes for broke and hits the audiences with an absurd plotline. The world that the show has created for itself is full of strange possibilities, and the writers always know how to make something weird into an enjoyable episode.

This episode was not as deep or introspective as some other episodes of the series, but it does not have to be. It is the perfect easy, breezy and funny episode to welcome back an iconic series.

You can watch the fourth season of “Rick and Morty” Sundays on Adult Swim.