The days are getting longer. The nights are getting shorter. And we’re all stuck inside social distancing and quarantining maybe even getting a little stir crazy. In these wild times, we’re looking for just about anything to get excited about especially in a world without sports. Marble racing can only hold someone over for so long. So much of what we’ve been looking forward to this year has already been postponed. Whether it’s Black Widow being moved to November, the production being halted on a number of our favorite shows including Stranger Things, or the total lack of new comic books, things have been kind of bleak as of late. We need something to focus our energy on. Something awesome. Something so out of this world that an episode where the main character turns himself into a pickle wins the show an Emmy.
That’s right Geeklings, I’m talking about the return of Rick and Morty!
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up on a Sunday with an email in my inbox. Which makes complete sense cause where else would emails be sent? This particular email grabbed my attention rather quickly. I don’t know if you listen to the I Am Geek Podcast, you totally should and give us those reviews and five-star ratings, but I purchase new seasons of Rick and Morty immediately through iTunes because they download the next morning without editing. There is nothing worse then censored material. The bleeps just annoy the crap out of me not to mention it feels like a watered-down version of the product. It’s like listening to a rap record without the curses. What’s the point here? Plus, I was on my honeymoon when season four of Rick and Morty started and I wanted that first episode to watch during a plane ride. It’s the little things.
Anyway, on this particular Sunday morning a couple of weeks ago, I received an email saying there were new Rick and Morty content to be viewed. My immediate thought was the show had returned in the middle of the night much like it did that April Fools for season three. This was not the case. This was actually a five-minute anime-style episode that was insane! Not a word of English is spoken. Rick makes good with tons of crafty swordsmanship. It gets trippy. Has all the anime vibes you would want from a Rick and Morty anime. Plainly put, it’s awesome! Hands down one of my favorite things to come out of season four thus far and I’ve watched it a number of times and I walked away yearning for the return of the series.
Two days after this we got the announcement that Rick and Morty would be returning on May 2nd. In a time where we need the Rickest Rick and the Mortyest Morty the most.
And thus began the long, quarantined wait for the return of Rick and Morty. But those wonderful people at Adult Swim, via IGN, have decided to grace us with another gift. We now have the title of the premiere episode and it reveals… absolutely nothing. None of these titles do, but that shouldn’t stop us from speculating. Seriously, it’s not like we’ve got much else to do.
When season four of Rick and Morty returns our first episode will be titled, “Never Ricking Morty”. Based on the season four return trailer we know that Snowball will be returning to the show as will be the Citadel of Ricks which is now controlled by Evil Morty. If this back half of the season gives us Evil Morty episodes I’m ready to declare it an automatic win. Also not sure if you noticed but Tammy who not rebuilt Bird Person into a Federation cyborg, after killing him on their wedding day, seems to be battling Summer in a lightsaber like battle. Could this be what we kick off the second half of the season with? The majority of this fourth season has dealt with mostly random Rick and Morty adventures. I feel that some hit better than others. The sex dragon joke went on far too long but did give Matthew Broderick voicing some kind of demon spawn cat so it wasn’t a total loss. But I for one am hoping for maybe a more linear second half of the season. Perhaps a two-parter, much like the season two finale and season three premiere, that deals with Evil Morty and Tammy. Who knows. All that matters here is that Rick and Morty is a few short weeks away from returning.
What do you think Geeklings? What’s your guess on what this episode title means? How excited are you for the next batch of episodes? Sound off in the comments or if you’d like to talk more Rick and Morty with yours truly you can throw me a line over on Twitter @iamgeek32. Let the count down for more Rick and Morty begin!