With Rick giving himself over to the Galactic Federation and being incarcerated in a maximum-security prison, Rick and Morty Season 2 ended on a sombre cliffhanger.
Finally, after more than a year and a half of reported delays and false cancellations – just as ‘oooooh weeeee, I’m Mr. Poopy Butthole’ predicted – the twisted and cold mad-scientist is back! Oh, and so are his whiny grandkids Morty and Summer, his mess of a daughter Beth, and his soon to be ex-son-in-law Jerry.
Having already seen how dark and relentless creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland can be, Rick’s “welcome to the darkest year of our adventures” statement says a lot about how ridiculously awesome and cruel this season is going to be.
That promise, plus the infinite number of crazy fan theories released by the council of Rick and Morty devotees, is more than enough to get all of us fans stupidly excited.
Plus, even though Rick and Morty is not interested in playing by the rules of society and every other television show, there are returns, payoffs, and crazy scenarios we expect, know of, and cannot help but anticipate.