10 Best Rick And Morty Episodes

10. Auto Erotic Assimilation

Adult Swim

There are many standout moments within the Rick and Morty series that help to see the show as something more than a silly Back to the Future parody cartoon series. It doesn't always merely deal with fun sci-fi scenarios, but some more complex ideas that leave a significant impact on the characters involved in the show.

In this episode, we see how Rick operates when in a relationship. This relationship is with an alien presence known as Unity, who assimilates beings into a large scale hive mind, but this seems fitting for Rick as the dramatic flare of the relationship connects with his somewhat unfathomable existence.

However, towards the end of the episode - after taking Unity for granted and making them spiral into the same self-destructive habits he delivers upon himself - they leave Rick, and the only remains he finds is a note dictating why this has happened.

The letter is heartbreaking but also accurate, and in a rare moment within the series, we see how Rick's response to heartbreak reveals the deeper levels of self-loathing and destructive personality his otherwise confident persona hides.

Alongside this excellent character work, we also follow Beth and Jerry in a fun side story surrounding a murderous creature known as Blim Blam, which helps to juxtapose the severity of the episode nicely.

Overall this is a great, fun episode that peels back the curtain a little on Rick Sanchez.


Hey, I'm Michael, lover of all things geeky, in games I always play as sneaky, favourite lion king character is Rafiki. In all seriousness, I am a Bristol-born boy, who moved out to Surrey to get his Bachelors degree in Drama and Theatre Studies before moving on to gain a Masters from the Guildford School of Acting. I adore all things pop culture, and will talk your ear off about anything ranging from my favourite wrestler (AJ Styles) to my favourite show (Avatar the Last Airbender)