Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rick and Morty - The Ricklantis Mixup

"The Ricklantis Mixup" offers a bait-and-switch. As our Rick (Justin Roiland) and Morty (Roiland) head-out for an amazing adventure in Atlantis, the show shifts focus to show us the goings on in the Citadel of Ricks. Given the tease of the episode and its title, the content of "The Ricklantis Mixup is a bit unexpected but probably long overdue. There are several different stories at play in the Citadel, but the driving force behind the episode is a Morty running for president and winning the election on a platform of change. Brutal, murderous change.

Checking back in with the evil Morty, who now has vastly more power at his hands than ever before (and no compunction about killing any Ricks that get in his way), the show continues to foreshadow an eventual showdown between this Morty and the Rickiest Rick of all. Other pieces of the episode include a Rick and Morty cop duo keeping the peace in the Citadel (which turns out to be a far dirtier job than you might expect), a worker Rick fed-up by his menial job, a group of Mortys preparing for their graduation, and a disturbing new drug/tasty treat marketed to the masses based on the pleasant memories of a more simple Rick.

No comments: