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What a hysterical, unhinged reveal. What a gut punch. What a commitment to the ever-deepening blackness at the heart of this show. Rick and Morty is starting Season 3 the most Rick and Morty it's ever been.
An unhinged Rick confesses to Morty that his only character arc, his only true driving force, is to acquire that Mulan Szechuan sauce.
If the show's quality remains this great, then we've got lots to look forward to this season.
Our sociopathic hero, our unfeeling emissary of delicious depravity, is back, darker than ever. Touching, hilarious, subversive, this episode undoes the poignant brilliance of the Season 2 finale with just as much, if not more, heft and fun.
It managed, somehow, to defy everybody's already incredibly high expectations.
It sets the tone as it means to go on, kicking the status quo in the teeth until the landscape for the rest of the season is almost a blank slate.
With badass combat, character progression and a look at the dimension Rick left behind after turning everyone into Cronenburg monsters, "The Rickshank Redemption" is undoubtedly the best opening episode of the show's three seasons.
One of season three's very highest points because of its complex construction and its masterful execution, its staggering joke density and its lasting replay value.
"The Rickshank Redemption" does a lot of narrative gymnastics to find a unique and surprising way to address Rick's incarceration and the aforementioned colonization, and while you can at times see the gears turning, it's a smart and enjoyable affair.
Rick and Morty is still the best mixture of crass and brilliant available anywhere.
It's a reset that still nods to the show's continuity and hints at potentially entirely new character stuff as well, which-considering season two felt a bit too isolated from what came before it-is really exciting!