The Rickshank Redemption

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Critic Consensus: "The Rickshank Redemption" answers the despairing cliffhanger of Rick and Morty's second season finale with a rollicking and uproariously funny dismantling of the series' status quo, kickstarting the third season with a fresh start and a side order of szechuan sauce.

Episode Info

In the Season 3 premiere, Rick completes an intricate plan and Summer and Morty have an argument about their grandpa that goes out of hand.

Cast

Justin Roiland
as Rick Sanchez/Morty

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Critic Reviews for The Rickshank Redemption

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.

Feb 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It managed, somehow, to defy everybody's already incredibly high expectations.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

"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.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Rick and Morty is still the best mixture of crass and brilliant available anywhere.

Sep 16, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

An unhinged Rick confesses to Morty that his only character arc, his only true driving force, is to acquire that Mulan Szechuan sauce.

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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!

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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