The Rickshank Redemption
Rick and Morty Season 3



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics 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 & Crew

Nathan Fillion
Cornvelious Daniel
Dan Harmon
Brandon Johnson
Mr. Goldenfold
Maurice LaMarche
Federation President
Nolan North
Gromflomite Commander
Cassie Steele
Tammy Gueterman
Kari Wahlgren
Diane Sanchez
Dan Harmon
Executive Producer
Justin Roiland
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Rickshank Redemption

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 14, 2019 | 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 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the show's quality remains this great, then we've got lots to look forward to this season.

Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Feb 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | 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 13, 2017 | Full Review…

True to form, this episode delivered plenty of weird, high-concept humor even as it offered a grim portrait of a mad scientist who hates everyone else almost as much as he hates himself.

Sep 12, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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