Rick and Morty season 5 episode 4 ‘Rickdependence Spray’ is an enormous return to type for the collection after the disappointing ‘A Rickconvenient Mort.’ Episode 4 affords an almost-classic Rick and Morty team-up together with nice roles for Summer time and Beth, in addition to a sniveling cowardly position for Jerry — him at his greatest, mainly — and the return of Keith David’s incredible POTUS. It affords a incredible, thrilling, and really disgusting journey, and whereas it could appear compelled in components, that’s often intentional for pure comedy impact.
‘Rickdependence Spray’ Review
Shelling out with the ’90s cartoon riffs, ‘Rickdependence Spray’ goes for a basic “Earth beneath assault by an invading power” story together with both Rick or, on this case, Morty being the reason for all of it. The setup is extremely compelled, however because it feels utterly intentional it makes it all of the funnier — Morty makes use of the horse inseminator at Beth’s work to masturbate, and Rick’s following experiment with what he thinks is horse semen blows up and produces huge carnivorous flying sperm. That’s the primary two minutes, and the motion solely will get crazier from there.
The President recruits the entire household as they instantly assume Rick is behind all of it, which he and Morty deny as neither wish to admit what’s actually happening. Rick, Morty, and a load of specifically-male disposable aspect characters go to the Grand Canyon to explode the monster sperm, as that’s the place they’re nesting. All of it goes unsuitable, in fact, because the sperm are gaining intelligence and convey down their helicopter with a trebuchet (not a catapult). Rick and Morty shortly change into the one survivors and meet the Borg-like Sperm Queen (yep), who needs to make use of Morty to increase their military — which is when a pleasant sperm Morty names ‘Sticky’ comes to assist.
The remaining sperm are drawn to Las Vegas after the President creates an enormous egg based mostly on Summer time, which is when Morty admits that the sperm are his — so the plan now turns into to destroy all of the sperm earlier than they impregnate the egg and create an enormous incest child. Then Morty, Rick, and Sticky are kidnapped by CHUDs, the horse folks from the middle of the Earth, main Morty to confess, “that is on the market, even for us.” He’s not unsuitable.
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They get away from the horse folks, and dealer peace between CHUD and humankind, because the CHUD king’s daughter is seemingly pregnant with Rick’s child. The CHUDs assist the people struggle again towards the sperm, and Sticky finally ends up killing the Sperm Queen, solely to impregnate the egg himself. The President refuses to destroy the fetus throughout an election yr, and it’s despatched into house as a substitute. The post-credits scene reintroduces the large house child in a reference to the basic 1986 sci-fi film 2001: A House Odyssey, full with ‘Additionally Sprach Zarathustra’ by Strauss, besides the astronaut is seemingly killed.
The episode is extremely self-aware, like most Rick and Morty tales, however the escalation of occasions feels significantly compelled in episode 5 — which might be a criticism, besides the present is clearly conscious of this reality and makes use of it to take advantage of as a lot comedy out of each state of affairs as it will probably. There’s an entire side-plot with Beth and Summer time about feminism and the way males actually don’t know deal with sperm, however it’s pushed to extremes and is totally for comedy worth, particularly because the present has proven simply how bad-ass each Beth and Summer time could be on many events.
Whereas ‘Rickdependence Spray’ might not go down as among the best Rick and Morty episodes, it’s a much-needed classic-style story for season 5 within the wake of the extra severe episode 3 and the really insane episodes 1 and a couple of. It’s received an invasion by bizarre monsters, an experiment of Rick’s gone unsuitable, Morty’s sexual immaturity being the reason for the issue, and the return of Keith David’s incredible President. It’s mainly Rick and Morty consolation meals, and when it’s as humorous as this episode, that’s advantageous by us.