Rick and Morty S05E07 is the seventh episode of season 5 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and inter-dimensional adventures.
Entitled “Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion”, Rick and Morty S05E07 is a satire on the Japanese anime robotics trope that once more is stridently standalone and fails to advance Rick and Morty canon one millimetre. Which is a valid complaint about season 5 so far. Rick and Morty S05E07 lends credence to the accusation that Rick and Morty as a series is running out of steam in season 5. Sad but true.
Perhaps the only significant development evident in Rick and Morty S05E07 is Summer’s own ascendency over Morty in Rick’s eyes. As to whether this twist in the power dynamic in Rick and Morty is confined to this episode alone or will be further explored in the remaining episodes of season 5 remains to be seen. The other significant narrative element is the return of the “incest baby” – perhaps the most disturbing concept spring from the deranged minds of the Rick and Morty writers.
From our perspective, surely there is more interesting story elements to be explored than has been provided to fans in Rick and Morty season 5. What about Space Beth? What about Evil Morty? The Citadel of Ricks? There must be more that the series can deliver apart from these tired commentaries of anime tropes – that’s not what Rick and Morty diehards are clamouring for!
So, is there hope that season 5 can redeem itself in the three episodes remaining? The first three episodes of season 5 set the bar fairly high but since then it has been one abysmal disappointment after another. Please don’t screw up the landing!
Now streaming on HBOMax.
… still there’s more …