Rick and Morty Season 6 Ep 5 is the fifth episode of season 6 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated sitcom 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.
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Entitled “Final DeSmithation”, Rick and Morty Season 6 Ep 5 is a strong and intriguing standalone episode that is densely plotted. The episode features Rick and Jerry on an adventure to investigate and take down Fortune 500 – an evil corporation that controls fate for profit via fortune cookies created by an alien creature (it’s actually its poop!)
The first act involves a hilarious sequence where Jerry receives a fortune cookie stating that he would “fuck his mother”… Jerry of course takes this very seriously and his family deride him for doing so. Rick is not interested until he realises that there is more than meets the eye in this situation – maybe it’s not a random event and there is something to explore with regards to this fortune cookie dilemma.
Once Rick and Jerry infiltrate the Fortune 500 HQ, it then becomes a series of hijinks and battles as Rick outwits and outmanoeuvres his enemies with bizarre and hilarious solutions (as usual) with Jerry pre-occupied with trying not to ruck his mother! It’s amazing how the show weaves in these truly disturbing concepts into what is basically an adventure sitcom! Which is what makes Rick and Morty such an exceptional animated TV series, probably the best of its kind.
Rick and Morty Season 6 Ep 5 is probably the best of the season so far – together with the first episode. Diehard fans are no doubt anticipating an episode or two expanding on the canon and that might be coming in the second half of this season. Highly recommended!
Now streaming on HBO Max.
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