5 ‘Rick and Morty’ Episodes to Watch Before Season 4 Part 2 Is Released
Rick and Morty Season 4 is coming back tonight, baby. On Sunday, May 3, the Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon-created series returns with the final five episodes starting at 11:30 p.m. EST. And in case you haven’t seen, the promo trailer teased a few familiar faces. So here are a few Rick and Morty episodes to watch ahead of the season 4 part 2 premiere if you need a refresher.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 1 Episode 2: ‘Lawnmower Dog’
In “Lawnmower Dog,” Rick and Morty fans are introduced to Snuffles, the family dog. Rick creates a device to make Snuffles smarter. But things get out of hand and Snuffles — now Snowball — builds a mobile suit with the ability to communicate with humans. He wants dogs to take over the world, turning humans into pets. In the end, Snuffles can’t turn on Morty and reclaims his name. He heads to another planet filled with intelligent dogs. Now, according to the Rick and Morty Season 4 Part 2 trailer, Snuffles is coming back — mobile suit and all.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 1 Episode 5: ‘Meeseeks and Destroy’
The Rick and Morty Season 4 trailer also hinted the return of Mr. Meeseeks. In the opening shot, an army of Meeseeks appear to be summoned. But for what purpose has yet to be seen. Regardless, when viewers met the character in the first season, Rick gives the Smiths a Meeseeks Box to help them with mundane tasks. Everyone but Jerry is able to complete their task. So when Mr. Meeseeks can’t die, all hell breaks loose.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 1 Episode 10: ‘Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind’
Partway through the Rick and Morty Season 4 trailer, Morty is seen chased by a group of police Ricks. So it seems likely we’re going back to the Citadel. In “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind,” Rick-137 heads to the Citadel after the Council of Ricks suspect him for murdering 27 Ricks. This is also first episode featuring Evil Morty.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Episode 7: ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’
Speaking of the Citadel and Evil Morty, viewers hope the writers found time in Rick and Morty Season 4 to continue the storyline. In “The Ricklantis Mixup” — also known as “Tales from the Citadel” — Evil Morty returns. Then after a slew of brutal murders, Evil Morty becomes the president of the Citadel. He promises now is the time to act. But fans haven’t seen the character since.
With the massive army of Ricks and Meeseeks in the opening shot of the season 4 promo, there’s hope we’ll finally get to see the aftermath of Evil Morty’s bloody climb to power.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 2 Episode 10: ‘The Wedding Squanchers’
Although Rick and Morty fans desperately want to see Evil Morty, another villain made her grand comeback in the season 4 teaser. Toward the end of the preview, Tammy — in her Galactic Federation uniform — is seen fighting with Summer.
Tammy was fully introduced in “The Wedding Squanchers” along with Birdperson after cameos in previous episodes. The pair invited Rick, Morty, Beth, Summer, and Jerry to their wedding. It turned out to be a trap, leading to the death of Birdperson and the rise of Pheonixperson. And with the return of Tammy in season 4, it’s likely Pheonixperson isn’t far behind. Meanwhile, when Tammy and Summer are facing off in the trailer, there’s a dog statue in the background. So will both Tammy and Snuffles come back in an Avengers-style battle? We’ll see.
The ‘Rick and Morty’ creators on which episodes to watch before season 4 is released
Prior to the Rick and Morty Season 4 premiere on Nov. 10, Roiland and Harmon spoke with Entertainment Tonight Canada about the future of the series. Then the creators revealed the current season is filled with standalone episodes. So anyone can watch Rick and Morty Season 4 without catching previous seasons.
“For the most part it’s actually a really good point of entry for new fans,” Roiland said at the time. “If you’ve never seen the show, season four would be a really good point of entry because the episodes are very standalone, in a good way. “
Meanwhile, Harmon echoed his co-creator’s remarks. But even so, it’s likely we’ll all be re-watching Rick and Morty in its entirety once the show wraps the final five episodes.
“There’ll be familiar things to reward the old viewer,” Harmon said. “But in a lot of ways it’s starting fresh, there was no giant cliffhanger at the end of the last season that needed to be paid off in the first episode… I think you can just jump on in, and maybe it’ll inspire a binge of what you missed later.”
Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 6 airs May 3 at 11:30 p.m. EST on Adult Swim.