DISCOVER RICK & MORTY’S END OF SEASON 5 EXPLANATION! WHO ARE RICK & MORTY C-137? ARE THEY BAD?
Rick & Morty is available on Netflix! If you have any questions regarding the end of Season 5, read on! Season 5 of Rick & Morty may have modified the series’ formula, but the season finale threatens to upend the show’s entire premise. To find out when Season 6 will be released, read this.
Since its debut in 2013, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick & Morty series has grown from being a bawdy sci-fi parody to being a true pop culture phenomenon. The success of Adult Swim, which follows the wacky and often gory misadventures of the titular duo, struck a chord with both science fiction fans and the general public.
With Season 5 coming to an end, Rick & Morty has become a critical hit thanks to its playful deconstruction of sci-fi television conventions and family sitcom tropes. However, Rick & Morty season 5 saw the series return its artful satirical point on itself, with the series mocking its own narrative conventions and upsetting the typical formula established in previous seasons.
During this season, the usually unlucky in love Morty started and ended a romantic relationship, the previously invincible Rick was humiliated, and even Jerry, the main character, had some heroic and redemptive moments. We tell you all about the end of Season 5 of Rick & Morty!
EXPLANATION OF THE END OF RICK & MORTY SEASON 5!
Towards the end of Season 5, we learn that President Morty reveals that the Citadel provides an infinite number of Ricks and an infinite number of Mortys in various alternate universes. The Citadel is a symbol of capitalism. The Central Finite Curve is a wall created by the Ricks that separates all of the infinite universes where Rick is the most intelligent person in the universe, and where the Mortys are destined to be abused by the Ricks.
President Morty plans to escape this Curve. He harnesses the energy of the Mortys that power the Citadel to open a hole in space-time so that he can travel to the other side of the curve. President Morty offers Morty to come with him, but Morty chooses to stay with Rick.
The gap in space-time begins to destroy the Citadel and the curve itself. Rick and Morty work together as partners to escape destruction. However, at this point, both the Citadel and the Curve are destroyed.
In some ways, the Citadel depicts Rick and Morty’s toxic relationship. The destruction of the Citadel means the end of the toxicity of the duo’s relationship. The fact that the duo is working together underlines the fact that Rick sees Morty as a partner.
Now that the Central Finite Curve no longer divides the infinite worlds, Rick and Morty may form a pair, with Morty being the more dominant of the two. It could also mean that there are universes where Rick Sanchez is not the smartest person in the universe.
WHO ARE RICK & MORTY C-137?
Rick’s terrible narrative is confirmed at the end of Season 5, and the Rick we’ve been following is Rick C-137. We learn that the loss of his wife and daughter has put Rick on the warpath and that he has hunted down all versions of Rick in the alternate universes to kill the evil Rick. Rick accepted the truce allowing him to take his place with an alternate version of his deceased daughter’s family. On a larger scale, for Rick to team up with Morty is an act of redemption for the genius scientist.
In the Season 5 finale, President Morty exclaims that it’s being fed up with Rick that makes Morty bad, hinting that he has indeed turned on his Rick. President Morty is not Morty C-137. As we already know, Rick C-137’s Beth was killed as a child. Therefore, she never married Jerry and never gave birth to Morty.
Therefore, Morty C-137 does not exist at all. It also explains why Rick C-137 acts more independently from the other Ricks we’ve seen. He’s co-dependent on Morty but in a whole different way. The version of Morty that we’ve seen accompanying Rick C-137 so far tends to get bored of Rick now and then, but it’s causing a positive change in Rick. Now that Morty knows the truth, we’ll have to wait and see if and how this affects Rick and Morty’s relationship.