o, there is no new episode of Rick and Morty season three available in the UK this weekend. Hold fast, you can survive. Speculate with me as we look at the episodes to come, to keep you entertained while you wait.
Not to fear, the reason for the one week wait is nothing sinister. They simply did not want to air an episode on Labour Day; an annual American holiday to celebrate the achievements the American Labour Movement and the accomplishments of workers. As we are a week behind we are still, excruciatingly, observing the mid-season break.
I could make some crazy shit up, but we're just not airing Labor Day weekend.https://t.co/nz3bv9nfTH— Rick (((and Morty))) (@RickandMorty) August 28, 2017
We were, however, treated to a cute little teaser of what is to come in the next episode, airing this weekend in America. Rick and Morty prepare for an underwater adventure to the Lost City of Atlantis. They return home through a portal seemingly pleased with the outing but I’m not convinced the episode will have the happy ending hinted at during the 15-second teaser.
Titled ‘The Rickmantis Mix-up’ in the US, it is advertised as ‘Tales from the Citadel’ here in the UK on Netflix. Maybe Rick and Morty never make it to Atlantis. The Citadel, of course, being the home of the Council of Ricks, which Rick merged with The Galactic Federation Prison in ‘The Rickshank Rickdemption’. Is this a reference to him ‘sinking’ the city? What was the aftermath of that disaster?
The trailer for season 3 holds no obvious clues. The only aspect that we have not seen in a main episode is the bionic Summer duo - seen in the trailer watching Rick speak to a Galactic Federation grunt. However, as this scene has made it to the opening credits it may just be another cryptic Cthulhu beast. We may never see this adventure at all, or it may be key to the plot of 'Tales from the Citadel.'
The last few episode titles have been released for some time and could indicate what may happen in the episodes to come. ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’ could be so good. Does Morty actually come up with something really clever that blows Rick’s mind? Or is this more literal? Will we see exploding heads? Gotta love an exploding head.
‘The ABCs of Beth’ could be a nice wrapping up of the previous insights into Beth’s character that we have had this season in ‘Pickle Rick’. We may be treated to some more images of the past in order to help us understand Rick’s tumultuous relationship with his daughter. Will it be confirmed that the flash back that Rick re-lived in ‘The Rickshank Rickdemption’ was his true past and the Beth we know is not really this Rick’s Beth? She died in the garage after a bomb fell through a newly opened portal, murdered by another Rick.
Following the premise that when the title of the episode is alluding to a film it gives an indication of the plot. The final episode of the series ‘The Rickchurian Mortygate’ should include a good dose of hidden mind-control implants and brainwashing after its namesake The Manchurian Candidate. The only plot thread we have not revisited yet that may fit is that of our beloved Bird-person, who was resurrected by The Galactic Federation within a post-credit scene. Now Phonix-person, will he infiltrate the family home? Or will it be something more sinister? Has Morty had a secret implant within him all this time? Just one trigger word could activate him and send him on a murderous rampage.