It was on the unsuspecting evening of April 1st 2017 that we were treated to a television show premiere like any other. The long awaited premiere of the Adult Swim hit, Rick & Morty, was streamed online throughout the night. This came with absolutely no warning whatsoever and was sprung as the best possible April Fools joke one could have asked for.
Throughout the episode we are treated to Rick’s diabolical, devious and outstandingly genius escape from prison. Rick is forced to go back through old memories so that his captors can capture the blueprints to his highly sought after portal gun. So Rick being Rick, he brings the along this alien played by the incomparable Nathan Fillion, through a sea of falsified memories. That’s when he takes the alien hostage and a calamity unravels.
Meanwhile, Summer feeling remorseful over the imprisonment of her grandfather and her dwindling patience with the family that seems to care less, sets out to find a way to free him. Unknowing to her that he’s already well on his way to dominating the universe. Morty fights Summer, saying that Rick isn’t someone that should be saved. Sadness and devastation follow him everywhere he goes. Summer ignores Morty’s warning and uncovers Rick’s buried portal gun.
McDonald’s Szechuan Dipping Sauce
Arguably one of the most memorable parts of the episode was Rick’s rant about the long-forgotten Szechuan dipping sauce celebrating the release of Mulan at McDonald’s. Rick Sanchez made it very, very obvious that his sole quest throughout the rest of the show will be to find this sauce. Claiming even if it takes 9 more seasons or 97 years to find this sauce that’s all he truly cares for, McDonald’s Szechuan Chicken McNugget dipping sauce.
There is already an online petition to try and get McDonald’s put out the sauce once again. Let’s make it happen before Rick does something truly terrible in his quest to find this sauce. The safety of the universe depends on whether or not Rick gets this sauce. It’s up to us now.
We only got a taste, if you will, of how dark the new season of Rick & Morty will be. The rest of the season is not set to premiere until sometime this summer. We’re going to have to wait some more it seems. I’m sure the folks over at Rick & Morty are more than exhausted with the fan base constantly questioning and demanding more episodes. We saw that in Rick’s ravenous, raving rant.
We’ll try our best to be patient.