Rick and Morty: Mort Dinner Rick Andre
June 21, 2021 7:01 AM - Season 5, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Rick hosts dinner for his ocean dwelling nemesis, while Morty gets the wine.
posted by paper chromatographologist (24 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I thought Mr. Nimbus looked a lot like Harmon's friend Jeff B. Davis. I was sort of surprised they didn't have Jeff do the voice.

Any way, good episode!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 7:07 AM on June 21


The writer, Jeff Loveness, on Twitter:
Rick and Morty is back. I wrote tonight's episode. It is all that I am. 90's X-Men. Frasier. A horny ocean Emperor. The life of time. The way we fail our mothers.
posted by simonw at 8:12 AM on June 21 [5 favorites]


Where is your wine boy? I thirst.

I did like the ray that basically ripped all the tech out of Rick such that you could see how much he normally has embedded.
posted by Marticus at 3:10 PM on June 21


I really enjoyed this episode, particularly the meta-epiphany of Jessica. Of course seeing alternate rick and Morty's is always fun.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:05 PM on June 21 [1 favorite]


Of course seeing alternate rick and Morty's is always fun.

Did we see alternate Rick and Morty's ?
posted by Pendragon at 11:02 PM on June 21


In the crystal shards at the start. Rick even called out the one where they are 'Blades'.
posted by Marticus at 12:23 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Oh right. Forgot about that.
posted by Pendragon at 1:24 AM on June 22


How did the time work in the other realm ? I get that it was faster, but shouldn't Rick, Morty and Jessica also age faster when they are in the other realm ?
posted by Pendragon at 1:26 AM on June 22


The time differential would just mean that very little time would pass on Earth while they are there.

Though that does imply that Mr Nimbus came to rescue them a second after the door closed.
posted by Marticus at 2:00 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Yes, but that would mean they age faster relative to earth, no ? That's why Rick wanted to store the wine there, to make them age faster relative to earth.
posted by Pendragon at 3:36 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Hoovy was on earth for roughly 20-30 seconds and in that time his son was born and was at least 18 when Hoovy returned ? So about half to 1 year per second....
posted by Pendragon at 4:12 AM on June 22


- Not a bad season opener, although we've seen a lot of these beats in this show and elsewhere. Rick being brilliant in the moment but failing or not caring to see through the consequences of his actions is pretty much his character arc, and here he a) hasn't bothered to put any kind of rear-facing weapon on his saucer (which would admittedly shorten any number of episodes); forgot to mention to Morty the whole thing about the ocean, which covers 70% of Earth; and forgot to mention the thing about what to do with the shell-horn-thing to Summer.

- Mr. Nimbus is basically Namor, the Sub-Mariner, one of Marvel Comics' oldest still-used characters, and generally an asshole to varying degrees for his eighty-two years of existence. Beth bears a certain resemblance to Susan Storm Richards, is all I'm sayin'.

- I think that this is more character development for Jessica than she's had in the series to date. It would be funny if she seemed to be back to her old self for a while and then it turned out that she dealt with her experiences by exploring her spiritual side and ended up as a sorceress.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:45 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


- Oh, and the "primitive society evolving really rapidly compared to ours" is a venerable SF trope, appearing in places as varied as George R.R. Martin's Sandkings, and Star Trek: Voyager's "Blink of an Eye". The latter even has the plot device of the person from our time spending a relatively long time in the other place; it's the Emergency Medical Hologram, so he doesn't physically age, but it's strongly hinted that he's had a whole other life there.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:54 AM on June 22 [2 favorites]


Hoovy was on earth for roughly 20-30 seconds and in that time his son was born and was at least 18 when Hoovy returned ? So about half to 1 year per second....

So if they'd stayed there for 18 years, 20 seconds would have passed by on Earth. They did not.
posted by pwnguin at 3:03 PM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Yeah, you are right, I get it now.
posted by Pendragon at 7:42 AM on June 23


That was a lot of fun. It's amazing how much they can pack into 22 minutes. Looking forward to Time God Jessica, and hope we see Mr. Nimbus again. And the Beth-Jerry-Nimbus subplot! (watch the after-credits scene if you didn't already)
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 8:51 PM on June 23 [1 favorite]


Ohh we did NOT watch after the credits. Will have to go back!
posted by obfuscation at 5:51 AM on June 24


"I'm not a beaver who believes in Jesus Christ, Morty, but yeah, it's pretty much a Narnia thing"
posted by simonw at 5:19 PM on June 24 [4 favorites]


as others say, the beats have been done before, but it was pretty damn enjoyable


roasty time phoenix!

tree in white space meet your ourobouros self - like the fountain's traveler - only to be revealed as a lolz simulation!

"fuck OFF i'm a time god"
posted by lalochezia at 8:02 PM on June 25 [1 favorite]


I figured that any time someone entered the pocket dimension, the time dilation matched the originating universe 1 to 1, then sped back up as soon as they left. Seems like a simple fail-safe.
posted by Eddie Mars at 9:51 AM on June 28


Oops, I guess that doesn't explain Jessica's voyage through deep time. Maybe her time crystal over-rode the safeties?
posted by Eddie Mars at 9:53 AM on June 28


Rick doesn't seem like the type particularly concerned with 'safeties'
posted by pwnguin at 10:29 AM on June 28 [1 favorite]


I figured that any time someone entered the pocket dimension, the time dilation matched the originating universe 1 to 1, then sped back up as soon as they left. Seems like a simple fail-safe.

That wasn't in place, or the Traveller wouldn't have needed a special time suit to come into Morty's timeframe.

It was rapid, but did they kill and liquify two people to power that?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:12 PM on June 29


I'm still trying to work out what happens when you just put your arm in for a half second. Based on the above ratio, in the half second you observe your arm passing through the gate, your fingertips have experienced six months without any nutrition or oxygen your heart would otherwise be circulating. You would basically need to pass the gate wholly and instantaneously AFAICT.

And on the way back, the circulatory issues are even more troublesome -- does the blood circulate incredibly rapidly, and basically melt your arm?
posted by pwnguin at 10:42 PM on June 30


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