After months of speculations, fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief when the first episode of Rick and Morty Season 3 finally arrived last April. But the celebration was short-lived. Apparently, fans will have to endure another round of waiting for the arrival of Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2, which will be out sometime this summer.
But fans of the massively popular Adult Swim animated series as a hardy bunch, and they can easily endure the long wait for the yet unannounced Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2 release date. By now, they’ve realized that there is no use in worrying when it will arrive. And of course, fans know by now that the waiting time is more enjoyable when spent speculating on what the coming episode would bring. Thankfully, clues are starting to trickle in.
Rick Finds Romance?
The most recent clue on what Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2 could offer came from Inverse. The upcoming episode’s title is “Rickmancing the Stone,” which could be a reference to a 1984 film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
The 1984 film is actually titled Romancing the Stone, a romantic adventure film set in the Colombian jungle. Turner’s character enlists the help of a mercenary, played by Douglas, as she searches for her sister. Eventually, the two fell in love and even got the gem.
— Oni Press (@OniPress) May 4, 2017
Fans speculate that the upcoming episode of Rick and Morty Season 3 could incorporate some of the hilarious scenes from the 1984 movie, according to a previous report by the Inquisitr. Apparently, the movie is lighthearted and contains several funny moments such as the Michael Douglas’ character chasing an alligator to get a gem inside its stomach. Another scene that could be adapted to the animated series is when the lead characters made a marijuana campfire to keep themselves warm during the night.
Since Romancing the Stone is a romantic adventure film, should fans brace themselves for the possibility that the brilliant scientist could find some romance next episode? Probably not. Rick has made it clear in the past on what he thinks about love. A more likely scenario would be Morty fancying some girl during their adventure.
Pickle Rick Is Coming
Meanwhile, Adult Swim released a brief clip that gives fans a glimpse of what is to come in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2. The clip, which can be viewed at the end of this article, seems to suggest that Rick could become a victim of a laboratory accident.
“I turned myself into a pickle Morty! Oh, big reveal. I’m a pickle,” a pickle who sounds like Rick tells a perplexed Morty.
The scene is inside Rick’s garage laboratory, which suggests that an experiment could go awry.
Adult Swim likewise posted on the show’s Twitter account about a pickle.
The post says, “Rick is free, but he won’t be going on more adventures until this summer. A pickle will rise…”
— Spencer’s (@Spencers) April 12, 2017
Meanwhile, the Rick and Morty Season 3 premiere resulted in some pretty interesting developments. The previous episode was all about Rick outwitting the Galactic government to get out of prison and killing the other Ricks from alternate universes. And of course, it also mentioned McDonald’s Szechuan sauce a lot.
As a result, interest in the condiment is sky high. In fact, Time reported that a Szechuan sauce from 1998 was sold for almost $15,000 on eBay thanks to the Rick and Morty Season 3 premiere. The seller, who also watches the show, was said to have come across the pricey dipping sauce when cleaning a recently acquired old car. A packet of wasabi was also found, but nobody seemed interested on that one.
McDonald’s introduced the sauce back in 1998 as part of its promotional tie-in with the movie Mulan. Now, fans are clamoring for the fast-food chain to reintroduce the dip. Several petitions are underway via Change.org, with the largest one reported to have over 35,000 participants.
McDonald’s is not ruling out the possibility of bringing back the Chinese-style sauce. The company would likely decide on the petition next year, with a new Mulan movie scheduled for release in 2018.
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