‘Rick And Morty’ Season 3: Writer Drops Hints About Returning Characters

Rick and Morty Season 3 could see the return of some fan-favorite characters from the first two seasons, at least according to one of the show’s writers.

The Adult Swim animated sci-fi sitcom’s creators surprised fans with the show’s long-awaited Season 3 premiere on April Fool’s Day this year. However, there’s still no word on when the rest of the Season 3 episodes will drop.

Avid fans of the adult animated series have been waiting for Season 3 since the second season ended back in October 2015. Rick and Morty followers have been very vocal about their impatience, even getting into Twitter spats with creator Dan Harmon on several occasions.

Season 3 Episode 1, “The Rickshank Rickdemption,” was a welcome surprise that temporarily satisfied fans’ thirst for more Rick and Morty. However, that was two months ago, and viewers are again clamoring for more Season 3 episodes.

During a recent chat for the Y Combinator podcast, Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley suggested that the long wait will be worth it. Ridley shared some interesting tidbits about Rick and Morty Season 3, including teasers about the highly anticipated return of several character/s from the first two seasons.

“What I like about the show, and from a broad point of view, personally, is that people seem to be invested in the reality of the show,” he said, before bringing up the Evil/Eye-Patch Morty from Season 1.

“And the fact that anybody cares about characters that were introduced once in Season 1, and like intriguing ideas, like the Eye-Patch Morty, who’s the Evil Morty, you know, was that character gonna come back?”

According to Ridley, Rick and Morty Season 3 will explore the concept of consequences, implying that fans could see the fallout of events in previous seasons.

“I mean, you saw in the first episode of Season 3 that Jerry and Beth get divorced — that plays out throughout the season. Some of the stuff that you’ve already seen is going to play out more in Season 3.”

Rick and Morty Season 1 Episode 10, “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind,” ended with the remote-controlled Evil Rick getting killed and the sinister Eye-Patch Morty getting rescued by the Council along with the other Mortys. Since this episode aired, Rick and Morty fans have been waiting to see if Evil Morty will pop up again, possibly to destroy Rick (and all his versions) once and for all.

Apart from Eye-Patch Morty, there are a bunch of fan-favorite characters that could make it into Rick and Morty Season 3. Squanchy, Scary Terry, and Mr. Poopybutthole are all popular choices. The series could also give fans an update on Birdperson and/or Tammy.

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Ridley also revealed that Rick and Morty Season 3 would include an episode in which Rick is a pickle and is trapped in that form. His attempt to get out of that situation exemplifies, as Ridley said, the show’s survivalist sub-genre.

“What the episode’s really about is, he turns himself into a pickle, and then he sort of gets trapped, and he ends up involved in a situation, one thing, one twist leads to another, and he’s totally screwed.”

A rough sketch of this episode debuted at San Diego Comic-Con in 2016. A fully animated and voiced version was released earlier this year, debuting shortly after Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 1. Inverse notes that the pickle form might be part of Rick’s attempt to get his original body back.

Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2, “Rickmancing The Stone,” is currently without an official airdate.

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