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For fans of the irreverent, animated shenanigans of the Adult Swim show, “Rick and Morty,” April 1 was a day to get absolutely schwifty as the long awaited third season of the adult “Back to the Future” premiered. Revolving around Morty Smith and his cynical scientist of a grandfather, Rick Sanchez, the series follows the two as they manage their familial relationships while also exploring other dimensions, which often place them in the midst of some sort of galactic turmoil.
However, when season two ended in October 2015 with the fate of Rick being held in the balance of the Galactic Federation as he faced imprisonment, we received the promise from fan-favorite, Mr. Poopy Butthole, that the series would return in a year and half.
Well what would you know, Adult Swim came through on their ambiguous promise and unexpectedly dropped Season 3 on the night of April 1, after weeks of teasing some sort of announcement.
Titled “The Rickshank Redemption,” the season premiere highlights Morty’s mission, along with his sister Summer, to break Rick out of prison. Meanwhile, Rick has plans of his own to dupe the Galactic Federation into letting him out of prison, which leads him on a cataclysmic collision course with Morty. While I won’t give too much of the plot away, what I can say is that the wait was certainly worth it and with the revelation at the end of the episode, one can expect nine more seasons in order to find that sweet McDonald’s Szechuan sauce.
While the surprise premiere did leave many fans satisfied for the time being, Adult Swim announced that this would only be a sampling of what is to come, with the full third season rolling out during the beginning of this summer.