Rick and Morty try to get to the bottom of a mystery in this M. Night Shamyaloin style twistaroony of an episode! (Guest Starring David Cross)
[Rick and Jerry fly through space in an escape pod after the aliens ostensibly tricked both of them successfully. Visibly dejected, Jerry draws with his finger on the pod’s condensed window pane]
Rick: Hey Jerry, don’t worry about it.
[Patronizingly puts his hand on Jerry’s shoulder]
Rick: So what if the most meaningful day in your life was a simulation operating at minimum compl-
Jerry: You know what, Rick?
[Rick puts out his flask and starts drinking unfazed as Jerry continues talking]
Jerry: Those guys took *you* for a ride, too! You should learn having a little respect for the dummies of the universe – now that you’re one of us.
Rick: Huh. Maybe you’re right, Jerry… maybe you’re right.
[the scene changes to the alien ship. They are seen celebrating the acquisition of Rick’s formula by immediately using it, adding all of the ingredients one by one in a bowl. As the last one gets added, the ship immediately blows up in a huge explosion, sending out a shock-wave that reaches and shakes the escape pod]
Jerry: Woah, what the hell! What- what happened back there?
Rick: Why don’t you ask the smartest people in the universe, Jerry?
[Takes a final sip from his flask]
Rick: Oh yeah,
Rick: you can’t. They blew up.
[Rick puts away his flask, pushes a button to make his seat recline, lies back relaxed, and starts vocalizing the Baker Street sax solo as the camera zooms out into the vast space
- Rick tells simulated Morty that the formula for concentrated dark matter is two parts plutonic quarks (pink) and one part cesium (green), but when the aliens attempt to make some for themselves the two chemicals’ containers are swapped, reversing the quantities for those compounds, thus incorrectly replicating Rick’s recipe.