Rick and Morty join forces with the Vindicators to help stop the villain Worldender from…that’s right, end worlds. However, Rick and Morty find out they were left out of the previous Vindicator mission. Morty is very distraught by this news while Rick doesn’t care and decides to go out for a drink. The story takes a saw-like turn when Rick drinks too much and blacks out completely.
Morty: “Is that the Vindibeacon? We’re being called to assemble by the Vindicators!”
Rick: I refuse to answer a literal call to adventure, Morty. Let it go to voice mail.
Morty: “Rick, the Vindicators only call when the universe itself is at stake. They’re the first line of defense against evil. They’re the guardians of the unguarded!”
Rick: “They’re the writers of their own press releases, Morty. They’re a bunch of drama queens that spend an hour talking and 20 minutes jumping around while shit blows up. They’re a phase. We did one, it was the big event of that summer, let it die”.
- Rapper Logic (Bobby Hall) makes an appearance at the end of the episode performing the show Rick apparently put together while he was drunk
- Rick’s game for the vindicators is based off the horror series Saw
- This one of two Rick and Morty Episodes rated “TV-MA”
- Rick is referred in this episode as “Rick Sanchez: Tinkerer of Terror”