After reading our last Rick and Morty post, you might be tempted to start calling us "prophets" or "all-knowing". We understand, especially after the way we called it when it came to name-dropping Dr. Wong (Susan Sarandon) for an appearance. Because in the following promo from Adult Swim for this Sunday's season four finale, it looks like that's exactly what we're getting. Considering the waves of bad parenting and passive-aggressiveness on display last week coupled with what you're about to see below, we're honestly not sure how anything's going to end up by the time the final final end credits appear.
Will it turn out that Beth's been a clone since last season? Is there a reason for Summer's growing animosity? Will Dr. Wong advise Jerry to run for the hills? Will we end up not even seeing Dr. Wong because one of about a billion random things happen to throw their plans off-course? We'll know in five days but until then? Let the scouring for clues and details begin:
So with one more episode to go before the fourth season's finale, our thoughts have already started turning toward the fifth season. Will ten-episode, split seasons be the norm? Should we pencil in November 2020 and May 2021 for our next five-episode rounds? While he had had promising news about the fifth season to share, it looks like series co-creator Justin Roiland is as much in the dark over how the next season will go release-wise just like the rest of us: "I think it's largely dependent on how quick the episodes can get produced. I know season five is mostly in the can. They're still gonna be reworking when the animatics come back, so that can extend the process. I believe if they have the full ten episodes, they'll release them without a split, but I honestly have no idea. That's kind of a question that's outside of my jurisdiction. They do what they think is best for the show."
Roiland isn't just a fan of having a split in the schedule like we saw this season, but he loves the idea of playing around with release schedules and other new ways of getting episodes out to the fans. Even monthly: "I've been saying we should drop an episode each month, just make it a big event. I like the idea of thinking outside the box with how any show is delivered to the masses. If you do one a month, the show is alive the whole year and you're still buying us all the time we need to make them as good as they need to be. I'm not saying that's ever gonna happen, but I have brought that up in the past. That just goes to the point that I have no idea what the plan is for season five. I'm sure whatever it is will be the right decision."