Rick and Morty Season 4 Preview: Jerry's Sci-Fi Free Family Vacation

It's hard to believe that it's been six months and seven episodes, but we've actually come to the penultimate episode of the fourth season of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty. Aside from that being a mouthful to say, it's hard to believe that we've gotten to this point already. So with that in mind, this Sunday's "Childrick of Mort" finds Rick being forced to join the family on a spring break vacation. If it's any consolation, it doesn't look like Summer or Morty are too thrilled with the plan. But for Jerry, it's about taking a "bong rip of Nature" and roughing it. Of course, you know what that means? No "sci-fi bulls**t" from Rick, and that means no killing and a ban on interdimensional phone calls. Clearly, there's no way this can go wrong, right?

The family goes on vacation on Rick and Morty, courtesy of Adult Swim.
The family goes on vacation on Rick and Morty, courtesy of Adult Swim.

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."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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