Season 3 of Rick and Morty won’t bust out its popular “Interdimensional Cable” format again, but a teaser for Episode 8 reveals that we’ll be getting the next best thing: “Morty’s Mind Blowers.”
The latest promo for Rick and Morty reveals that “Morty’s Mind Blowers” is Inside Out meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meshed with something like Harry Potter’s Pensieve. All along, Rick’s been extracting Morty’s more traumatic memories to keep his grandson sane, and he’s got some secret lab where he stores all the memories in brightly colored vials.
“This, Morty,” Rick says, “is my archive of all the experiences you’ve begged me to remove from your life. I call them “Morty’s Mind Blowers” — and we’ll be doing this instead of interdimensional cable.”
Back in July, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland revealed that the popular episode format wouldn’t return in Season 3, and the promo for “Morty’s Mind Blowers” makes good on that promise.
Check out the promo here:
As the teaser opens, Rick and Morty are being chased through a floating building in space straight out of an M. C. Escher painting. Their pursuer looks like a punk rock version of The Scream figure. (Is this episode all about art?) There is some serious “mystical haunted mansion in space” vibes going on.
Morty’s carrying a strange tortoise covered in gems. Rick calls it a “Truth Tortoise,” and when Morty accidentally looks into its eyes, he then just knows “everything.” This totally burns out poor Morty’s brain.
Rick does Morty a solid and offers to remove the memory from Morty’s brain, a process that he’s apparently done countless times before. The “different take on a somewhat anthological episode” that Roiland promised looks like it will be an actual trip down memory lane. Rather than utterly random commercials from alternate dimensions, we’ll probably get a smattering of scenes from random Rick and Morty adventures.
Considering the fact that the last episode promised an adventure to Atlantis but instead delivered the astounding “Tales From the Citadel”, chances are high that none of the memories we’ll see will be recognizable.
Better yet, maybe we’ll get an explanation for the random opening credits sequence?
Rick and Morty Season 3 airs Sundays on Adult Swim at 11:30 p.m. Eastern.
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