Season 3 of Rick and Morty sees Beth (Sarah Chalke) and Jerry (Chris Parnell) are getting a divorce and Morty (Justin Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammar) will have to adjust to a new way of life. Rick (also Justin Roiland) takes it on himself to try and keep all his family members functioning, but when you are a self-serving sociopath, acts of compassion don’t always go as planned.
This seasons adventures include Summer taking on a Mad Max style post apocalyptic society, Rick and Morty joining an unconventional allegiance of superheroes, Beth questioning whether she is clone and Jerry falling in love with a three-boobed alien.
It is also the season that brings us the iconic Pickle Rick episode where Rick turns himself into a pickle in order to avoid family therapy and ends up in a bit of a pickle himself. There is no episode that more embodies who Rick is as a character than Pickle Rick and it is an absolute riot from start to finish. You may not think you want to see a pickle using the body of a dead cockroach to decapitate sewer rats… but you do.
This season also demonstrates just how similar Beth actually is to her father, even though she thinks she isn’t. It also proves that Beth and Jerry truly are utterly hopeless.
Some of the episodes are not quite on a par with the previous seasons but Pickle Rick is so good that it is impossible to mark it down. Apparently there is a fourth season in development and I can promise you, I will be all over that.