Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 5 Review:inal DeSmithation !

This is one of those episodes where the characters get around to things with a high-speed concept, but somehow, it’s all followable. Can you harness the power of the tired Destiny monster by writing what you want to happen on a scrap of paper and then placing it inside a fortune cookie? I understood you. Once you get a fortune out of a cookie, as long as your destiny is not yet fulfilled, you are an actual immortal? It has meaning to me. The old man who takes care of the defecating monster has put a bunch of “will-fuck your mother” fortunes into the world in the hope that someone will come to investigate and free the monster from their forced labor? Why, of course, is the only logical explanation!

There is a free and absurd wit throughout “Theinal DeSmithation” and it extends to Rick’s sci-fi powers. As usual, Rick is well in control of the situation, killing the bad guys and dodging death without breaking a sweat, but his methods this time around are always fun to watch. I don’t think Rick was like this before Tool inspectorAs before, with robotic implants extending from all over his body to take him and Jerry out of the various bonds. rom an eye extension that detects hidden cameras to the ability to dive his head into the flesh to avoid bullets, there’s plenty of fun in all of Rick’s sci-fi abilities this time around, adding a welcome charm to what could be the most grueling sequences of Rick killing everyone effortlessly.

Also charming is that this episode combines Rick and Jerry, a rare but always fun character-changing episode. Rick having to keep Jerry safe like he was a defenseless stupid puppy throughout the episode is as cute as his occasional attempts to joke with Jerry and lighten the mood. Overall, these two bouncing off each other makes for funny things. (However, the post-credits tag joke, featuring the rest of the family, is long and brings the episode down a bit.)

Last, but not least, “Final DeSmithation” is elevated by a running gag on a theme from the classic ’70s sitcom, Taxias Morty explains, due to a meme from a subculture on TikTok of kids who decided on the topic from Taxi smacks. I like this very much because the theme of Taxi He does, in fact, smack.