Ricky and Morty are known for taking a long time in-between seasons. Nearly 6 months later, the duo is finally back for the second half of season 4 which kicks off with Episode 6. The Episode: “Never Ricking Morty, began with on intergalactic train full of colorful characters reminiscing about their encounters with the good of Rick Sanchez
The COVID-19 reference is unexpected due to the timelines that animated series tend to work on. Script work has to be completed months in advance to finish storyboards and animation on time. But here Ricky and Morty go and references the COVID-19 lockdowns less than 2 months after they have started.
After establishing the over-written nature of their anthological surroundings, Rick and Morty battled the Tickets, Anyway, Ricky and Morty determined that they needed to reach the train’s engine by imparting their own style on the structural guide laid out before them.
Rick and Morty were than taken to where their story apparently ends, with Evil Morty and a diabolical-looking Mr. Poopybuttjole leading an army Neeseeks and Ricks to storm the Citadel.
Basically, the storyline of Ricky and Morty season 4: Episode 6 “Never Ricking Morty” is based around a literalization of a metaphorical construct, a story circle. One of the more interesting things about Rick and Morty’s narrative is the use of continuity is like oxygen, with a breach in the story train causing continuity to leak out into the void of disbelief. Once Ricky and Morty make it to the front of the train, they finally confront the supervillain behind the strict adherence to plot rules.
The good news, however, is that all the events of Never Ricking Morty take place within the confines of the Story Train. Does this mean that story Lord’s efforts to rob Rick and Morty’s future canon are isolated only to that story train and not outside in the real world?