Rick and Morty Season 4 is just days away from the release date and still, no one knows what will happen in the show. The only hint that the makers dropped was releasing the titles for the first five episodes, which are inspired by movies and TV shows.
— Abdelrahman Elbaz (@Elbaz315) November 4, 2019
So Stanford Pines from the Gravity Falls Universe, and Gary Goodspeed, and Mooncake from the Final Space Universe, made a cameo appearance in Rick and Morty. Can’t wait for season 4 next month! pic.twitter.com/aATdI2DTXw
— Patrick Cutrer (@PatrickCutrer) October 31, 2019
Rick and Morty have always been about pop-culture references and the titles are enough to predict what happens in that episode. Here is the full breakdown of the ‘Rick and Morty’ season 4 title explanation for every episode revealed.
Episode 1: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
Reference Movie — Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die Repeat
Everyone knows Edge of Tomorrow as the Tom Cruise movie where he gets stuck in a time loop and with the help of Emily Blunt, finally finishes the alien monster. Rick and Morty can also be stuck in a similar situation as the makers confirmed time traveling in season 4. The last time Rick and Morty kind of broke the time and the first episode shows them trying to get out of the loop.
Episode 2: The Old Man and the Seat
ReferenceBook — The Old Man and the Sea
One of the last major novels by Ernest Hemingway deals with a fisherman trying to fight a giant marlin who somehow dies at the end he realized all his efforts went in vain. Rick could easily be the old man here and as the book revolves around the loneliness, we could see him being alone as his family turns against him. For the seat part, it could be a VR chair that Morty will break him out from to get into the real world.
Episode 3: One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty
Reference Book & Movie — One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next
The name is known to everyone as the famous 1975 movie starring Jack Nicholson which won a lot of awards and the story was based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. The story is about a man who fakes mental illness to avoid jail time and rather go to a psychiatric hospital. Rick and Morty season 4 could have one episode where someone goes crazy insane or acts that way to be a part of some alien crew teased in the trailer.
Episode 4: Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty
Reference TV Show — Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit
Episode 5: Rattlestar Ricklactica
Reference TV Shows — Battlestar Galactica
The show was first released in 1978 and the reboot in 2004 which gained huge popularity. It had the premise of a war between the aliens and the humans, which led to only a few survivors left on the ship called Battlestar Galactica fighting to win the war.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 20, 2019
The Season 4 trailer has a scene where both Rick and Morty are on an alien spaceship and they are pointing their weapons at them. It could be the episode where Rick and Morty save the world from the aliens and Taika Watiti could be one of the special character teased.