RICK AND MORTY season 4, episode 5 airs tonight on Adult Swim and this Wednesday on E4. Will Rick and Morty end after episode 5? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Rick and Morty season four, episode five is the latest instalment of the animated sci-fi sitcom. The series follows the misadventures of mad scientists Rick Sanchez (voiced by Justin Roiland) and his grandson Morty Smith (Justin Roiland). The show first aired in 2013, with season three concluding in the summer of 2017. Viewers then had to wait two years for the fourth series to arrive on screens.
Will Rick and Morty end after episode 5?
Episode five of Rick and Morty is called Rattlestar Ricklactica.
In the episode, Morty and his grandfather, Ricky will venture to outer space where nothing seems to go to plan.
Morty is even bitten by a space snake in the episode.
There is good news for Rick and Morty fans, episode five will not be the last in the series.
When the trailer for season four was revealed, fans were worried the latest series would only have five episodes.
The tagline for the latest trailer read: “Half the Season you deserve, all the season we can handle” and revealed the series episode titles.
The episodes of Rick and Morty season five are:
- Episode One: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Repeat
- Episode Two: The Old Man and the Seat
- Episode Three: One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty
- Episode Four: Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty
- Episode Five: Rattlestar Ricklactica
Thankfully, the fourth season of Rick and Morty is 10 episodes long and season five is just the midseason finale.
Rick and Morty was renewed for 70 episodes in May 2018, with the first 10 of the 70 making up season four.
Co-creator Dan Harman had previously told Entertainment Weekly that his plan for season four was 14 episodes but it was cut down to 10.
He said: “I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season three that we could definitely do 14 now, but then I have to say, ‘Yeah but you’re the guy who says we can do 14 who turned out to be wrong so we’re not listening to you now’
“The nice healthy way to approach this is I want to prove it with the first 10 of season four – prove it to ourselves, to production, to the network – that it’s so easy that we’ll earn additional episodes.”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Justin Roiland said: “Without giving anything away, we have serialised stuff we check in on now and then that’s sprinkled over the top of strong episodic episodes.
“To fans of the show, they’re going to want to watch them in order.”
The second half of Rick and Morty season four is expected to air in the latter half of 2020.
Luckily, Rick and Morty co-creator Harmon promised fans they will not have to wait as long as they did between season three and four, which was two years.
The first season aired in December 2013 and the second in July 2015.
Fans then had to wait another two years for the third season to drop in April 2017 and once again for the fourth season which will arrive in November 2019.
Harmon told Entertainment Weekly: “I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons three and four will be the longest and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous.
“I don’t know how fast we can do it, but I know it will never be this long again.
“There were so many things that had to be settled before we even started season four, and it’s really safe to say we’re literally writing season five while finishing season four just to force ourselves to commit to a certain schedule.”
Episode five airs tonight on Adult Swim at 11:30pm Eastern Standard Time.
Thankfully this year, UK fans did not have to wait long for the show to arrive on this side of the Atlantic.
Channel 4 even brought the release date forward of Rick and Morty season four, which was originally supposed to air in January 2020.
Episode five will air on E4 this Wednesday (December 18) at 10pm GMT.
You can stream the previous four episodes of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim in the US and All4 in the UK.
The first three seasons are also streaming on Netflix now.