Rick and Morty Season 6 is finally back for new episodes of the series, and episode 7 of the season went full meta with its big comeback! The first half of the sixth season was one of the most dramatically different seasons to date, as not only was there more focus on the overall serialization, but there were plenty of opportunities for one-shot adventures. But the season has also yet to have the usual “meta” episode where the show likes to deviate from its format. Now we finally got that with the latest installment.
Rick and Morty Season 6 has returned with Episode 7 titled “Full Meta Jackrick” and as the episode’s title and opening moments suggest, this was really just the beginning of a wild return for the season after being in the middle of a hiatus for the past few months. Read on for a full rundown of everything important that happened during episode 7 of Rick and Morty’s sixth season:
What happens in “Full Meta Jackrick”?
- With Season 6 returning with its first new episode since hiatus, fans are getting a quick refresher on what came before. But something seems off when new material takes place with Summer revealing she’s pregnant, Jerry dies, they solve a Tony Hawk murder, Beth is sentenced to death and more. It is soon revealed that they are trapped in a “Previously On” spiral from which they can only escape by grabbing the Previously On bug monster and flying through the show’s credits.
- After the credits, Rick starts attacking the bug even more and Morty realizes they are on a show. It manages to escape through the fourth wall, and Rick and Morty now try to chase it through the fabrics of reality. They end up in a place of “meta commentary” and soon run into Jesus Christ and Story Lord, who was the villain of the Story Train episode a few seasons ago. It turns out to be their plot.
- Story Lord eventually gets a hold of the device Rick used to get through this new space between stories, revealing that he’s doing all this because he wants a motivation. With the help of Previous Lyon, they are able to send Jesus (through a peek into Jesus’ memories, which include fighting Dracula, asking to lose his abilities, and more).
- On the outside, Story Lord is trying to find the creators of the Story Train and asks his creator to make it better. It’s revealed that the creator has since become a failure as the various Ricks kept pitching all sorts of wild ideas that ruined the Story Train as a whole. Inside the metaspace, they seek out the six heroes who can help them in some way. They include those like “Miss Lead”, “Flash Back”, “Connie TinuityError”, “Protagonick”, “Mr. Twist” and more as they have the power to shape the episode.
- This includes a random guard named Marvin becoming the main character, the reveal that there is no real sixth member of this meta-hero group, and through it all, Rick tries to find their prisoner who could help them, “Brett Con” who could withdraw. the fact that they got to the metadimension in the first place. But he threatens to make terrible things “always the case” for him. Brett Con quickly dismisses the heroes, and as the commercial block begins, the villain traps them in metaspace, which has now become a giant orange.
- After the break, Rick and Morty now freeze on a mountain from being trapped outside the fourth wall for too long. Here they soon meet Joseph Campbell, the one who initially came up with the Hero’s Journey monomyth on which so many stories are based. Lyon is somehow still alive too, and Morty thinks the key to saving them is to use his skills to search Rick’s memories. But it nearly kills him before his memories are revealed.
- They start building a device to help them escape, but soon find themselves working their way through all sorts of wild events in time and building the machine to help them get back on the show. It’s revealed that Story Lord created a device that drains all motivation from everyone in the world (since his creator could only give him motivation as his motivation). Rick and Morty arrive at the scene as Story Lord has more energy than before.
- While Rick battles Story Lord, Morty tries to get Story Lord’s creator to stop feeding the motivation machine. Here, Morty speaks for Joseph Campbell’s take on the Creator’s story, and the Creator soon gives up. Story Lord loses his motivation as a result and Rick is able to defeat him. But the creator is ultimately the one to kill Story Lord, and soon after it is revealed that the writer is motivated to tell another horrible story.
- After the credits, fans are introduced to “Tag Man,” a “crazy” character who lives in the tags and rambles about how he lives in the episode’s tags as he kills cops, government agents, and all sorts of other creatures in an arena.
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