Rick and Morty Season 2’s second episode expands on season one’s revelation of multiple Rick’s and Morty’s by showing Jerry day care center.
Dropping the events from the season premiere, it looks like every episode in season 2 may be able to be watched out of order after the first one. We’ll have to wait and see if that trend continues.
Morty is piloting the spaceship, and Rick is giving haphazard advice until it’s time to meet a client.
Jerry chimes in from the backseat, and Rick is shocked to find out he’s even there, so they make a quick stop at the Jerry care center to drop him off.
After dropping Jerry off and getting a ticket to pick him up later, Rick and Morty head to meet Rick’s client, who turns out to be an insect alien assassin. Rick is selling him an antimatter gun to kill a target, as he explains the professional killer game to Morty.
Rick takes Morty to the Blips and Chitz arcade to get his mind off the arms deal he just witnessed by playing a virtual reality game called Roy. It’s got games, beer, prizes, and is pretty much every arcade bar in America (outside of Oregon).
Morty makes some boring decisions as Roy, beating cancer and going back to work at his father-in-law’s carpet store until the day he dies. Rick mocks him and decides to take Roy off the grid.
Jerry is upset and goes through a few rounds of the Jerry’s before settling in and beginning to enjoy his new life (which has only been happening to him for a day now).
Morty puts the assassin’s business card in the spaceship’s GPS and it lands directly on him, killing him after a lengthy battle to get inside a government prison.
A guard spots Morty and is about to kill him when an interdimensional portal slices him in half and a bored Rick steps out to reprimand Morty.
An argument ensues, and Morty releases the target, a psychic fart (Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement). Rick decides he’s had enough and leaves through the portal.
Insect guards are aimed at Morty, who can’t get the spaceship started. Suddenly, a portal opens from above, and water fills the room. A portal opens below, and drains all the guards. A final portal opens next to the driver’s side door, and Rick gets in the car, pushing Morty into the other seat.
Before escaping to Gearface’s garage, Rick takes a moment to adjust the seat. At the garage, the fart gets in Morty’s head with some sort of Rocky Horror Picture Show musical number while Rick watches Ball Fondlers
Jerry meets the Jerrys whose Ricks and Mortys never came to pick them up – they’re in the backroom playing poker.
Rick realizes they’re on the run and learns the psychopathic fart also poops gold. Soon they’re surrounded by the police, as Gearhead sold them out to the rest of his race, who are all gearheads. Rick annihilates Gearhead and escapes with Morty and the fart.
Finally annoyed, Jerry proposes escape. He learns he can leave at any time he wants. The streets are hard out there for a Jerry though, so he returns and finds the Jerrys to be welcoming.
Morty starts flying the spaceship in the middle of an escape battle on the gear land, so the psychopathic fart convinces a cop to kill himself with the Rocky Horror musical number that continues as the cops destroy themselves and half the planet.
Rick and Morty return the fart to a portal where he can return home. Morty walks him the rest of the way, and the fart explains carvon-based life is a disease that must be eradicated.
Morty asks the fart to sing again, and the music number restarts. Morty finally kills the fart whose life he saved from the assassin while judging Rick, a fact not lost on Rick.
As they fly home, Rick informs Morty if he misses the fart so much, he found a wormhole filled with hundreds of them, coming to visit. As Morty freaks out, Rick farts and laughs at him.
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