Rick and Morty’s highly anticipated third season finally continues tomorrow, July 30th, (after a surprise release of the first episode on April Fools). To prepare, creator Dan Harmon and head writer Ryan Ridley talked about what they viewed to be the show’s darkest moments so far.
Ridley believes that the darkest moment is coming up in the third season:
“As we’ve been leaking all day, there’s an episode that deals with, all at once, in one concept, incest, beastiality, and cannibalism. But, as we keep saying, we nail it and you guys are going to be like ‘It works!’”
Dan Harmon thinks that the show’s darkest moment is when Morty plays “Roy: A Life Well Lived” while at a Dave and Buster’s-esque arcade with Rick called Blips and Chitz:
“I think probably the darkest thing that we’ve done on the show, because of its implications is, that Rick takes Morty to an arcade and says ‘Play this game.’ And the game is that you live a human life. And that you die of cancer — no you don’t die of cancer; you beat cancer and you slip and fall at the carpet store. And then you come out and Morty’s like ‘Where’s my wife?’ I think that is the darkest thing that we’ve ever done.”
Season 2 was definitely more dark than the show’s first season, so it’s pretty safe to say that season 3 is going to be exploring more existential territory.
What do you think was the darkest moment so far in Rick and Morty? How do you think they’ll top it this season? Let us know in the comments!