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‘Rick and Morty’: Morty standing up to Rick could be ‘a bad thing’

On 17, Mar 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

With only seven episodes under its belt, “Rick and Morty” has managed to become arguably Adult Swim’s best new show — and earned itself a second season. Now that the show’s back from its hiatus, co-creator Justin Roiland says that dark times are ahead for Rick and Morty.

In the past two episodes — “Rick Potion #9” and “Raising Gazorpazorp” — Morty has increasingly been standing his ground against his grandfather Rick. Though the repercussions haven’t been too negative yet, Roiland tells Zap2it that could be changing soon.

“We are seeing Morty test his boundaries and stand up for himself and become more assertive, and he’s learning that he’s able to. If he puts his foot down, Rick will roll his eyes and sigh and go along with Morty, even if it’s just to show him how f***ed up his decision is ultimately going to become. That continues,” Roiland says.

He adds that Morty’s independent streak will all come to the forefront in an episode coming up that’s “really, really hinged on that relationship between Rick and Morty,” “It really blows things open,” Roiland says. “It just answers a lot of questions and maybe poses many more, but the thing that’s up front and center is the relationship between Rick and Morty, how they’re connected and why that relationship is important — and also how Morty being assertive and standing up for himself could potentially be a bad thing, too.”

Additionally, viewers can expect to see Summer go on more adventures with Rick like she did in “Raising Gazorpazorp.” She also stood up to Rick but was correct in her stance, which makes her an interesting foil to Morty.

“Morty is still very easily manipulated by Rick. Summer is not at all. The difference between Summer and Morty is that Summer doesn’t put up with Rick’s s***,” Roiland says. “She stands up for herself. She knows what she wants and she’s not manipulated by Rick in any way, shape or form. She definitely is in awe of what he’s capable of.

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