Last night’s new episode of Rick and Morty had some stiff competition coming from the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. Judging by a title card aired after the episode, it doesn’t seem like the folks at Adult Swim were too worried.
Some fans have expressed concerns and criticism for the latest slate of episodes due to poor writing and plot holes. It sounds like the crew at Adult Swim are in the same boat based on the card that went live after Rick and Morty’s credits.
The title cards are native to the broadcast airings, so fans who watched the show digitally might have missed out. But the message is clear: The first seasons were great. This one, not so much.
Rick and Morty earned a reputation for its unwavering, unflinching satire of various genres and trends in pop culture. There have already been episodes skewering Saw, the Purge, Mad Max, Inception, and Westworld.
Though they haven’t directly made fun of Game of Thrones, and the show itself didn’t specifically make fun of the show, that quick card at the end of the episode is more than enough to establish the battle lines.
Keep in mind, though, that Rick and Morty’s broadcaster Adult Swim/Cartoon Network is owned by Time Warner, the same company that owns HBO. So even though it seems like there might be hostilities between the two companies after their post, they’re both on the same team.
After having been missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez suddenly arrives at daughter Beth's doorstep to move in with her and her family. Although Beth welcomes Rick into her home, her husband, Jerry, isn't as happy about the family reunion. Jerry is concerned about Rick, a sociopathic scientist, using the garage as his personal laboratory. In the lab, Rick works on a number of sci-fi gadgets, some of which could be considered dangerous. But that's not all Rick does that concerns Jerry. He also goes on adventures across the universe that often involve his grandchildren, Morty and Summer.