RICK AND MORTY delivered one among its darkest post-credits stingers of the series thus far, but there could also be more layers to the Jerry decoy’s endless punishment than previously thought.
The fifth season of Rick and Morty are going to be returning for an additional episode this Sunday, but viewers are still reeling from the mayhem of episode two, Mortyplicity. After watching many decoy families slaughter one another in one among the darkest episodes of the Adult Swim comedy, a painful gauntlet awaited the wooden Jerry (played by Chris Parnell) after the credits.
Viewers have finally dissected a number of the hidden meanings behind the shocking fate of the decoy Jerry within the latest episode of Rick and Morty.
Mortyplicity kicks off when the decoys of Rick and Morty (both played by Justin Roiland) hatch an idea to kill the Christian God, before them and therefore the remainder of the family are revealed to be attractions and hit.
Hundreds of other fake families eventually catch on to the very fact other decoys were disguising themselves as Squids to realize dominance over the remainder of the plants.
Eventually, the first family (who are later revealed to be fake) stumbles across a hidden society of decoys masterminded by a gaggle of decoys made out of wood.
When their underground base is discovered by the Squids, the wooden version of the notoriously self-centered Jerry decides to save lots of himself to guard his jar of varnish.
Fast forward to the top of the episode, and Wooden Jerry is seen floating contentedly downstream before a family of beavers uses his body as a part of their dam.
Rick’s decoys were built to last because the post-credits stinger reveals this version of Jerry survived eons into Earth’s future enduring various unthinkable punishments.
At one point, he’s fixed atop a mirror at the rear of a cowboy saloon, then ages later are nailed to a cross wont to crucify another version of Jesus.
Fans were naturally baffled by the series of painful vignettes, but luckily a summary from Screen Rant has managed to clear up some confusion.
They highlighted Jerry’s line ‘This is that the worst thing that has ever happened to anyone!’ essentially a important point for understanding the scene.
The article explained: Despite often being the architect of his problems, it’s always easy for Rick & Morty fans to feel some sympathy for the much-abused Jerry Smith.
That’s around unlikely through this case, however, and it had been quite pleasant to discover the Wooden Jerry get his dramatic decision for punishing numerous of his fellow tricks to an agonizing death for the sake of some varnish.
Even after thousands of years of arguably justified punishment for condemning his fellow decoys to a painful death, Jerry remains self-centered to the top.
It seems the hapless husband of Rick’s daughter, Beth (Sarah Chalke), may never find out how to completely empathize, as he remains thinking of himself even when he becomes an eye-fixed witness to the crucifixion of another Christ-figure.
An additional explainer on Inverse has also acknowledged the ludicrously dark final scene links right back to Rick and Morty’s plan at the beginning of the episode.
They revealed: To grossly simplify it, in General Christian teachings, Jesus is both the son of God and God Himself.
#RickAndMorty season 5 provides a surreal answer to an ongoing question surrounding how Rick's many enemies aren't constantly at his door: decoy families: https://t.co/Ftb3xYjYGb pic.twitter.com/A26au9DUZo
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) July 1, 2021
Glockenspiel Jerry endures eons into the longer term, long after every other iteration of the Smith family is (probably) dead.
And he witnesses how Morty and Rick’s deeds in this episode eventually led to the death of God.
Not only does the ultimate stinger provide some catharsis for fans who have seen Jerry go unpunished for too long, but it also proves Rick, even inadvertently, will always follow through on his plans.
Rick and Morty’s 5th season stays Sundays on Adult Swim.