6. Rick Potion 9 ##HOT##
"Rick Potion #9" is the sixth episode of Rick and Morty. It premiered on Adult Swim on January 27, 2014, was written by Justin Roiland, and directed by Stephen Sandoval. In the episode, a love potion goes wrong, creating a virus that begins to infect the entire world population, making everyone fall in love with Morty. The episode received critical acclaim, receiving praise for its story, subplot, and ending. It was seen by 1.7 million viewers at first airing. The title of the episode is in reference to the 1959 song "Love Potion No. 9" by the Clovers.
6. Rick Potion 9
Morty is very interested in Jessica, but lacks the opportunity to ever talk to her as he's either too shy or his attempts are shut down by Brad whenever he tries. With the annual Flu Season Dance coming up, Morty talks to Jerry about his issue. Jerry compares Morty's fondness for Jessica to his own fondness for Beth when he was a teenager. Rick overhears Jerry's story and reminds him that said fondness resulted in Jerry getting Beth pregnant at 17. Rick proceeds to warn Morty not to go to Jerry for romantic advice because, "his marriage is hanging on by a thread". An insulted Jerry remarks that there isn't a problem with his marriage. Unconvinced, Rick tells Jerry that he can believe what he wants but it's pretty obvious that Beth is looking for an excuse to leave him. Morty becomes upset and asks Rick not to talk about his parents in that fashion. In response, Rick tells Morty that what people interpret as, "love" is just a chemical that causes animals to breed and once that has happened, any true passion fades away. After Rick leaves, a depressed Morty goes upstairs to prepare for the dance and a nervous Jerry goes to check on Beth. Thinking about what Rick told him, Morty approaches Rick and requests a potion that can make Jessica like him. After a brief argument, Rick calls Morty a, "thorn in his ass" and gives Morty a serum based off the genetic makeup of voles, a rodent that pair bonds with its mate for life. Before leaving, Morty asks if there's anything that could go wrong with the serum and Rick answers no. Once Morty has left, however, Rick quickly adds, "unless she has the flu", but shrugs it off.
Rick And Morty's first season quickly set up the characters and comedy formula, but the only thing predictable about the show is how unpredictable it could get. Case in point would be Rick And Morty season 1 episode 6 "Rick Potion #9," where Rick gives Morty a potion that will make a girl from his school called Jessica fall in love with him. Naturally, this backfires spectacularly.
The potion reacts with Jessica's flu, so not only does she fall in love with Morty, her flu germs create a virus that causes the entire planet to fall obsessively in love with him. Rick's attempt to fix this results in the creation of a race of mantis people and his final attempt creates grotesque, fleshy blobs dubbed "Cronenbergs," in honor of the famed director of body horror films like Videodrome and The Fly. This apocalyptic event has the side benefit of uniting Beth and Jerry, with the latter manning up to save his wife by blasting away the creatures.
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Rick and Morty has returned with a bonkers premiere episode, "Solaricks." Packed with action, callbacks, and deep cuts, the first episode of Season 6 is a mind blower. So, let's dive deep into spoilers and break it all down.
This is why he and Morty are pulsing green, as both came from a different reality midway through Season 1. In "Rick Potion #9," a love potion gone wrong turned everyone not related to Morty into a "Cronenberg" monster, hungry for Smith family flesh. Unable to fix this rampant devolution, Rick and Morty bailed to a reality where their alternate selves had just died, taking their places and burying the corpses in the backyard. This plotline was revisited in "Rickshank Redemption," where Morty took Summer to his true homeworld to urge her not to idealize Rick by showing her the damage he can cause.
Rick's reset thereby pitches Morty back to an Earth plagued by monsters. But at least his family is there, right? Wrong. When the Citadel sent Ricks to reclaim C-137's portal gun from Morty and Summer in "Rickshank Redemption," they froze the surviving Smiths. In "Solaricks," a bearded, badass Jerry informs Morty that this ice killed "Hunger Games Summer" and made Beth fatally ill. It's little wonder Jerry then bails on the son, who bailed on him, twice before.
Notably, as much as Morty blames Cronenberg World on Rick, it was Morty's gross request for a love potion that got the ball rolling. Then, it was Morty's taking Summer to that hellscape, which led to the deaths of all of the family he left behind. If it weren't for Morty's homecoming in this episode, Cronenberg World Jerry may have lived to see another day. Instead, he didn't make it past the end-credit scene. This Jerry "beat the apocalypse" but couldn't survive the fallout from reuniting with his son.
After Rick gives Morty a love potion for prom, things quickly spiral out of control when the serum splices with the flu - causing it to spread. Rick and Morty scramble to cure the crisis, making matters worse in the process.
The show's first real foray into continuity comes at the end of Season 1, Episode 6, "Rick Potion #9." Morty asks Rick to create a love potion in an effort to woo his crush Jessica. The ill-conceived serum has disastrous effects that culminate in the end of the world. In an effort to return to a reality not populated by horrific David Cronenberg-esque monsters, Rick and Morty journey to a "fixed" reality wherein they themselves have died. After burying their own bodies, it's presumed that life returns to normal... but the following episodes indicate that the experience has left Morty both scarred and fundamentally changed.
Rick Potion #9 is the sixth episode of Rick and Morty. It premieredon Adult Swim on January 27, 2014, was written by Justin Roiland, and directedby Stephen Sandoval. In the episode, a love potion goes wrong, creatinga virus that begins to infect the entire world population, making everyonefall in love with Morty. The episode has been well received, and was seenby about 1.7 million viewers when airing. 041b061a72