Rick and Morty Season 3 All you need to know

Rick and Morty season 3

Rick and Morty Season 3 All You Need to Know

Rick and Morty Season 3 is the third season of the popular TV series Rick and Morty. It premiered on April 1, 2017, with the episode The Rickshank Rickdemption, but the rest of the seasons started airing on July 30, 2017. The season has 10 episodes. The animated series is a creation of Dan Harmon and Justin Roland. It was originally aired on Adult Swim which is a late-night program on Cartoon Network. The series targets adults especially those of ages 18 to 49. The best thing about it is that it is appropriate for both young and older people.

The first episode of the season starts right where the second season stops. It is about the adventures of members of the Smith household. Jerry wants Beth to make a choice between him and Beth. Morty and Summer are confronted with the separation of their parents. Rick is still self-destructive and unable to bond with other members of the family.

Main Characters


This character is voiced by Justin Roiland. Morty is Rick’s grandson. His character is known to be impressionable and always get into trouble with his grandson.


The character is voiced by Justin Roiland. Rick is an alcoholic scientist who is unable to bond with the rest of the family. The scientist is always conducting experiments and involving his grandson.


This character is voiced by Chris Parnell. He is Morty’s father and the character is depicted as an insecure father with lots of marital problems. Most of his marital issues come from the fact that he does not like Rick’s influence on his son.


The character of Summer is voiced by Spencer Grammer. Summer is depicted as an angry older sister. She joins her grandfather in his adventures but later becomes a stripper.


This character is voiced by Sarah Chalke. She is a surgeon for horses and Morty’s mother. Her character is holier-than-thou.

Recurring Characters


The character is voiced by Kari Wahlgren. She is Morty’s classmate and love interest.

Tricia Lange

The character is voiced by Cassie Steele and is known for her ample bosom.


This season has the highest rating in the history of Adult Swim It was ranked top for comedy TV among millennials. It got plenty of positive reviews from both critics and fans. It won the Best Animated Series in the Critic’s Choice Award. The Pickle Rick, which is the third episode of the season, won the in the Outstanding Animated Program Category in Emmy Awards.

The Episodes

1. The Rickshank Redemption-aired on April 1, 2017

2. Rickmancing the Stone-aired on July 30, 2017

3. Pickle Rick-aired on August 6, 2017

4. Vindicators 3. The Return of Worldender-aired on August 13, 2017’

5. The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy-aired on August 20, 2017’

6. Rest and Ricklaxation –aired on August 27, 2017

7. The Ricklantis Mixup-aired on September 10, 2017

8. Morty’s Mind Blowers-aired on September 17, 2017

9. The ABC of Beth-aired on September 24, 2017

10. The Richchurian Mortydate-aired on October 1, 2017

Things to Expect in Rick and Morty Season 3

In the last episode of Rick and Morty 2, Rick turned himself into the Galatic Federation prison. The Federation took over the earth. The first episode of the Season 3 undid all of that. It brought an end to the marriage of Beth and Jerry, Rick C-137’S body was also destroyed.

The Smith family gets to experience Life under the Federation rule. Jerry is happy because he gets six promotions. He enjoys Conroy who is the family’s butler robot. Beth is not too happy. She spends a lot of her time swallowing pills and drinking alcohol. She no longer enjoys her job as there isn’t much to do. Modern technology makes it possible for horses to live long without health issues.

Snowball/Snuffles, Morty’s dog, is not featured in Season 3. According to Justin Roiland, eth character may be brought back in the future.

Another thing you can expect in Rick and Morty Season 3 is the infamous Pickle Rick. Morty starts to ask a lot of questions causing Rick to cut him off. He asks Morty to stop digging or hidden layers and just be impressed.

In the second episode of the episode ‘Rickmancing the Stone,’ the setting is a mad max post-apocalyptic wasteland. Summer is the primary focus of the story. She and her bother are having a very difficult time coping with the impending divorce of their parents. Episode 2 is the Mad Max episode of the season. A lot of the costume designs were BDSM-inspired.

In the episode Pickle Rick, it is discovered that Mr. Goldenfold is a poop-eater. The math teacher greets the Smith family while in the waiting room of a therapist. The therapist specializes in Family Therapy and Coprophagia Therapy which is a type of therapy to treat compulsive poop eaters.

Unlike the previous seasons, Rick and Morty Season 3 has 10 and not 14 episodes even though the creators had promised otherwise.

Do not expect Mulan Szechuan McNugget Sauce to be a big deal in Season 3. According to Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, Rick’s obsession over the Mulan promotion sauce was nothing but a joke.

Another disappointment is the fact that Mr. Meeseeks does not come back in Season 3. He may be brought back in future episodes but he is not in Season 3 even though the creators of the comedy had promised that he would.

Rick becomes a pickle in the season. Pickle Rick reveals himself to Rick in the garage. The reason Rick turns himself into a pickle is to avoid going to family therapy ordered by the school. Beth takes the serum which should have been used to reverse the transformation. Rick seems to have no way of getting back to his human form but he finds a way to manipulate the systems of dead rats and roaches in a sewer drain. He creates a mobile exoskeleton. He escapes into a government agency so guards try to kill him. It is in the fight ha he meets a prisoner named Jaguar. He finally attends the family therapy session even though it was coming to its end.

Even though Jerry does not appear in this episode, his voice character is featured as one of the agents that Rick fights.

In the episode The Rickshank Redemption, t is revealed that the infamous Tammy is still alive and that she as enslaved a cyborg bird person. She got a team of Gromflomite scientists to transform the bird person into an avian cyborg.

Fanbase Reactions

The fans of Rick and Morty loved Season 3. One of the most popular episodes in the season is Pickle Rick. A few fans took to the internet to criticize the female writers of the show such as Jane Becker and Jessica Gao. According to them, those writers were doing more harm than good to the show. Some writers went as far as to threaten the writers. Dan Harmon confronted them and called them out for their behaviour which he described as disgusting.

The viewership of Rick and Morty increased by 81% in the third season. It resulted in the highest rating in the history of Adult Swim.