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How Rick And Morty Fans Really Feel About Season 5 Episode 5

Contains spoilers for "Rick and Morty" Season 5, Episode 5

The animated series "Rick and Morty" has been a fan-favorite comedy since it first debuted on Adult Swim in 2013, but some fans have expressed disappointment in "Rick and Morty" Season 5. In Episode 5, titled ​​"Amortycan Grickfitti," Rick (series co-creator Justin Roiland) has a guys' night with Jerry (Chris Parnell), which sounds odd at first, but we soon learn that the former screwed over some hell-demons and he's using Jerry and his "lameness" to pay them back as they really love to suffer. Suddenly Rick and Jerry spending a night out together makes a lot more sense.

In the episode's other main storyline, the new kid at school, Bruce Chutback, comes over to hang out with Morty (also Roiland) and ends up going on a joyride in Rick's ship with Morty and Summer (Spencer Grammer), who are both desperate to impress him. However, the night takes a turn when the ship's security system reveals that it has plans of its own. Things quickly get out of hand as the ship does everything dangerous and wild Rick won't let her do, and the trio are lucky to all make it out of the episode alive.

Some Reddit users think "Amortycan Grickfitti" was an improvement upon the quality of other recent episodes. However, other fans remain unconvinced and underwhelmed.

Rick and Morty fans really dislike Season 5

Overall, "Rick and Morty" fans on Reddit think the show has gone downhill in Season 5. "I will always love this show for its first two seasons, but Jesus, did they change their whole writing team this season?" asked Reddit user futurerobotblox. "Season 4 wasn't amazing but it still felt like the same show. Season 5, apart from Episode 1, feels nothing like the show I'd come to expect and not in a good way." AFCFinalistsColts agreed, writing, "I still enjoy the episodes, but the only one I loved this season was the first. Something feels a bit off about the characters, like the writers don't really get them." Another fan felt the most recent episode was an improvement on the one preceding it. "We can all agree that this episode was a major step up from last week's," wrote user BeginningFlaky9567.

It's not out of the ordinary for shows to cycle in new writers as a series ages, but that might also not be the entire issue when it comes to "Rick and Morty" as it seems execution might play a role in the series' decline in quality. As user voodeuteronomy noted, "Amortycan Grickfitti" felt like "an episode where the premise is hilariously genius, but all of the actual events of the episode were boring."

Not everyone is ready to give up on "Rick and Morty" just yet though. Reddit user OutlandishnessDue714, noting that co-creators Roiland and Dan Harmon are less involved this season than in seasons past, asked fans to stick with the show during this particular rough patch. "Give [the new writers] a chance and we may see the best R&M still to come," they wrote. "I've enjoyed so much of this show that I'm not going anywhere and I'll forgive some less than fantastic episodes while they get things sorted."