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Rick And Morty's Season 5 Finale Confirmed What We Suspected All Along About Rick

"Rick and Morty" Season 5's two-part finale ended on a dramatic note, to say the least. While the adventures centering around Rick Sanchez (voiced by Justin Roiland) and Morty Smith (Justin Roiland) have guided viewers through a mind-bending and complex pop culture multiverse, the events of the finale have expanded the mythology even further and left fans with a myriad of questions. For example, what is the Central Finite Curve and what will happen now that it's been left in disarray?

That said, the Season 5 finale also clarified some theories that viewers have pondered for years. Prior to the latest series' two-part conclusion, viewers have wondered what really happened to Rick's wife. While "Rick and Morty" has sprinkled hints about her fate here and there since the first season, the creators were resistant to confirm the character's backstory. However, "Rickmurai Jack" delves into the tragic tale that is Rick's life and reveals the truth about his spouse.

Everyone can finally "shut up" about Rick's backstory

The "Rick and Morty" Season 5 finale features a callback to a Season 3 episode that reveals how Rick C-137's wife, Diane, and daughter, Beth, were killed by another — presumably evil — Rick. Whether that Rick is actually more evil and reckless than C-137 is up for debate. While the show's writers deliberately made viewers question the validity of this revelation afterward, the latest episode confirms that it was true all along.

Following the murder of his wife and daughter, Rick voyaged through every possible timeline and dimension, killing thousands of his fellow Ricks in the process in his quest for revenge. Unfortunately, he never found the culprit he was looking for, which ultimately led to him postponing his mission, founding the Citadel of Ricks and settling down with an alternate Beth and the rest of the family.

It seems that the "Rick and Morty" creators wanted to give fans some closure before the show heads into the future. As Rick said in one of the episode's most fourth-wall-breaking meta moments, "now everyone can shut up about it."