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The Solar Opposites Scene That Always Brings Fans To Tears

"Solar Opposites" comes from the mind of Justin Roiland, the co-creator of "Rick and Morty." As such, it should come as no surprise to hear that "Solar Opposites" is every bit as raunchy and profane as one would expect. In fact, it may even go further than "Rick and Morty," seeing how it's available on Hulu instead of cable, meaning it can get away with a lot more.

From fighting zombie teenagers to turning people into bottles of wine, the Solar Opposites have sure gotten into their fair share of hijinks over the years. While one wouldn't immediately assume a show like that would have a sentimental streak, the show has been known for getting surprisingly profound from time to time, especially when it comes to the B-story involving Yumyulack's Wall. While the aliens partake in wacky sci-fi adventures, the people in the Wall are on an epic journey to save themselves from their oppressive plight. It leads to more grounded excursions ... or as grounded as one can get after getting shrunk down by an alien prone to sociopathy. But as silly as the concepts might be, there's one moment in the Wall that had plenty of fans tearing up.

You'd have to be made of stone not to cry for Molly's death

In the span of a single episode, "Solar Opposites" managed to get viewers to care deeply about a simple relationship between a man and his mouse. Season 1's "Terry and Korvo Steal a Bear" opens differently from the rest of the episodes. Instead of giving us a scene of the aliens getting into mischief, we instead meet a man from the Wall with a pet mouse whom he takes to the market to sell its milk to the other Wall people. Trust us; it makes sense if you watch the show.

The man and his mouse go through a lot together throughout the episode until the dictator of the Wall causes flooding of the lower levels. The man escapes, but his mouse, Molly, isn't so lucky. She's too big to fit in the vessel, so sadly, she drifts off in the water gradually filling the area, drowning in the process. 

Redditor u/jef12660 posted a meme suggesting the "Solar Opposites" moment with Molly was sadder than "Titanic," and plenty of others agreed, like u/Lucy_Koshka, who wrote, "RIP sweet Molly. For real though, the show was great but that side story was enthralling." A lot of people were of the opinion that the story made them appreciate their own pets a little more, like u/the_concert writing, "I'm not going to lie, I had a couple drinks and squeezed my dog super tight." 

That's no mistake. Even the show's co-creator Mike McMahan agrees the moment's sad. In an interview with Slashfilm, he stated, "That mouse is the saddest thing we've ever written, and it just kept getting sadder from animatic to color to adding the music." Who knew a mouse could impact people so deeply?