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RICK AND MORTY Family Therapy Clip Asks “Why Did Grandpa Turn Himself into a Pickle?”

RICK AND MORTY Family Therapy Clip Asks “Why Did Grandpa Turn Himself into a Pickle?”

This Sunday’s new Rick and Morty will give the world Pickle Rick (PICKLE RICK!), but this sneak peek from Adult Swim shows the episode will also continue to explore the fallout from the divorce, when Beth, Morty, and Summer seek some family counseling.

Following the long-coming separation of Beth and Jerry at the end of season three’s premiere, the biggest story line from last week’s second episode, “Rickmancing the Stone” was the various ways each member of the family was dealing–or rather not dealing–with the split. In this clip a highly defensive Beth goes with her two kids to see Dr. Wong, voiced by Susan Sarandon.

We imagine there aren’t too many psychiatrists who specialize in family therapy and “Coprophagia Recovery,” since coprophagia is about eating feces, but in the world of Rick and Morty it’s probably a little more common than we’d think.

While this scene further illustrates how the divorce will be this season’s biggest story (I thought it was far and away the best part of last week’s Mad Max: Fury Road parody), the final question asked by Dr. Wong gets to arguably the biggest question of the entire series: why does Rick do anything he does?

Because while Beth is clearly hurting, Summer and Morty are obviously working through their parents’ divorce in their own ways, and Jerry is being mocked by the wind, at least none of them turned themselves into an anthropomorphic pickle.

Pickle Rick definitely has some issues to work through. But at least one of them isn’t coprophagia.

What do you think this clip tells us? Use your portal gun and tell us in the comments below.

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