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Is There a Secret RICK AND MORTY Season Finale Around the Corner?

Last Sunday’s purported Rick and Morty finale was a pretty hilarious episode, but as far as a season-ender goes, it came up a little bit short. We were hoping for a more definitive ending to this year’s storylines—after all, recent developments on the show had us expecting a different President to come after the show’s titular duo. And to be perfectly frank, we don’t really consider the issue of Beth’s true nature to be settled at all, either. But what if the show’s creators have trolled us yet again? Today’s Nerdist News is investigating the theory that a true third season finale may be our early Christmas gift!

Join host, and the only woman brave enough to challenge the Citadel of Ricks, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through an intriguing hypothesis about the show’s potential finale. Apparently, many fans believe that Mister Poopybutthole’s comments in the end credits scene were overt hints that at least one more episode is coming. He mentioned having a long white beard the next time we see him, which naturally has fans assuming that he means Santa Claus. That led to the notion that the real season finale will be a Christmas episode.

Now, we love that idea. And it would fit in Adult Swim’s wheelhouse to suddenly drop a new episode of Rick and Morty without warning. That April Fool’s Day stunt is still one of our favorites. But the reality is that fans may be reading too much into the throwaway comments of a minor character. Mister Poopybutthole also said that he might have grandchildren to go along with his long white beard, so the Santa Claus analogy doesn’t really hold up.

On top of everything else, series co-creator Dan Harmon has admitted that the episode we saw last Sunday wasn’t originally intended to be the season finale. Harmon and the rest of the team just realized that they couldn’t reach their target of 14 new episodes and settled for “finale-izing” Rick’s battle with the President. The team behind the show are probably working on new episodes as we speak, since it is one of Adult Swim’s biggest hits. But we would be very pleasantly surprised if the rumor of a secret season finale turned out to be true. We’re not expecting it to pan out, but we’d love to be wrong!

What do you think about about the secret Rick and Morty season finale theory? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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