‘Rick and Morty’ Review: Time-Bending ‘Mort Dinner Rick Andre’ Is Another Solid, Sweeping Premiere

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 5, Episode 1, “Mort Dinner Rick Andre.”]As far as season premiere traditions go, “title character’s hopeless feelings leads him down interdimensional path that ends up with him or his crush absorbing all knowledge of existence” is a good one to stick to.

After months away, “Rick and Morty” makes a return with plenty of the show’s hallmarks.

Still, as a jump-start to a new season, there’s enough in this time-jumping kickoff to make it feel like much more than a formula.It starts with a familiar “Rick and Morty” opening: dropping everyone in the middle of an escape from some unexplained mess that the two are barely going to survive.

At first it seems like the pair are doomed, with Morty piloting a ship through Earth re-entry minus a steering wheel and some functioning heat shields.

But just when all hope seems lost mere minutes into a new season,

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