Reddit Is Going Nuts Over A New Theory: There Are More Season 3 Episodes Of Rick And Morty

There is perhaps no show in history that lends itself to as many fan theories as Rick and Morty. Most  fans will be familiar with the theories that posit Rick and Morty are the same person, or that Evil Morty is Rick's original Morty. On a deeper level, there are some theorists who posit there are still new episodes of Rick and Morty Season 3, even after the "finale." They think there are secret episodes of Rick and Morty yet to be revealed. That last one is proffered by TheMistling, and if it takes you aback, remember that Season 3 started with a surprise episode, so who's to say "The Rickchurian Mortydate" was actually the last episode of Season 3?

Yes, there is a growing belief we have not yet seen every Rick and Morty Season 3 episode, and that theory is based on what we have seen so far this season, but maybe even more on what we didn't see. After all, Episode 10, "The Rickchurian Mortydate," didn't feel like much of a finale.

So, let's break down the theory that Season 3 of Rick and Morty is, in fact, not over. Be warned, though. There are some (rather tepid) spoilers within.


  • Remember, They Completely Shocked Audiences With A Surprise Season Premiere

    Remember, They Completely Shocked Audiences With A Surprise Season Premiere
    Photo: Rick And Morty / Adult Swim

    If you're initial reaction to this theory is "That's rick-diculous," don't forget that they had an unannounced season premiere on April 1st of 2017. Seriously, it makes way more sense from a marketing standpoint to add another episode at the end of a season, when people are still excited about the show. It would be much easier to get the word out in the latter scenario, and would provide incredible hype for Season 4. 

  • Dan Harmon Had A Pre-Finale Interview With Film Theory, Where He Revealed Some Crucial Info

    Dan Harmon Had A Pre-Finale Interview With Film Theory, Where He Revealed Some Crucial Info
    Video: YouTube

    Check out Dan Harmon's interview with Film Theory above, and make sure you catch the last minute. 

  • Harmon Made A Cryptic Comment About The Finale

    Harmon Made A Cryptic Comment About The Finale
    Photo: Rick and Morty / Adult Swim

    In the last minute of the Film Theory interview, the interviewer asks showrunner Dan  Harmon if they can discuss Evil Morty, and Harmon responds, "Just wait until the end of the season." Though he doesn't explicitly say Evil Morty will be in the season finale, it's heavily implied. Why else wait until after the season to discuss him?

  • Now That The Season Is "Over," Where's Evil Morty?

    Now That The Season Is "Over," Where's Evil Morty?
    Photo: Rick and Morty / Adult Swim

    Well, we've waited until the end of the season. Why exactly could Evil Morty not be discussed until after the finale, if he wasn't even going to be in said finale? Maybe because it wasn't the finale at all...

  • The Season Was Originally Ordered For 14 Episodes, Not 10

    The Season Was Originally Ordered For 14 Episodes, Not 10
    Photo: Rick and Morty / Adult Swim

    In December 2016, Dan Harmon said there were going to be 14 episodes in Season 3. But in an EW interview before the Season 3 finale, he explained they could not make 14 episodes happen so they "finale-ified" "The Rickchurian Mortydate" to have more... finality to it. After spending 18 months creating a season of television, that seems almost suspiciously lazy. 

  • Mr. Poopybutthole Returned To Give Us Some Strong Hints

    Mr. Poopybutthole Returned To Give Us Some Strong Hints
    Video: YouTube

    The post-credit scene of the Season 3 finale mimicked that of Season 2, with fan-favorite Mr. Poopybutthole breaking the fourth wall to tell the audience when the next season will be coming. After Season 2, he said it would be a year and a half until the next season, and he was right almost to the day. This time, however, he was much less specific, saying only that it would be a "really long time" before Season 4, and that he'd have a "big, white Santa Claus beard."