Rick and Morty Season 7 Episode 3 Recap – “Rick and Morty” stands out in an otherwise confusing universe with its quirky adventures and eccentric characters by carving its own niche. Season 7 of this animated science-fiction sitcom has taken us on an unbelievable interdimensional odyssey; each adventure more perplexing and enjoyable than before. Let’s dive headfirst into Rick and Morty Episode 3, commonly known as ‘Air Force Wong.’
“Rick and Morty” is an animated sitcom on Adult Swim created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland that stars Rick Sanchez (played by Justin Roiland) and his grandson Morty Smith as they explore the multiverse, meet mysterious creatures, and get into all sorts of crazy antics that often turn comical or mind-boggling!
“Rick and Morty” fans have grown accustomed to enjoying absurdity and humor from this series, so let’s venture deeper into Air Force Wong and all its mysteries!
Now, let’s examine exactly what happened during this latest episode.
Rick and Morty Season 7 Episode 3 “Air Force Wong” Recap
Season 7 of “Rick and Morty” has focused on rebuilding Rick’s relationships, taking us on an emotional rollercoaster through all his relationships. Episode 3, entitled ‘Air Force Wong,’ continues in this vein; although it doesn’t offer many insights into the wider show canon, but does uncover even more layers to his character.
In this episode, Rick reluctantly returns to therapy sessions with Dr. Wong (portrayed by Susan Sarandon). However, his session is rudely interrupted by none other than President Keith David, as voiced by Keith David himself – known for getting under Rick’s skin whenever he appears!
The President visits Rick in search of assistance with an unusual issue involving a werewolf leprechaun, Loch Ness Monster, who’s been infected with super disease. But, what’s most intriguing is Rick’s apparent romantic interest in Dr. Wong instead, something which begins to show us his evolving character as he refrains from disrupting their budding relationship due to the therapy assistance he’s received.
After watching some Interdimensional Cable, Rick and Morty take a short break before President Carmack summons Rick for another mission. This time around, he informs Rick of an odd situation in Virginia where love has become law, creating a crime-free society – but President Carmack suspects a cult is behind it, so he has devised an assignment intended to draw closer to Dr. Wong by including her in this case.
Unity from an earlier episode returns and is revealed as the mastermind of Virginia’s mind control. She had heard of Rick’s search for someone named “him”, so she returned out of concern for Rick and humanity at large. Unfortunately for Unity, though, Rick is skeptical after remembering how she once assimilated millions of people and declined her pleas for mercy.
As soon as a dome was placed over Virginia to cut off Unity, things only became more complicated. Unity contacted the war room and explained she needed to reconnect with the people of Virginia to free them; Rick, however, still harbored mistrust towards Unity due to their history; Dr. Wong suggested Rick was changing and it was him responsible for their past actions with Unity.
Unity launches an invasion to liberate Earth from the President’s control, leading to a showdown between these powerful beings. Unity manages to take control of the hive mind while emphasizing it was all for Rick’s benefit; she releases millions of people without their knowledge, much to Rick’s frustration; but eventually, Rick opens up and admits his trust for Unity; however, Unity does not share these sentiments for him.
Rick recognizes Unity’s genuine care and concern for him from her messages left for him before visiting the Oval Office to suggest therapy services might also help.
Rick and Morty Season 7 Episode 3 Ending Explained
Now, let’s dissect the conclusion of “Air Force Wong.” This episode marks a turning point for Rick’s character as we witness his battles over boundaries and relationships in this episode – making clear that his journey is far from over.
This episode explores Rick’s changing attitudes toward relationships. Over time, we have witnessed his transformation from an entirely apathetic, self-absorbed genius into someone slowly coming to recognize the importance of family and relationships – with Dr. Wong playing an instrumental part in this evolution.
As Dr. Wong and President Davis’ romantic interest becomes clear, we see another side to Rick: instead of trying to stop their budding relationship by forcing boundaries on it himself, he backs down and accepts her limitations; an impressive sign of growth from someone with his usual tendencies.
At the climax of this episode lies Unity, an old hive-mind character from previous seasons. Her return is inspired by her care for Rick, who is in an attempt to find “him.” To get his attention and demonstrate her depth of emotion toward him, Unity takes control of Virginia in order to get Rick’s attention – an action which shows just how deeply she cares for him.
Unity’s confrontation with President Clinton during their struggle over control of Virginia was a pivotal moment in their relationship. Unity’s selfless decision to free Virginia residents from mind control shows her love for Rick. Rick then opens up more to Unity by acknowledging their mutual trust.
But the ending is bittersweet as Unity does not reciprocate his feelings in kind, leaving Rick feeling disillusioned and nostalgic after listening to all the touching messages she left for him and realizing she cared deeply for him.
Rick visits the Oval Office near the end of this episode to suggest that he may need therapy himself. This marks an important transformation in Rick’s character. It shows that his relationship with emotion is gradually deepening over time – quite different from how it was previously. Furthermore, this suggests further character development in future episodes.
How Does the Return of Unity impact Rick’s Character Development in Season 7 Episode 3?
Unity’s return has an immense effect on Rick’s character development in this episode. Her actions – taking control of Virginia to get Rick’s attention and then selflessly freeing all mind-controlled people without thought for herself despite suffering) demonstrate her deep concern and remind viewers of their complicated history together. Rick opens up to Unity, showing his trust in her, signalling an important development as his personality begins opening up more to emotional bonds.
How Did this Episode Highlight Rick’s Journey of Understanding Personal Boundaries and Relationships?
This episode highlights Rick’s changing attitudes toward personal connections. For much of the series, Rick is depicted as an arrogant genius who often disregards personal boundaries; yet upon realizing their budding romance with Dr. Wong, he takes a step back and respects Dr. Wong’s boundaries set up by her therapist sessions with Rick. This represents a subtle yet significant transformation within Rick as his character learns more about boundaries and the value of relationships through therapy sessions with Dr. Wong.
By depicting Rick’s personal development and struggles in terms of boundaries and relationships, this episode adds depth to his character and sets up further growth within the series.
“Rick and Morty Season 7 Episode 3: Air Force Wong” is an emotional rollercoaster. It details Rick’s changing attitudes toward personal connections and relationships, especially his journey towards understanding boundaries. Unity returns, adding another layer of complexity as Rick grapples with his emotions before gradually opening up more. This episode marks an essential turning point in Rick’s character arc; we look forward to where this season 7 journey takes him next!
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