Rick And Morty S03E05: The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy – Recap & Review

After evading capture from the Galactic Federation, alcoholic mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith continue their series of mishaps and adventures. Here is a review on the season’s fifth episode titled The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy.

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!


Plot Summary

This episode follows scientist Rick Sanchez as he deliberately takes his son-in-law, Jerry Smith, on an adventure for once. (Although this is not their first rodeo involving just the two; see Season 1 Episode 4: M. Night Shaym-Aliens!) Meanwhile, Summer Smith has problems with her self-image, to which her mother tries her best to help.



This episode teaches the audience that having fun can take one’s mind off the negative aspects of life. It also drives the show forward by giving a chance for Rick and Jerry to bond, something that seldom occurs in the show. It also teaches the audience that looks do not matter all that much because others will love and enjoy you for who you are. The inclusion of the foreign planet’s immortality field shows that a person can do almost anything if granted infinite chances. That is, time can become a rather strange thing to live with. Overall, the episode shows that family–in spite of the ebbs and crests–matters more than anything else in the world, and we should not have to change a thing because of it.


Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty is back on Cartoon Network’s nighttime programming block Adult Swim this summer with its third season. For more Rick and Morty-related news and reviews, follow Geek Motivation on Twitter (@GEEKMOTIVATION) and Instagram (@geekmotivation).

Written by: John Tangalin

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