Rick and Morty theories: Star Trek reference reveals neither Beth is a clone in the finale

Rick and Morty theories: Star Trek reference reveals neither Beth is a clone in the finale

Long term Rick and Morty viewers were introduced to a second version of Rick’s (played by Justin Roiland) daughter in the last episode of season four. Now fans of the Adult Swim cartoon have speculated the true identity of Space Beth (Sarah Chalke) may not be what she appears to be.

After more than two years of hype, the fourth season of Rick and Morty finally continued the story of the unhinged inventor and his hapless sidekick.

Although the second half got off to a rocky start, many fans were hailing the final episodes of season four as some of co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s best adventures yet.

During one of the show’s most satisfying finales, Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri, fans were treated to the return of recurring villain Tammy (Cassie Steele) and an upgraded Birdperson, now going by Phoenixperson (Dan Harmon).

Audiences were also given the answers to one of the show’s biggest questions from the conclusion of season three.

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Rick’s daughter Beth had indeed decided to clone herself, with one version of Rick’s daughter heading to space to lead the rebellion against the Galactic Federation.

Episode ten’s final moments delivered one of the show’s darkest moments yet by confirming Rick had no idea which of his daughters was real and which was the clone.

The final scene brings back Morty’s Mind Blowers, glass capsules which house erased memories of the duo’s bleakest memories they’d prefer to forget.

Rick plugs one in to recall Beth’s cloning process, during which he turns his back on the two pods as they shuffled so he couldn’t know the true identity of his daughter.

Rather than being cloned, a transporter malfunction splits Kirk into two equally cognitive beings, one representing his ‘good’ yet indecisive side, the other his ‘evil’ and impulsive half.

This fan continued by suggesting Beth may have undergone a similar process during Rick’s cloning procedure at the end of the episode.

They added: “What if Rick didn’t make a clone of Beth. Instead he split her into two halves representing two different sides of Beth. Both equally her but not a clone.

“Space Beth represents her bad-a** self. One wanting adventure. self loathing, the one that resembles her Dad’s personality, intelligence and quick thinking. Who doesn’t need Jerry or anyone.”

“Normal Beth represents her loving self, the mother, the wife. One who stays and loves her family.”

While the theory is a little far-fetched given the reveal of the Mind-Blowers, they also proposed Rick’s memory could have been edited to keep the mystery alive.

Given episode ten’s last moments reveal the truth to Rick but not the audience, the mystery of Beth’s clone may remain unsolved for years to come.

Rick and Morty season 4 will be available on Netflix UK on Tuesday, June 16.

Published at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 03:30:00 +0000