Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Recap and Ending Explained
Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Recap and Ending Explained: Who is Rick C-137 and Is Morty C-137 and President Morty the same Guy? (Pic Credit Adult Swim)

Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Recap and Ending Explained: Who is Rick C-137 and Is Morty C-137 and President Morty the same Guy?

Last Updated on September 6, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

The Adventures of Rick and Morty has finally concluded for good for the fifth season. The finale was premiered on September 5th, 2021, on Adult Swim. The final episode had shown some strain in the relationship between the super genius grandpa Rick and his grandson Morty. This article will discuss all significant spoilers associated with the finale and some of the crucial points from the conclusion. So without further ado, let us discuss the updates,

Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Recap and Ending Explained

In the finale of Rick and Morty season 5, we witnessed Rick going on a solo adventure with the help of the portal gun. When he tries to refill the portal fluid, he and Morty had an ugly fight with one another, and Rick threatens to replace Morty.

Morty challenges him to do it anyway as he doesn’t care. Being maddened by Morty’s behavior, Rick replaces Morty with two crows while Morty bonds with a stranger named Nick.

Eventually, they both realize their abusive relationship as they both tearfully part ways with one another.

In the second part of the finale, we witness Morty tries to blackmail Rick emotionally to return to him by turning into a pathetic 40 years old version of himself.

And Rick does listen to Morty, although his crows dump him into the hands of his arch-nemesis Crowscare. Rick and Morty finally meet and goes to the Citadel to make Morty to his 14-year-old form again, but then they came across President Morty, who invites them to dinner and discloses some of the wicked dark truth about Rick and The Citadel.

Rick and Morty Season 5
Rick and Morty Season 5 Recap: Pic Credit Adult Swim

Rick and Morty Season 5 Ending Explained: Why Does President Morty Destroy the Central Finite Curve?

In the finale of Season 5, we witness President Morty finally reveals the truth about the Citadel; he admits that The Citadel provides an infinite number of Rick and Morty throughout the universe.

Rick created the Citadel Finite to separate all the infinite galaxies where Rick is the most intelligent person, and Mortys is destined to be vilified by the Ricks.

President Morty planned to escape this Central Finite Curve to go to the other side of the curve.

He managed to do that in the finale of season 5 by harnessing the energy of Mortys and powering the Citadel to open a hole in space-time.

He also welcomes Morty to join him. Still, Morty denies and chooses instead to stay with Rick.

And as the hole in the space starts to diminish, it destroys the whole Citadel, but Rick and Morty managed to escape the destruction with the help of one another.

Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Recap
Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Stills: (Pic Credit Adult Swim)

The Citadel here portrays the abusive relationship they had with one another. The Citadel’s destruction signifies that the toxicity they had in their relationship is finally gone, and the duo can now work together. The episodes also reveal that Rick always has thought of Morty as his partner.

But as we know, both The Citadel and the Central Finite Curve are now destroyed, so the Central Finite Curver is no longer separating the infinite universe.

So in the next season of the series, we might come across some more variants of Rick and Morty, where Morty might be more dominant than Rick.

We might also expect to see a universe where Rick is not the most intelligent person in the universe.

Is Morty C-137 and President Morty, the same Guy?

Before the season 5 finale, everyone had a theory that suggested that Morty C-137 and President Morty are the same Guys.

But it has been finally explained in the finale of season 5 that they are not the same, and in fact, Morty C-137 doesn’t exist.

In the finale, it has been revealed that President Morty turned on Rick C-137 to find the different versions of Morty.

During the finale of season 5, he also explains that becoming sick of Rick makes Morty evil, suggesting that he indeed turned evil when he decided to go against Morty.

Coming to the next question, Morty C-137 doesn’t exist as we know that Rick C-137’s child Beth was killed by some evil version of Rick, so as Beth was dead, she didn’t marry Jerry; henceforth, Morty C-137 was never born.

President Morty
President Morty: Pic Credit Adult Swim

Also, this illustrates why he acts more independently in comparison to other Ricks. But he is still co-dependent on Morty in some different ways.

The versions of Morty that we have seen so far with Rick C-137 all tend to become irritated by Rick, but this, in turn, brings a positive change in Rick, and therefore it is revealed that President Morty isn’t as evil as he claims.

The versions used to be with Rick C-137 weren’t aware that they are not the exact dimensions, but now as Morty knows the truth, we will have to wait and see how these new revelations will affect their relationship. 

Who created The Citadel and Why? Plus, Who is Rick C-137?

Rick C-137 created the Citadel. We earlier witnessed Rick C-137 in the season 3 premiere.

We witnessed Rick showcased the Galactic Federation a memory where he explained that an Evil Rick killed his wife and daughter.

Initially, we believed that the memory was fake, but now, it is finally confirmed what happened at the end of season 5.

Season 5 earlier hinted about this plotline, and finally, this theory is established with the finale of season 5.

The finale also revealed that the loss of Rick’s daughter, and We also learn that the loss of his wife and daughter put Rick on the revenge path.

He spent years finding the evil versions of himself so that he can kill them all.

Rick and Morty Season 5 Episode 8 Ending Explained

But few alternate variants of his convinced him to form a truce, and with the Truce, the Citadel was finally created, which marked Rick as the founding member.

Although apart from just wanting to kill the evil versions of himself, the true purpose of creating the Citadel hasn’t been explained.

Maybe it was a part of the plan as he became aware of Morty’s influence on his life; therefore, he might have agreed to the Truce, which allowed him to take place with an alternate version of his dead daughter’s family. Rick teaming up with Morty is more like redeeming himself.


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