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"Auto Erotic Assimilation" is the third episode of the second season of Rick and awful their marriage is, and then leaving, promising never to return to Earth. Rick, Morty, and Summer come across an ex-lover of Rick's who happens bad guy in a relationship between Rick and an assimilation-bent hivemind. The rest of the episode was a perfect gem, but the ending really caught. Rick & Morty hasn't made us this emotional since the close of the episode Auto Erotic Assimilation, where after ending his relationship with.
The show seemed to imply that Rick, at least this Rick seeks to be a part of something, be it his family or the center of a whirling hurricane of bodies inhabited by a hive mind consciousness.
Auto Erotic Assimilation/Transcript
Perhaps the saddest aspect of the end montage wasn't that Rick lay unconscious on his desk presumably after a failed attempt at suicide? He lives with his daughter's family, but because of his behavior, no one cares to look in on him because they're used to him randomly disappearing or they're mad at him because of his behavior. The Community joke was awesome on two levels - one for the obvious Dan Harmon connection, but two, it makes perfect sense for a hive mind to create a show about a community of people.
Notable, it's season one, so we still have Unity Pierce and Unity Troy. The show really likes to toy with a given morality, or rather, ideas that we want to embrace as better ideas. It's a good thing not to kill, as Morty tried to argue last episode, and in this one, Summer steps up and tries to argue for the value of individuality. Yet, when everyone gets it, a race war erupts, versus the utopia of prostitutes turned scientists and hobos turned philosophers.
And pushing that boundary, Rick's own place with his family, wherein when he's excluded as an individual to the family unit, it's when he's miserable. I'm really curious to see where this show will be three or four seasons from now and how much of the events and experiences of current episodes will play out on our characters.
Will Summer become as jaded as Morty over a race war? It does seem like Rick has been affected by season one, when Unity blew up the neighboring city, he did appear genuinely worried whether Morty and Summer were in it. I wonder what it's like for a guy with such a frequently addressed redhead fetish that he's since gifted to Jeff Winger and Rick Sanchez to work with Cristina Hendricks.
The ending was spectacular. As good as the best episode of the Simpsons which is clearly Bart of Darkness. And that song is amazing. Nice Patton Oswalt guest spot! Love it when Morty can lord his adventures over Summer.
Rick intercepts and boards the starship with the intention of looting it, but instead he comes across the ship's surviving crew members, who explain their planet has been taken over by an assimilating hive-mind, before the aforementioned hive mind attacks and assimilates the rest of the crew. To the trio's shock, the hive mind apparently knows Rick, who awkwardly admits that he and the hive mind, named Unity, used to "date.
Despite being treated well by Unity, Summer protests the loss of the original population's individuality, but, as Unity controls every mind on the planet, her attempts to "free" the inhabitants do not go very far. Elsewhere on the planet, Unity and Rick waste no time rekindling their relationship rather extravagantly.
Not long after, a neighboring hive mind called Beta-Seven arrives on a routine trading mission. Beta-Seven is ostensibly attempting to pursue a closer relationship with Unity, but its awkward efforts only cause Rick to make fun of it. As it leaves, Rick notices the materials Beta Seven left behind can be mixed into various drugs to help spice up his and Unity's partying and kinky sex. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Jerry enters the garage looking for the weed-whacker because the weeds in the cracks made from the house being transported to another dimension have started to become overgrown.
He is confronted by Beth, who chastises him for being in the garage when Rick is not present.
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The two argue, but are interrupted by a gurgling sound from under what they discover to be a hatch in the floor. Back on Unity's planet, Morty and Summer notice that Unity's control on the population appears to be slipping, and the inhabitants begin to regain their minds. However, the newly freed people almost immediately begin a race war among themselves. Morty and Summer are almost caught in the crossfire before Unity manages to rescue them.
While Unity is transporting them to Rick, they notice Unity's inebriated state and realize that the drug-and-alcohol laden parties are hurting Unity's ability to control the population. They soon begin bickering, to the point where the creature, fed up with the arguing, breaks free of his restraints, steals a translation device from the lab, and angrily explains the reason for his imprisonment and berates them both about how awful their marriage is, and then leaving, promising never to return to Earth.
On Unity's planet, Morty and Summer try to get Rick to go home with them, but Rick dismisses them, sending them home via portal before continuing to party with Unity.
At this point, Summer and Morty warn Unity and Rick about the terrible influence they have on each other and tell Unity to, "take care of [itself]".