Rick and Morty Writer Explains That Heartbreaking Speech in Season 5 Finale

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The writer behind Rick and Morty‘s Season 5 finale explained where the heartbreaking speech in the final moments of the episode came from! The fan favorite Adult Swim animated series ended its fifth season earlier this year, and while the first several episodes had explored more episodic stories the final few episodes shifted in a much more character focused direction. In fact, when it was all said and done, fans were left on quite the bittersweet note as those final episodes broached some pretty heavy character moments for Rick and Morty as they confronted the heart of their relationship.

The final moments of Rick and Morty’s Season 5 finale saw Mr. Poopybutthole reflecting on the events of the episode in a solemn way as he bore his soul in relation to how Rick and Morty’s relationship was changing because Morty was finally learning more about Rick’s past and what made him tick. As series writer Jeff Loveness in a special clip from the fifth season’s Blu-ray release (as shared by TVLine), this final speech came from a very raw, emotional, and bluntly truthful place.

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“I remember specifically writing the Mr. Poopybutthole monologue on my back, feeling… not my best,” Loveness began. “You could say I was going through a tough time, perhaps putting some of my failures into his voice. I remember just being a part of the couch in lockdown, bearing my soul through the voice of Mr. Poopybutthole, and I just remember thinking, ‘Yes. You’ve done it. You’ve written something true.” Loveness clearly put a lot of raw emotion into the finale speech, and that’s why it’s left such an impact as fans currently wait on the next season.

Rick and Morty Season 5 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, but has yet to confirm any streaming release details as of this writing. The sixth season of the series is now in the works for a release some time in 2022, but the series has yet to nail down a more concrete release date. With all of that emotion leading off the fifth season finale, Season 6 of the series could have some of the biggest changes to the series yet.

What did you think? How did you feel about Rick and Morty Season 5’s finale? How did you like Season 5 of the series overall? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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