8 Questions We Want Answered in ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5

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Everyone’s favorite animated intergalactic sci-fi comedy is back! Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is finally premiering its fifth season on June 20. It’s been a wild ride full of twists and turns over the years, and we can’t wait to see where the duo takes us next.

Despite the standalone nature of many of the show’s episodes, the overarching narrative is equally compelling as we follow the outlandish adventures of drunk scientist/grandfather Rick Sanchez (voiced by co-creator Justin Roiland) and the Smith family — particularly Rick’s grandson Morty (also Roiland). From new characters to old mysteries, fans could be in for a lot of surprises when the extremely dysfunctional family returns to our screens.

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Scroll down to see which burning questions we hope get answered in the newest season.

Rick and Morty, Season 5 Premiere, Sunday, June 20, 11/10c, Adult Swim

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Who is the “Strange Horny Ocean Man''?

One of the most intriguing scenes from this season’s trailers shows a weird looking aquatic man emerging from the seas. Not only that, he formally calls our resident mad scientist “Richard.” Other scenes show him fighting the Smith family, and dad Jerry (Chris Parnell) even calls the police on him. How does the amphibious man know Rick, and could it tell us more about his ambiguous past?

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Beth vs Clone Beth

If there’s one thing you can always rely on in Rick and Morty, it’s some mindbending clone-related drama. Back in Season 3, Rick made a clone of his daughter Beth (Sarah Chalke) which resulted in one of the Beth’s leaving to travel the cosmos, but viewers never learned if it was the new clone, or if Beth Smith had walked out on her family and left a replacement behind. In the Season 4 finale, the Space Beth returns to confront Earth Beth and after a tense confrontation they decide it doesn’t really matter who the original is. Still, we can’t help but wonder if we’ll ever find out the truth and what that might mean for the already-troubled family dynamic.

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Why is Rick Scared of Himself?

Rick is no stranger to his many, varied alternate selves. After all, we’ve seen numerous other versions of Rick throughout the years from clones to the Council of Ricks, and while some (like Tiny Rick) have proved troublesome, none have ever scared the real one. So who is the other Rick in the trailers, and why does our Rick tell his family to run from him? It takes a lot to rattle the man himself, and we can’t wait to see the real reason.

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Evil Morty

Evil Morty is perhaps one of the show’s biggest loose ends. First introduced way back in Season 1 as a ruthless alternate universe Morty, he’s since become the president of the Council of Ricks. And though he’s remained mostly unseen since, we can’t wait for Evil Morty’s return — and the consequences that follow.

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Does Summer Have a New Crush?

Morty and Summer’s (Spencer Grammer) sibling adventures are often a highlight of the show. When they can’t rely on Rick’s incredible brain or crazy inventions, the stakes can get a lot higher. One thing that caught our eye in the trailers for this season was a new character around Summer’s age who joins them in Rick’s spaceship. Is he a friend, a love interest, or just some rando?

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Will Phoenixperson’s Fate be Revealed?

Birdperson (voiced by co-creator Dan Harmon) is one character who’s been through it all over the years. Not only does his fiance betray and kill him at their wedding in the Season 2 ender, she also revives his corpse to turn him into the cyborg Phoenixperson in Season 4. After an epic and intense battle, Rick decided to put Phoenixperson’s frozen body in his garage. But will he be able to save his old friend, or will Phoenixperson be stuck like this forever?

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Can Rick Truly Change?

The Smith family has always been centered around Rick since the show began. And though his family has often been at odds with his erratic behaviors and dangerous attitudes, they’ve let a lot of things slide for his sake. In the Season 4 finale however, it seems like his family has finally had enough with even Beth seemingly giving up on him and acknowledging there are more important things than her father’s antics. Will Rick change for the better this season, or will he be the same old selfish madman he’s always been?

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Could We Learn About Beth's Mom?

Perhaps the longest-running mystery since the show began is what happened to Rick’s wife/Beth’s mother. Though she’s mentioned a few times, and no doubt was a huge part of Rick’s past, the show has barely scratched the surface of their relationship. Will this be the season where we finally find out what happened to Mrs. Sanchez?