Rick and Morty fans were delighted by the introduction of a talking cat in the latest episode of the hit animated series. However, when little was revealed about who the creature was and why it was able to speak, viewers were left to speculate what the context behind it was. Here are some of the theories so far about what the cat could mean and what it did to be able to talk.
What did the cat do in Rick and Morty?
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 4, episode 4
The fourth episode of Rick and Morty featured a number of creatures when it aired on Adult Swim this week.
This included a talking cat who spent the majority of the episode accompanying Morty’s (voiced by Justin Roiland) dad Jerry (Chris Parnell).
He was discovered by the character in his bedroom before the cat revealed it wanted to go to Florida for some partying and volleyball.
However, Rick (also Justin Roiland) is suspicious and decided to scan the cat’s mind to work out what his real motives were.
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User XCalibur672 speculated on Reddit: “Was he some kind of alien horror dressed up as a nice temptation?
“Like he was going to lure Jerry into security and then do something incredibly evil?”
Another user named Hudson1212 added the cat could have possibly done something to do with elderly people.
They wrote: “At the end, Jerry said ‘He was in my house, where I keep photos of my parents’ and also Florida has a high rate of elderly people. Probably something to do with those two things.”
However, another speculated how it was simply a nod from the writers about how viewers tend to overthink the episodes.