That was a lot. Episode 8 went so far down the Charlie Kaufman rabbit hole that it somehow managed to find a “Bird Person.”

The challenge this season has been the show has lacked any real LOL humor, and once again, tonight’s episode is not that funny. However, this episode is better than the previous few weeks because it attempts to make Rick empathetic.

Audiences will finally learn how Bird Person and Rick met and why they like each other. That meeting and the results of it come with some shocking series reveals. But in true Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland style, it’s questionable when those new plot details will mean anything.

Rick’s goal tonight is simple – save Bird Person so he can process his grief like a normal person by “drinking and being an asshole.” The results of that selfless attempt are the closest RICK AND MORTY has come this season to “Must-Watch TV.”

It’s available on Adult Swim.

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