I started watching season seven of Rick and Morty and it began pretty painfully. None of what had been established as “Rick and Morty” staples were present in the first eight minutes, which is wild. In the first six seasons you can pretty easily detect pretty telling story arcs that betray who was involved in writing them. Any of that was entirely missing from the first episode of season seven, and I’m pretty sad about it. I won’t be watching season eight, if there is a season eight.

I really had no idea how much Roiland was carrying the show until I saw an episode without him. Holy crap. What a bummer.