'Rick and Morty' season 3 finale: Fandom dreads hiatus, but happy about Szechuan sauce!

Rick and Morty season 3 concluded on Sunday (Monday morning according to IST and for Netflix users, we have another week before we get our hands on that finale episode).

It was difficult for fans to bid possibly temporary goodbye to the show. There is no official order for season four of the show. This becomes a new test for the generally patient Rick and Morty fandom.

The gap between season two and three was almost 18-months long. Same might happen for the upcoming hiatus.

Creators, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, are hoping to extend the season length from 10 episodes to 14 if they get a ‘go ahead’ from Cartoon Network’s channel for grown-ups, adult swim.

Talking about the same, Harmon told Entertainment Weekly, “I’m still learning how to do the show efficiently while catering to the perfectionist in all of us. I would like to think I’ve learned enough from my mistakes in season three that we could definitely do 14 now.”

Fans went on the meltdown after the season finale.

But there is a tiny good news for the Rick and Morty fans in the US. Remember the Szechuan sauce Rick goes on and on about in the episode called ‘The Rickshank Rickdemption?’

In the episode, Rick is being questioned by a member of the Galactic Federation, who is trying to figure out the secret behind Rick’s portal gun that allows him to travel across dimensions whenever he wants.

While fabricating the story about how he made that portal gun, Rick tells that Federation guy to try the limited edition sauce launched by McDonald’s to align with the premiere of Disney’s 1998 movie, Mulan.

The Szechuan sauce became the most talked about subject after the episode aired on April Fool’s Day. DJ Deamau5 bought a whole two-litre bottle of the sauce in August.

So McDonald’s has now finally succumbed to the pressure by fans of the show and now is launching the sauce. There is a catch though. The sauce will be available in select stores and only for a day on October 7.

A few select outlets will also give away Rick and Morty-inspired posters.

You wanna hurry then!