Film Theory: Rick KILLED Beth! (Rick and Morty Season 5)

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Season 5 of Rick and Morty has been... a mixed bag. One thing they HAVE delivered on, though, is the promise of some epic lore. You see, the Rick we've been seeing is very different to our usual Rick. I've made a couple theories already about why that may be, but the most recent episode left a BIG clue. Has Beth been dead the ENTIRE time? Watch to find out!

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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editor: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, Forrest Lee, and Koen Verhagen
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  1. Gabe Allen

    Gabe Allen

    Acum 20 Zile

    This theory explains both why Rick hates himself, other versions of himself, and the origins of simple Rick

    • Holy_Crusader Of The Holy Land

      Holy_Crusader Of The Holy Land

      Acum 5 ore

      @Dennis Kun this also did not age well

    • Holy_Crusader Of The Holy Land

      Holy_Crusader Of The Holy Land

      Acum 5 ore

      This did not age well.



      Acum 19 ore

      Come home to the unique flavor of shattering the grand illusion, Come home to simple Rick, Now with simple Morty. come Home to Us all

    • lokanantazain n

      lokanantazain n

      Acum 5 Zile


    • GKXPress


      Acum 6 Zile

      That would explain why he's an alcoholic.

  2. Brock Lee

    Brock Lee

    Acum 30 minute

    That is BS. When Morty and Summer get brought to the citadel for using a comprised portal gun, he says that he’s Morty C-137. Our Rick, is C-137. If he isn’t his Rick, how do they have the same dimension name?

  3. hellsjester1


    Acum oră

    i mean he was spot on... but is this really an honest surprise to anyone? if anything has been consistent in the series is that rick hides his pain right out in the open. wubadubadubdub, pickle rick, the entire story of fury road rick, and the memory moment. the only thing that was fabricated about his memory was the formula.

  4. A V

    A V

    Acum oră

    three things here 1. its sad to know that there is not one reality where both beth and his wife are still alive 2. who is baby morty from his memories if his wife and daughter died 3. why did rick bring c137 morty with him from the cronenberg world and not just start over again with another morty also where is c137 mortys rick

  5. Moon


    Acum oră

    Am a time traveller from tje year 2023 but l am stuck here in this horible timeline

  6. Andy Anderson

    Andy Anderson

    Acum 2 ore

    Hey I have a question, can some explain how Rick and morty are both C-137 seeing how Rick isn't mortys original Rick?

  7. Alex Pain

    Alex Pain

    Acum 3 ore

    They're all the samenrick just different time lines

  8. Aluben Music

    Aluben Music

    Acum 9 ore

    Whaaaaaaaat a theory! Great stuff, and it makes sense!

  9. Matthew Purden

    Matthew Purden

    Acum 9 ore

    *spoiler warning* ive got a theory, what if the finite curve wasn't created to keep rick as the smartest man in the universe, but instead, c137 when building the citadel created it to seperate the universes and protect the versions of himself who dont want to leave their family. On the opposite side of the spectrum, what if the council of ricks convinced him to build it to "keep them the smartest in the universe" but in reality it was to prevent another c137 type of rick from going on a mass killing spree so that they would have more ricks?

    • XTRA _

      XTRA _

      Acum 3 ore

      Interesting , say more

  10. michaella alcantara

    michaella alcantara

    Acum 10 ore

    I red the title as "Rickrolled beth"

  11. Oni Khasbo Edits

    Oni Khasbo Edits

    Acum 10 ore


  12. Prohibi


    Acum 11 ore


  13. ShayEats


    Acum 11 ore

    This aged nicely

  14. Samantha Moyes

    Samantha Moyes

    Acum 12 ore

    In the first episode what if morty didn’t break his legs didn’t use up the portal juice and made it back to not only take out the seed but end up in a nursing home? Episode idea?

  15. Keith Barrett

    Keith Barrett

    Acum 13 ore

    Much like Rick, in the battle between meaning and achievement, I often choose hedonism.

  16. Dal plays

    Dal plays

    Acum 13 ore

    Hopefully you see this comment !!! We need a video compiling all slight references in the entirety of the show, confirming Rick is c-137. You’ll get hella views, considering how big the finale was.

  17. He Who Battles

    He Who Battles

    Acum 15 ore

    So that day in the garage was Rick's Nexus event.

  18. roberkingjr


    Acum 15 ore

    Ayyy can you do a video on why do zombies eat humans but not other zombies

  19. Ethan Darling

    Ethan Darling

    Acum 16 ore

    That means one of them is not version C-137

  20. Irishbananamafia


    Acum 17 ore

    You totally called it!

  21. CoreNightStudios


    Acum 19 ore

    After finishing this season the one question I’ve had is that Rick never had an original morty because his timeline morty doesn’t exist, which means if he is Rick C1 37, Morty C1 37 and the rest do not exist

  22. Leon Cranson

    Leon Cranson

    Acum 20 ore

    “The Truth is so important it needs a Bodyguard of lies”

  23. Killer talent

    Killer talent

    Acum 21 oră

    Well well, theory proven right. Congratulations matt pat

  24. Toft


    Acum 22 ore

    Has anybody else noticed that Rick C-137 is the only one that has an alcohol problem as well?

  25. Carl Jackson

    Carl Jackson

    Acum o Zi

    😤😰Please matpat just leave this one alone

  26. fuckyougoogle


    Acum o Zi

    if you thin your're funny, you're not. It's painful t watch, jeez

  27. Tripp Wilson

    Tripp Wilson

    Acum o Zi

    When are you making video about S5 E9 or S5 E10?

  28. maxyplay1


    Acum o Zi

    They keep coming daddy

  29. Eric Natividad

    Eric Natividad

    Acum o Zi

    so when did Rick create that imagination world for Beth? I've always felt that was more towards her adolescences rather than her infancy.

  30. Linux Dog

    Linux Dog

    Acum o Zi

    I think Evil Morty was the mortiest morty and he experienced his first few years with rick, before rick (either ours or rick A1) build the central finite curve.

  31. NelogaStar


    Acum o Zi

    Can’t wait to see the follow up episode now that the finale has aired

  32. Danial Onderstal

    Danial Onderstal

    Acum o Zi

    Great work matt!!

  33. Wasley


    Acum o Zi

    Just noticed at 0:54 Rick shoots a blue portal. What does everyone think that is? Green is rick is the top-dog multiverse Evil Morty's gold portal = ?? Young Ricks blue portal = ?? I have watched some other ROfilmrs about the ending with evil Morty, some think it is the' multiverse, the original multiverse portal being gold. However young rick presumable before the Rick multiverse was made, is blue being the original multiverse? Since evil Mortys goal was to get away from Rick, maybe it's his own multiverse without a Rick?

  34. Cheez Kim

    Cheez Kim

    Acum o Zi

    Hurry up with the next one please matttt

  35. Mallory Scott

    Mallory Scott

    Acum o Zi

    But wouldn't the Universes with adult Beth also have a elderly Diane? Where is she? If she didn't die in the explosion, how did she die? Did the Ricks have something to do with it? GASP!! Did she fake her own death in order to wander the universe, hunting down the Ricks who walked out on them!? Maybe shes behind Evil Morty.

  36. Jaydan Robinson

    Jaydan Robinson

    Acum o Zi

    You were way ahead of yourself with this theory you are right and wrong due to the seasons 2 part ending

  37. Aidan Alec

    Aidan Alec

    Acum o Zi

    you wanna revisit this after the finale?

  38. Rando Mando

    Rando Mando

    Acum o Zi

    The fact that this is taking place in a fictional story shows that you can make up such a fictional story. I don't think creativity as a function of repurposing and reusing existing info therefore means he cannot invent stories. It's just an explanation of what inventing a story entails. If he heard someone with a similar backstory on TV, it's EASY to come up with it. Weird that you felt it wouldn't be.

  39. wretched17


    Acum o Zi

    rick being a binary choice of his iterations is lazy writing as bad as life is stranges' writing. still amused your wasting time with guessing theories on the show that is by it's core nature, tedious

  40. TiagoTiago


    Acum o Zi

    Hm, what's the origin of the Ricks that blow up the family of protagonist-Rick style ricks in the first place though? Time travel?

  41. Sean Ponder

    Sean Ponder

    Acum o Zi

    Love this channel, don't get me wrong. At least the beginning of it (no judgment just being honest) but didn't they pretty much reveal that he (another version of him) was the killer of his original daughter in the season finale? Kinda redundant making a whole video when the show itself kinda explained it already :/

    • Sean Ponder

      Sean Ponder

      Acum o Zi

      Ah I see. Was posted before final. My mistake lmao

  42. Manuel Escobedo

    Manuel Escobedo

    Acum o Zi

    Wasn’t there an episode where evil Morty scanned Rick’s brain and threw his memories we see him holding baby Morty and Rick cried seeing it.

  43. Rex Maul

    Rex Maul

    Acum o Zi

    If Beth died how come then in "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind" when evil Morty looks at Rick's memories Rick is holding a baby Morty?



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  45. MC214


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  46. MC214


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  47. Mr Funkfurter

    Mr Funkfurter

    Acum o Zi

    Bird person knows alot about Rick

  48. Jack Pearson

    Jack Pearson

    Acum o Zi

    If Rick abandoned Beth and his wife for science how come Angela isn’t still alive?

    • zed


      Acum o Zi

      dam now you got my brain hurting again

    • Unusual Username

      Unusual Username

      Acum o Zi

      She died? Of unrelated events?

  49. Reub Wavy

    Reub Wavy

    Acum o Zi

    Theory confirmed

  50. Sasha Broen

    Sasha Broen

    Acum o Zi

    fun fact: episode 10 from s5 tells his full backstory.

  51. Blake Anderson

    Blake Anderson

    Acum 2 Zile

    Sorry. But this theory doesn’t make sense. If, and it’s too simple, if, he goes back to a world where Beth is still alive, then so is his wife. I can go on, but I’ll let you take it from here….

  52. Raspberry Pi 4

    Raspberry Pi 4

    Acum 2 Zile

    When Beth tells Rick as she looks at a family photo in the clone episode: Beth: so you do know what a real family looks like. Rick: I know what a fake one looks like. Implying their not his real family

  53. Luis Octavio

    Luis Octavio

    Acum 2 Zile

    11:47 And now, Morty knows the truth and he just didn't care.

  54. Ty Stuntin

    Ty Stuntin

    Acum 2 Zile

    All that advice to Morty really starting to add up...

  55. Mike Scholes

    Mike Scholes

    Acum 2 Zile

    Please explain how he was present when Morty as born 14 years before, though he was supposedly gone for 20 years.

  56. Wasabi ninja

    Wasabi ninja

    Acum 2 Zile

    Wait I’m confused on how Jerry plays an important role in the multi-verse why Jerry? Because when Rick explains about her getting knocked up Rick says she had options when Rick was the one who forced them together. So what is Jerry’s role in this multi-verse just to make Summers and Mortys, but how did they know that Mortys where the most important than Summer. What role does each character play in this story because the dynamic is obvious but their role in the multi-verse?

  57. Captain GunHaDa

    Captain GunHaDa

    Acum 2 Zile

    anyone remember episode one? is that one so far apart from when lore began that its just a random pilot?

  58. Michael Price

    Michael Price

    Acum 2 Zile

    Memory Rick assumes the Beth C-137 Rick moved in with was abandoned because otherwise he wouldn't be allowed to use their Morty. Think about it, a strange Rick turning up and trying to get Morty to come on adventures would be rejected by that universe's Rick.

  59. Riley Katipa

    Riley Katipa

    Acum 2 Zile

    Rick is so smart he creates fake memories for the audience

  60. Mike Deerfild

    Mike Deerfild

    Acum 2 Zile

    Hey mat pat could you do a theory about Mr.Peabody and Sherman on how Mr.Pebody got smart. I would appreciate if you did thanks and keep up the great work❤

  61. Hussein Almo

    Hussein Almo

    Acum 2 Zile

    Man's was right

  62. Rational Orc

    Rational Orc

    Acum 2 Zile

    I think the real gut punch is meeting infinite versions of Rick and learning that the majority of them do in fact abandon their families for knowledge and power. At some point, you must think the only thing that made you different is that you were never given a choice. Had the other Rick not interfered, he probably would have eventually figured it out on his own and be just as crappy as every other Rick. Rick knows that without interference from other Ricks, Ricks tend towards abandoning their families. He knows that most Ricks care nothing for family and won't even let other Ricks enjoy it in peace. Rick must hate "himself" on a very visceral level. We also know from the bird person episode that younger Rick knew about Ricks that live with their families and considered it a sad coping mechanism. One which he himself indulged later when he was at his lowest.

  63. justaddwatter


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  64. Lucky gamer 2409

    Lucky gamer 2409

    Acum 2 Zile

    When u realise that this is wrong because in a episode due to Rick and morty there was an apocalypse and he left jerry,beth and summer and teleported to another dimension where he and morty died

  65. Normal Dan

    Normal Dan

    Acum 2 Zile

    Sooooo is Rick being an asshole because he’s afraid that loving the fam every season will get them killed again????

  66. Planetto


    Acum 2 Zile

    Can you go back and explain how the previous theories you've made on Rick And Morty and how they've changed or been disproven please?

  67. Mr not viral

    Mr not viral

    Acum 2 Zile

    Rick: I wanna go back to my family Rick: DOM TORETTO DOM: did you just say FAMILY

  68. Sonar The Bat

    Sonar The Bat

    Acum 2 Zile

    Woah, he was spot on.

  69. ali stonebanks

    ali stonebanks

    Acum 2 Zile

    new RAM Theory please !

  70. Gerstein03


    Acum 2 Zile

    You can give yourself a big ol MatPat on the back for this one you were pretty on the nose here

  71. Justin


    Acum 2 Zile

    Oh my god! Ricks dad is Stare Dad!!

  72. BTWDeCali


    Acum 2 Zile

    0:24 im 10 but still understand lol

  73. Cain Wallace

    Cain Wallace

    Acum 2 Zile

    This was pretty accurate

  74. NAZ super cool super cooI  kyrin

    NAZ super cool super cooI kyrin

    Acum 2 Zile


  75. Nic Tay

    Nic Tay

    Acum 2 Zile

    Given the series final, do you suppose the act of Rick's killing other Ricks' Diane and Beths' is a way to keep those Rick's in the central finite curve? You know, ensure that they pursue science and eventually become the smartest man in the universe and more than likely becoming a part of the citadel?

  76. rodbrown42


    Acum 2 Zile

    Rick's current Beth is not C137 Beth. That one is Cronenberged

  77. Chad Kirk

    Chad Kirk

    Acum 2 Zile

    Pleaae do a film theory on the season finale. I got too many questions now.

  78. poggers bros.

    poggers bros.

    Acum 3 Zile

    If you really thought about it now don’t quote me, I haven’t watched the whole video yet but still very interested. Rick has also said before because he has infinite versions of him self just a little bit different their was always going to be a Rick where this was true, where this had actually always happened their was no doubting that now of course we still have the implication of actually finding the Rick that this had happened to, but we always known that he existed. Now we know he exists we can use him for information and whatever he says about his time line as a rick will always meet the things he says had happened because their is infinite of himself all in different timelines if rick can imagine another rick he must know he exists so what happens to another rick is most likely real or created in ricks mind so all of their their brains must be linked because in no reality did rick know that he had actually existed except this is proven wrong when we are told by rick that their is infinite of him so every time we imagine rick he actually exists, so is it true that Rick actually is every rick but he creates another rick when he thinks of another rick?

  79. King Ginger

    King Ginger

    Acum 3 Zile

    This is why science can be dumb because people like MatPat are putting things together that the scientists didn't say and twisting it around. Then spreads to other people who just believe whatever they hear because "hey, MatPat put in a ton of time in research to make this video". What the science was saying is that creativity and new ideas are formed from experiences our brains have seen and making another familiar type of story. But really, to say that would mean that things like the Lord of the Ring's book's existed before they were written. That doesn't make since obviously

  80. Lebo Ledwaba

    Lebo Ledwaba

    Acum 3 Zile

    I cant believe he was right

  81. Master Cricket

    Master Cricket

    Acum 3 Zile

    Once again, you nailed it

  82. Millie Malthouse

    Millie Malthouse

    Acum 3 Zile

    Now I want to know what happens to Dianne in the Universes where Rick does abandon his family? Where is she? Dead?

  83. KrawlEffect


    Acum 3 Zile


  84. Roman Secundus

    Roman Secundus

    Acum 3 Zile

    Literally predicted S5E10

  85. Don't Dox Me For This

    Don't Dox Me For This

    Acum 3 Zile

    So is this what makes him different from other Ricks, because he cares more about his family than the others do which makes him more aggressive because he's more protective and will do anything to save them were as the Ricks in the Citadel dont care and only want to protect themselves which is why they banded together because they see "Rick" as the most important being in the Universe were as our Rick doesn't. And as for Clone Beth, Real Beth is a Psychopath and just like Rick (which isnt what Rick wanted) so when she wanted to go off on her own he wanted to keep the sweet Beth while Real Beth went on a path to be just like him (so it was a compromise)

  86. Pushakar Gaikwad

    Pushakar Gaikwad

    Acum 3 Zile

    OMFG!! Congrats MatPat, your theory was 100% correct 🤯🤯🤯

  87. Lost Girls

    Lost Girls

    Acum 3 Zile

    Can't wait for matpat to make the video about the season final. It was awesome

  88. dan johnson

    dan johnson

    Acum 3 Zile

    Ok if our ricks wife and beth died how could evil Morty also be Rick's original morty? Multimate theory challenge matt patt unify your theories

  89. Grease


    Acum 3 Zile

    matpat please, im desperate, i need the lastest rick and morty theory about the final episode of season 5, please, i really need it, i really do, i would give you my kidney

  90. Simon Petrikov

    Simon Petrikov

    Acum 3 Zile

    You son of bish you did it amazing theory

  91. Lone Gamer

    Lone Gamer

    Acum 3 Zile

    You lost all my respect when you turned to faucis feet

  92. Jake Balkaransingh

    Jake Balkaransingh

    Acum 3 Zile

    here after the s5 finale, cant wait to hear ur thoughts

  93. Nathalie Rivera

    Nathalie Rivera

    Acum 3 Zile

    You can't just throw out a hypothetical about Steve from Blue's Clues being schizophrenic and not expect me to ask WHERE IS THAT THEORY, SIR? I searched it in case I missed it... I really want that theory to come out soon.

  94. Just C

    Just C

    Acum 3 Zile

    He had to choose science In Order to save his family

  95. Expressoesso


    Acum 3 Zile

    Posting rick and morty clips!

  96. Jair Brown

    Jair Brown

    Acum 3 Zile

    I wonder how Rick managed to come across the "Mortiest" Morty...

  97. Bill Phung

    Bill Phung

    Acum 3 Zile

    The threatening rhythm proximately bare because airmail wailly wander vice a wacky nitrogen. pumped, awful teaching

  98. Leif Maelstrom

    Leif Maelstrom

    Acum 3 Zile

    And now we know the final horror. This action is the basis of the Central Finite Curve.

  99. SharpYeti


    Acum 3 Zile

    I can’t wait for the episode on the season finale

  100. Sam Lynden

    Sam Lynden

    Acum 3 Zile

    Can’t wait for the recap of the new episodes now that they’re out!!