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When is Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 released? Return date, trailer and more

Morty and Summer fighting in Rick and Morty, which returns for season 5 episode 10 in September 2021.
(Image credit: Adult Swim/Screengrab)

Rick and Morty season 5, episode 9 has a release date, and it's very soon: Sunday, September 5, 2021. The season finale will bundle together the final , 'Forgetting Sarick Mortshall' and 'Rickmurai Jack', the show is taking a brief hiatus in season 5 while we wait for the finale. 

The brief wait for this finale has been most welcome: episode 8 of Rick and Morty season 5 was intense, so a bit of breathing room from all that emotional turmoil and lore seemed like a sensible idea. Now, with the finale coming up, we're ready to jump back in to the sci-fi animated comedy.  

Here's what we know about Rick and Morty season 5, episode 9 so far, including a teaser trailer of what's to come.

When is Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 released on Adult Swim?

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 is airing on Adult Swim in the US on Sunday, September 5 at 11pm Eastern time (or 10pm Central time/11pm Pacific). If you miss the episode but you've got your cable provider details available, it's possible to log in on the Adult Swim and stream season 5 episodes. Episode 1 is currently available to watch for free.

Rick and Morty season 5 release schedule

Rick and Morty season 5 has, up until episode 9, ran with zero breaks so far – a relief after the annoying mid-season hiatus of season 4. Here's the schedule for season 5:

  • Rick and Morty season 5 episode 1 ('Mort Dinner Rick Andre') – Sunday, June 20
  • Rick and Morty season 5 episode 2 ('Mortyplicity') – Sunday, June 27
  • Rick and Morty season 5 episode 3 ('A Rickconvenient Mort') – Sunday, July 4
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 4 ('Rickdependence Spray') – Sunday, July 11
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 5 ('Amortycan Grickfitti') – Sunday, July 18
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 6: ('Rick & Morty's Thanksploitation Spectacular') – Sunday, July 25
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 7: ('Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion') – Sunday, August 1
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 8 ("Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort") – Sunday, August 8
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 9 ("Forgetting Sarick Mortshall") – Sunday, September 5
  • Rick and Morty season 5, episode 10 ("Rickmurai Jack") – Sunday, September 5

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 trailer

There is a brief teaser for Rick and Morty season 5, episode 9 that asks "what is Rick without Morty?", with Rick spinning a 'wheel of better things that Morty' to set up the (possible) premise for this season finale. Check it out below:

Is Rick and Morty season 5 on HBO Max?

Rick and Morty season 5 can't currently be streamed on HBO Max, only seasons 1-4. You'll have to watch the show on Adult Swim to stay up to date for the time being.

When is Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 airing on E4 in the UK?

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 9 will air on the UK channel E4 at 10pm on Monday, September 6. Handily, the episodes are streaming on-demand on All4 afterwards for free – so you don't need to watch it live.

When is Rick and Morty season 5 arriving on Netflix in Australia?

In Australia, episodes of Rick and Morty are fast-tracked from the States to Netflix, though you'll have to wait a few hours for new episodes to appear on the service – that's certainly preferable to Netflix's approach last season, in which episodes would arrive on the service a week behind the rest of the world. Season 5 episode 9 will arrive on Netflix in Australia at around 5pm (AEST) on Monday, September 6.

Will Rick and Morty season 5 be released on Netflix UK?

You can't currently watch Rick and Morty season 5 on Netflix in the UK, only seasons 1-4. We're hopeful, though, that it'll be added to the library eventually.

Samuel Roberts

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