Why Does Rick Not Want to Fix the Rift? Does He Fix the Portal Gun in Rick and Morty Season 6?

‘Rick and Morty‘ season 6 thwarts the show’s pre-existing format by focusing on the titular duo’s adventures without the portal gun. The device is Rick Sanchez’s trademark and a staple of the science-fiction series. Rick can’t use the portal gun or teleport into alternate dimensions during the sixth season premiere.

Season 6’s sixth episode features Rick making slow progress on the portal gun repair, suggesting that he probably doesn’t want to fix the interdimensional travel system. Viewers must be curious as to whether Rick repairs the portal gun and why. If you are looking for answers in those regards, here is everything you need to know about Rick, the Rift, and the portal gun in ‘Rick and Morty’ season 6! SPOILERS BEFORE!

Why is Rick unwilling to fix the Rift

In the fifth season finale of ‘Rick and Morty,’ titled ‘Rickmurai Jack,’ Rick and Morty uncover the grand plan of Evil Morty, aka President Morty. The Morty variant destroys Citadel of Ricks, and escapes beyond Central Finite Curve. The Central Finite Curve is a boundary between all universes. Rick is the most intelligent person within the universe. Rick’s portal gun and portal traveling system is based on the Central Finite Curve. As a result, when President Morty destroys the Central Finite Curve, Rick’s portal gun is rendered useless. Additionally, it causes several rifts within the multiverse.

The sixth season premiere, titled ‘Solaricks,’ sees Rick trying to fix the portal traveling system, but he fails. All variants are returned to their original dimension by his actions. Rick finally reunites with his family and promises to fix all the multiverse. However, as of the sixth episode, he hasn’t completely fixed all the rifts in the multiverse. Rick seems to be considering severing his connection with the multiverse. Rick’s mistake while fixing the portal traveling system causes Killer Rick’s return to his native dimension. The Rick variant is responsible for killing Rick C-137’s family. Therefore, Rick likely blames his connection to the multiverse for his family’s death. Rick might hesitate to mend the multiverse’s rift. Rick may also want to avoid another fight with Killer Rick, by not mending this rift.

Is Rick able to fix the Portal Gun?

In the sixth episode of season 6, titled ‘Juricksic Mort,’ Rick’s interaction with an alien species of intelligent dinosaurs ends up fixing the rift in the multiverse. Rick is made to feel bad by the dinosaurs who fix the rift. Rick is not enthusiastic about the task of resolving this issue. However, at the episode’s end, he does fix the portal gun. Rick slowly makes progress in repairing the portal pistol, but his mental health issues are probably weighing on him. He states that his lack of motivation and creativity is what prevented him from completing the task. The episode’s portal gun is unfinished for a large portion of it.

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Rick finally finds the motivation to fix his portal gun, having resolved the problems with the dinosaurs. Rick finally shows Morty his repaired and improved gun. As the duo plans a visit to “Boob World,” Rick expresses his enthusiasm toward having more classic dimension-hopping adventures with his grandson. Therefore, by the episode’s end, Rick repairs the portal gun, and he and Morty are once again free to explore new and exciting dimensions. The Smith family faces more dangers and problems in the remaining episodes.

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