'Rick and Morty' season 3 episode 2 release date news, spoilers: No episode 2 until summer

(Facebook/RickandMorty)"Rick and Morty" season 3 might premiere before the year ends as promised by its creators in January.

It has been more than a week already since "Rick and Morty" season 3 aired its pilot episode and still, episode 2 has not been released yet. While there has not been any update on when the next episode will air, recent announcement from the show's social media account indicate that the next episodes will air starting sometime in summer. 

It looks like the creators of "Rick and Morty," Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, know how to keep the hype rolling. The show's network unexpectedly aired "Rick and Morty" season 3 episode 1 on April 1. Many fans had thought that episode 2 would air the next Saturday. A few days have already passed and yet, there is still no news as to when exactly the show will release the next episode.

The show's official Twitter account, however, announced that the animated series will air episode 2 and its succeeding episodes sometime in summer. However, it did not mention an exact date of premiere.

The post also appeared to have revealed a clue on what will happen next to one of its headliners. In its tweet, it added a hashtag saying, "Rick is free."

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The following day, the "Rick and Morty" teased the fans again via Twitter. In their update, it confirmed that Rick is, indeed, free. It reiterated that no one is going anywhere "until this summer."

It added, "a pickle will rise." Does that mean Rick has become a pickle? Well, based on the promo uploaded on YouTube, it looks like it. In the video, a talking pickle is speaking to Morty claiming that he is Rick and that he did it to himself.

In addition, in an interview with IndieWire back in January, Harmon and Roiland apologized to fans for the show's delay. They blamed themselves for being slow. They also revealed that there was a bit of misunderstanding among the show's staff members, resulting in the show's postponed premiere.

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