Rick and Morty season 6 episode 9 recap & review: A Rick in King Mortur’s Mort

‘Rick and Morty’ season 6 episode 9 follows the titular duo contending with an interplanetary war when Morty inadvertently becomes the king of the order that presides over the solar system.


‘Rick and Morty’ are on a planet to chomp on some alien hotdogs. Morty stumbles upon two men who call themselves the “Knights of the Sun”. Impressed by Morty’s gentlemanly behaviour, one of the knights offers his sword to Morty and kills himself after knighting him.

Morty finds himself stuck in a situation imposed on him by these jovial knights who take him to the sun, which is apparently habitable for them. Although reluctant at first, Morty comes to like the degree of freedom a knight gets to enjoy.

However, as is the case with all too-good-to-be-true developments, this one turns out to have a massive caveat too. In order for one to be knighted, they have to chop off their penis and throw the decapitated phallus into the sun.

Morty withdraws and meanwhile, Rick has also arrived. Morty goes to use the portal to home but the king of the knights stops him, informing him that he must defeat him in a duel to be able to withdraw from something this pious.

Rick assures him to take the king on and gives him an AI sword that swings of its own volition, easily defeating the king. As the ruler commits a form of seppuku, he offers Morty his sceptre and declares him the new king.

Morty doesn’t want to be a king so he departs for Earth but the knights loyal to the throne follow him. However, Morty manages to debunk their religion and convince them that their penile decapitations were sacrifices that meant nothing.

As the knights fall into despair and become heroin addicts, Rick and Morty find out that they were right and that the solar system was indeed ruled and maintained by their kingdom. They go to meet the delegations of kingdoms from all planets of the solar system.

When Morty shows them the sceptre that he has, a brutal fight for grabs breaks out and all the delegations begin tearing each other apart, for he who wields the sceptre, rules the solar system.

Rick and Morty return home while the war for the sceptre turns planetary and nuclear. Morty finally meets the knights and convinces them to get their act together and serve the kingdom once again.

He promises to decapitate his penis too, to prove that he’s serious about assuming the king’s role and restoring peace. When their plot to fake the decapitation is busted, though, Rick and Morty make a run for it, finally diving off a balcony into the boiling sun.

The knights and other kingdoms all fall for the bait and think Morty exceeded his sense of sacrifice by chucking not just his penis but his whole body and his wizard servant (Rick) into the sun.

It was all Rick’s plan and while they survive the ordeal, the peace in the solar system is restored once again as well.


  • Rick and Morty ‘A Rick in King Mortur’s Mort’ is a nice little adventure that’s reminiscent of the earlier seasons while also feeling like a refreshing new direction the show seems to be heading in.
  • The climactic solution to Rick and Morty’s quandary this episode harkens back to and replicates the ‘Vat of Acid’ episode.
  • The episode also sees Rick’s character exhibiting more growth as he tries to be less dismissive of his grandson’s decisions and opinions. Any such character development is always great to see.
  • Additionally, it’s funny how an episode that deals in interplanetary wars and ridiculously advanced sci-fi genre affairs, can still feel comparatively grounded.
Rick and Morty season 6 episode 9
Rick and Morty season 6 episode 9 recap & review: A Rick in King Mortur's Mort 1

Director: Jacob Hair

Date Created: 2022-12-05 12:30

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