Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Rick and Morty episode "One Crew Over The Crewcoo's Morty." Read at your own risk!
Fans have had a great response to Season 4 of Rick and Morty so far, though, story-wise, folks have to feel for Morty. After it looked like Rick Sanchez had become a bit better of a person in the first couple of episodes, he turned right around and burned his grandson Morty in "One Crew Over The Crewcoo's Morty." After the latest betrayal, I think it's more than fair to say it's high time Morty and the show to put Rick in his place.
For those who missed it, the entire plot of the episode revolved around Rick's feud with the most famous heist artist in the galaxy, and to a lesser degree, Rick's problem with the format of heists in general. After a series of double crossings, fake outs, and actual plans being monologue-d, it was revealed that Rick wasn't as big of a hater of heists as he led Morty to believe. The whole thing was a heist, specifically to betray his grandson.
At the episode's end, it was shown that the entire sequence of events was a heist by Rick to undermine Morty's confidence in a heist movie screenplay he was pitching to Netflix. Rick realized, via a conversation with Summer, that Morty's potential success would make him less available for adventures, and thereby less available to Rick. He couldn't let that happen, so he set about concocting an elaborate adventure that would make Morty unenthusiastic about selling his screenplay.
The plan worked, and a defeated Morty went back to Rick accepting of the fact that his current situation as a sidekick to the galaxy's smartest man may be his highest peak in life. Rick soothed his grandson, but at the same time made it abundantly clear to the Rick and Morty audience he was thrilled his plan worked. It was, sadly, the perfect heist, though one has to wonder if it will stay that way.
After all, both Summer and Beth were aware of the beginnings of Rick's plan, and they talk to Morty on a regular basis. There's certainly a possibility for Rick's heist plan to come up in a future episode, and cause Morty to be disappointed in his grandfather yet again. Granted, it probably wouldn't even surprise Morty at this point, given this isn't the first time that Rick has manipulated his grandson.
It would be great to see Rick get what's coming to him, eventually, in Rick and Morty though, and there's a chance Season 4 could feature that. Morty is much more capable as an adventurer than he was in Season 1, and one could even argue that he adds some value to the team that he wasn't able to back then. Plus, let's not forget that a Morty is in office on Rick World, so if ever there was a time to give Rick a little payback, this is it.
Will it ever happen? It depends on the type of successful show Rick and Morty wants to be going forward. While it is cruel, there are times when Rick's unbelievable narcissism is a great source of comedy. Rick is also very big on maintaining the status quo, so it stands to reason he may just continue to be his douchey self until someone finally puts a stop to it.
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