How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 online, start time, channel and more

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8: Rick talking to/at Beth
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It's time to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 online, and we're readying ourselves for a different kind of episode. Yes, previous editions of this season have grossed us out, but tonight's episode (at least judging by the preview clip) looks to leave us in our feels.

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 time and channel

Episode 8 of Rick and Morty season 5 will broadcast at 11 p.m. ET today (Sunday, August 8).
It's on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] block, and it's titled "Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort."

Yes, we've got an old friend of Rick's returning, and the sentiments are getting turned up. Then again, this week's title was a clue that we'd have much more wholesome feelings than last week offered.

We won't spoil the details here, you can click on that video below if you want to or not, but the big news out of this episode is that Rick has been left to his own devices. And by devices, we mean his literal devices and his own space, as the family's gone on vacation. 

And so he's pulling something out of his garage that we haven't seen in a fair bit, and it looks like memory is about to be played with. Or at least that's what the title "Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort." makes us think, as we remember the Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet-led movie about people trying to erase their own memories to get away from the past. 

All in all, it looks like a much better experience than last week's weird anime-inspired experience. Don't get me wrong, I was elated to learn that Morty didn't go full Shinji and become "the worst," but that episode wasn't one of their best.

After this, next week we have "Forgetting Sarick Mortshall" and finally "Rickmurai Jack" closing out the season.

Here's everything you need to watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8:

Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 cold open clip

How can I watch Rick and Morty season 5 online with a VPN?

If you're out of town and Rick and Morty isn't available to watch in your current location, you don't need to be thwarted by geo-fenced restrictions. But, with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch the new episode live no matter where you are. 

Our pick for the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets all the VPN needs and is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, is our top choice. It's got a solid mix of safety, speed and ease-of-use. Plus, you get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year. And, heck, if you've never used a VPN before and are curious and not sure, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try. 

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

How do I watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 online in the US?

Episode 8 of Rick and Morty season 5 broadcasts today (August 8) at 11 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network, during the Adult Swim after-hours block of programming. If you have a cable TV login, you can watch the new episode on

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Rick and Morty on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, currently down to $10 for the first month. YouTube TV, however, offers a Cloud DVR with unlimited storage, something for the time-shifting crowd who don't need to watch it live. We do not recommend AT&T TV Now.

Sling TV

You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online live online on Sling Blue, with Sling TV. Sling Blue also includes Food Network, USA, TBS, IFC and Lifetime.

You can watch Rick and Morty season 5 online for free in the UK

We've got good news. Unlike with previous seasons, Channel 4's E4 which is free  and has Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 at the same day as the states.

Anyone from the UK traveling abroad can get this stream for themselves, for free, with a VPN — such as ExpressVPN. You just log in, enter your info and select your home region for where you want to appear to be streaming "from."

How to watch Rick and Morty season 5 online in Canada

If you're in Canada, you're in luck, as you can likely watch Rick and Morty season 5 episode 8 at the same time as those in the U.S., 11 p.m. Eastern. 

You're just going to need the STACKTV channel, and fortunately it's available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Americans visiting our neighbors in the great white north should look at ExpressVPN for watching it live on the service they already pay for.

Amazon Prime Video Channels

Amazon Prime Video Channels is Amazon's ala carte TV channel subscription service, where you can pay for just the channels you want. It's exclusive to Prime members, who also get Amazon's Upload and Fleabag, as well as critically acclaimed movies including The Farewell and Lady Bird.

How to watch watch Rick and Morty seasons 1-4

If you have paid cable, you can catch up on Rick and Morty by logging into Adult Swim's website and using your paid TV username and password. It's also on HBO Max and Hulu. 

Rick and Morty is also available from Amazon Video, where each season starts at $15.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.