Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 release date and time — How to watch online tonight, channel and more

(L to R) Rick with a cyborg eye and Jerry dressed like Morty in a preview video for Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5
(Image credit: Adult Swim via YouTube)

Tonight, when you watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online, you find out if the Smiths and Rick have been able to get some sleep. They didn't really get much in the Night Family episode, where Summer's shown signs of being the main villain, Jerry's shown his wholesome self and Rick? Well, Rick hates doing the dishes.

Rick and Morty season 6 episode title, time and channel

Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 "Final DeSmithation" is scheduled to air today (Sunday, Oct. 2) at 11 p.m. ET.
It's on Cartoon Network, during the AdultSwim block.

Turns out we were wrong about last week, as what began looking like a spoof on Severance turned out to be a case of "letting your true self out at night." All of those robots under Night Summer's control, though? Just electronic red flags for the future, we guess. 

Rick and Morty Season 6 episode 5, titled "Final DeSmithation," is - as is obvious - a reference to the Final Destination horror franchise. One wonders about the 'Smith' of it all, especially since below we see that Rick's going without Morty this week.

In his stead, Jerry is assisting Rick in this week's adventure. And, for some reason, they go all Sailor Moon on us in the trailer below.

So, here's everything you need to know to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online, and check out the aforementioned preview for the new episode:

How to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online from anywhere on Earth

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. With the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch the new episode live no matter where you are. 

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How do I watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online in the US?

In the U.S., episode 1 of Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 airs Sunday (Oct. 2) at 11 p.m. ET Eastern on Cartoon Network, during the Adult Swim after-hours block of programming.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch Rick and Morty on some of the best cable TV alternatives, such as Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. Notable by its absence is FuboTV.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, one of the best streaming services. It's currently half off for the first month. 

Sling TV

You can watch Rick and Morty season 6 online live online on Sling Blue, with Sling TV. Sling Blue also includes Food Network, USA, TBS, IFC and Lifetime.

How can I watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online in the UK

We've got good news. Unlike with previous seasons, Channel 4's 4oD will show Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 at the same time as the States.

How to watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 online in Canada

If you're in Canada, you're in luck, as you can likely watch Rick and Morty season 6 episode 5 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 1-5

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 costs $9.99.

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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.