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“Rick and Morty” fans are disturbed yet again, this time at the ambiguity surrounding season four. Rumors on social media have circulated that the reason why the new season hasn’t started production is because the network has yet to approve it for renewal.

At this point I say cancel it. I like “Rick and Morty” too, but ironically the show about an apathetic nihilist has made me apathetic. If I catch an episode on TV I remember how much I enjoy it, but I won’t go out of my way to put it on anymore. I can’t say I would be upset if I never saw another episode because I am content with what they’ve already made.

One of the things that makes certain shows special is that they are incredibly finite. There are only three seasons of “Chappelle’s Show” and it’s one of the most influential and revered comedies of the past 15 years. The fact that there are only a few seasons to watch makes it worth more in the end.

I think we need to learn that stories need to end — especially good ones, even if the end happens to be untimely. If they cancel “Rick and Morty” before season four it will definitely leave off without resolving interesting potential plot lines. But, “Rick and Morty” must be sacrificed for the good of the whole of entertainment. We need them to serve as an example. Even if it ends prematurely, good stories must end — even at the height of their popularity.

No more prolonging things for the sake of endless consumption to the point of completely diluting everything good. The creators of our favorite shows can’t always be churning out episodes to satiate the craving for content. The worst part is that people even go so far as to comment on other projects and ask, “Why is this being made instead of ‘Rick and Morty’?” They take the time to trash other original content because it isn’t specifically what they want. The real crime is that they are not letting themselves enjoy any of the other stuff that Adult Swim has to offer.

The audience has limitless expectations for what they think they deserve. No one considers the idea that any number of things could be affecting why the new season hasn’t been renewed. At the end of the day though it doesn’t matter anyway. Just stop. Relax for christ’s sake. Don’t respond to every tweet from Adult Swim with a joke about renewing season four, make some pizza rolls or something and chill out before I have an aneurysm for you.

No matter how much it hurts, we need to let go of “Rick and Morty” so we can learn a lesson about letting art die when it needs to.