Rick Sanchez is so often a character with seemingly superhuman abilities that “Rick and Morty” frequently feels like a magic show. His arsenal is endless, his plans so impossibly far-reaching that they feel like the product of a wand flick and not merely an advanced mind.
So when this week’s episode of the show finds itself in a showdown with an actual mage, it’s hard to see where one ends and the other begins. By the end, it almost becomes a pointless distinction, but as with so many “Rick and Morty” impasses, it’s up to the next order of story to make up the difference. “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty” probably Season 4’s most directionless episode — there’s still a nagging feeling that this chapter is a boundless premise gradually working its way to something more pedestrian.