While Rick confirmed the creatures can’t be killed until they complete their tasks, it’s unclear if Meeseeks are carbon-based lifeforms who need oxygen to breathe.
Another fan argued: “I don’t think they died, they are now floating in space, unable to breath, unable to die, no help in sight with only space and time before them.”
And a commenter added: “He also never got to see the task completed. Just like with Jerry and his golf game or Beth, they have to see that they succeeded.”
This may be true, but for many fans it was still disconcerting to see a Meeseeks die on-screen rather than simply disappearing.
Rick and Morty Season 4, Part 1 is available to stream on Netflix.