Reviews of The Orville will be written as the series airs, if my schedule allows. Before each review is available, comments on each episode will be open immediately after the episode airs. Please note that all reviews contain spoilers.
Season 2 (2018-2019)
12/30/2018. Ja'loja — The crew has some down time while traveling to Bortus' home world so he can carry out an annual personal ritual.
1/3/2019. Primal Urges — As the crew studies a dying star system, Bortus finds himself descending into a pornography addiction amid his struggling marriage.
1/10/2019. Home — Alara returns home after discovering that prolonged exposure to lower gravity is causing her body to deteriorate.
1/31/2019. A Happy Refrain — Claire finds she has feelings for Isaac, resulting in a challenging relationship between a human and an artificial intelligence that does not have emotions.
2/14/2019. Deflectors — A visitor from Bortus' past is involved in an incident aboard the Orville that reveals a disturbing aspect of Moclan culture.
2/21/2019. Identity, Part I — When Isaac unexpectedly shuts down, the Orville travels to his mysterious and isolated Kaylon homeworld to try to establish a relationship with its society of artificial intelligence.
2/28/2019. Identity, Part II — The Orville crew reaches its most desperate hour as a fleet of Kaylon ships begins its invasion of Earth's solar system.
3/7/2019. Blood of Patriots — On the eve of peace talks to broker a treaty between the Union and the Krill, tensions are raised when an old friend who saved Malloy's life escapes after 20 years in a Krill prison.
3/21/2019. Lasting Impressions — The Orville crew opens a 400-year-old time capsule from 2015, and among the relics is a smartphone containing the life details of a young woman from a long-ago era.
4/11/2019. Sanctuary — The revelation of a colony of female Moclans leads to a moral dillema that could have serious political consequences for the Union.
4/18/2019. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow — A version of Grayson from seven years in the past is pulled through time onto the Orville, leading both versions of Kelly to ponder decisions made in the past and future.
4/25/2019. The Road Not Taken — In an alternate timeline where humanity has been nearly wiped out by the Kaylon, Grayson assembles the crew of the Orville in an attempt to change history from the past.