The Orville

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 2.5 stars — 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 2 stars — As the crew studies a dying star system, Bortus finds himself descending into a pornography addiction amid his struggling marriage.
  • 1/10/2019. Home 3 stars — Alara returns home after discovering that prolonged exposure to lower gravity is causing her body to deteriorate.
  • 1/17/2019. Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes 2 stars — When Mercer takes his new girlfriend on a romantic trip, they are captured and interrogated by the Krill for military information.
  • 1/24/2019. All the World Is Birthday Cake 2 stars — The Orville makes first contact with an alien world, but the encounter unexpectedly leads to conflict.
  • 1/31/2019. A Happy Refrain 2.5 stars — 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 3 stars — 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 3.5 stars — 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 3 stars — 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 2 stars — 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.
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