The ship is a rockin, when Darulio comes knockin. When last we saw the amourous Retepsian, Ed had caught him in flagrante delicto with Kelly. Now he’s back, and at the worst possible time. The Orville is called in to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures.

I wonder why the Orville was tapped for this mission. Is it Ed and Kelly’s ability to mend fences and work together? That could be of benefit to the negotiations, but otherwise, I can’t think of any reason why you’d want these people anywhere near such sensitive negotiations. Luckily, it’s not a first contact situation.

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Darulio’s presence also threatens to undermine all the progress the two have made. Ed’s emotions boil over in this preview. He’s still enough of a professional to not fight in front of the children... I mean crew.

The fuse has been lit for an explosive confrontation. As the title of the episode implies, the knives might come out.

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Elsewhere, emotions of different sort, might be on the table for Dr. Finn. Fresh off her brush with death (last episode), Claire takes stock of her life and the overtures of love from a certain “blobby” suitor.

Hey Yaphit, I’m pullin for you man

It’s gonna be an episode filled with emotion. Join us in the comments below.