The Orville is about to venture into the unknown, as are its captain and first officer. While on a mission to investigate the origins of an uncharted star, Ed and Kelly consider getting back together. The two were able to forge a good working relationship early on, but the possible reconciliation feels like it’s been building since Darulio’s return in Cupid’s Dagger.

Ed & Kelly’s renewed intimacy may need to be put on hold. There’s a new planet to explore... and crash land upon. Man, these people are hard on their shuttles.

While investigating this “undiscovered country” Kelly makes a decision which may have unforeseen, long-term consequences, for the planet, putting Ed in a difficult position. 

Taking actions without considering the consequences seems like a running theme on this show, but at least they are honest enough to acknowledge it. It will be interesting to see if Kelly’s decision puts a chill on her and Ed getting back together. I just hope it’s not the show manufacturing obstacles to keep them apart.

I also wonder if we’re heading for a season ending cliffhanger.

It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve already reached the finale of the first season of The Orville. It crept up so quickly, like a new planet appearing out of the blue... or the black, since we’re talking space.

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Even though this episode is an ending (for the season), it also marks a new beginning. With John’s move to engineering, a vacancy has opened up in the bridge crew. The promo pic below, gives us a look at the new person occupying the navigation station.

It will be interesting to see if this is a permanent replacement or if, as Ghost in the Machine suggested in the last reaction thread...

Maybe it will be like TNG (or original Trek before Chekov) with junior officers rotating through the bridge seat every few episodes.

I’m just glad it’s not Dann (nothing against Mike Henry).

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