3, 2, 1, First Contact.
Space is vast and the Galactic Union is not. At least that’s the impression I get from the series. Several episodes have focused on the GU’s lack of knowledge on the Krill and other species they’ve encountered. Until last week, they didn’t even know the Krill were at war with another race.
Now the crew are faced with an unexplored Star system, with a habitable planet, supporting an as yet uncontacted species. First Contact can be a stressful time, as Ed discussed with Teleya last episode. You never know how the contacted species will react.
This isn’t the only new situation that he crew must face. The Orville is welcoming aboard its new Security Chief. Let’s hope she fits in better than Tharl.