Isaac pilots a shuttle with Dr. Finn and her ever-bickering brat sons to a planet, but a space fold forces him to make an emergency landing on a very distant, uncharted planet, The shuttle is badly damaged, he can barely find enough mineral fuel to send a short alarm signal, uncertain the Orville will pick it up. Isaac, who came along to study human family dynamics, is stuck with wining Ty and his even dumber bully brother Marcus and tries his hand at 'parenting'. Having been attacked in the shuttle wreck by the brutish locals, he decides to set out in search of the estimated place where mother Claire Finn, who was thrown out. She's taken to the shelter of a lonely feral, unlike most not affected by a contagious biological weapon during a war.
Did You Know?
The episode opens with Ty calling out to his mother, who is in her bed, which is in reference to a Family Guy episode where Stewie called out to Lois in almost the exact manner. See more
In the shuttle bay, they went aboard ECV-197-2, but while in flight, it changed to the ECV-197-1 and the front window got bigger. In the end, it is hard to see, but it looks like they were rescued by ECV-197-2. See more
Lt. John LaMarr
Hey, ah, Steve, you think we could change the music? Something less depressing.
You got to get cultured, my friend. Barry Manilow was an under-appreciated genius of his time
Lt. John LaMarr
Then how come I want to throw myself out the airlock?
I gotta say, watching your corpse drift away to this music would be so peaceful.
References Family Guy