The Orville (2017– )
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Into the Fold 

The crew set out to save Dr. Finn, her two sons and Isaac, after their shuttle gets thrown into uncharted space.


Brannon Braga


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Brannon Braga | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Capt. Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki ... Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes ... Lt. Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon ... Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Halston Sage ... Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee ... Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Larry Joe Campbell ... Steve Newton
Brian Thompson ... Drogen
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
BJ Tanner ... Marcus Finn
Kai Wener ... Ty Finn (as Kai Di'Nilo Wener)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Computer (voice)
Brett Easton ... Feral Alien Man


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. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

2 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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 »


Isaac indicates Ty has a fever "5.6 degrees above normal". As all measurements in The Orville use the metric system, this would refer to a temperature of 42.6°C (108.7°F), which is easily fatal, yet Ty recovers fully. (In Imperial measurements, this would refer to 104.2°F, a survivable temperature.) See more »


Yaphit: [after Kelly reports Dr. Finn's disappearance] Did she say Claire's missing?
Capt. Ed Mercer: Yeah. How soon can you guys be done here?
Steve Newton: Sir, we're still at least two days away from finishing the upgrade.
Capt. Ed Mercer: Well, it's gonna have to wait. John, report to the bridge, set a course for Dr. Finn's last known coordinates.
Lt. John LaMarr: Uh, well, how am I supposed to do that? You see that pile of crap on the floor? That's our navigational array.
Capt. Ed Mercer: Well, you're just gonna have to do it the old-fashioned way. Star charts.
Lt. John LaMarr: [...]
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References Family Guy (1998) See more »

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Those effing kids
21 August 2018 | by eyefonefouresSee all my reviews

Were they my kids they'd have been dead before the crash landing

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