The Orville (2017– )
14 user 11 critic

Cupid's Dagger 

0:21 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

While the crew attempts to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, tensions rise between Ed and Kelly when a familiar face comes aboard.


Jamie Babbit


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Liz Heldens





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
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Rob Lowe ... Darulio
Victor Garber ... Admiral Halsey
Larry Joe Campbell ... Steve Newton
J. Paul Boehmer ... Navarian Ambassador
Derek Mears ... Bruidian Ambassador
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)


Admiral Halsey orders the Orville to act as diplomatic forum for an attempt to settle the age-old war on the federation's border between Navarian and Bruidians which each claims to have colonized first, as they agreed to let a forensic archaeologist settle whose DNA is on the eldest artifact found there. The crew duly fears trouble when the expert proves none other then Darulio , the blue alien adulteress Kelly was caught in bed with by Ed. Although each professes to be professional about the situation, the exes turn hostile, but soon even they, like any crew member having been near Darulio, turns horny and pacific or romantically jealous, to the point of neglecting the delegations beyond their endurance. When this leads to a fleets stand-off, a surprising way out is suggested on top of the forensic findings. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The Navarians have Klingon bat'leths encircling their heads. See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: I don't need you to explain - you're a sexual jihadist!
See more »


My Heart Will Go On
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Almost sung by Bortus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Who is Darulio
9 November 2017 | by islandsaltdogsSee all my reviews

Listening to his voice I'm convinced that even though IMDb doesn't list any credits for the Alien Darulio he has to be played by Rob Lowe. I like this show.Since he was an important part of this episode it seems like they would give him some credit unless he didn't want his name tied to the show.

9 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed