The Orville (2017– )
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The crew face personal challenges on their way to witness Bortus perform a Moclan ceremony on his homeworld.


Seth MacFarlane


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane




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. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Will Sasso ... Mooska
Mike Henry ... Dann
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Jason Alexander ... Olix
Kai Wener ... Ty Finn
BJ Tanner ... Marcus Finn


The crew face personal challenges on their way to witness Bortus perform a Moclan ceremony on his homeworld.

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Release Date:

30 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The production code was 2LAB01. See more »


A third boy is involved with James and Marcus in the food machine hack, but after they're caught, the third kid is never seen or mentioned again. See more »


Cassius: Look, he's hurt. It sucks. We all can relate to it. He acted rashly, but I think it's okay for us to be understanding.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Do you always have to do that?
Cassius: Do what?
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Be so... evolved.
Cassius: I just don't understand why you're upset with me.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Honestly? Because your high road attitude is making me feel like I'm overreacting, when I know for a fact that I am right.
Cassius: Do you want me to be jealous?
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: No! I mean... I don't know. Yeah. Yes. Maybe a little.
Cassius: I don't see how that's productive.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Weakest start to a new season you could imagine
2 January 2019 | by stuartjrossSee all my reviews

SO you've been on your season break, your fans are avidly awaiting new material and you've been hyping it for a while. So you come out with all guns blazing, give them a season opener to remember and bolster your ratings for the rest of the season. Don't you??

Not according to Seth McFarlane you dont. Prepare yourself for the ride of a lifetime as Hot Blonde First officer gets a boyfriend and they row. Hot Brunette security officer has love life troubles. Cute but clumsy ginger navigator has women problems. Doctor Hardnose has kiddie issues and Bortas needs a Pee.

Really??? What the roddenberry are they searching for here??? Utter rubbish. It can only get better from here.

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