@David this starts today and sounds absolutely atrocious.
New Horizons: Electric Sheep:
Season 3 opener.
The Orville season 3 made its debut on June 2 2022, three years after the end of the previous season.
Coming under the subtitle New Horizons it also marks its debut on Hulu.
This focuses on Isaac and the antagonism from the crew for what he has done at the end of the said previous season.
Quite shocking that this culminating in him, being a robot, committing suicide.
Quite thought provoking how this episode dealt with the topic of suicide and quite the way he was brought back to life after hitting an obstacle to this resurrection.
New Horizons: Shadow Realms:
Season 3, Episode 2.
An admiral comes onboard the Orville for negotiations with the Krill, an admiral who would revealed to be Claire’s ex-husband and former mentor.
Things took an exciting turn when the crew explored an uncharted territory, the consequence of which saw the said admiral turning into a monsters.
There is a moment when Claire’s boys had to hide from this monster and made me think of a similar situation from the first Jurassic Park movie when a couple of kids hid in a kitchen from a dinosaur.
The monster bit of the episode definitely stole the show.
New Horizons: Mortality Paradox:
Season 3, Episode 3.
This starts off with Talla coming back early to the Orville from shore leave.
Surprising how this became significant later on.
Later on the landing party came to a planet and are shocked to see an Earth 21st century high school there.
Even on retrospect it is not what appeared to be which then leads to other things which are not what they appeared to be.
The ultimate revelation in all this was very intriguing and definitely worth the paid off and addresses the question about mortality hence the episode title.
New Horizons: Midnight Blue:
Antepenultimate episode of season 3.
Running at 86 minutes I am very certain this is The Orville’s longest episode and it certainly came a shock to me seeing its running time.
Topa accompanies Kelly and Bortus to a Moclan colony where they meet their old friend Heveena (with Rena Owen reprising her).
In a moment alone together Heveneena tells Topa that she has resumed smuggling female children from Moclus which is in violation of an agreement with the Moclan government.
Heveneena asked Topa to joined this caused and she agrees.
Shortly after this Topa is abducted by agents from the Moclan government as they interrogate her about the said cause.
Kelly and Bortus eventually noticed that Topa is missing and suspects Heveena may know something about it due to her earlier moment alone together with Topa.
Ultimately Heveena comes clean to Ed about it
In order to find Topa, Ed asked Heveena to testify before the Union council about violating the said agreement.
Heveena refuses fearing what the Moclan government would do to her colony.
When we last met Heveena she has become a fan of Dolly Parton.
Earlier on in this episode when she first turned up here we get a reminder of this very fact when she was playing Parton’s 9 to 5 song when she got reunited with Kelly, Bortus and Topa.
So I was taken aback when Dolly Parton turned up here in a surprise cameo as she plays the simulation of herself for the purpose of getting Heveena to change her mind about testifying.
It worked as Heveneena confessed of what she has done to the Union council.
Meanwhile Kelly and Bortus succeeded in rescuing Topa from the Moclan agents and all three came to the Union council and exposed these shady activities from the Moclans with their torture of Topa.
The consequence saw the Moclus being expelled from the Union but the colony now gets Union protection.
Quite a thrilling episode this has become and very pleasant the Dolly Parton cameo.