TL;DR – Time travel, parallel
universes, and the end of the universe, oh my.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Time travel is a dangerous thing because you never know just what you may accidentally
do. Today we are looking at the second part of an interesting look at the past
of The Orville. It gives us time to
see characters in a new light, in new circumstances, and asks the question:
what could really happen when you know the future?
So to set the scene, at the end of Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow Kelly (Adrianne Palicki) was meant to be sent
back in time with her memories wiped so she could not accidentally change the
crew’s past and her future because of the knowledge she knows. Well at the end
of last week’s episode we discover that the memory wipe didn’t take, and out of
a need to not cause any pain Kelly decides not to accept Ed’s (Seth MacFarlane)
proposal for a second date. I mean that can’t change anything, right, it is
just one date, right …? Well, as it turns out it might have changed everything. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode
as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – We look to the past
and find out how much we have changed, the show included
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Time travel, oy vey, nothing quite gives me a headache like a temporal mechanics
headache and today we are looking a doozy of one. Now, of course, this is not
the first time that The Orville has dabbled
in the world of time travel with Pria
happening all the way back in Season
One, which also set up some stuff that the show has yet to quite follow
through with. However, today’s temporal jump is a much more personal affair.
So to set the scene, we open with Ed (Seth MacFarlane), Kelly (Adrianne Palicki),
Talla (Jessica Szohr), and Gordon (Scott Grimes) sharing a drink and reminiscing
about the past. Talking about the past has Ed reminiscing about lost loves but
Kelly makes it clear that it would not be good for the ship or them if they
repeated the past. The next day Isaac (Mark Jackson) and John (J. Lee) are
showing Kelly a potential new temporal device when the ship is hit by a massive
gravity wave. Not only does the damage the ship but it interacts with the
device and all of a sudden a Kelly from seven years ago is standing in the
science lab. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so
there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.