Sci Fi Watcher 194: The Orville S01E05: Pria

Bryan and Corey get together to look at another episode of “The Orville”.  The guys chat about the “let’s save someone before it’s too late” story line and we theorize the reason why Seth wrote this episode.

The Orville: Pria

Season: 1
Episode: 5
Overall Episode: 5

Air Date: October 5, 2017
Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage, as Lieutenant Alara Kitan; J. Lee as Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Commander) John LaMarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac.
Writer: Seth MacFarlane
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Synopsis: The Orville saves Captain Pria Lavesque from her imperiled mining ship. The beautiful Pria charms Mercer and others of the crew, eventually sleeping with Mercer, his first romance since Grayson. Grayson is suspicious of Pria, whose supposed employer doesn’t check out, and enlists Kitan to investigate; they find a mysterious device in her quarters, but Mercer reprimands them. Pria saves the Orville from a “dark matter storm,” but later hijacks the ship, using the device. She is a time-traveling 29th-century artifact dealer; history records the storm destroyed the Orville, which she transports to the future via a wormhole for her client, a collector.


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