Sci Fi Watcher 242: The Orville S02E03: Home

Bryan and Corey go on a journey to visit the parents as they look at the latest episode of The Orville.   They get together to discuss is Alara-centric story and talk about the Star Trek connections it has.

The Orville: Home

Season: 2
Episode: 3
Overall Episode: 15

Air Date: January 10, 2019
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: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Director: Jon Cassar
Synopsis: After breaking her arm in an arm wrestling challenge with Isaac, Alara finds out her body is slowly losing its superhuman strength due to its adaptation to Earth’s gravity. At Dr. Finn’s recommendation, Alara returns to her home planet, Xelaya, to convalesce at home with her disapproving parents and older sister. Old family conflicts resurface, prompting the family to go away to their vacation home to get reacquainted, but things go awry when fellow vacationers Cambis Borrin and his wife show up, seeking revenge against Alara’s father for causing their son to commit suicide. Alara defeats the intruders and reconciles with her father. Dr. Finn finds a solution that would keep Alara on board the Orville, forcing Alara to make a choice between staying with her own family or the Orville family. Seeking to spend more time with her family, Alara leaves the Orville following a heartfelt farewell with the crew.

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