Sci Fi Watcher 261: The Orville S02E08: Identity, Pt. 1

Another Wednesday and it’s time to talk about The Orville.  Hear what Bryan and Corey have to say about “Identity, Pt. 1”.  Were there any surprises in this episode they didn’t expect or was it too predictable?  Also, hear the one thing that jumped out at Corey when he watched this story.

The Orville: Identity, Pt. 1

Season: 2
Episode: 8
Overall Episode: 20

Air Date: February 21, 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; J. Lee as Lieutenant Commander John LaMarr; Jessica Szohr as Talla Keylai; Mark Jackson as Isaac.
Writer: Brannon Braga & André Bormanis
Director: Jon Cassar
Synopsis: After Isaac collapses and becomes inert, the Orville travels to and lands on Isaac’s home world, Kaylon 1, to see if he can be revived. Mercer also hopes to learn if the Kaylons will join the Planetary Union. The Kaylons explain that Isaac was deactivated because his mission aboard the Orville has been completed. Isaac is reactivated and he informs the crew he is remaining on Kaylon 1. He briefly returns to the Orville to bid the crew goodbye and attends a surprise farewell party. Meanwhile, Mercer and Grayson attempt to persuade the Kaylons to join the Union for the opportunity to explore alongside biological organisms. While the Kaylons deliberate, the Orville detects large-scale production of potential weapons on Kaylon 1. Finn’s son Ty, who leaves the ship to find Isaac, accidentally discovers a subterranean chamber containing billions of humanoid skeletons. The crew learn the Kaylons committed genocide, killing their creators because they could no longer co-exist with them. Also, Isaac’s true mission aboard the Orville was to evaluate whether humans and other biological Union species were worth preserving. The Kaylons now need to expand their population bey

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