Sci Fi Watcher 268: The Orville S02E10: Blood of Patriots

Bryan and Corey sit down to look at another new episode of The Orville.  This week the guys talk about the bad timing as they discuss “Blood of the Patriots”.  What happens when you are on the verge of peace and some idiot comes in a tries to ruin it all?  Was this an obvious story line or were there some unexpected twists?

The Orville: Blood of Patriots

Season: 2
Episode: 10
Overall Episode: 22
Air Date: March 7, 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: Seth MacFarlane
Director: Rebecca Rodriguez
Synopsis: The Orville rendezvous with a Krill ship to initiate peace talks. Upon arrival, they find the Krill firing on their own shuttlecraft, which crash lands inside the Orville’s shuttle bay with two occupants. Gordon recognizes one as his old friend and Union officer, Oren Channing. He and daughter, Lena, have escaped a Krill prison camp after 20 years of captivity. The Krill accuse Oren of destroying four Krill ships after a cease-fire was enacted and demand he be turned over. When Ed refuses, the Krill threaten to end the peace negotiations. Oren’s behavior arouses Talla’s suspicions but Gordon vouches for his friend’s character. Shortly after, Oren seeks Gordon’s help in procuring a shuttlecraft to execute his plan to disrupt the peace talks. Gordon informs Talla about Oren’s request, though he and Oren later overpower her and leave the Orville in a shuttlecraft. This is later revealed as a ruse to uncover Oren’s motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Finn discovers that Lena is not Oren’s daughter and is of a species whose blood explodes upon contact with nitrogen. Oren used her blood to create weapons that destroyed the Krill ships, and likewise plots a suicide mission to avenge his wife and daughter’s deaths. Gordon dons a space suit and exits the shuttlecraft, which explodes with Oren on board. Gordon is rescued by the Orville, and later Ed and the Krill sign a preliminary peace treaty.

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