Sci Fi Watcher 294: The Orville: Tomorrow, and Tomorrrow, and Tomorrow

Time for a second chance as the guys look at another episode of The Orville.  Come and hear Bryan and Corey talk about “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” and geek out over time travel and what happens when love comes around again.

The Orville: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Season: 2
Episode: 13
Overall Episode: 25

Air Date: April 18, 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: Janet Lin
Director: Gary Rake
Synopsis: Kelly and Ed reminisce about their first date, seven years earlier. Ed is open to them reconciling but Kelly prefers their relationship as it is now. Meanwhile, Isaac is experimenting with a neurology-based time-travel device. Kelly is near the device as the Orville passes through a gravitational wave, and a Kelly from seven years in the past is transported to the present. Lamarr is unable to determine how either Kelly’s personal timeline has been affected, nor can the younger Kelly be returned to her own time. Lieutenant Kelly Grayson joins the crew but has some difficulty adjusting to her new life. Gradually, she makes friends, including Keyali. Commander Grayson becomes concerned that her younger self’s fraternization with the crew undermines her own authority, while Lt. Grayson tells her older self that she failed to achieve her life goals. Lt. Grayson and Ed become romantically involved, but Ed ultimately realizes their differing ages makes them incompatible; he values the maturity and personal growth he and Commander Grayson share. When Kaylon vessels pursue the Orville, Lt. Grayson devises a successful plan to conceal the ship inside a planetary ice ring. The two Kellys then form a mutual respect for one another. Lamarr and Isaac discover a way to return Lt. Grayson to the past. She undergoes a voluntary memory wipe to protect the timeline, then awakens seven years earlier inside her apartment. When the eager younger Ed calls following their first date to ask her out again, she tells him, “I just don’t see us working out.”

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