Sci Fi Watcher 264: The Orville S02E09: Identity, Pt. 2

It’s Wednesday it means time to geek out over another episode of The Orville.  Hear Bryan and Corey get together to talk about the second part of “Identity” and see how the crew of the ship are going to get out of the predicament they were in last week.

The Orville: Identity, Pt. 2

Season: 2
Episode: 9
Overall Episode: 21

Air Date: February 28, 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: Jon Cassar
Synopsis: As the Kaylon fleet heads for Earth, intent on exterminating all human life, the Orville crew is held hostage in the shuttle bay. Mercer authorizes Kelly to escape in a shuttlecraft in an attempt to recruit the Krill as allies. Yaphit travels through a vent and retrieves a weapon which Bortus uses to overpower their two Kaylon guards. Kelly and Gordon escape, but are pursued by a Kaylon vessel. Reaching Krill space, the two plead their case to a Krill commander, using the pursuing Kaylon ship as proof of their claims. Later, Yaphit and Ty travel through the vent to transmit a warning to Earth; they succeed, but Kaylon soldiers discover them, leaving Yaphit severely injured and taking Ty. When Isaac is ordered by Kaylon Primary to kill Ty, he instead kills Primary and the other Kaylon in the room. From the bridge, Isaac triggers EMPs to deactivate all the Kaylon on the ship (including himself). The Orville’s crew regains control of their ship to join the fight against the Kaylon alongside Earth’s entire fleet, which becomes decimated. As a Kaylon squad nears Earth’s atmosphere, Krill reinforcements arrive, overwhelming the Kaylon into retreat. Yaphit recovers and helps reactivate Isaac, while Admiral Halsey agrees to allow him to remain aboard the Orville with concessions. Isaac reconciles with Dr. Finn and learns about forgiveness, but misses home as he can never return due to his people’s choice.

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