After a brief tour, Keyali gives Locar a brief lesson on Human dancing to the song "The White Cliffs of Dover." Locar kisses her. Even before the episode aired, Seth MacFarlane was tweeting about a special guest cameo. Den of Geek, now reviewing through Alejandro Rojas, loved the episode and awarded it four stars. Jamahl Epsicokahn points out that Alara has trouble with love, "and might believably escalate a relationship with a Moclan," and Alex Gherzo adds that having lovelorn Alara send a love interest to a life in prison would resonant more with audiences. This article is about the episode. You can also join the author’s email list for updates on The Orville; choose the scifi and fantasy TV option when you sign up. According to creator Seth MacFarlane, the producers wanted to deliberately position the Moclan species as problematic to highlight polarized political dialogue in the United States at the time of writing (late 2017). Locar is sentenced to life imprisonment. It's unclear if this is a mistake as characters can exaggerate, mis-remember or simplify the past. The episode received an overall positive response from fans. Cast Main. The Orville (2017– ) Episode Guide. Why ignore something good?" Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Jessica Szohr as Talla; J Lee as Lieutenant John Lamarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac; Chad L. Coleman as Klyden Meanwhile, Grayson breaks … … Locar interrupts dinner between Bortus, his mate Klyden, and their son Topa, and the four spend an uncomfortably tense meal together. But the same sentiment … At an unknown date, Locar helped a committee body write Planetary Union regulatio… , Unlike other episodes of the season, Deflectors was rarely mentioned leading up to its premiere aside from a single remark by MacFarlane that Jessica Szohr (Talla Keyali) would play a prominent role. The Orville's upgraded deflector screens withstand a hit from a Moclan ship.. Raise Deflector Screens!— Second Officer Bortus. Kevin Daniels guest stars as Locar and Bruce Willis makes a surprise cameo appearance as Groogen. Tweet to the author of this article or leave a comment on the Reddit thread here. Deflectors received an even warmer reaction from professional critics who praised Goodman's writing for its sensitive, balanced portrayal of the show's characters. , The episode premiered on February 14, 2019, leapfrogging the expected air date of February 7. Several tables away, Keyali enjoys dinner with Chief Engineer John LaMarr, Helmsman Gordon Malloy, and Isaac. Meanwhile, Kelly breaks up with her boyfriend Cassius. It's about relationships, but with a twist. When she refuses to allow him to continue hiding, he in turn refuses to request asylum from the Planetary Union, deciding instead to face judgment on Moclus. Klyden thanks Keyali for freeing him, but she is revolted by his hatred for Locar and tells him not to speak to her ever again. In the Briefing Room, the senior staff and Rechik convene. Where to Watch. Kelly takes her relationship in a new direction, and Lt. Keyali makes a new friend. In their quarters, Klyden and Bortus stare at each other wordlessly. There’s more Moclan cultural troubles, more Ed and Kelly movement, and a … When Mercer leaves, Cassius asks Grayson if she is still in love with her ex-husband but she declines to answer.  In fact, the episode is registered with the United States Copyright Office as both Shields and Deflectors. Deflectors is the seventh episode of the second season of the The Orville.  It currently holds a rating of 7.7 on IMDB, slightly below the show's average. Kelly breaks up with Cassius, while the Orville has its deflectors upgraded by a Moclan engineer who used to be Bortus' boyfriend. Locar confesses that his sexuality, if discovered, would mean life in prison and shame upon his entire family. Locar and Talla dance to a 1941 rendition of "(There'll be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Bortus reports that finalizing upgrades to the deflectors will take Locar 48 more hours. Locar works aboard a Moclan ship under Captain Rechik who says that Locar is "highly regarded" by the crew. Especially given what they did to your daughter." Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Cmdr. AKA: The Orville, All The World Is Birthday Cake, Orville, Untitled Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Project, Untitled Seth MacFarlane/Sci-Fi … Jon Cassar. 36 Metascore; 2017; 2 seasons FOX Comedy, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction TV14 Watchlist. There's nothing more relevant than that right now. Kelly … “Deflectors” The Orville Season 2, Episode 7 – Aired Thursday, February 14th, 2019 Written by David A. Goodman Directed by Seth MacFarlane. , Professional critics gave Deflectors very positive reviews, perhaps even more positive than by general television viewers. Who will it be? Tonight The Orville returns to Fox after a one-week hiatus with Season 2 Episode 7, called “Deflectors.” Each episode features a few special guests and sometimes some surprise cameos. Kelly takes her relationship in a new direction, and Lt. Keyali makes a new friend.  Jammer of Jammer's Reviews gave Deflectors three stars and called it "a solid dramatic outing.". We will update this story if any of these guests do not appear, or if new guests are revealed as the show airs. The Moclans are an alien race that appear in The Orville (TV Series). John tells Talla, "One time I almost died 'cause I humped a statue." UPDATE: Yes, the flower cameo was indeed Bruce Willis. She takes him to Grayson's 1940s program in the simulator, a place where they can be unseen. Season. "More hiding? Cassius takes her excuse as an insult to his job as a school teacher. #seeyounexttime #shipmetoanywherefun #willtravel #packituppackitin #behindthescenes, The Orville Official Fan Podcast w/ Jessica Szohr and Kevin Daniels (30), The Orville' sound designers on breaking sci-fi conventions and bringing 'new flavors' to season 2, ðð¤¦ð»ââï¸ @TheOrville #TheOrville @planetary_union, #253: Scott Grimes from The Orville and American Dad, âThe Orvilleâ Season 2 To Premiere In December + More Production Updates, A new romance fights an old prejudice on The Orville, The Orville Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Deflectors, The hull number of the Enterprise is 1701, and there were, Bortus recalls serving on a ship that once docked at the planet. Thankfully, Locar's upgrades programmed the array to reset and his installation was a rousing success. Acting - 7.3. Orville, as they juggle between fighting dangers of outer space as well as everyday problems. Mercer orders her out of the room but retains her as investigator of the case. Tehran Von Ghasri interviews the cast of THE ORVILLE at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Alara dated the human Andy in Fall 2419. "The Orville" Deflectors subtitles. Cast Main. It is unclear whether Montalvo played the same or two distinct Moclans. Locar returns to his planet. The Orville Cast & Crew. First Officer Kelly Grayson goes on a date with her boyfriend Cassius in the Environmental Simulator, a program set in New York City in 1945. Rechik is disgusted, causing Keyali to lash out. There’s one guest star we knew about for certain before the show even aired. Keyali is depressed that heterosexuality is so taboo on Moclus and casually remarks that she would kill herself if she had to live on the planet. — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 15, 2019. Follow the members of the U.S.S. More lies. In Kelly's simulator program, a newsie announces that the Japanese military surrendered to the United States, which would place her program on September 2, 1945. "The White Cliffs of Dover" There'll be love and laughter and peace ever after,Tomorrow, when the world is free. Keyali and LaMarr speculate that someone framed Klyden.  Editing took place during the week of December 28. Inspired by several science-fiction sources, but mainly the original Star Trek as well as its Next … Mercer and Grayson chat about Cassius in the Mess Hall, reading Cassius's messages attempting to win her back. As a young officer, Locar was stationed aboard a ship in the Moclan Fleet. Have a comment about tonight’s episode of The Orville or see a guest star the article missed? She was recently in Puppy Star Christmas, Teachers, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Days of Our Lives, and Rachel & the TreeSchoolers. Ja'loja 7.2 30 Dec. 2018 2. His other credits include Are You Sleeping, These Things Take Time, I’m Dying Up Here, Modern Family, and Criminal Minds. It was watched by 3.065 million Americans live, and it currently holds a rating of 7.7 on IMDB. Maybe that means he’ll be on this week. Here's a look at the special guests on The Orville tonight. February 21, 2019 (Finland)February 21, 2019 (United Kingdom)July 29, 2019 (DE)August 9, 2019 (Hungary)September 17, 2019 (Netherlands)October 5, 2019 (Belgium)December 7, 2019 (Estonia). May 29, 2019 • 93 minutes Episode 034 - Deflectors. Bortus is disrupted when an old boyfriend, a Moclan engineer, arrives to upgrade the Orville‘s deflector systems. And she goes to Locar in the Briefing Room. Their urinary … The dramatic story held together all the way through to the end and they did not cop out by having things wrap up neatly. , Sound effects and noises were added by December 17. Deflectors 7.6 14 Feb. 2019 8. The Orville: Season 2 Episode 7 Trailer - Deflectors. On the ship, Keyali's tears have dried. And Jessica Szohr is now a regular on the cast playing the role of Talla, who is essentially the new Alara on The Orville. The surnames of the movie's stars, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson, make up the name of. Keyali tells the senior staff that Locar might have masked himself and framed Klyden, and a search for the engineer begins. The next morning, the Orville tests their new, upgraded deflectors by allowing Captain Rechik's ship to fire upon them. ", While not confirmed, critics speculate that Deflectors may have been written with Alara Kitan in mind. And I liked that Talla told off Klyden rather than agreeing to disagree. Progression - 8.6. Tonight The Orville returns to Fox after a one-week hiatus with Season 2 Episode 7, called “Deflectors.” Each episode features a few special guests and sometimes some surprise cameos. Molcans possess light brown skin, their distinctive features are their cranial ridges that run along the sides of their head and at the center. 8.6 Great “Deflectors” is a thoughtful, sad episode that uses relationships as the catalyst for a much more interesting story. The Orville "Deflectors" Air date: 2/14/2019 Written by David A. Goodman Directed by Seth MacFarlane. The episode received an overall positive response from fans. The Orville Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. (IMDB) Writer:Â David A. Goodman Director:Â Seth MacFarlane Rating:Â TV-14 Running Time: 44mins … The official Orville Twitter has been less than informative about any of this, which makes me nervous. Chief of Security Talla Keyali makes sure that Locar is comfortable before retiring for the night. Given the Orville's top speed of over 10 light-years an hour. TV Talk - The Orville (S2E07) -- "Deflectors" -- 2/14/19 - I thought this was one of the series' best episodes. Grayson calls Keyali to her quarters, leaving Locar to practice dancing on his own until interrupted by Klyden: "I know what you are.". Daniels was credited on IMDB for the last episode, but he is actually appearing this week. Klyden and Bortus became mates in, Cassius states Kelly took a vacation six months before the episode, which would be around July or August, Locar upgrades the Orville's Deflector Screens. ... All the World Is Birthday Cake 7.5 24 Jan. 2019 6. Kevin Daniels is starring tonight as a Moclan named Locar, Bortus’s former boyfriend. The Orville Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Deflectors Reviews Interspecies love in space can be a tricky thing, and when cultural values are at stake, lives hang in the balance on The Orville.  Further, Talla states that she "used to date a human." Grayson is nonplussed and Keyali removes him. Cassius wants to go on a romantic excursion with Grayson, but she demurs because the USS Orville is about to enter unexplored space. LaMarr says that he and Isaac will try to "clean up" the image of the figure in playback; Keyali admits the two were romantically interested in each other. 1; 2; 3; 1. For shielding technology, see. 20th Century Fox aired a 20-second trailer for Deflectors at the end of A Happy Refrain. Once we know for certain who voiced the flower, we’ll update this story.  The set of New York City, 1945, was simply the back lot of Fox studios in Los Angeles, California. Locar, a deeply closeted Moclan, hides his sexuality under threat of life imprisonment. They bond over the fact they are both alone in their own ways as Keyali is the ship's only Xelayan. "Was what you felt worth his death?" On The Orville Season 2 Episode 7, a ship upgrade leads to another conflict between Moclan culture and Planetary Union values. "You know, the more I learn about the Moclans, the more I see that our differences go right to the core of our … … Comedy - 8.8. In reality, he faced a drastic neurological procedure on. Klyden confronts Locar while he dances alone at "time index 1701.7." Meanwhile, Keyali enters her quarters to find Locar admiring the stars: "I must speak with you.". "Was I wrong to do that?" During playback, she is horrified to witness an obscured figure murder Locar. And if I am condemned, it will be on your conscience." In the last episode, Ensign Turco (Kyra Santoro) returned and we learned that she and John are dating. He distinguishes himself on Moclus for his brilliance in engineering. Seth MacFarlane as Capt. Locar programs a fake assassination of himself by Klyden and goes into hiding. Vivienne Rutherford was credited on IMDB for playing the role of a young girl in the last episode, but we don’t recall seeing her so maybe we’ll be seeing her tonight too. (Don’t worry, The Orville is coming back next week.) During upgrades, Locar asks Bortus to talk but the Second Officer refuses. Identity: Part II 9.2 28 Feb. 2019 10. Klyden is interrogated in the Brig. But Seth MacFarlane & Adrianne Palicki Talk Balancing Comedy & Drama in 'The Orville' Season 2, REVIEW: The Orville â Season 2, Episode 7 âDeflectorsâ, This Assistant Costume Designer is all packed up and ready for #theorville few weeks of hiatus.  Nick Wanserski of AV Club enjoyed the episode, though he repeated his comments on Primal Urges that the season drew upon Moclans too frequently. Names and titles are as they appear in the credits unless otherwise noted. In the Armory, Bortus calls Keyali a "dangerous fool" for encouraging Locar's desires. Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lt. Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lt. Cmdr. Keyali is overwhelmed, and asks for time to think. The Orville: Deflectors is an unusual Valentines Day episode. Seth MacFarlane as Capt. He adamantly denies killing Locar, but admits he visited him and would have exposed his sexuality to authorities on Moclus. EW has reported that Leighton Meester will join former Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr in a season 2 role that is currently being kept under wraps. Director 9 Credits. Even though Moclans are, for the most part, an all-male species, a few are attracted to females. The Orville - "Deflectors" Plot - 9.3. A review. After Locar leaves for Engineering, Second Officer Bortus reveals they had dated. Episode Viewers and Ratings Season 2 Episode 7 of The Orville was watched by 3,070,000 viewers , resulting in a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Brilliant. Bortus; Halston Sage as Lt. Alara Kitan (episodes 1–3; guest in episode 14) Jessica Szohr as Lt. Talla Keyali (episode 5 … They are male. She gazes upon the red planet one last time and leaves. "Their viewpoints do not align with ours, but we have to find a way to coexist. At night, Locar says that 12 hours remain for the upgrade and confides in Talla that he his a heterosexual. While the Orville is in orbit over planet Moclus, Locar will make upgrades to the ship's Deflector Screens.  The episode was watched live by 3.065 million households, including 0.7 million ages 18-49. The new deflectors are tested successfully against the firepower of Captain. 1 Biology 2 History 3 Culture 4 Sources The Moclans are a single-gender humanoid race. When a renowned engineer joins the USS Orville to upgrade the Deflector Screens, a shameful secret is unearthed. Bortus is incensed and the two depart furious. The title refers directly to a ship's Deflector Screens and metaphorically to hiding one's life from others while the song "The White Cliffs of Dover" speaks of one's fears and tribulations during the "darkest hour.". Here’s a look at who we’re expecting to see tonight. When Bortus replies that suicide would bring shame upon her family, she has an idea. he asks, before she returns a more passionate kiss. [ 'The Orville' Actor Mark Jackson Teases Season 2 Revelations About Isaac] Sitting in a streetside café in a holosuite simulation of 1940s America, Cmdr. I'm really worried that between the shift to Hulu and the enormous break between seasons 2 and 3 caused by Covid, that the best sci-fi series in a decade is going to go out with a whimper. In the Simulator, the image of the figure is revealed to be Klyden. Primal Urges 6.6 3 Jan. 2019 3. The conversation turns to their commanders, and Keyali realizes that "the galaxy is full of so many unhappy people. Cassius sent Grayson a Katrudian named Groogen in an effort to win her back. , General audiences responded warmly to the episode. Later, Bortus tells Keyali about dating Locar; Locar cheated on him with a woman from Theta Draconis 4, which ended the relationship. He’s speaking of the Moclans, and his own increasing difficulty in reconciling their strict, reactionary society with how much they’ve done to help advance the Union’s technology. Deflector Screens, also called deflectors and (very rarely) shields, were a type of force field shield surrounding a space vessel, meant to provide protection from enemy attacks or natural hazards. A Happy Refrain 8.3 31 Jan. 2019 7. PRINCIPAL CAST FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE: Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy The Orville isn’t new tonight, so you might be wanting to learn more about next week’s episode, Season 2 Episode 7, while we’re on a hiatus. Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. This is a developing story. The gradual bombardment reduces the Orville's screens, but the starboard emitter array loses power causing deflectors to fail. For our review of the last episode of The Orville, click here.. 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