The Orville - 2.10: The Blood of Patriots

Jeffbert

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So, as predicted, the Krill want a treaty of peace with the Union. A Krill ship has rendezvoused with the Orville, but is firing upon a Krill shuttle, desperately fleeing toward the Orville {1st few minutes}. I AM CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF THIS EPISODE, & have seen an obvious security breech:
A Union[?] officer and his daughter were aboard the shuttle, and taken into the Orville. They had been captured over 10 years ago, & after such a long time should have received just a bit of scrutiny. But the guy is a Union officer, so, he is allowed to roam freely all over the Orville.

He could have been compromised, and should have been denied access to certain areas, if not confined to quarters, or even medical isolation.
 

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Ed Mercer must initiate peace talks with the Krill but that is threatened by bad blood.

The totally unexpected invasion of homicidal robots has put the fear of Avis into everyone, and it could now lead to a peace with the Krill; Something that had previously seemed impossible. The only problem is that, Orin, an old friend of Gordon, turns up with his daughter,Trisha, and the Krill want them, or else they will walk away from the negotiating table.

Orin is accused of destroying three Krill cruisers, but how could he have? Well, I knew it would be the daughter, I just didn't know how. I didn't expect her to be an alien with explosive blood. I was expecting that the shy retiring girl, who liked to play games, was some kind of super soldier. I've read comments that the very fact they did come up with a fresh story-line rather than lift something from elsewhere is evidence of how much this series has grown since Season One. I agree, it is a proper ship-based Sci-Fi show now, and not just a parody of another. The other thing with this episode was that Gordon actually got something real to do, rather than to be the butt of jokes and to give his reaction to what was happening elsewhere.

It was a satisfactory conclusion, which lead to Orin taking his own life rather than to spend more time in a Krill jail. Except that I'm sure that the Krill, as suspicious as they are, would want to see a body. I'm obviously much too negative about the Krill (last week I thought they would take advantage of the situation to attack Earth themselves.) You can't help feeling sorry for Orin. He said he was unaware of the ceasefire. he had spent twenty years in a Krill prison and been tortured and had lost a wife and daughter.

Trisha is apparently returning as a character. I'm not sure how that would work out for the Orville. For a start her blood is explosive which might make it hard to make new friends aboard ship. (The marks on her arm from the injections were red, but her blood is yellow - "Are you sure it isn't Egg Nog?") Secondly, she has a deep and lasting hatred of the Krill. Considering the peace treaty got signed, I'd think this was a big problem.
 

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He could have been compromised, and should have been denied access to certain areas, if not confined to quarters, or even medical isolation.
He was being monitored though. Talla was immediately all over him when he went to the storage area but the best way to see if he was up to no good would be to give him a little rope. What I didn't understand is why she didn't know he had stolen the two storage containers.
 

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The totally unexpected invasion of homicidal robots has put the fear of Avis into everyone
If the Union shows any disrespect toward Avis, it will find that it really Hertz.
I was expecting that the shy retiring girl, who liked to play games, was some kind of super soldier
I was thinking "return of River Tam" until her real nature was revealed
I'm sure that the Krill, as suspicious as they are, would want to see a body
I also wondered why the Krill didn't question how neatly that standoff was wrapped up. Perhaps they matched the chemical signature on the shuttle debris with that of their destroyed cruisers. (CSI: Krill).
 

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I want to know how the shuttle left the bay with Talla lying there, open to space.
 

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If the Union shows any disrespect toward Avis, it will find that it really Hertz.
Ha! Glad to see that PUNishment is meted out here. I'm a paronomasian also.

The light at the end of the tunnel is a large brightly lit room...
with a maze of twisty little tunnels leading off in all directions that all look alike.
Ref. hint; alphabet shifted by 7:
Early computer text game Gjbktzaxk
 
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