The Orville Season 2 Episode 3 Review: Home

A beloved crewmember leaves show as The Orville clumsily tackles anti-vaxxers.

This The Orville review contains spoilers.

The Orville Season 2 Episode 3

Hardcore fans of The Orville will often cite the fact that the show holds true to the spirit of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but the reality is that most episodes feel more like a late-season Voyager episode or standalone episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. And before Orville fans take offense to that statement, this isn’t intended as an insult. I love Enterprise, specifically the 2004 episode titled “Home,” which shares its title— and themes — with this episode of The Orville. When Alara’s (Halston Sage) physical condition begins to weaken, she has to return to her homeplanet resulting in a weird storyline about anti-vaxxers in space and a heartbreaking departure.

As far as the set-up goes, hardcore Trekkie, the new Orville episode “Home” will feel like a mash-up of the Enterprise episode “Home,

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