Before Gordon is crippled by the perils of trying to teach cyborg Isaac pranking, the Orville responds to a distress call from a mining ship stuck on a comet about to crash on a star. The male crew is instantly charmed by the rescued sole survivor, captain Pria Lavesque, who even becomes the first after Ed's divorce to end up I his bed after drinks. Jealous ex Kelly gets reluctant Alara to help search the newcomer's guest quarters, where they find a mysterious impenetrable object, which has a worrisome use soon after, but Ed prefers to believe Pria's suspiciously knowledgeable help with a super-rare space peril is genuine proof of helpfulness, which is grimly disproved, seemingly too late.
Did You Know?
When The Orville pulls the shuttle in with the tractor beam, there is still a stream of chunks from the asteroid moving away from the sun behind it. If the sun's gravity was pulling the asteroid down towards the sun, the chunks would also be pulled down. See more
Capt. Ed Mercer
You know what the most depressing part about this is? I allowed myself to care about you, and you used me. And despite all of your claims that you still care about me, not once have you even said, "I'm sorry".
It's a good rule in life never to apologize. The right kind of people never want apologies, and the wrong kind take advantage of them.