The Orville (2017– )
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Cupid's Dagger 

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While the crew attempts to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, tensions rise between Ed and Kelly when a familiar face comes aboard.


Jamie Babbit


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Liz Heldens





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Capt. Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki ... Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes ... Lt. Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon ... Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Halston Sage ... Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee ... Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Rob Lowe ... Darulio
Victor Garber ... Admiral Halsey
Larry Joe Campbell ... Steve Newton
J. Paul Boehmer ... Navarian Ambassador
Derek Mears ... Bruidian Ambassador
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)


Admiral Halsey orders the Orville to act as diplomatic forum for an attempt to settle the age-old war on the federation's border between Navarian and Bruidians which each claims to have colonized first, as they agreed to let a forensic archaeologist settle whose DNA is on the eldest artifact found there. The crew duly fears trouble when the expert proves none other then Darulio , the blue alien adulteress Kelly was caught in bed with by Ed. Although each professes to be professional about the situation, the exes turn hostile, but soon even they, like any crew member having been near Darulio, turns horny and pacific or romantically jealous, to the point of neglecting the delegations beyond their endurance. When this leads to a fleets stand-off, a surprising way out is suggested on top of the forensic findings. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

9 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Commander Grayson is talking to Lt. Kitan privately, she asks the food synthesizer to make a glass of Chardonnay. The wine in the glass is a light red, while most wines made from Chardonnay grapes are white, pink ones are available. See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: Did you hear what he said just now? He goes, he goes 'I am entitled to my feeling and the space to express them.' My God! Thank you for lighting me on fire and then giving me Permission to be in pain!
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I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Written by Tommy Ramone
Performed by Norm MacDonald
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Who is Darulio
9 November 2017 | by islandsaltdogsSee all my reviews

Listening to his voice I'm convinced that even though IMDb doesn't list any credits for the Alien Darulio he has to be played by Rob Lowe. I like this show.Since he was an important part of this episode it seems like they would give him some credit unless he didn't want his name tied to the show.

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