We are officially in the middle of the third season of “The Orville,” and so far, it has not been disappointed. We were treated to arcs of new news and revisited old ones, often unexpectedly. But this week, it is time – as it was inevitable at some point this season – to reconsider the controversy surrounding Lt’s child. Cmdr. Bortus (Peter Macon) and his partner Klyden (Chad L. Coleman).
Thus, the incredible speed of the last few episodes has slowed down and progressed to the next stage, exciting in the life of young Topa (Imani Pullum). This has been an exciting story for the past two seasons.
You may recall, in Season 1’s episode “Command Performance” (S01, E02), we read that the happy, married Mo clan men, Bortus and Klyden, raised an egg. Then in the next episode, “About a Girl,” the egg hatches, and they discover that their baby is a female. In a rare – but unknown – situation where this happens among all men’s society, it is the Mo clan’s law that a child undergoes surgery to “fix” this problem and make it a man.
And in this episode, we first read about Heveena (Rena Owen), a Moroccan woman who hid and was persuaded to speak in court to protect her child. Despite all efforts, the Mo clan court upheld the surgical procedure. Mandatory and well-documented immersion in this article is also handled more effectively than the efforts of other shows. Finally, in the second season episode “Sanctuary” (S02, E12), a secret colony is discovered where Mcoclan women flee to avoid persecution by Mo clan law enforced by men.
After Heveena’s stirring discourse – including an exciting interpretation of the lyrics of the “Nine to Five” hymns – the Planetary Union decides that the colony will be given protection, not royalty. This means that 6,000 or more Mo clan women are safe at the moment but that the secret underground routes they used to escape Moclus without being found are in danger. Topa is about 13 years old and beginning to feel something is entirely wrong.
We start this week on another new planet, in the middle of an excavation site at the ancient Hemblicite burial ground. However this is a supporting structure in this week’s episode, but it shows an additional commitment to building a global presence in “The Orville.” There is a good touch that Capt Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) revealed to Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) has been writing letters to her daughter Anaya, which we received last week, even though she could not read them for many years.
At that point, back in Orville, Grayson finds a young Topa practicing combat techniques on a holodeck. He says he is very interested in applying for the Planetary Union Academy. As a result, he took her under his wing. He began to direct the Mo clan on almost every aspect of the ship’s operations, from essential communication between alien races to the most challenging tasks in critical departments, such as engineering.
As their relationship grows, Topa confides in Grayson about his feelings of personal insecurity. Naturally, this puts Orville’s first officer in a precarious position as he knows the truth. Grayson initially tries to figure out how to deal with the world, consulting with his friend, shipwreck doctor, Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), and even Topa’s two parents, Bortus and Klyden. As you might expect, Klyden – who is also reminiscent of a woman when… er was born – vehemently opposed any statement in this article.