The Orville

The BEST episodes of The Orville

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: Hulu
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Identity (2)
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8.14
2540 votes

#1 - Identity (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/28/2019

The Kaylons take control of the Orville with the intention of destroying all biological lifeforms.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Identity (1)
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8.09
2610 votes

#2 - Identity (1)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/21/2019

Ed and the crew travel to Isaac's home planet, Kaylon.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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The Road Not Taken
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7.96
2460 votes

#3 - The Road Not Taken

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/25/2019

The crew must contend with the disastrous fallout from Kelly’s decision.

Directors: Gary S. Rake
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Lasting Impressions
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7.95
2627 votes

#4 - Lasting Impressions

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/21/2019

The Orville crew members open a time capsule from 2015.

Directors: Kelly Cronin
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Mad Idolatry
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7.91
3845 votes

#5 - Mad Idolatry

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/7/2017

Ed and Kelly seriously reconsider getting back together. However, while Kelly is on a mission with Isaac and Gordon to investigate the origins of an uncharted star, they suddenly crash-land on a planet from another universe. Kelly then makes a decision with unforeseen long-term consequences for the planet, putting Ed in a difficult position.

Directors: Brannon Braga
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Gently Falling Rain
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7.84
373 votes

#6 - Gently Falling Rain

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/23/2022

The Orville crew leads a Union delegation to sign a peace treaty with the Krill.

Directors: Jon Cassar
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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7.84
2419 votes

#7 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/18/2019

A time distortion affects Ed and Kelly’s relationship.

Directors: Gary S. Rake
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Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
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7.82
2702 votes

#8 - Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/17/2019

Ed finds himself behind enemy lines when he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Kelly questions why Gordon wants to take the Command Test.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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If the Stars Should Appear
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7.80
5864 votes

#9 - If the Stars Should Appear

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/2017

Ed and the Orville crew encounter a massive vessel adrift in space, which is in danger of colliding with a star. While some of the crew set out to help the ship's inhabitants, Bortus, Gordon, and John stay behind and fend off a Krill attack on another Union ship.

Directors: James L. Conway
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Sanctuary
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7.80
2390 votes

#10 - Sanctuary

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/11/2019

Ed discovers that Moclans aboard The Orville are harboring a secret.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
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New Dimensions
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7.75
4113 votes

#11 - New Dimensions

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/30/2017

Kelly discovers that Lt. John Lamarr is smarter than he lets on. So, she pushes Ed to consider him for a key leadership position on the ship after The Orville gets damaged by a mysterious spatial anomaly causing harrowing effects to all things living.

Directors: Kelly Cronin
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Krill
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7.74
5304 votes

#12 - Krill

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/12/2017

After the Orville crew defeats a Krill attack on a brand-new colony, the Union sends Ed and Gordon on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of the Krill bible, the "Anhkana," to better understand the enemy.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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A Happy Refrain
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7.73
2597 votes

#13 - A Happy Refrain

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/31/2019

The Orville crew is surprised when Claire's personal life takes an unexpected turn. Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.

Directors: Seth MacFarlane
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Pria
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7.72
5664 votes

#14 - Pria

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/2017

After the crew saves a stranded ship and its attractive captain, Ed becomes smitten with the Orville’s new guest, while Kelly suspects all is not what it seems. Meanwhile, Gordon attempts to teach Isaac the art of pulling off a practical joke.

Directors: Jonathan Frakes
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Home
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7.72
2771 votes

#15 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/10/2019

Ed, Gordon, and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Blood of Patriots
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7.69
2436 votes

#16 - Blood of Patriots

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/7/2019

Ed must initiate peace talks with the Krill.

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Majority Rule
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7.68
5027 votes

#17 - Majority Rule

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/26/2017

When two Union anthropologists go missing on a planet similar to 21st century Earth, Ed sends a team led by Kelly to find them, but the mission quickly goes awry when they realize the society’s government is completely based on a public voting system to determine punishment.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Firestorm
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7.67
4283 votes

#18 - Firestorm

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/16/2017

When a fire breaks out on The Orville and a crew member dies, Alara begins to question if she is fit for her job, just as unusual and terrifying things start happening on the ship.

Directors: Brannon Braga
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Deflectors
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7.64
2466 votes

#19 - Deflectors

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/14/2019

Kelly breaks up with Cassius, while the Orville has its deflectors upgraded by a Moclan engineer who used to be Bortus' boyfriend.

Directors: Seth MacFarlane
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Cupid's Dagger
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7.63
4416 votes

#20 - Cupid's Dagger

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/9/2017

The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run even higher between Ed and Kelly when a familiar face boards the ship. Meanwhile Yaphit declares his love for Dr. Finn with surprising results.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Mortality Paradox
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7.59
668 votes

#21 - Mortality Paradox

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/16/2022

The Orville crew makes a new discovery.

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All the World is Birthday Cake
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7.58
2672 votes

#22 - All the World is Birthday Cake

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/24/2019

The Orville makes First Contact and a new crew member joins the ship.

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Into the Fold
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7.53
4582 votes

#23 - Into the Fold

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/2017

Ed and the crew set out to save Dr. Finn, her two sons and Isaac after their shuttle gets thrown into unchartered space and they crash-land on a moon that is light years from the Orville.

Directors: Brannon Braga
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Ja'loja
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7.52
2924 votes

#24 - Ja'loja

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/30/2018

The Orville heads towards Moclus for Bortus' special once-a-year ceremony, Ed discovers Kelly has moved on and has started dating. Gordon asks for John's help in getting game. Claire turns to Isaac for parenting advice.

Directors: Seth MacFarlane
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Command Performance
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7.51
6535 votes

#25 - Command Performance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/2017

When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden receive some happy, yet unexpected news.

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