Warning! The following pages may contain spoilers for The Orville: New Horizons episode Future Unknown. Read at your own risk!
When The Orville: New Horizons became available on Hulu, Seth MacFarlane and his crew fully accepted that position in Season 3. These included some of the best episodes the series has ever aired to date, as well as a terrific season finale that had some surprises.
The Orville's Season 3 finale was less dramatic than the penultimate episode that totally shook up the universe, but there were still some great surprises and moments that occurred. Lets take a look at it all and why the tone of the episode has me worried about the future.
Isaac And Claire Got Married
Isaac decided it was only natural to propose to Claire after witnessing Bortus and Klyden's bonding ceremony. After some discussions with friends and her two sons, Claire accepted Isaacs' offer. They married on the ship and were joined by Kaylon Primary and the entire Kaylon empire. It was a wonderful ceremony for me as a fan.
Alara Made An Unexpected Appearance
In the Season 3 finale, the Orville: New Horizons had a surprise for fans, as an unidentified guest surprised the entire cast. Alara, played by actress Halston Sage, made her return for the first time this season to attend Claire's wedding. (Possibly because Prodigal Son was picked up by Fox.) It was great to see her back in the fold and conversing with the other characters, though for a brief period.
In the finest way, the whole episode resembled classic Orville.
The Orville: New Horizons was the closest thing to Season 1 and that Season 3 provided consistent serious storytelling most of the way through (Scott Grimes noted serious storytelling was necessary)
The Season Finale Felt Like A Series Finale
If The Orville: New Horizons did return, it took the opportunity to provide a fine finale, and one at that. The events of the penultimate episode will most likely serve as clues to set up where Captain Ed Mercer and the crew will go next. Speaking of which, Ed and Gordon are still alive, which some speculated would not be the case after Seth MacFarlane and Scott Grimes signed on for that Ted adaptation.
Fans of The Orville: New Horizons will have to wait and see if Hulu (opens in new tab) renews the series for Season 4. In the meantime, they should keep an eye on the Disney+ launch, which will take place on Wednesday, August 10th.