This season has been a master class in perspective-taking, and The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 7 makes my head spin with the kaleidoscope of viewpoints it offers on a myriad of issues.
From diplomatic negotiations to relationship nuances to trauma-rooted prejudices and cultural standards, the crew of The Orville is forced to make hard choices and acknowledge no-win situations.
The narrative gem here is how the backstory of the Kaylons’ uprising against and eradication of their creators, a biological species known only as The Builders, is woven in to significant effect.
With no time markers or geographical captions, the parallel story of the Builder family and K-1 isn’t immediately a clear flashback.
Initially, the possibility existed that providing Kaylons as household mechanical butlers was a Kaylon strategy to infiltrate a planet ignorant of the Kaylon threat.