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The Best Episodes of 'The Orville'

May 11, 2020 128 votes 33 voters26 items

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There are so many brutally funny episodes of The Orville that keep you coming back for more, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Old Wounds" the best, or is "All The World Is Birthday Cake" your favorite episode of The Orville? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Orville are, let's rank every The Orville episode from best to worst.

The Orville is a science fiction comedy series created and starring Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy and American Dad fame, this time turning his satirical eye to grandiose space opera. The show is set on a mid-level exploratory space vessel in the Planetary Union, the titular USS Orvile (ECV-197), in the 25th century.  The Orville premiered on Fox on September 10, 2017. The series has been nominated for numerous Saturn Awards, winning Best Science Fiction Television Series in 2018.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Orville, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be hard to put one The Orville episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    Identity, Part II

    Identity, Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Orville'
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    The Kaylons take control of the Orville with the intention of destroying all biological lifeforms

    • Original Airing: February 28, 2019
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 9
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    Firestorm

    Firestorm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Orville'
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    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.

    • Original Airing: November 16, 2017
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 10
    5
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    Lasting Impressions

    Lasting Impressions is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Orville'
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    The Orville crew members open a time capsule from 2015.

    • Original Airing: March 21, 2019
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 11
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    Majority Rule

    Majority Rule is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Orville'
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    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.

    • Original Airing: October 26, 2017
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 7
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