Know everything about The Orville Season 3 Episode 3 ahead of its release.
Are you ready to get your existential rocks off to The Orville? Because the new episode will be out in less than 24 hours! The Orville is a Seth MacFarlane-created and starred American science fiction comedy-drama television series. The show is primarily inspired by the original Star Trek and its successor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, both of which it extensively parodies and pays homage to.
It chronicles the adventures of the crew of the spacecraft USS Orville in episodic form. If you want to prepare ahead of time before watching the upcoming episode, we’ve got all you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, which will undoubtedly prepare you to know about the next plotlines. Continue reading to find out more about The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3.
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3 Release Date
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3, Mortality Paradox, is set to premiere on Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Hulu and Disney Plus. Both services typically drop new releases at 12 a.m. Pacific Time. Moreover, the season will consist of 10 episodes, fewer than the previous two seasons, with each episode having a runtime of an average of 12 to 15 minutes longer.
After the original airing of the first and second episodes, Electric Sheep and Shadow Realms, which were released on June 2, 2022, and June 9, 2022, only 8 episodes are left in this season to reach its conclusion.
The official synopsis of the episode is not released as of June 15, 2022. Hence, it is impossible to obtain a clear picture of the plotline that viewers may expect to see. Hence, here is a detailed episode guide to help you understand the series’ schedule and plan ahead to watch to understand how the series will evolve into the final episode.
- S3E1: Electric Sheep – June 2, 2022
- S3E2: Shadow Realms – June 9, 2022
- S3E3: Mortality Paradox – June 16, 2022
- S3E4: Gently Falling Rain – June 23, 2022
- S3E5: A Tale of Two Topas – June 30, 2022
- S3E6: Twice In A Lifetime – July 7, 2022
- S3E7: From Unknown Graves – July 14, 2022
- S3E8: Midnight Blue – July 21, 2022
- S3E9: Domino – July 28, 2022
- S3E10: Future Unknown – August 4, 2022
On the other hand, more information will be released after the episode airs on the streaming site rather than before, so viewers will have to wait until the episode premieres to learn about the upcoming episode’s plot and synopsis, which are helpful to get some idea for what to expect in the series.
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3 Official Promo
Take a look at the exclusive sneak peek of The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3, Mortality Paradox. According to the promo, the viewers can get glimpses of where the series is heading after the events of previous episodes and how this universe will expand further as this is just the beginning, and viewers will definitely have a lot to look forward to.
What to expect in The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3?
It’s tough to predict what will happen in The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3 right now. Because there have been no major spoilers on social media, viewers will be able to watch the episode without getting spoilers ahead of time.
As mentioned above that, the official synopsis of the episode was not released by the network, which would have been helpful to give more insight into the episode’s plot. But, if you’re as curious as to what will happen in the upcoming episode, the official promo gives few but better glimpses of the upcoming episode.
Moreover, we have listed down the key takeaways from the previous episode to understand the structure of the series so far. The episode will definitely pick up the plot and set the tone for the viewers to get right back into the series where they left off last week.
With the premiere of The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 2, Shadow Realms, released on June 9, 2022. The episode is directed by Jon Cassar and written by Brannon Braga & Andre Bormanis. Check out the official promo of Episode 2 below:
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The Orville explores a mysterious region of space.” Following the synopsis, the viewers got to see in the episode that Claire reunites with her ex-husband Vice Admiral Paul Christie, who happens to be her former mentor and the principal diplomat assigned to their mission.
As the crew of the Orville engages in diplomatic negotiations with the Krill to gain entry to a previously undiscovered region of space. Despite the Krill’s warnings, the team embarks on an exploration voyage in the undiscovered Kalarr Expanse, which is rumored to be home to demons.
The Orville comes across a massive, presumably abandoned space station during their exploration. Spores infect Paul, causing him to mutate into an extraterrestrial entity that then infects the rest of the crew by altering their DNA. Claire and the crew use a threat of releasing a synthetic virus to force the former Paul and the other deformed crew to depart. Claire and Isaac begin to mend their friendship after the showdown.
— The Orville (@TheOrville) June 14, 2022
Moreover, some plots and scenarios from the first episode, Electric Sheep, which was released on June 2, 2022, have the possibility to reference back in the upcoming episode as the series plot needs to be consistent with prior events and remind the viewers about all the major and minor scenarios which have happened so far in the series.
The episode was directed and written by Seth MacFarlane. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The Orville crew deals with the interpersonal aftermath of the battle against the Kaylon.”
In the pilot episode, the viewers got to see that most of the crew, notably Marcus Finn and newly assigned Ensign Charly Burke, are struggling with Isaac’s presence on board as the Orville is refitted and repaired following the war against the Kaylon. Isaac commits himself by EMP after a substantial confrontation with the crew, and Marcus expresses his intention for Isaac to die.
LaMarr discovers a technique to restore Isaac’s health, but it necessitates Charly’s particular abilities, which she initially refuses to provide. Marcus begs her to help, and she agrees. The Orville escapes a pursuing Kaylon sphere by plunging inside a gas giant in a subplot of the episode.
— The Orville (@TheOrville) June 6, 2022
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Plot
The third season of The Orville: New Horizons follows the plot of Seth MacFarlane’s epic space adventure series The Orville. Set 400 years in the future, The Orville: New Horizons finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continues their mission of exploration as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships.
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Cast
The main cast of the episode are as follows:
- Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer
- Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson
- Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn
- Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy
- Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander. Bortus
- Jessica Szohr as Lieutenant Talla Keyali
- J Lee as Lieutenant Commander. John LaMarr
- Mark Jackson as Isaac
- Anne Winters as Ensign Charly Burke
Some of the recurring cast members of the episode are as follows:
- Chad Coleman as Klyden
- Norm Macdonald as Lt. Yaphit (voice)
- Kai Wener as Ty Finn
- BJ Tanner as Marcus Finn
- Mike Henry as Dann
Where to stream The Orville: New Horizons Season 3?
New episodes of the series premiere on Thursdays at 12 a.m. Pacific Time on Hulu and Disney Plus. The third season of The Orville is also available to stream exclusively on Hulu Plus.
— The Orville (@TheOrville) June 13, 2022
Moreover, the viewers can also watch all the prior seasons by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, allowing viewers to watch new episodes based on location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences.
The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Official Trailer
The Orville Official Synopsis
The synopsis of the series states, “The Orville is set on the titular spacecraft: USS Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory vessel in the Planetary Union, a 25th-century interstellar alliance of Earth and many other planets. The show consists of adventures encountered by the ship’s crew, usually involving planet exploration and visits to various parts of the galaxy.”
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Episode 3 to premiere on the streaming platform.