The Rookie Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) REPACK
Without divulging further spoilers, there are tons of twists and gut-wrenching turns that go about as disastrous as expected. I mean, why make it easy right? Personally, I have no interest in five-minute episodes but that's just me. We do get a number of memorable scenes between MacFarlane and McManus that help remind us why The Orville remains seriously top-notch sci-fi. And it sure doesn't hurt having "Star Trek" veterans like Brannon Braga and Andre Bormanis on board creatively. And just to be clear? That's not meant to say that The Orville is just "doing 'Trek'" because this series has more than defined itself as being its own franchise all throughout its run. I enjoyed "Gently Falling Rain" more than I expected, and is definitely in consideration for my favorite episode of the season. This is director Jon Cassar's third episode of the season and he has certainly developed the knack for balancing the more tense moments along with the more sentimental ones (an effort he executed well during his days working on FOX's Kiefer Sutherland-starring 24).
The Rookie Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04)
While action scenes are never lacking and nearly always executed effectively, it's the heart underneath and nuanced layering that makes "Gently Falling Rain" one of the best episodes The Orville has to offer and we're not even halfway through the third season yet. As far as current political overtones go, incorporating them within the Krill logistically makes sense because distrust and paranoia are often recurring themes in sci-fi. This week's episode of Hulu's The Orville not only sewed the potential seeds for the series' future but also afforded us the opportunity to reflect on the harsh realities of our all-too-real now.
The latest episode of Star Trek: Picard in "No Win Scenario" closed another chapter of the series' third and final season, but we're still not at the halfway point as there is plenty of mystery to go around. To help clarify and put in context some of those mysteries revealed with the episode is executive producer and showrunner Terry Matalas, who spoke with Collider about, among other things, Jean-Luc's relationship with his son Jack (Ed Speleers) and his former first officer & provisional captain of the U.S.S. Titan-A William Riker (Jonathan Frakes). The following contains spoilers so consider this your warning.
There are a lot of things working this season, from the casting to the plot choices, but above all else, the episodes are flowing even though there are two and sometimes three different storylines. And that's not necessarily unique to the series, but it hasn't worked all that well in the past. 041b061a72