The Orville season 2 episode 13 is the first of two episodes coming up after the show’s hiatus, and when it airs on April 18, you will have a chance to behold something you’ve likely been waiting to see: The state of Ed and Kelly’s relationship.
If you really wanted to, you can map out advantageous and disadvantages to the way season 2 has handled these two characters these past few months. The clear plus to them being on the back burner is that it does aid the overall element of surprise. think about it for a minute: When you first heard about the premise of this show, the easy assumption to make was “oh, so this is all going to be about the will-they-or-won’t-they of Ed and Kelly’s relationship.” If that was the sole focus, this would’ve gotten tired a good while ago. Luckily, it’s turned out to not be the case. Because there’s been a focus elsewhere, we’ve gotten to know a lot of other characters and see the world (and their personal lives) through a different set of eyes. The question that you are left to wonder, in turn, is whether or not this focus has strayed you so far from Ed and Kelly that you even care at all.
What we’re talking about here is almost a relationship paradox — they want you to care, though in making sure they avoided over-saturation, they may have done it too much that you don’t care. We’re honestly not sure they really need to be together. What matters more than their relationship status is the state of things constantly around them.
For a little more news as to how season 2 episode 13 is going to put the focus on them, be sure to check out the attached synopsis:
A time distortion affects Ed and Kelly’s relationship in the all-new “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” episode of THE ORVILLE airing Thursday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ORV-212) (TV-14 L, V)
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One of the things that The Orville seems to relish the most is the idea of toying around with relationship paradigms, in particular how characters interact with each other and how complicated love could be. It’s possible that this “time distortion” could make it so Ed and Kelly have been actually together for the entirety of the series and could be building towards a future together — or, that this is going to be one of those classic time-loop episodes that always do seem to be a crowd-pleaser. They’re fun to write, but given some other excellent ones we’ve seen on shows like Dark Matter and Legends of Tomorrow, this one would need to really deliver.
The most important part of “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” is that this is the second-to-last episode of the season! No matter what happens, this has to deliver the sort of emotional impact that it prepares us for the finale.
If you missed it…
Be sure to visit the link here to get more news on the April 11 episode of The Orville, which marks the show’s big return to the air.
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