Synopsis: In part 2 of ‘Digressions’. With the Orville poised to spring a trap that will result in the destruction of Earth, Kelly Grayson, First Officer of the Jefferson, races to unravel how to bring her would-have-been crewmates together and undo this alternate timeline before the Kaylon burn the galaxy to cinders.
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Kelly is frantically trying to figure out a way to bring her would have been crewmates together. To this end. She manages to reach out to Lt. Talla Keyali and Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr. The only crewmembers from the would have beens that are still serving on The Orville. When she tells her story. The two Orville crewmembers are stunned, but find enough of what she says plausible enough to plan a workaround. However, word of Kelly’s transmission gets back to the admiralty and she is forced to resign her commission in order to try and reunite the would have been crewmembers.
David Cabeza does a great job with the artwork. I particularly enjoyed the sequence in which Kelly’s husband is running to rejoin her and Dr. Clair on the ship, but ultimately bites the dust. This series of panels are beautifully drawn. Cabeza does a great job of conveying the danger and urgency of the situation. As well as the heartbreak on Kelly’s face as she has to make a decisive decision to save herself and her crew.
David A. Goodman’s story continues to unravel as we see a much different take on the events that we saw in season 2 of the show. He does a great job of capturing the feel of the television show insofar as you feel like you are actually reading an episode of The Orville.
Given that we have had such a wait for season three of the show. This book is a rare treat indeed. It only makes me more excited for what we may see on the television series when it eventually returns.