Ed finds himself behind enemy lines when he crash-lands on a mysterious planet. Kelly questions why Gordon wants to take the Command Test.
Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah.
Ed and the crew race to save a small group of survivors on a planet about to be destroyed by its sun. Bortus and Klyden start marriage counseling when Bortus' obsession with the ship's simulation room gets out of hand.
As The Orville heads towards Moclus for Bortus' special once-a-year ceremony, Ed discovers Kelly has moved on and has started dating. Meanwhile, Gordon asks for John's help in getting game, and Claire turns to Isaac for parenting advice.