Fierce New Officer Boards The Orville


Popular Actress Exits The Orville


Series-regular and fan favourite, Halston Sage (who played Allara), has put behind her rank as Chief Security Officer aboard The Orville, in its second season. She came to the decision to focus on other projects. Her tenacity through the role of Allara gave fans a guiding light of morality aboard the often troubled and conflicted shipmates that she would deal with day-to-day. All whilst ensuring their safety in their journey spanning across the stars.

Allara exited the ship and returned back to her home planet of Xelaya; prompting a return in a future season should Halston wish to don the uniform once again.

Alara’s Replacement hails her new crew

Jessica Szohr as Lt. Talla Keyla in The Orville i(Photo: Andrew Eccles/FOX)
Jessica Szohr as Lt. Talla Keyla in The Orville i(Photo: Andrew Eccles/FOX)

With one character disembarking the ship, comes another to take her place. In this week’s episode titled All the World Is Birthday Cake”, We get our first taster of the new cast member taking up the mantle of Chief Security Officer.

A Different Style Of Security Officer

Jessica Szohr (who plays Lt. Talla Keyali) fills those shoes and walks with the gusto of a character with intent and strength in their purpose. A different shade from Allara, Talla is a no-nonsense Xelayan who takes Captain Mercer to task and puts her peers on full notice. While it is early to tell, this addition is sure to appeal to fans who may have been seeking an alternative to the oftentimes overly attentive Allara.

The rough and tumble style displayed by Lt. Talla in her first appearance gives us the first impression that we may see some more actions scenes aboard the ship. Paired with this we may see a softer side that fortifies a true toughness factor as we get a sense of this fresh performance from a fresh face to the series. For now, we’ll have to wait and see — as it is not yet written in the stars.

The Orville airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

What do you think of Lt. Talla? Are you missing out on the former crewmate Allara already? We want to hear from you on what the future might hold for this season and seasons to come.

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