Lots of love for the the two part episode. My view? I didn't like it at all. I saw it as an attempt by the The Orville to ape what the current Trek films are like...action, action, and when that fails, more action, supported by a very weak plot line.
One seemingly inescapable predicament after the other followed by one implausible solution after the other. And there was very little Seth style humor which is really why I started watching the Orville in the first place. Luckily we had Gordon channeling Top Gun and wizzing in the corner of the shuttle bay.
What was the message of the show? That because humans have a history of slavery, and that the Kaylons were once enslaved, their prime directive is to seek out all biologicals wherever they are, and destroy them? Weak sauce compared to previous shows that dealt with current social issues such as porn addiction, genital mutilation, sexual persecution, and anti-vaxing. Speaking of the Kaylons, their world sort of reminded me a bit of T2 and the war against the machines, except in their case biological John Conner was not able to send a Terminator back to save the day, and the Kaylons won.
Lastly, I really disliked the CG battle towards the end. Scenes like that give me a headache with the density of the action and all the fast cuts. For me, editing like that makes it very hard to follow what is going on. Star Trek Beyond had the same problem.
Now that Seth has this out of his system, hopefully he can go back to socially relevant episodes with a decent amount of Seth style humor.