Bad News 'The Orville' Fans- Yes, [SPOILER] Has Exited Fox Series

If you have NOT caught up on season 2 of FOX's The Orville, you probably should before reading further, as there will be some spoilers.

No really–if you didn't watch the most recent episode, "Home", you should probably do that.

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Halston Sage as Alara

Okay, if you're still here, that means you know exactly what transpired at the end of The Orville season 2 episode 2, "Home", and that for all intent and purposes, Security Chief Alara has left the ship.

Fans were quick to point out that perhaps actress Halston Sage could always return during the season, but, that seems unlikely now.

According to a report from where the outlet reached out to FOX for clarification on Sage's departure, the network confirmed that yes, Sage is not returning to the series.

There is not a reason given for the departure, nor a statement, but this is sad news for fans of the tiny-but-mighty character.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Sage and the cast/crew of The Orville during SDCC 2017, and are sad to see her depart the series.

The Orville airs on FOX on Thursdays.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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