The Orville - Firestorm

Title: The Orville - Firestorm

Series Identifier: S1E10
Format: TV Video

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Sci-fi

Conversation Topic:

  • Difficult emotions
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Strong female role models
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions
  • PTSD
  • Triggers
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Flooding
  • Moral Injury
  • Repression / Repressed Memories

Relatable Experience:

  • Acceptance
  • Death
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Fighting
  • Making Others Worry
  • Trauma


  • During this episode, Kitan, The Orville’s Chief of security, fails to save a person because she encounters a triggering fire in the line of duty. The episode revolves around fear and Kitan attempting to understand her PTSD triggers and overcoming her fears.

* The Plot twist in the episode is that the whole episode is a simulation she mad for herself as a form of flooding exposure therapy to overcome her phobias. Similar to the possible applications of VR that have been suggested in PTSD and Phobia literature.


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