Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby T'Pau » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:21 pm

Her new show is "Prodigal Son", showing on the FOX network. Whereas she isn't featured prominently yet, the show is outstanding! After it's initial run of episodes, it went on hiatus as the network ordered a full season.

Is it just me, or does her name sound porn star/stripper-esque?
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Re: Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 am

I liked Prodigal Son, though it did take me a while to stop thinking Sage's character would solve something by using her super strength.
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Re: Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby AlexMcpherson79 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:37 pm

No jars of pickles?
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Re: Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby McAvoy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:28 am

Graham Kennedy wrote:I liked Prodigal Son, though it did take me a while to stop thinking Sage's character would solve something by using her super strength.


I liked her replacement better. But I did like her as a young officer type.

So did she get written out or did she leave on her own?
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Re: Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:33 am

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Graham Kennedy wrote:I liked Prodigal Son, though it did take me a while to stop thinking Sage's character would solve something by using her super strength.


I liked her replacement better. But I did like her as a young officer type.

So did she get written out or did she leave on her own?

I'm not entirely certain. There was talk that she and Seth dated briefly, so perhaps she didn't want to be around him after a breakup. Or maybe she found the makeup thing a drag and fancied moving to something where she could be human. Or maybe the popularity she had in the series just opened doors that weren't available before.

I would say, they gave her a really loving sendoff. Contrast with Denise Crosby's "Oh, whups, she's dead now". Alara got a whole episode centred around her and her reasons for leaving, an emotional goodbye from the other characters, and the door wide open for guest appearances or even the return of the character to full status (contrast with how Crosby was shoehorned in for her returns).

That says to me that she left on very good terms with the producers.

It's a shame, because she was a great character. I love the idea that she was fast tracked for political reasons and how she struggled with being so inexperienced and lacking confidence. It gives her strengths and weaknesses, hurdles to overcome, and it's a great setup to get the audience wanting to see her succeed. She was probably one of the better-drawn characters on the show, and I hated to lose her.
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Re: Halston Sage from Orville has a new gig

Postby T'Pau » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm

At least she is free of that awful wig and ridiculous prosthetic ear nonsense that never looked good.

Hoping they give her more to do in Prodigal Son when they return from holiday hiatus next week.
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