The actor who plays John is not even average enough to handle the base line character study writing he was given this episode. The entire backstory of him with dumb farmers and him being randomly genius is therefore completely dumb without any redeeming qualities whatsoever. So he's smart but wants to be a slacker anyway? Good for him! And somehow despite him being just a sociopath moron on Planet Reddit he now lectures Isaac, of all people, on being more polite to Claire's kids? The kids he doesn't know, not like Isaac does? The Orville cannot do character arcs, news at 11.
Gordon/Isaac cat touching exchange was the best part of the episode. Oh, and the 2D world visuals were awesome!