"I'm ashamed of my behavior, and I'm deeply, deeply sorry."

― Tom, on his apology tour[source]

Tom is a former anthropologist in the Planetary Union. Alongside fellow anthropologist Lewis, Tom worked on Sargas 4 posing as a native Sargan until he was killed while attempting to flee neurological readjustment.

History Edit

Majority Rule Edit

At the start of the episode, Lewis and Tom can be seen on a live morning talk show, The Breakfast Show, from a television monitor inside Lysella's kitchen. They apologize for a crime against society.

One month later, the USS Orville is assigned to search for the pair. The crew learns that Lewis and Tom broke contact with the Union one month ago, and an undercover rescue team is formed.

The team learns that Lewis and Tom were photographed failing to offer their bus seat to a pregnant woman. The photo was uploaded to the Master Feed and they received over one million downvotes, enough to trigger a mandatory apology tour.

Their apology tour was unsuccessful, and both were sentenced to a neurological readjustment (similar in effect to a frontal lobotomy). Tom was killed by Department of Corrections guards attempting to flee. Lewis was adjusted.

Trivia Edit

  • According to Doctor Claire Finn, Tom had a family, though the members of that family are never disclosed.

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