What Is Leighton Meester Doing Aboard 'The Orville'? Get a Musical Sneak Peek

Matt Webb Mitovich

This week on Fox’s The Orville (Thursdays at 9/8c), a Gossip Girl is a singing girl, when Leighton Meester guest-stars as… Laura.

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Who/what is Laura? That is the question, and the Seth MacFarlane-captained series is typically mum. The official synopsis only states that “crew members open a time capsule from 2015″ in this week’s episode, which is titled “Lasting Impressions.”

There are also some stills, below, of the Single Parents standout acting opposite Scott Grimes’ Gordon.

Of course, fellow Gossip Girl alum Jessica Szohr herself recently boarded The Orville, as security chief Talla. Teasing Meester’s visit, she told TVLine, “We got to have a little reunion. That was really exciting and fun…. That episode actually is one of my favorites of the season.”

Watch the sneak peek above, check out the pics below, and share your theory on how Meester fits into the episode.

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