The Kaylons were great shots when they started to take the rebel base, because NPCs. They kept missing Mercer and Malloy because PCs/"The Force is strong with them."Considering how bad things are in this episode, other than Claire, everyone's hair and clothing and face is all clean, etc.
Costuming/makeup did NOT do its job to reflect how bad things are on the characters.
If the Kalyon's are so superior, why were they so bad marksmanship and tacticians.
As for bad tacticians... why did the rebels leave their base to become living targets? And why was the base not covered from all sides from the Kalyons?
It felt like they rushed to get this strip written/approved/filmed without thinking it through.
Over all, this was one of the poorest outings for the Orville.