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The Venture Bros.
Air date August 12, 2018
Writer Jackson Publick
Director Juno Lee
Jackson Publick (Supervising)
Storyboards Alex Kwan
Gabriel Lee
Brandon McKinney
Stephan Park

The Rorqual Affair is the second episode of the seventh season of The Venture Bros., and the 73nd of the series.


Deadly waters surround the Monarch when he becomes Wide Wale's prisoner.


Gary oversleeps and misses his role as Kano in the Monarch's plan to have the Blue Morpho confront Wide Wale, leading to his capture as seen in the previous episode. Wide Wale reveals that he knows the Monarch is the Blue Morpho, explaining his origin story as the younger brother of Dr. Dugong and that he wants revenge against his brother's killer. Meanwhile, the Council temporary suspends all Guild arching activities and initiates a manhunt for the Blue Morpho, prompting Red Death to request a seat on the Council in exchange for bringing the Blue Morpho back, dead or alive. Gary reveals the truth to Dr. Mrs. the Monarch and they decide to enlist Red Death's aid for an operation to save the Monarch. The three break into an O.S.I. Dummy Corporation, and while Dr. Mrs. the Monarch searches for a certain file, Red Death reveals that he was present for the "Movie Night" incident aboard Garguantua-1 in the 1980s, where the Guild tried to carry out a hostage situation aboard the station only for someone to mysteriously open the bay doors, causing mass casualties in the vacuum of space. Gary (dressed as Kano) and Dr. Mrs. the Monarch infiltrate Wide Wale's building as Hank tries to join the syndicate, leading to them all confronting each other when Hank is unable to kill the Monarch. Red Death arrives with a still-living Dr. Dugong, who survived his seemingly fatal injury thanks to his starfish DNA regenerating his head. Being reunited with his brother ends Wide Wale's ambition to kill the Monarch for revenge, despite Dugong's disgust with Wide Wale's lifestyle. Suddenly, VenTech Tower seemingly starts to move as Jonas begins to rampage in its lobby, and the Morpho Mobile unexpectedly descends to allow an unidentified Blue Morpho to enter the building.



  • Producer: Jennifer Ray
  • Music by: J.G. Thirlwell
  • Producer for Williams Street: Ollie Green
  • Executive Producer for Williams Street: Keith Crofford, Mike Lazzo



Henchman 21, The Monarch, Wide Wale, Rocco, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Sirena, Dr. Dugong, Red Death, Hank Venture

Background Characters[]

Henchman 24, Red Mantle, Dragoon, Red Mantle, Phantom Limb, Purple Rose, Plug Face Guy, Dot Comm, Brick Frog, Dr. Phineas Phage, The Intangible Fancy, Wes Warhammer, Flying Squid, Tunnel Vision, Scorpio, Murder Bear, Radical Left, The Wandering Spider, Mrs. Wandering Spider, Lila


  • James Urbaniak as Dr. Venture, Phantom Limb and Flying Squid
  • Chris McCulloch as Hank Venture, The Monarch, Sgt. Hatred, Dragoon, Dr. Dugong, Henchman 24, Brick Frog, Scorpio, Wes Warhammer
  • Doc Hammer as 21, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, Red Mantle
  • Clancy Brown as Red Death
  • Mark Gagliardi as Rocco and Hoglish
  • Hal Lublin as Wide Wale, Tunnel Vision and The Wandering Spider
  • Cristin Milioti as Sirena and Mrs. Wandering Spider

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