It has been 17 months since Blackfish first aired, yet Tilikum continues to live an unnatural life in an artificial environment. He and his grandson, Trua, spend almost all of their time together away from the other whales, to prevent aggression caused by dominant females. "Logging" refers to spending extended periods of time at the water's surface, and it is not how the ocean's apex predator should spend its life.
Tilikum and Trua were brought out for the big splash segment at SeaWorld's 11:30 AM "One Ocean" show on December 13. However, halfway through the segment, Tilikum broke off from cue, swam to the left gate of the show pool, and bobbed there, distressfully trying to get closer to the unidentified whale (probably his daughter Malia, son Makaio, or granddaughter Nalani). In the past, Tilikum and Malia have been known to communicate to each other from separate pools. However, the dorsal in this video leans quite significantly. For the remainder of this show, Tilikum waited at the gate, leaving Trua to complete the performance alone.