Tuesday, July 7, 2020

What I’m Watching: Space Force

Space Force: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Spy” (B)

I’ll admit that this episode had me audibly laughing a few times, but I was distracted by the legitimately stupid storyline involving Adrian’s love song that was obviously a personal matter. The biggest reason the rest of this episode worked is that it featured a clear parody of the way that governments, particularly our current administration, jump to conclusions and assume something when there’s no basis in fact for it. Not realizing that another country could merely have developed the same technology they had and instead going after an imaginary spy was a typically futile exercise, and Adrian, who ended up being the top suspect, was the lone level-headed member of the investigation who rightly pointed out that, if they were going to go after his number two, they should also look at Mark’s, not that Brad would have realized if he was being used by someone else. I especially enjoyed the responses to questioning from Chan, Bobby, and Kelly. We still don’t know what Maggie did to get herself locked up, but Mark was pretty disappointed that his conjugal visit got cancelled. I like that he confirmed his attraction to Kelly and therefore concluded she should be reassigned so that there wouldn’t be any risk of something happening. Now that she has a job, Erin appears to be learning a lot about the world, showing the clueless Duncan, who was impressed that she remembered his order and his name, that he had no idea what he was talking about and that the smartest people on the base aren’t the ones in charge or even in uniform.

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