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Entertainment 'Space Force': Why Is General Naird's Wife Maggie in Prison?

01:15  30 may  2020
01:15  30 may  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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The real Space Force – that is, the newest branch of the US military and Trumpian fever dream made flesh The next time we see her she’s in prison , for reasons that are never fully explained, and Malkovich as scientist Adrian Mallory is Naird ’ s most frequent sparring partner and they are wonderful

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for season 1 of Netflix's "Space Force")

"Space Force" on Netflix may be a sitcom, but it also low-key has a mystery going throughout its first season. It's not a super obvious mystery — instead, it's the sort of thing you might not even notice until somebody calls your attention to it, like how at the end of "Layer Cake" you realize you have no idea what the name of Daniel Craig's character is.

What we're talking about here is the situation with Maggie Naird (Lisa Kudrow), who spends almost all of the season in prison. But the weird thing about that is that "Space Force" never establishes what she did to end up there. We just get only the vaguest references. At one point, General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) says that Maggie committed a "very serious crime." On several occasions the characters mention that she'll be locked up for at least 40 years, and one time it's specified that her sentence is 40-60 years.

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That ’s why “ Space Force ,” his new 10-episode series on Netflix (beginning Friday), is particularly Carell’s character, Gen. Mark R. Naird , is put in charge of the newly formed Space Force , a It’s a more sentimental workplace and family sitcom, focused on Naird ’ s relationships with his wife , Maggie

However, why Maggie is in prison is just as much a mystery to Kudrow as it will be viewers. ' Space Force ' (L TO R) Diana Silvers as Erin Naird and Lisa Kudrow as Maggie Naird in episode 101 of Netflix' s ' Space I felt like the way she was when we first see her, she' s the perfect wife of a general

But nobody ever says what Maggie actually did. It's not presented as a mystery, since it's not necessarily important to the plot to know what her crime was. It's just this strange information gap that never gets filled.

So we asked "Space Force" co-creator Greg Daniels about it.

"At the moment, we're kind of enjoying the mystery around it and the question marks that it raises. It causes you to lean in because we're dropping little hints about what it is and how serious it was. So we're enjoying not being specific at the moment. You didn't miss anything. It's not in there," Daniels told The Wrap.

"It was pretty serious, clearly."

So let's examine the clues, which are very scarce. Obviously, we've got the stuff mentioned about — the 40-60 year sentence, Naird saying the crime was "very serious." Beyond that, there's just about nothing to go on.

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Maggie Naird is Mark' s wife , and although she loves and admires her husband for his hard work, she is sometimes dubious of his expertise. She wants him to achieve his dream but often acts as the force that pulls him back down to Earth when his ideas get out of hand. Most viewers will recognise actress

General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) is given the honour of heading up America' s expensive new military venture. Problem is, he has a wife in prison Netflix' s comedy series Space Force , from the creator of The Office, finds Steve Carell playing the general in charge of getting Space Force off the ground.

The first episode contains a time jump of about a year, and the crime, or at least the trial, occurred during that gap. You'll recall that Maggie was not in prison at the beginning of the premiere episode. But from there her imprisonment is basically just a fact of life, and there isn't even any kind of discussion about the crime.

But we have a few clues nonetheless. The first is that lengthy prison sentence, which is way too long to be something mundane. The second is that whatever she did wasn't so serious that Naird was fired or forced to resign from his post at Space Force — though considering that "Space Force" is a comedy there's probably more leeway here than there would be in real life.

Generally speaking, a sentence like that comes with a conviction for murder, sex crimes, or high-volume drug trafficking. But "Space Force," which is at its heart a light comedy, is not the type of show that would go in either of those directions. But if we look at U.S. sentencing guidelines we can see other possibilities. Possibilities that could make for funny jokes.

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General Mark Naird (Carell), a four-star general , has been tasked to head Space Force , a new If only Space Force was a show just about sending people to the moon. Or it was a comical take on Lisa Kudrow — the only character from Friends who looks her age — plays the wife of Naird who, we

Kudrow recurs as Maggie Naird , the wife of Carell’ s General Mark R. Naird . Maggie is a Washington Air Force wife who has sublimated parts of herself to her husband’ s career for two decades. But as he takes on his biggest challenge, she is growing in a different direction.

While a prison sentence of 40-60 years is pretty much as high as the American criminal justice system goes before a life sentence, there are crimes that can earn that sort of sentence that could work as a gag. Per U.S. sentencing guidelines, there are two items that we think could fit that bill: piracy and kidnapping.

While we typically think of piracy as a water thing, right now we're looking more at air piracy. For example, perhaps Maggie, distraught about having to movie from D.C. to Colorado as her husband takes over the new Space Force, had a breakdown on the flight out and tried to hijack the plane to force it to return to D.C. Really, Maggie would be around aircraft of all kinds so often that there are any number of situations we could imagine for a piracy charge.

But realistically, whatever the crime is, it's likely the end up being the result of some kind of misunderstanding rather than something that would make us dislike Maggie. And honestly, the way Carell said "very serious crime" came off like he was trying to hide that it was actually something stupid and embarrassing instead of legitimately serious.

And hey, maybe that line of thought is why we don't find out what Maggie did this season. Maybe they had planned to tell us, but the crime didn't quite fit the tone of the show so they cut it.

Or maybe it's just that the lack of an explanation is itself the gag and we'll never actually find out what she did at any point before "Space Force" wraps up for good. Which would be pretty funny.

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