30 Rock may have ended for the season, but we learned this week that we will be getting one more year of the gang at TGS. After (what will be) seven seasons, I’m ready to say goodbye, but I’m really glad that the show got a final season (even if it is shortened) to go out the way they Tina Fey and the rest of the writers want to. I’m looking forward to seeing how they can wrap it up.
After seeing Liz in a relationship for the entire season, I was convinced that it was going to go up in flames. There was a big break up to end the season, but it wasn’t Liz and Criss. No, instead it was Jack and Avery that saw their relationship come to an end. It took a whole lot (see: kidnapping to Korea, kissing of mothers, etc) for the two of them to admit defeat, being as unused to failure as they were, but it is over.
Things are looking much brighter for Liz and Criss who are now openly talking about having a baby (not just talking about someday having a “plant” together). I like the two of them together and I hope that they remain a couple through the remaining episodes next season. Liz deserves a little happiness in her romantic life.
Love was certainly in the air this week, and it struck between two very unlikely characters — Kenneth and Hazel, the past and present page at TGS. I suppose when you think about it, it wasn’t that unlikely of a pairing, but seeing Kenneth passionately make out with anyone was a bit odd.
The very title of the episode serves to bridge us to the next and final season: What will happen to the gang next year? I think it’s safe to say that no matter what fake Kim-Jong Il wants, Jack and Liz will not be getting together.
“Hey, I don’t bail! I’m still watching Smash, Criss!” — Liz
“I don’t mean it, I nice it!” — Kenneth
“You are going to make an excellent mother, as long as you flow Jack Donaghy’s 25 Pillars of Motherhood. Number 1: don’t over think the names. Stick to Kings and Queens of England. There will never be a president Ashton, or doctor Katniss, or non-sexually confused Lorne.” — Jack, to Liz