May 11th, 2012
12:53 PM ET
After six seasons of critical acclaim and middling ratings, this next one will be the last for “30 Rock," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The realization that there will be only 13 more episodes of the show after next week’s season finale is bittersweet. Though I’ll miss it, I’m glad that Tina Fey and Co. can give these beloved characters a proper ending, which was never assured because the show has been on the verge of cancellation as long as it’s been on the air.
I can’t wait to see what Fey does once her schedule clears, but it will be sad to say goodbye to what is, in my opinion, the most consistently funny show on TV.
Last night’s penultimate episode of the season didn’t disappoint. Avery returned from North Korea, where she was actually married to Kim Jong-un. The show did address Kim Jong-Il’s death…kind of. In a North Korean broadcast on American News Channel USA, Avery said, “Kim Jong-Il could not be reached for comment because he was having a totally normal day being alive and not dead.”
Jack caught Avery up on what she missed. “There’s an iPod 3. And a Mitt Romney 4. They worked all the bugs out. He’s not killing hobos at night anymore.”
When it came to personal matters, Avery told Jack whatever happened while she was gone was forgiven. So he was certain she cheated on him with fellow hostage Scott Scottsman. As Jack explained to Liz, “what do people not want to talk about? Soccer, jazz, infidelity.”
As for Liz and Criss, the idea of having a
And Criss was also feeling emasculated. In order for Liz to support him, he had to earn “Criss Points” by doing things like “referring to [Liz] as Khaleesi.” Biggest reward: “food sharing,” which cost a whopping 500 points.
Liz went to Jenna for advice, which was: “Gender role reversal is such a turn on. Paul keeps the house nice, and I try to get him pregnant.”
But Jenna didn’t have it all together. An attempt to channel her best down-home-sweetheart for a Southern Tourism Bureau commercial she agreed to do in return for the bureau sponsoring her wedding went awry. Enter dirtbag Jenna, the Florida panhandle girl she had spent decades learning to suppress.
But when a photo of Jenna defending Criss’ cheekbones against some
Jack and Avery sorted things out, too. At the birthdiversary party he threw her, Jack confessed to kissing her mother. But she was playing him all along! She had nothing to hide, and was trying to trick him into revealing all his secrets. They kicked love’s a** and decided to renew their vows. USA!
I’m hoping for a joint wedding/vow renewal ceremony on next week’s season finale. With Jenna and Avery wearing the tuxedo pants, of course.
Are you as eager as I am to see Liz’s 12 Month Rap-Up?
“I reject Chris Brown’s comeback. Lemon out!”
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