May 18th, 2012
11:33 AM ET
[This post contains spoilers for the May 17 season finale of "30 Rock."]
Thursday's season 6 finale of “30 Rock” was good at blending humor and heart, just like Liz Lemon while officiating a vow renewal ceremony.
While Liz was having a Randy-Newman-parody-scored daydream about raising a plant, Criss still felt insecure: “You know what kind of women in their 40s have never been married? Uggos, crazies and bailers. You’re not an uggo, and you’re haha crazy, not 'oh boy' crazy. Which means you bail!”
Meanwhile, Jack and skinny arm-haver Avery were ignoring their problems while arranging their vow renewal ceremony. Liz: “What Bill O’Reilly erotic novel are you living in?”
But Jack figured out Avery and Scott’s tapping code. They were in love!
Meanwhile, Kenneth took pity on homeless Hazel. “Where will you sit patiently in the dark while you wait for the next day to start? I mean, sleep.”
But when he found out she'd sabotaged his Page application, he confronted her. She confessed that she’d fallen in love with him ... and then they made out. It was weird! But also kind of ... perfect?
After Tracy was named man of the year by the Journal of the Aryan Patriot Party,
Liz started the vow renewal ceremony with a zinger (“I heard Pippa Middleton couldn’t come today because Avery was borrowing her a**"), but Jack and Avery crumbled under pressure and admitted they were finally ready to quit their marriage.
Liz and Criss, however, worked it out after she thought he robbed a bank: “You can’t go to prison, you idiot. They will ravage you and your beautiful woman face. I’ll say I did it. I can handle prison. I have a mean face and I can will myself to sleep in any environment.” She was ready to stand by her man!
She told Jack, “We are thinking of having a baby together. That will emerge from my vagina. Or a Chinese vagina.”
He instructed she follow Jack Donaghy’s 25 Pillars of Motherhood: “Number one, don’t overthink the names. Stick to kings and queens of England. There will never be a president Ashton, or a Dr. Katniss.”
Kim Jong-un (Margaret Cho is incredible in this role) also offered his hopes for the last 13 episodes. “All I want is Jack and Liz get together. On 'Friends,' it was so satisfying. They do it on 'Cheers,' they do it on 'Moonlighting.' Everybody do it. Don’t overthink it writers!”
But will that happen? I’m inclined to think that this was a joke aimed at all the Liz-Jack shippers out there, and that Tina Fey will keep her promise that Liz and Jack will never be romantically involved.
What do you think will happen next season?
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