'30 Rock': Liz and Jack address the shippers
January 18th, 2013
10:45 AM ET

'30 Rock': Liz and Jack address the shippers

On Thursday's “30 Rock,” Liz accompanied Jack to Florida after Tracy told her to be more spontaneous.

Not surprisingly, Tracy’s advice plus Florida (Jack: “Why can’t we just cut this state adrift and let it crash into Cuba?”) equals (theme park) jail.

Jack had to meet with his mother’s nurse Martha about Colleen’s estate, and promised Liz a trip to Harry Potter World. “I am not some kind of nerdery slut. I like 'Star Wars.'”

Martha referred to Colleen - a.k.a., Mrs. Silly - as “the happiest person I ever met.” Jack decided that Martha didn’t really know his mother and scammed her for her money.

Clever sleuth Liz made up an excuse to go to the bathroom. “I may be in there awhile because I have a gluten thing that turns my business white.” Instead, she slipped into Colleen’s room and found evidence that Martha and Colleen were “shmesbians.”

Jack didn’t believe it, and to prove that friends sleep together, he insisted that he and Liz share the unused spare bed. “It goes without saying, Lemon, that nothing will happen in this bed tonight, and I am referring of course to your digestive failings,” he said.

In a characteristic meta moment, Liz asked why she and Jack never got together romantically. He said that their relationship “is more interesting than some dating scenario. And obviously to ruin what we have with a tawdry, yet expert sexual encounter would have been a mistake.” Nailed it, Donaghy.

Since Liz and Jack were in Florida and Pete took his wig to a line producer conference in Albany, Jenna and Tracy were in charge at TGS. NBC attorney Martin Luther King (Tim Meadows) informed them that Hazel - a.k.a. Richard Drinch - had filed a lawsuit against TGS, citing a widespread culture of depravity. Uh oh.

Once Liz got back to New York, the adoption agency called to tell her they had a brother and sister pair ready for immediate placement. Before discussing it with that little action figure she’s married to, Liz said yes.

Then Hank Hooper walked into her office and told her that because of “the den of sin you’ve built here, I have to go ahead and cancel TGS. Next Friday is your last show.”

Hazel killed TGS! I’m not sure about the vaguely Seinfeldian means (we love these characters because of their bad behavior, we don’t want to see them punished for it), but this end feels right. Once TGS is over, Liz will be free to move on, as her creator Tina Fey does the same.

Are you excited that Liz going to be a mother? Upset that TGS has been canceled? Or as sad as I am that there are only two episodes of “30 Rock” left?

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  5. James

    The ending of this episode is expected, but I’m sad that 30 Rock and TGS are coming to an end. Liz Lemon should’ve known better than to listen to Tracy, but I agree that the show’s departure, in both worlds, will lead to a happier life for everyone. Some of my DISH coworkers were surprised that Hazel was the person to bring down TGS, but it makes sense since she either wanted to be on the show or destroy it. I missed this episode on Thursday, but saw it last night since it was recorded on my DISH Hopper through PrimeTime Anytime. I don’t need to worry about missing 30 Rock because my DVR automatically records three hours of the four major networks during primetime.

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    • Travis

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