Will '30 Rock' address Kim Jong Il's death?
December 22nd, 2011
05:06 PM ET

Will '30 Rock' address Kim Jong Il's death?

While some people pondered the uncertainty of North Korea’s economic future upon learning of Kim Jong Il’s death, “30 Rock” fans had their own concern: What will become of Avery Jessup?

The journalist, played by Elizabeth Banks, was kidnapped while on assignment in North Korea at the end of season 5.

Last seen filming Kim Jong Il propaganda, Jack Donaghy’s wife (and baby mama) turns up in a season 6 promo on a holiday card with Kim Jong Un. The card reads, “Death to U.S. Imperialist Wolves and Happy Hanukkah.”

But fans might have to wait until “30 Rock” returns on January 12 to find out what happens to the recurring character. NBC isn’t commenting on how/if the show will address the dictator’s death.

Banks responded to fans’ tweets about her character, saying, “Appreciate all the concern over Avery Jessup's fate now that Kim Jong Il has died. We're at a pivotal moment in history.”

Had “30 Rock” premiered in the fall - as it usually does - there would be no questions surrounding the Jessup storyline. (The show had a slightly longer hiatus because creator and star Tina Fey gave birth to her second daughter in August.)

How do you think “30 Rock” will tackle the storyline?

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  1. ragitator

    What's wrong with Jewish women, ever see Ziva on NCIS....Smokin hot

    December 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. barbie

    ...I don't get it!!

    December 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. madhater

    Don't forget whure. I would throw it in her, if she wasn't a dude.

    December 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pliny

    Traci adds a new name today!!!

    Let's see....traci already has the following names:

    Really Boring
    A dude

    And today we add a new name:


    December 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 1996z28

    Two camels in a tiny car!

    December 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ej

    Wow, the holiday spirit is in full affect! People hating on Jews, claiming Christianity as theirs alone. Just what Jesus said we need less of; hypocritical sinners...

    December 23, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. bob

    Who cares about that fat idiot chop stick.nuke them already what the hell are we waiting for

    December 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Santa's helper

    I think we need a Christmas miracle! I'd better go tell Santa. Merry Christmas!

    December 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lmao

    No while u were working, way to go ppl ! Blogs will be dead in no time.

    December 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. madhater

    tracie is a whure. I love it!

    December 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. oleg

    Poor guy. Im sorry. I bet an arrow in the knee hurts.

    December 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Adventurer

    I used to eat buttholes like you, then i took an arrow in the knee..

    December 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jem

    Did you know jews like Tracie eat dooodooo and dont celebrate Christmas. It is because they murdered Christ.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jem

    Yeah. I bet you are a good mormon like me and Scott. Tracie said she is a jew. GROSS.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Richard Fore

    The only good commie is a dead commie.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Richare Fore

      Gee, did it take you long to come up with that witty retort? F()cking do()chebag!

      December 23, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |

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