'30 Rock': Setting up for a final season
May 18th, 2012
11:33 AM ET

'30 Rock': Setting up for a final season

[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, Questlove Dr. Cornel West talked to him about representing his race. Eventually, Tracy found his inspiration in Tyler Perry. This will be interesting.

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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  1. Maria

    LA Fans, sad that 30 Rock is coming to an end? Wondering if they'll ever answer why Kenneth has so many sick birds? Ask him! Jack McBrayer will be performing tomorrow @ IO West with Quartet! Thursday 6/7 at 10pm! Not only will Jack be there, but Craig Cackowski (Community), Jean Villepique (Up All Night), Stephnie Weir (Mad TV) will all be sharing the stage, omg tvgasm!? Tickets are only $10, this show WILL sell out.

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    June 7, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. @rob

    that's the most idiotic thing i've ever heard in my life.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Christie

      LIZ!!! OH MY GOSH!! YOU DID IT GIRL FRIEND, AND I WANTED TO BE THERE!!! I'm just sitting here mizerimong some nuring crap for a test tomorrow so I can't talk but Call!! me I'm so HAPPY! FOR YOU!!! I GRADUATE NEXT YEAR!! from the RN program, not kidding I have 5 classes right now.~~Love you, Carol ( I'm so happy for you YOU DID IT!!!ps just state boards left no biggy!!:)

      July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • vtcqkjeqai

      6u4YTe ckrcrngebtco

      July 14, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Caliazzo

    I will miss the whole crew and cast.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. ŒΞ

    I vote for the Jimmy Buffett rule: Cheeseburgers and Beer for everyone!

    May 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jairaj

      Matt & Bethany,Rae and I Pray that you have a long, happy, and healthy life totgeher with many blessed children. Your pictures are beautiful and well presented. We hope that you both will be able to join us for our annual reunions so we can share you both with our families. We are long time Lutherans also.God's richest Blessings,Wally and Rae Klein ( Our 55th anniversary is June 26th & you were married on Wally's 80th Birthday)

      July 15, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Michael Calaizzo

    Baldwin is not as Fat and ugly as Warren Buffet.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David Whitesell

    Warren Buffet is even fatter than Baldwin and the Buffet plan sucks.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Calaizzo

    Baldwin is my hero.

    May 19, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. ŒΞ

    just relieved it's finally over. tried to watch it twice... could only stand it for a couple of minutes. hope they replace it with something good

    May 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob

    I'm going with they find out Liz's man has some lame seed in him and Jack either offers to donate, or they go to a sperm bank and unknowingly get Jacks sperm that he donated years ago (and there will be some humorous story as to why) so she'll carry Jack's baby with out being romantically involved with Jack.

    May 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |

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