'30 Rock' series finale: What happened to Liz Lemon and co.?
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He had gotten the top job he wanted all his life. And as the ultimate Republican capitalist, he had even scored a lash-out from a treasured enemy, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
"Jack Donaghy is an economic war criminal," Pelosi was seen declaring on a cable news network. "If the Democratic Party controls Congress, I will see to it that he is punished in the worst way possible: by having to come down here and listen to us."
Even with total victory under his belt, Jack still felt unfulfilled. What else could he do? He resigned from Kabletown and began a journey to discover what might truly make him happy.
Out of a job, Liz was miserable as a stay-at-home mom of adopted twins. Conversely, her husband, Criss (played by guest star James Marsden), hates steady employment.
"It's OK to want to work," he consoled Liz. "One of us has to. We just got it backwards: You're the dad."
"I do like ignoring your questions while I try to watch TV," Liz agreed.
(Interestingly, Liz was seen a year hence back at work producing a dumb sitcom with her children in tow. Where was hubby Criss?)
During the finale, "30 Rock" didn't hesitate to snack on its own past.
A high point of the episode came when Jenna revisited the project she starred in years ago, a film with the lips-scrunching title "Rural Juror" (which inevitably comes out sounding something like "ruhr juhr").
On the farewell "TGS," Jenna performed the theme from her new musical adaptation of "Rural Juror," with, inevitably, almost nothing she sang recognizable as English.
It served as a reminder: "30 Rock" wasn't just a brilliant comedy series. It also forged a comic language all its own.