Description of 30 Rock episodes that were first released on NBC October 4, 2012 – January 31, 2013; ganre – sitcom, satire.
30 Rock overview of episodes (season 6)
1 (126) episode 30 Rock description
“The Beginning of the End”
Jack unveils his shockingly bad fall programming lineup for NBC, as part of his plan to “tank” the network and convince Kabletown CEO Hank Hooper (Ken Howard) to sell it. Jenna is preparing to get married and taps Liz to be her maid of honor, but Liz attempts to get out of it by employing Jack’s “tanking” method and throwing Jenna a disastrous bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Kenneth and his new girlfriend Hazel (Kristen Schaal) invite Tracy to dinner at their apartment. However, unbeknownst to Kenneth, Hazel’s real intention is to try to land a role in one of Tracy’s new movies.
2 (127) episode 30 Rock description
With the election approaching, Jack orders Liz not to do any political satire on TGS, given that it will likely boost ratings and set back his plan to “tank” the network. Liz agrees, but when a new Republican politician surfaces who looks exactly like Tracy, she changes her mind. Meanwhile, she attempts to spice up her love life with Criss (James Marsden), if the pair are to increase their chances of having a baby. Kenneth’s mother (Catherine O’Hara) and stepfather (Bryan Cranston) visit, piquing the interest of Jenna, who is demoralized by the lack of profits from her summer dance hit and sees them as an opportunity to get in with a more traditional, CD-buying audience.
3 (128) episode 30 Rock description
“Stride of Pride”
Liz has her hands full with the TGS stars as she attempts to disprove Tracy’s claim that women aren’t funny, and prevent Jenna from discovering that a recent magazine article has cited her age as “56”. Meanwhile, Jack decides to try out an offbeat dating strategy; having a different girlfriend to entertain each side of his personality. However, he is shocked to discover that one of his girlfriends, Zarina (Nina Arianda), is doing the same to him.
4 (129) episode 30 Rock description
Jack invites Liz to attend a Republican Party fundraiser as his “chum”, however he actually intends to use her as bait to convince the attendees to donate more money. Furious, Liz retaliates by using TGS to advocate voting for the Democratic Party instead. Meanwhile, the TGS writers mess with Jenna, after the release of her new tropical single gives her a reputation for being chilled out, and gains her a legion of like-minded fans.
5 (130) episode 30 Rock description
“There’s No I in America”
After it emerges that Jenna’s new legion of chilled out fans are crucial swing voters, Liz and Jack realize that she has the power to decide the outcome of the election, and go head to head to compete for her approval. Jenna is initially uninterested, but soon realizes that she has a unique opportunity to appoint a Jenna-friendly president. Meanwhile, Tracy helps Kenneth as he prepares to vote for the first time, and struggles to make his choice.
6 (131) episode 30 Rock description
“Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy”
Jack is annoyed when he discovers that he is the inspiration for the villain in Tracy’s new Aunt Phatso movie. However, in order to launch a defamation of character lawsuit against Tracy, he must first prove that he isn’t, in fact, as bad as his movie counterpart. Meanwhile, after Liz has surgery on her feet, Hazel (Kristen Schaal) sees an opportunity to scheme her way onto TGS and takes advantage of Liz by offering to take over some of her duties.
7 (132) episode 30 Rock description
“Mazel Tov, Dummies!”
After another pregnancy test comes back negative, Liz and Criss (James Marsden) consider waiting for a child to become available to adopt. However, when the pair later runs into Dennis Duffy (Dean Winters), they discover that he has been able to adopt sooner because he is married, and wonder if they should do the same. Tracy is horrified to learn from Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell) that for the first time in his life, he is in perfect health and will likely live to be old, prompting him to feel that he can no longer live as recklessly as he likes to. Jenna turns to Jack for advice after a man approaches her, claiming to have “won” her in a competition that was held many years ago.
8 (133) episode 30 Rock description
“My Whole Life Is Thunder”
Jenna is outraged that Liz has stolen her wedding thunder by getting married just as she was preparing to marry Paul (Will Forte). As a peace offering, Liz invites Jenna to an awards ceremony honoring women, but things get worse when Jenna attempts to upstage her by having her wedding there instead. Jack decides that in order to avoid disappointing his overly-critical mother Colleen (Elaine Stritch), who is visiting, he will do nothing at all during her visit. Tracy attempts to cheer up Kenneth, who is upset over losing his girlfriend, by introducing him to The Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson.
9 (134) episode 30 Rock description
After Hank Hooper (Ken Howard) informs him that his granddaughter Kaylee (Chlo? Grace Moretz) will inherit the role of CEO, Jack teams up with Lenny Wosniak (Steve Buscemi) and longtime nemesis Devon Banks (Will Arnett) in order to discredit her. Liz learns from her adoption referee, Bev (Megan Mullally) that there is a four-year waiting list to adopt a newborn, and that she may have to adopt an older child instead. Tracy finally meets his match when he attempts to direct Octavia Spencer in his new Harriet Tubman movie, and she proves to be very difficult.
10 (135) episode 30 Rock description
Liz and Jack travel to Florida in order to deal with Colleen’s estate. However, once there, they make the shocking discovery that she had been in a lesbian relationship with her nurse, something which Jack refuses to accept. In Liz’s absence, Tracy and Jenna assume control of TGS, but run into trouble when a lawyer (Tim Meadows) arrives to inform them that former employee Hazel (Kristen Schaal) has filed a lawsuit against the show.
11 (136) episode 30 Rock description
“A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World”
As she and Criss (James Marsden) receive notice that their adopted children will arrive at the airport in a few days, Liz’s priorities are torn between helping him prepare and trying to save TGS from cancellation, as a result of the lawsuit. Meanwhile, Jack devises a plan to decide who the next president of NBC will be, but his efforts are hampered by Kenneth, whose love for the network dictates that he make sure the right person is chosen.
12 (137) episode 30 Rock description
With TGS having been cancelled, Liz struggles to adjust to being a stay-at-home mother and craves to be back at work. Jack attempts to turn Kabletown into a perfect company, but begins to struggle with his growing realization that he isn’t truly happy. Tracy has difficulty getting on without Kenneth, now that he has been promoted to president of NBC and can no longer run his errands. Jenna is mortified to learn that her diva tantrums are being ignored, now that nobody is contractually obliged to put up with her, so she decides to look for her next step as an actress.
13 (138) episode 30 Rock description
As she prepares for the final episode of TGS, Liz is faced with numerous problems: Jack has quit his job and looks to be on the verge of suicide; Tracy is doing everything in his power to stop the episode going into production, because he is due a payout from the network if it does not, and it’s Lutz’s turn to choose the writers’ lunch, and he has seized upon it as an opportunity to pay them back for their years of picking on him. Meanwhile, network president Kenneth attempts to instill some genuine emotion in Jenna, as she prepares to perform her final song to close out the show.