Previously on 30 Rock: Leap Day
Frank’s mom found one of his love letters, signed “L”. Frank, unwilling to admit to his love affair with his old teacher, said the “L” in the letter was Liz Lemon. Liz is assaulted by Frank’s mom and forced into a dinner. Liz is reluctant at first but with a bite of Frank’s mom’s food she warms up to the idea. Frank however, cannot keep his wits about him at dinner and confesses to everything. He’s forced to end things to Lynn (Susan Sarandon). But Liz, who detects a hint of tears in the meatball’s Frank gave her, decided to reconcile the three. She succeeds, but through no effort of her own.
Kenneth has started his new job in the standards department. When Jack visit hims to see how he is adjusting he notes Kenneth’s cubicle mate is rather pushy. Jack concludes that he’s a saboteur. Kenneth has a nemesis he intends to take down (with Jack’s encouragement). After a visit from his first nemesis, Jack realizes that Kenneth shouldn’t go through with this. But it’s too late. Jack has built the paranoia up enough that Kenneth finds he cannot believe Jack either. Kenneth moves forward with his plan.
Pete’s bottle of scotch is empty and with all their credentials, Tracy and Jenna decide to investigate. After noting that the trash can has been moved and finding solo cups with Toofer’s and Lutz’s names on them the investigation is complete. But Tracy and Jenna can’t report their findings and hurt Pete’s feelings. So they blackmail everyone into hanging out with Pete every night this week (and listen to his Phil Donahue ballad). The writers have no choice but to agree, unless they want to give up their mandatory “research”.
- Liz’s willingness to kiss Frank as long as it means delicious food.
- The scene from “Good Looking”.
- Younger Jack just starting out in business and doing coke.
Jack: “Wow, that is some high level paranoid thinking…like Hitler, or Willy Wonka.”
Jenna: “Any mysteries that need solving, Liz?”
Liz: “Actually yes.”
Tracy: “What happened? Who attacked you and gave you that haircut?”
Tracy: “The sight of these people, plus the crayons I ate earlier, make me sick.”