Goodbye, My Friend
30 Rock Season 3 Episode 13 (03/05/09)
Tonight's episode of 30 Rock features the sudden return of Liz's baby fever, via a donut-store worker who's considering giving her baby up.
Pete foresees nothing but trouble and tries to warn Liz off, but she won't hear it. And I mean, she really won't hear it.
Donut girl Becca has been having serious issues with her boyfriend, Tim - dude hasn't even changed his Myspace status from "Still horny."
Liz takes Becca under her wing, offers her tips on prenatal nutrition and lends a generally supportive ear when Becca has to vent about Tim.
It would all be really sweet, if Liz had any other motive than getting Becca to let her adopt the baby. Hiring her as the TGS "youth consultant" and encouraging Becca's shaky singing career - something about cobwebs of rainbows - is ultimately going to backfire.
Fortunately, Liz finally comes to her senses as Tim comes to 30 Rock looking for his girlfriend, and she tries to talk some sense into him.
Jack, meanwhile, is trying to keep himself away from temptations while Elisa is gone and latches onto the TGS writers, figuring (correctly) that he won't have any problem with them.
He and Frank bond over the fact that neither of their dads were around, and Jack hosts movie night, with Harry and the Hendersons as the main feature.
Their shared love of that movie, along with Shane and other films where the father figure "pushes away the child/legendary North American forest ape," brings the two men even closer together.
That, naturally, leads to Jack and Frank playing out the climactic Harry and the Hendersons scene where George (John Lithgow) goes all tough love on Harry and tells him to get back into the forest where he belongs.
Tonight's third story was Jenna faking injuries to get attention around her birthday.