St. Valentine's Day
30 Rock Season 3 Episode 11 (02/12/09)
Liz has gotten off on the wrong foot with Drew by lying to him all last week, and tonight she makes their first real date for Valentine's Day.
Things only get worse when Drew opens a window to let out the smoke from some burning brownies in her kitchen and the draft results in the bathroom door flying open to reveal Liz on the throne.
But it's OK, because we soon learn that in his own way, Drew is just as much of a mess as he is. He has an apparently demonic ex-wife, a pyromaniac, wine-swilling daughter and a dying mother who tells Liz right before she passes away that she's actually his grandmother and the woman he thought was his sister is really his mother.
Wow. Even for a guy that good-looking, that's a lot of baggage to carry.
Jack and Elisa, meanwhile, appear to be having no such issues as they bond over their shared love of the McFlurry, which she postulates might be the world's greatest dessert.
Not so, Jack says - that would be the thousand-dollar Lovers Delight at Plunder, which Jack will treat Elisa to on Valentine's Day.
But Elisa has to go to church that night to honor the martyrdom of St. Valentine, and she's pretty clear that she wants Jack to go to.
Because he likes Elisa very much, and because he's really hoping to get some later, Jack accompanies her to church and unleashes a confession that makes the priest call for backup.
This does not go over well with Elisa, and his unrepentant attitude afterward earns him a slap.
But once again, the McFlurry brings them together when Elisa finds a coupon in the collection plate.
Meanwhile, Tracy's initial Cyrano-like efforts on Kenneth's behalf with the blind woman were pretty funny, mostly for his approximation of Kenneth's folksy speech.