liz lemon 30 rock may17 nbc '30 Rock' finale: Jack and Avery have marital issuesSo many season finales have a wedding as a hook, and it appears that “30 Rock” is not immune from this tried and true feature. But as we’ve come to expect from the sitcom, they have a little bit of a different take on things.

Here’s what we learned on Thursday’s (May 17) episode:

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Jack (Alec Baldwin) and Avery (Elizabeth Banks): The two are planning to renew their vows now that she’s free from North Korea. But things get complicated when competing interests – Scott (Michael Mosley), Avery’s mom Diana (Mary Steenburgen) and Kim Jong Il – each look to have their own reasons for stopping the nuptials. In the end, it appears that Jack and Avery may have the best reasons of all.

Hazel (Kristen Schaal) and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer): Hazel is on the verge of homelessness. So Kenneth, being the caring person that he is, decides to help her out. But he soon finds that she’s been sabotaging his efforts to make his way back through the NBC ranks. And then there’s that kiss the two exchange. Does she really feel this way, or is she just further manipulating him?

Criss (James Marsden) and Liz (Tina Fey): After much rumination, the couple decide they’re going to have a child together. But like everything on the show, this doesn’t follow a logical order. Luckily Jack is there to offer his sage-like advice.

Tracy (Tracy Morgan): Perhaps the comic high point of the episode is when Tracy is named Man of the Year by a white power organization. This prompts the crew to bring in Cornel West (who Tracy mistakes for Questlove from The Roots) to help steer his career in the right direction. Needless to say, it doesn’t exactly help.

So Zappers, what did you think of the season finale of “30 Rock?” Make your opinion known in the comments section below.

Posted by:David Eckstein