The seventh and final season of 30 Rock is premiering in a week, and to help promote it, Tina Fey is appearing on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, plus chats with them about some of the stuff that will be going down in the final season.
We arrived on set just in time to witness a scene from the third episode of the final season (which premieres October 4 at 8 p.m. on NBC), in which Fey’s Liz Lemon is appalled to learn a shocking secret about Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan). Explains Fey, “I discover that Tracy Jordan has tweeted, “I agree @theRealStephenHawking. Women are just not funny — never have been, never will be. #plotpoint.” (We won’t ruin the outcome for you, but suffice it to say that the resolution involves Lemon dressed in a lab coat and declaring, “Don’t thank me — thank Roe v. Wade!”)
And of course we didn’t let her get away without giving us some scoop on 30 Rock‘s final season, which will involve a “sexual awakening” for Liz Lemon, a Skype conversation between Jack Donaghy and Ann Romney’s horse Rafalca, and the return of Matthew Broderick as Cooter. “I think it will be hard,” says Fey of ending the series. But there’s hope for us all, Fey fans, as it seems the 42-year-old multihyphenate isn’t done with the small screen just yet: “I would love to get another TV show on the air someday.”
Wait, really? Tina waited seven months before doing an episode on dumbass men who don’t think women are funny? Holy crap, that’s practically a gold mine, and she held onto that one until the very end. She paced herself well, she did. But in all seriousness, I will be super sad once the show comes to an end … well, at least we’ll still have Parks and Recreation.