"Okay, season 5; here we go"
So says Liz Lemon as the premier episode of 30 Rock's fifth season gets underway. Tina Fey and co.
An exhausted Liz arrives back to 30 Rock after travelling around the country looking for the new cast member Jack wants her to hire for TGS. She has just returned from San Francisco and is about to head up to Toronto to continue to look for new talent. Jack says that she should be looking for someone in "middle America" instead.
Liz continues to face the fallout from the release of her successful "That's a Deal-Breaker" relationship book. Virtually every man she meets despises her for the trouble her book has caused them in their relationships with their wives and girlfriends who are now demanding better behavior from them.
30 Rock returns from hiatus for another season after winning a gaggle of Emmy awards in both the performance and behind-the-scenes categories.
The fresh, new season starts with a fresh, new crisis on the set of TGS.
Jack takes Liz engagement ring shopping at a swanky store on 5th Avenue. He has decided that Elisa is indeed "The one" for him. Soon after, Elisa confides to Liz that she has been back in New York for a few weeks without telling Jack. She tells Liz that she loves Jack, but that she has a terrible secret that she cant bear to tell him.
Liz has started serving her 2 week suspension from 30 Rock for sexual harassment but is eager to get back to work as she is stir-crazy without the daily stresses that she usually encounters.
The crew from TGS has barely begun celebrating successfully finishing their 50th show when Jack pulls Liz aside and tells her that NBC's parent company (Shinehart Wigs) is suffering hard economic times and that cutbacks to the entertainment division are coming.
Liz lemon goes uptown to meet up with her boyfriend, the handsome and successful Dr. Drew. She notices some strange things happen when Drew is around. People treat him incredibly well, and he always gets his way without being demanding or ever being involved in conflict.
Liz has gone shopping to a new Department store on 5th Avenue and she is excited about the things she bought. She is holding 2 huge bags full of plastic containers destined to organize her life.
This week finds Liz Lemon depressed about how long the adoption process is taking. After work Friday night, she goes to the 24 hour donut shop across the street to drown her sorrows with a dozen donuts and some skim milk.