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.
This episode begins with Jack telling Liz that Elisa wants him to make a firm commitment to her before she will take their relationship to the next physical level. Liz gloats that she has had more sex than Jack has in 2009, and also tells him that it is normal for women to need to have those kinds of assurances in order to feel comfortable moving forward.
Liz runs into Dr. Baird in the lobby of their building and they awkwardly arrange a date for their first date. She doesn't realize until later that she has inadvertently insisted that it be on Saturday, Feb. 14th- Valentine's Day.
The episode starts out by introducing us to 4 new interns at 30 Rock, all former investment bankers hired by Jack after they lost their jobs on Wall street. They are all dressed in crisp business suits and eager to work, but as Jack himself says, they have absolutely zero real-world skills.
Jack has to go to a Six Sigma corporate retreat for GE executives and is concerned that some of the other exec's will give him a hard time due to his being passed over as CEO of GE (and his subsequent short-lived political career) since last years retreat.
30 Rock opens this week with Liz anticipating her yearly tropical vacation (to St. Bartlebees, a mythical island where she can enjoy private beaches, free flowing ice-cream treats and can wear black socks and sandals while sunbathing). It is a mere 4 days away and she has already been experimenting with spray-on tanning products and has even purchased some new swimwear.