30 Rock Twist: Is Liz Lemon Finally Going to Have a Baby?
Is a major life change in store for Liz Lemon on 30 Rock? Based on Season 6, Episode 18: "Murphy Brown Lied to Us," the answer is yes.
The episode featured Jack trying to set Liz up with one of his jerky co-workers, theoretically because he disapproves of her hot-but-flighty boyfriend, Criss (played by the ever gorgeous James Marsden). But — twist! — he wasn't actually trying to get her to dump her boyfriend; he just wanted her to meet the co-worker's awesome daughter, to inspire her to consider having kids again (a dream she'd given up on).
And the plan worked, perhaps better than Jack ever intended. Not only was Liz won over, but Criss, who crashed the date, was charmed by the witty little girl as well, and they both agreed they want to have a kid. Together. Whether they'll go about making it the traditional way, or end up adopting is still up in the air, but as of this moment, Liz Lemon is trying to have a child.
On a meta level, this timing makes sense. Rumors are flying that 30 Rock will end after Season 7, so if Liz Lemon is ever going to have it all, she needs to start soon. And if the show really does end next year, that means any theoretical child won't have much time to bog down the story (or get annoying).
What do you think of this plot development: Do you want Liz to finally have a kid? And is Criss the right dad?
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47.