30 Rock

Season 4 Episode 10

Black Light Attack!

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2010 on NBC
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8.8
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Episode Summary

Jack tries to squash the burgeoning relationship between Liz and Danny. Tracy asks Sue to be in his entourage. Jenna is thrilled to land an audition for Gossip Girl, unaware it's to be a mother, not a teen.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Liz dates the new cast member.

    5.0
    Where do I begin on this train wreck of an episode?



    This had to have written by people not on the 30 Rock writing staff. The dialogue, the mannerisms, the behavior, it all just felt really, really weird. Tracy wanting a woman in his entourage? Jack being obsessed with a man because he likes sports? Liz having a casual office affair? These just are not the kind of storylines you expect from this great show.



    Things got a little better in the second half, but that opening scene in the club was just about the dumbest thing this show has ever done, and I realize how a bold a statement that is.



    If the ratings for this episode do not turn out horrible, I will truly, truly be shocked. This episode really made my head hurt.moreless
  • A different style of episode, but a welcomed change...

    10
    True, this episode was a different style from the other episodes, but that is what makes the show so great. Too many shows ("Two and a Half Men" for example) stay the exact same: the characters never grow and the situations never change. It's the same thing every week - and unfortunately, many audiences are not bothered by this. 30 Rock is a higher quality show with much more sophisticated humor. So when the show changes, to actually allow a character to transform, it's a breath of fresh air - which is actually what 30 Rock has been all along.



    Review:

    Another amazing 30 Rock episode! If you are a Jack and Liz "shipper" then this will quickly become a favourite episode. However, even if you're not rooting for the hookup, the episode is still hilarious. Danny (go Canada!) was great, as was the Gossip Girl plot line. It was fun to learn about Sue's character but the show is still not getting enough of Pete. Loved the Steve Nash reference, Jenna holding Twilight, the Harry Potter talk, and seeing Jack jealous. Jack and Liz have to hook up! All this teasing is just abusive. Although, Danny and Liz would have been cute together - it's too bad they ended that so soonmoreless
Taylor Gildersleeve

Taylor Gildersleeve

Archeria

Guest Star

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Himself

Guest Star

Jack Perry

Jack Perry

Casting Director

Guest Star

Sue Galloway

Sue Galloway

Sue

Recurring Role

Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson

Danny Baker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jack: Lemon, I have season tickets to every sports team in New York, so close to the action you'll feel like you're sitting in front of an HD television.

    • Danny: I wanna be TGS' Steve Nash: come down from Canada, work hard, make the black guy look good.

    • Jack: For four years I've had to make do with what passes for men in this place, with their untucked shirts, boneless faces, their Stars, both Wars and Trek. I needed a man around here, and I finally have one.
      Liz: No, I finally have one. Liz Lemon has a handsome, goof-around, make-out buddy.
      Jack: And that's the problem. Danny can't be my alpha-male wingman and his boss'... little scrump-nugget. They're incompatible.

    • Liz: Look, you are a beautiful woman, but you can't play prom queens and murdered runaways forever.
      Jenna: But those were my majors at the Royal Tampa Academy of Dramatic Tricks.
      Liz: You can try to fight getting older. You can be like Madonna and cling to youth with your Gollum-arms, or you can be like Meryl Streep and embrace your age with elegance.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Schwarzlichtattacke!", an exact translation.

    • International Airdates: Australia: April 5, 2010 on Channel 7; Latin America: April 8, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); United Kingdom: May 17, 2010 on Comedy Central; Czech Republic: May 15, 2012 on Prima COOL

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Toofer's mini-rant about quiddich players going for the quaffle when "the snitch is 150 points" describes a sport in the Harry Potter novels.

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