30 Rock

Season 3 Episode 19

The Ones

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Liz is turned to by Jack for help finding an engagement ring for Elisa, while Elisa comes to her to confide a secret. Jenna falls for an EMT and goes to great lengths to meet him again.

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  • Jack discovers a dreadful secret about Elisa

    Its good to see 30 Rock picking up on some good stuff toward the end this season. We had an unusual mix of crazy, boring, and racist storylines. Barring the few scenes involving Jenna, this episode was right about perfect.

    Liz screaming out Puerto Rican every time she sees Elisa was a bit racist, nevertheless funny. I loved the usual crazy stuff like Tracy's diamond studded jacket saying hot b***h, the gay lion tangier,and the blue cloak. They also had the usual fun stuff making Liz look like Jack's bro, and not to forget the rib tickling opener. I agree the messing around with Lutz concept has been a lot overused, and the writers should focus more on Pete or Frank.

    Good episode.moreless
  • Chicken Liver!!!

    30 Rock,

    The Ones, - In this episode Jack and Liz go out to buys Jack's ring for Elisa who he is now going to marry. Elisa shows up and tells Liz she cant marry Jack and wants her to tell Jack she cant. Telling Liz it's because of a dangerous secret. Which Liz thinks she is the girl who gave Jacko his children. Elisa comes back however and goes to Jack to say they cant get married just as Liz was going to tell him the show is off. However Liz blabs about the secret after a maid sees a picture of her. Elisa tells Jack her secret it that she killed her husband because he cheated. They plan to get married anyway. Yet Jack worries if he might cheat during the marriage. So Tracy him to a club were he might get taken off. Tracy's wife at this point wants him to get a tattoo of her on his chest. He wont because it will have problems with his women. Tracy tells Jack he has never cheated on Angie. Jack then knows he will never cheat on Elisa and he is okay to get married. In the end they dont get married. - At this point Lutz is hurt and the EMT come to help him although everyone only care about a tv that could have been broken. Jenna talks with a EMT that she likes, but she has to go talk to her lawyer before she can get his name or number. Although the guy gives Lutz his number to give to Jenna but he eats it instead. Jenna then talks to Pete who says to her, they can come back if some one gets hurt. So she starts to poison kenneth a number of times just so the guy can come back. In the end he does and they go on a date but she dumps him because his has a son. Overall i liked this episode but it sorta reminded me of a past episode from this season, in which Tracy freaks out the city because stocks go down.moreless
  • Elisa returns.

    30 Rock has always been a laugh a minute show, and that is why many, myself included, hold it in the same strater as Seinfeld, Arrested Development and programs of that nature. But such was not the case here tonight as I found my laughs being more split out, and the number of clever pop-culture references in shortage. When I did chuckle, however, it was genuine because there were quite a few good quotes in this episode, especially Jack's two lines about how nobody would dispute Liz Lemon lacking knowledge of the male.

    I think that is what hurt my appreciation because honestly this was a well-crafted story, with good sub-plots and Pete showing the world that he is not dead. I just do not know why they keep shoving Lutz down our throats. Even if it just to mock him, cut his scenes and give more time to Kenneth or Frank or someone who deserves it.moreless
Josh Casaubon

Josh Casaubon


Guest Star

J. Elaine Marcos

J. Elaine Marcos

Female EMT #1

Guest Star

Michael Nathanson

Michael Nathanson


Guest Star

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Elisa Padriera

Recurring Role

John Lutz

John Lutz

J.D. Lutz

Recurring Role

Brian Williams (II)

Brian Williams (II)


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Elisa: I get a ring on my finger for one day, and I start acting like Glenn Close in Atracción fatal.
      Liz: Oh, that is a whole different title here.
      Elisa: Lemon, isn't there a Slanket somewhere you should be filling with your farts?

    • Jack: [Tracy's] life is like Enron, 1999. It's wild.

    • Roger: I love your show. I read your blog. I've got all your albums, even the one you did with Phil Spector.
      Jenna: I still think that would've sold much better if he had shot me in the face.

    • Liz: Elisa has a terrible secret. My current theory is she's the mother of those Michael Jackson kids.

    • Liz: What do you want me to say, Tracy? I'm sorry I've made it harder for you to cheat on your wife?
      Tracy: That's a start, Liz Lemon. That's a start.

    • Jenna: I called 911. They wouldn't even connect me to their celebrities service.

    • Elisa: I cannot marry [Jack] because of a terrible secret. Please don't ask me what it is.
      Liz: I won't. I don't want to know. Are you a man?
      Elisa: Really? That's your guess, "a man?" You want to see me naked?
      Liz: Sort of.

    • Liz: Allergies are psychosomatic. The only reason I'm allergic to dogs is because one bit me the first time I got my period.
      Kenneth: No, allergies are real. If I have a strawberry, my throat shuts up faster than a girl in math class.
      Jenna: I didn't know you had allergies. You know, if my cousin Stephanie eats a walnut, her throat shuts up faster than a Filipino at a—
      Liz: Guys! Come on, not okay.

    • Liz: In my opinion, "Let's think about it," usually ends up with me watching Solid Gold in my basement on prom night.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Die Eine und sonst keine", meaning "The One and Only". The French title is "Les élus", meaning "The Elected". The Spanish title is "La viuda negra", meaning "The Black Widow".

    • The website detailing Elisa's past (http://www.la-viuda-negra-elisa-padriera.com/) was created by show staff and can be viewed online. NBC's show site for 30 Rock also maintains a link to there.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: June 10, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony); Australia: June 22, 2009 on Channel 7; Czech Republic: June 16, 2011 on Prima COOL


    • After Kenneth explains he was dead for five minutes, he tells that he brought something back with him, and shivers and there's vapor coming out of his mouth, a reference to the movie The Sixth Sense.

    • When Kenneth drinks the strawberry-flavored water to help Jenna, his last words are, "Earn this." These were part of Captain Miller's dying words to Private Ryan in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan.

    • Liz sing-songs," Working on my night-cheese!" playing on the lyrics to The Commodores song, "Nightshift".

    • Jenna saying to Kenneth, "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy...", is from a speech by Julia Roberts in the 1999 film, Notting Hill.

    • When having an allergic reaction to strawberries, Kenneth says that his real name is Dick Whitman, which is Don Draper's birth name on the AMC series, Mad Men.