For the past four months, we’ve grappled with our grief as “30 Rock’s” series finale was drawing closer and closer, by reaching out to kindred spirits, and asking — teary-eyed, in earnest — “How does it all end?”
And now that dreaded night has arrived: The last episode airs tonight, and before it does, we’d like to share the hilarious fantasies of how our favorite TV sitcom wraps up:
Patton Oswalt, stand-up comedian, actor, and author of “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.”
What happens in the last episode of “30 Rock”? Easy. Jack and Liz get together. That’s what it says here in the script they sent me. I play the minister who marries them in the final scene. Wait, am I not supposed to be revealing this?
Rachel Shukert, author of the forthcoming novel, “Starstruck”:
My fantasy is that Tina Fey will break the fourth wall during the “30 Rock” series finale and tell us that the last year has been a total fake-out and the show isn’t ending at all. But this seems unlikely. Still, it feels only appropriate for a show so unabashedly about the glories (and failures) of television itself to take inspiration from the great series finales of the past. So here goes.