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30 Rock Episode: "Future Husband"

Season 4, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: After meeting her Mr. Right at the dentist's office, Liz sinks her teeth into efforts to find him and win him over. Meanwhile, Jack's world turns topsy-turvy when Avery (Elizabeth Banks) breaks news that a cable company may buy NBC; and Jenna helps Tracy in his quest to win a Tony Award. Michael Sheen guest stars.
Original Air Date: Mar 11, 2010
Guest Cast Maulik Pancholy: Jonathan Michael Sheen: Wesley Elizabeth Banks: Avery Jessup Jack Welch: Himself
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Season 4, Episode 14
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Aired: 3/11/2010
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30 Rock Episode Recap: "Future Husband" Season 4, Episode 14

I know, I know. It has been a month without 30 Rock. After 37 hours of Olympic speed skating, two "special preview" episodes of the NBC disaster The Marriage Ref, and countless sad weeks without our fearless leader Coco O'Brien, Liz and the gang are back, and I can finally wipe the tears away.

As the show opens, Liz calls Jack after discovering a waffle in her DVD player. Eventually he reminds her that after her oral surgery, when she was, let's just say, out of it, she exclaimed "Nicole Kidman should win an Oscar for it," and made a complete mess out of herself. Avery, Jack's new girlfriend played by actress Elizabeth Banks, informs him that a cable company is in the running to purchase NBC. He immediately says the idea is false, and cites a conversation with boss/hero Don Geiss as the reason for the debauched rumor. 

Frank doesn't show up to work, and as a disgruntled Liz begins to call the lazy writer, she comes across a certain "Future Husband" in her phonebook. She realizes that it must be the man she met in the dentist's office before her procedure, and both Jenna and Kenneth encourage her to pursue her dream boyfriend. As Kenneth throws his wallet out of the window, he provides the girls with life advice: "Things always work out for the best!"

As Jenna and Tracy rehearse for the new episode of TGS, Tracy announces that he is auditioning for a Broadway role in hopes of winning a Tony and completing the "T" in "EGOT." Meanwhile, Jack's office seems to be quiet, and after Avery calls and notifies him that he is out of the loop about the NBC buy-out deal, Jack panics. He insists the help of his assistant Jonathan to find out what is actually going on within the company.

As Liz gets a check up from her dentist, she tries to ask questions in hopes of finding "Future Husband." The Doctor denies her answers, and after she refuses to stop, he refuses her "a treat from the treat bucket." Liz is especially upset because she is missing out on a Batman bath toy. Meanwhile, after Tracy gets rave review for his Broadway performance, Jenna bursts his bubble by telling him that in order to be eligible for a Tony, he must do the same performance eight times. Tracy, a self-proclaimed "spontaneous actor," can't imagine how he will put on the same performance another seven times.

Even though Kenneth is having animalistic medical problems (due to the pills that were in the wallet her threw out of the window), he convinces Liz to call "Future Husband," use a Jamaican accent, and convince him to come in and see the doctor, ultimately allowing Liz and the man to meet again.

As Jack heads down to the news center to talk to Avery, Brian Williams makes another 30 Rock cameo, playing ball with Jack's girlfriend and exclaiming "CNBC Nightly News rules," as Avery screams back, "Go break a story, Williams!" Jack ultimately wants Avery to report that Geiss is trying to avoid the buyout, but she is hesitant and wants the true story. Jack wants to defend his mentor, and does not want to see the real truth behind what is going on. He decides to go to Connecticut, find Geiss, and "stand by his man."

After Liz goes to the dentist's office (at the time she told "Future Husband" to have his fake appointment), she meets him awkwardly as she dials his number. Funny enough, she comes up as "Future Wife" on his phone, and the two decide to have coffee. The date is awkward to say the least, and they seem to be getting off on the wrong foot. The British man doesn't even get the joke Liz makes after his "English teeth," and that is a deal breaker ladies (ouch, I just made my first 30 Rock pun/inside joke)!

Jack Welch reveals that Geiss is dead, and our Jack is horrified. All of his nightmares are becoming realities, and the deal is finally looming. Kenneth grills Liz about her date, and she explains how it was a complete and total disaster. After she makes a connection to his still missing wallet and her now awkward man, it is obvious that sometimes things just don't "work out for the best."

Ultimately, Jack finds out that NBC is being purchased by Kabletown (with a "K" of course), and his dreams of promotion are shattered. Jenna fails to teach Tracy Broadway techniques, such as "elocution," and Liz is shocked to find out that "Future Husband," now revealed as Wesley, was the man to find Kenneth's wallet on the street. Because of this strange coincidence, the two decide to give the relationship one last shot.

Jack is shocked to find out that Avery reports he is the front-runner to replace Geiss at the new acquisition, and the phone starts ringing off the hook. His dream has finally become a reality, and my dream of this horrendous month without 30 Rock is finally over. Looks like Jack and I will sleep well tonight. Goodnight, television fans.

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I know, I know. It has been a month without 30 Rock. After 37 hours of Olympic speed skating, two "special preview" episodes of the NBC disaster The Marriage Ref, and countless sad weeks without our fearless leader Coco O'Brien, Liz and the gang are back, and I can finally wipe the tears away.

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