Will Avery Jessup finally escape North Korea?
Banks last appeared on the NBC comedy last April when — shortly after giving birth to her and Jack's daughter — Avery was kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il (played on the show by Margaret Cho) while on assignment in North Korea and then forced to marry his son, Kim Jong-un. Earlier this season, series executive producer Robert Carlock said the show would address the real-life death of the late North Korea leader, who died in December.
Most recently, Jack produced a TV movie, Kidnapped By Danger: The Avery Jessup Story, Brought To You With Limited Commercial Interruptions by Pride Bladder Control Pants. Pride: Make Every Room a Bathroom, to bring attention to his wife's situation.
Banks, who earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her turn as Avery, currently stars as Effie in The Hunger Games and will next appear in What to Expect When You're Expecting.
30 Rock airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.