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Double-Edged Sword 

Liz and Carol's relationship takes a turn for the worse during an extended flight delay, Jack and Avery try to get home when Avery goes into labor in Canada, and Tracy begins feeling the pressure of being an "EGOT" winner.

Director:

Don Scardino

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Kay Cannon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano (credit only)
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Kevin Brown ... Dot Com
Grizz Chapman ... Grizz
Keith Powell ... Toofer (credit only)
Matt Damon ... Carol
John Cho ... Lorne
Elizabeth Banks ... Avery Jessup
Jeff Hiller ... Stewart
David Wilson Barnes ... Thomas
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Storyline

Jack and Avery go to Canada for a final romantic getaway before they become parents, but when Avery goes into labor, they do everything in their power to not give birth to a Canadian. Meanwhile, Liz's romantic getaway with Carol is ruined when their plane is stuck on the tarmac. Tracy is besieged with the unwanted responsibility of being an EGOT winner. Written by NBC Publicity

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The flight attendant, "Stewart" is played by Jeff Hiller, who also played a hotel clerk in episode 305, "Reunion". See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Tracy Jordan: Cornell commencement address? Sorry, but Tracy Jordan doesn't do safety schools.
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #35.10 (2018) See more »

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you remind me of my parents..
24 November 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

30 Rock

With a sensational triumph of six Golden Globes, 30 Rock is undeniably critics' choice and the buzz pays off with Fey; the creator, at the heart of it, whose vision is crystal clear and on the mark. It is a single camera sitcom about a writer of a TV Show and the behind-the-camera chaos it goes through before it goes on air. The somewhat distorted concept isn't what the series relies upon, its ideal vacation is to reach for a mature audience with wise and not necessarily funny writing.

It is rich on technical aspects like the production design but fails completely on cinematography and background score. As mentioned earlier, the humor isn't forcibly imputed which allows the makers to visit unknown places without any restraints and communicate fluently with the viewers.

The soul of the series is certainly its huge cast who can easily charm their way out of anything but Baldwin and Fey does invest a lot in it and are flat out hilarious in it. Layered, satirical and thought-provoking writing, ironical humor and injected with enough content to run for its twenty minutes are the high points of this brilliant sitcom. Few cameos and a knack of taking bold moves factors a lot on keeping the audience tangled in its exhilarating flashy world.

The equation between Fey and Baldwin is written with such meticulous and at times sweet and soothing tactics and cases that it goes through. Invading live shows, creating a mocked reality show and changing the perspective of the narrations are the bits that helps reset the clock from zero. It also keeps ironically jump in and out of character and storyline to draw in a chuckle every now and then.

Season 05

In this personal journey of the series' characters, each of them gets to dive in deeper on their personal relationships with their parents and partners and addition to that the equation between them too is evolved along with drawing out the attention from the background score and musicals and utilizing the frame thoroughly.

Double-Edged Sword

Fueled from a mutual theme but depicting different sides of the coin, if Baldwin's track is soothing and hilarious then Fey's is gripping and dark at times, walking on a thin wire it is perfectly balanced.


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