On Wednesday night, Tina finished shooting and asked me to print out the existing version of Liz Lemon’s final scene with Tracy, which includes a nod to the pilot episode. A short time later, she came back with handwritten changes, some really beautiful dialogue — touching, honest, and perhaps reflective of Tina and Tracy’s actual relationship, yet still 30 Rock–funny.
She then stayed in the room for the end of the rewrite and for the “ceremony” of checking the final scene number on the whiteboard. It was the first real instance of “this is the last time we’ll do this,” and though we weren’t done until 1:30 a.m., I was a little sad when the night was over. (x)