There must’ve been dozens of magazine lists and spirited conversations about the best series finales of all-time, but does anyone ever talk about the best penultimate episodes ever? I never thought about Best Penultimate Episodes until 30 Rock‘s “A Goon’s Deed In A Weary World.” It’s as funny as the show ever was in its prime, plus 500% sweeter without ever threatening to cloy. I got tingly for real twice during the last few minutes, when Liz met her “about right” children, and when Jack Donaghy poured himself a drink while allowing Kenneth to enjoy a full-body jump-hug. By the way, I don’t want to say I told you so, especially since it wasn’t exactly what I predicted over 8 months ago, but I sort-of told you so that Kenneth would end up in such a position. Then again, there’s still plenty of time for Kenneth’s position to change even further, and that’s the genius of “A Goon’s Deed”: it feels like it’s wrapped up all these arcs, but with one more (two-part) episode left, it leaves me slobbering over where it could possibly go from here.