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Highlights from the second episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season:

A hype man and woman (Kenan Thompson, Awkwafina) try to get the crowd at a Ted Cruz (Beck Bennett) rally excited.

The cold open: CNN interviews Republican senators Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett), Lindsey Graham (Kate McKinnon), Susan Collins (Cecily Strong), Jeff Flake (Pete Davidson) and Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell (Aidy Bryant) as well as Democratic senators Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffatt) and Joe Manchin (Mikey Day) about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The best of Weekend Update: Pete Davidson stops Weekend Update to talk about Kanye West’s unaired pro-Trump speech on SNL.

A commercial shows off the new presidential emergency alert system.

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. (Alex Moffat, Mikey Day) stop by Weekend Update to talk about campaigning for GOP candidates for the mid-term elections.

Browse all of the sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.