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

The cold open: Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) packs up his office as Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Eric Trump (Alex Moffat), Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) stop by.

A group of Americans (Liev Schreiber, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Ego Nwodim, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day) sing a song about the things that unify them.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, including Beto O’Rourke losing to Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections.

Pete Davidson stops by Weekend Update to apologize for his comments about Representative-elect Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw.

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