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

First they were women, and then they were fed up women, now they are the women of Congress (Halsey, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villaseñor, Leslie Jones, Heidi Gardner, Kate McKinnon, Ego Nwodim).

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like the Virginia governor’s blackface controversy.

Nico Slobkin (Mikey Day) and Brie Bacardi (Heidi Gardner) talk to Michael Che about their joint relationship Instagram account.

Musical guest Halsey performs “Eastside” on Saturday Night Live… while painting.

Virginia state representatives (Halsey, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Cecily Strong, Kyle Mooney) call an emergency meeting in response to multiple blackface controversies.

“Them Trumps”, Take Two: Them Trumps reimagines the lead up to President Trump’s State of the Union address as if the Trumps (Kenan Thompson, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd) were a black family.

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