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Below are a collection of highlights from the twenty-first and final episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season, hosted by Paul Rudd:

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and members of his administration share their summer plans, namely golf and rage-tweeting.

The women of The View (Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Melissa Villaseñor) welcome Pete Buttigieg (Paul Rudd) to the show.

The monologue: Paul Rudd reflects on his previous three times hosting SNL.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Trump’s administration overhauling immigration and considering war with Iran.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) stops by Weekend Update to talk about losing advertisers after the comments she made about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Leslie Jones stops by Weekend Update to comment on Alabama passing an abortion ban in an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade.

And an SNL bonus:

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