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Highlights from the second episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fifth season, hosted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with musical guest Taylor Swift:

The best sketch of the night: Senator Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon) talks to Colin Jost about outfundraising Joe Biden in her 2020 bid for president and addresses a marine affair conspiracy theory.

The cold open: Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) consults with William Barr (Aidy Bryant), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) and Mike Pompeo (Matthew Broderick) to strategize about his options during Trump’s impeachment investigation.

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like mounting evidence of corruption against Trump in his Ukraine impeachment scandal.

Chinese trade representative Chen Biao (Bowen Yang) stops by Weekend Update to update Michael Che about America’s trade war with China.

A World War II documentary reveals letters written by a separated military couple, William (Mikey Day) and Lydia (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), that take an unexpected turn.

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