John and Steve discuss Baldwin as perpetual Trump, Jost and Che's performance as head writers, SNL's celebrity-cameo fatigue, Ariana Grande slumming-it with Pete Davidson, the state of the featured players, season 43's newbie frontrunner and MVP, as well as the season's best moments, sketches, episodes and hosts.
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- Best moment: Colin Jost's S-bomb & Angel's iPhone 4S
- Best live sketch: Family Dinner—Shrek & Family Feud: Harvey Family Thanksgiving
- Best pre-tape: The Race & Fresh Prince
- Best Weekend Update feature: Hope Hicks's Resignation & Pete Davidson on Staten Island
- MVP: Alex Moffat & Cecily Strong
- Rating: 7 (great/decent)