A lot happened during Saturday Night Live's brief October hiatus. Chief among them: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was indicted for a variety of crimes; the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein multiplied; and the president either nicknamed the Republican Party's forthcoming "Cut, Cut, Cut" tax plan or had a tiny stroke.
Like I said: a lot.
No matter. As is their duty, the SNL writers deftly wove the month's biggest headlines into a zany cold open, which sent Alec Baldwin's Trump and Alex Moffat's Manafort to the showers for a test of loyalty. "Mr. President, I would never do that with you," Moffat said last night, when it was suggested his character could be wearing a wire. "That's what she said," Baldwin replied. "Like a whole bunch of shes have said that -- speaking of which, what an idiot that Harvey Weinstein is. He could've gotten away with all of it if only he'd gotten himself elected president."