Jonathan Majors broke out a few years ago with The Last Black Man In San Francisco, going on to star in the likes of Lovecraft Country and Da 5 Bloods before landing the coveted role of Kang the Conquerer/He Who Remains in Loki and the upcoming Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania. Majors is a star on the rise with unbelievable screen charisma, which is how he ended up hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest Taylor Swift.

And while Majors acclimated himself well in certain sketches—particularly in the best live sketch of the night, Strange Kid Tales, and the 10-to-1, Pastor Announcement—he seemed a little off-rhythm with the show at times, and only appeared in six sketches altogether. He was ultimately overshadowed by Swift, whose 10-minute performance of "All Too Well" was destined to be one of the biggest musical performances of the year for the show. New cast members, almost all of whom got spotlight moments to shine this week, also grabbed some of the spotlight.

The two big ones came on Weekend Update: while James Austin Johnson has roared out of the gate in his first season with his Trump and Biden impressions, Sarah Sherman has been a little more under the radar. But she got her breakout appearance here with Sarah Sherman Roasts Colin Jost, in which she was finally able to unload her unabashedly weird energy on Jost to the audience's delight. Not that she was afraid to turn her barbs on herself: "And another thing, why is everyone on the cast so freakin' good lookin'? I'm sitting here looking like Chucky went to Sarah Lawrence."

Then Aristotle Athari got his turn with Stand-Up Robot Laughingtosh 3000. As with the Angelo sketch from Rami Malek's episode, Athari unveiled another fully-formed bizarro character, where his commitment to the part (in particular, the way he uses a clipped, stuttering robo-speak) is what helps elevate this one.

The writer/performer team of Please Don't Destroy has clearly been positioned as the new Lonely Island, and they've produced a lot of really fun, lowkey sketches so far this season. But they got their biggest moment on the show to date with Please Don’t Destroy - Three Sad Virgins (ft. Taylor Swift), in which Pete Davidson recruits them for one of his rap parody videos only to mercilessly mock them by name throughout. While I don't think this was quite as good as some of their previous sketches (Davidson's rap parodies leave me cold more often than not), it was still a sign that they are a major part of the show's future.

As for the regular sketches, the aforementioned Strange Kid Tales was my favorite of the night; it felt like a Key and Peele sketch in the best way, and had tons of fantastic Kenan Thompson reaction faces.

Majors was also good in Pastor Announcement, in which he and Ego Nwodim announce that they are opening up their marriage (Harold remains in the friend zone however).

Another pre-taped sketch I enjoyed and perhaps related to a little too much: Man Park, where socially-inept men get a chance to make friends outside of their wives and girlfriends.

Ted Cruz Sesame Street Cold Open was basically what you'd expect from a conservative Sesame Street parody, but Aidy Bryant is always a joyous screen presence, so any more time with her as Cruz is okay in my book.

Check out the rest of the sketches below: Pet Store Ad was a fun pre-taped sketch about Bone Thugs-N-Harmony branching out into a new business; Bowen Yang and Cecily Strong had fantastic chemistry in Broadway Benefit; Majors was charming in the otherwise forgettable Monologue; Audacity in Advertising Awards had lots of great moments and ideas, but didn't really hold together well as a sketch; and March Of The Suitors was the one flop of the night, despite Ego Nwodim's excellent cameo.

Instead of the usual two musical segments, Taylor Swift just performed the full 10-minute version of "All Too Well" (with the short film playing behind her).

Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu makes his hosting debut next weekend with musical guest Saweetie.