The season finale of “Saturday Night Live” aired this weekend, and people picked up on some possible “clues” that the show is losing five major cast members.
The show opened with the cast talking about what a crazy year it’s been. They were divided into groups. One group included the four who’ve been there the longest:
Kenan Thompson (18 seasons), Kate McKinnon (10 seasons), and Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong (8 seasons each). This has been taken as some kind of sign that these four are leaving. At one point, Kate got choked up when she said, quote, “This is a year when we realized we are more than just a cast, we are a family.”
Then, during “Weekend Update”, Pete Davidson ended his appearance on a serious note, saying, quote, “I’m very grateful to be here, and it has been an honor to grow up in front of you guys.”
Then Cecily came to the desk as a drunken Jeanine Pirro, and closed out “Update” with a rendition of “My Way”.
Obviously, none of this is official yet.