"SNL had a tall order in the opening of its 44th season premiere," says Matt Wilstein. "They had to introduce a brand new character, Brett Kavanaugh, who has never appeared on the show before but has become indelible in the minds of Americans after his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee just two days (before)." Damon, he says, "absolutely nailed" the U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee, playing him "even more fired-up than the real thing." Kate McKinnon was terrific, too, as Sen. Lindsey Graham. Wilstein adds: "By casting Damon, who is unlikely to pull an Alec Baldwin and return week after week, perhaps SNL is predicting that we won’t be seeing much more of Kavanaugh after this coming week’s FBI investigation."
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