Before we get to Lena, Liam Neeson's cold open must be addressed. It was a thing of beauty, referencing his Taken character alongside Jay Pharoah's President Obama. "Recently, I got a very disturbing call. Crimea had been taken. I hate it when things are taken."
Dunham's best skit had her and Taran Killam as Adam Driver bickering as Adam and Eve, albeit with some very Girls-esque dialogue. "Can you please not apple shame me right now?" Dunham-as-Eve asks God. "Seriously, I know I committed original sin, but at least it's original."
Sasheer Zamata, the show's newest cast member, anchored a Scandal parody in which Dunham played the least competent of Olivia Pope's staffers.
The evening's musical guest was The National. Here they are performing "Graceless."