SNL has gotten itself into a bit of a pickle.
The season premiere's Weekend Update felt like two competing styles between returning deskman Colin Jost and new guy Michael Che. Jost's delivery could not get any dryer, while Che has clearly gotten some training from Stewart and company (even if it was minor).
Personally, I say get rid of Jost and let Che have the job, but if they decide to throw anyone else in the mix, clearly it should be Pete Davidson, the 20-year-old cast member who's the latest addition to the SNL family.
His brief stint on Weekend Update was one of the stronger moments of the segment, if not the entire episode. His charmingly crooked smile, his Matt Damon-esque voice, and his inflection were quite refreshing compared to WU's usual schtick ("Drunk Uncle" and "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party").
Despite Pete talking about. . .ehhh. . . doing something to another guy for money, somehow his delivery came off as genuine and not so desperate, which is probably my biggest critique of other SNL players.
While it may not have been the strongest or funniest premiere (despite the He-Man skit which was hilarious until it was ruined by Ariana Grande's stiff delivery), Pete Davidson shows that SNL definitely has signs of life.