I just finished watching saturday night live's first new episode in a very long time (with awesome host tina fey)...and while it was an uncharacteristically consistently funny episode, i have one question...some new girl debuted in the credits as a featured player, and a lot of the sketches this episode were women-heavy, (so this new girl was used a lot) but i kept getting the feeling that something was missing. and then i realized i hadn't seen maya rudolph all episode. and then i realized that i don't think she was in the credits. so i did some minor internet searching, but all that came up was how she was going to leave like, 4 days before the season premiere, but then renegged two days later or something. and..unless my memory is completely failing me, i could've sworn she was in the first half of the season. so my mystery here is threefold: 1) has maya rudolph left the show? 2) was maya rudolph even there for the first half of the season (and did i block it out because it was so traumatic to think there are only two female cast members left [this does not take away from the fact that if i were to see kristen wiig or amy poehler on the street, i would nonchalantly grasp their hand and walk with them as though we were bff])? and 3) am i probably the only one who still watches snl?
leave your answers in the comments pleez. these questions are many things, but they are not rhetorical.