You’ll also notice Driver’s anger towards Kenan Thompson plays into Kylo Ren’s dark temperament, but thankfully, Thompson escaped being sliced in half. The brief mentions in the monologue, though, were the only major Star Wars shoutouts throughout the episode: the premiere did not include a reprisal of Driver’s “Matt the Radar Technician” character from his last host job. Maybe another Star Wars sketch would have hit too close to home, since that Undercover Boss sketch did foreshadow something we learned in The Last Jedi: that Kylo Ren is shredded. Either way, we’re glad to see Driver having some fun before he returns to shooting Star Wars: Episode 9 in London.
What did you folks think? Did you like Adam Driver’s second round of hosting? Did you have a favorite sketch of the night? Let’s discuss!