Some questions about the show as season 39 comes to a close
Who will be the show’s onscreen Alpha Dog by season’s end?
By most metrics, Taran Killam is the “star” of the show right now, in terms of air time and overall utility. But he’s not the clear star he probably should be at this point, given his rising value over the past two seasons. That has something to do with the show’s large cast, to be sure. (More on that later.) But this means the show’s top spot is surprisingly up for grabs, with multiple cast members equally capable of becoming the “It” cast member before the thirty-ninth season is out. The screen time each member gets varies from week to week, but the next three installments will help paint a fairly clear picture about the show’s internal power rankings.