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Jake Gyllenhaal Delivers SNL Season 49’s Strongest Episode

Jake Gyllenhaal returned to host Saturday Night Live for a third time this past weekend and treated the live audience, along with viewers at home, to a rendition of ‘End of the Line’ by Boyz II Men.

Hosting the May 18 season 49 finale episode, which featured musical guest Sabrina Carpenter, the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Tony Award nominee prefaced his impromptu performance with the following speech:

“When you think of historic television seasons, the first number that pops into your head is 49. I mean, sure, you know, one more episode and I would have been hosting the premiere of the 50th season, but who cares?

“I know we’re all waiting for Season 50, but you can’t get to 50, without a little bit of 49. And we’re here at the finale, the end of the road.”

Gyllenhaal recently starred in Prime Video’s “Road House,” where he played a former UFC fighter struggling to make ends meet, and he will appear in a new eight-part Apple Original Series called “Presumed Innocent” next month.

Hailing from multi-Emmy Award winners David E. Kelley and executive producer J.J. Abrams, and executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, “Presumed Innocent” is set to premiere on June 12 on Apple TV+ and is Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Scott Turow This gripping series takes viewers on a journey through the horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney's office when chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich (played by Gyllenhaal) is suspected of the crime. The series explores obsession, sex, politics and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.

Watch his entertaining monologue here:

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