Supernatural resumes its final episodes. In “Last Holiday,” Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find a wood nymph in the bunker. Jack (Alexander Calvert) comes to terms with his evil deeds.

Supernatural was on a little hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak. At the time they only had seven episodes left. Now that Supernatural is back, let’s recap. The Winchesters turned on Chuck (Rob Benedict), aka God, after he revealed that they are just his playthings. Chuck killed Jack, but Billie (Lisa Berry) brought him back … with help from the Big Empty. In the previous episode, Jack got his soul back and instructions on how to kill God. 

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BUNKER BREAKDOWN

We return to the bunker where Sam and Dean continue their research about ways to kill Chuck. Jack is with them, in his room and dealing with his feelings. They’ve decided that Jack will have to kill Amara (Emily Swallow) to make sure Chuck can’t win. Cas (Misha Collins) is out trying to find Amara. 

So the bunker is falling apart, and Dean’s solution is to turn the power off and back on. It works, but it works too well. A woman appears in Dean’s room, folding his underwear. Her name is Mrs. Butters (Meagen Fay), and she’s a wood nymph. She’s basically the maid. Dean asks her to leave, but she says the bunker has been her home since before the war. She thinks it’s 1958, and they inform her that it’s 2020. They are the last of the Men of Letters. 

Mrs. Butters starts crying when she learns Abbadon killed the other Men of Letters. When the men of letters didn’t return after their last mission, she put herself in standby mode with the bunker. Her magic gives the bunker a little boost. The Men of Letters are her boys and she will do anything for them. That includes Sam and Dean. 

The boys discover that they have a monster radar. The first alert is about a vampire nest nearby. Mrs. Butters tells them to go kill the vampires while she makes dinner. Of course Sam is suspicious of Mrs. Butters, but Dean thinks she’s harmless. They decide to check out the vampire nest. If she’s right, then OK. If she’s wrong, they will deal with it. They let Jack know that they are leaving.

THE MAGIC ROOMBA
Sam and Dean get a Monster Radar on Supernatural, Last Holiday

Supernatural — “Last Holiday” — Image Number: SN1514B_0270r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sam continues to voice his concern for what Dean calls the magic roomba … Mrs. Butters. But then again they have the son of Satan living down the hall. Speaking of Jack, Sam is very worried and thinks Jack is hiding something. Dean says the kid is OK. While the Winchesters are away, Mrs. Butters makes Jack a sandwich to make him feel better. 

The vampire nest is real and an easy kill. When the Winchesters return to the bunker, they walk into a winter wonderland. Mrs. Butters was gone so long and missed out on all of the holidays. She’s baked a lot of cookies and is dancing to loud Christmas music. She wants to celebrate every holiday, all at once. 

The next morning Jack feels good enough to come out of his room, and Mrs. Butters wants to know “what” he is. Dean says he’s a millennial, while wearing a purple nightgown with a matching cap. Dean loves it, and he looks ridiculous! Mrs. Butters goes into mom mode with Jack, making him a special smoothie. Dean asks for one, but she’s worried about his cholesterol and hands him some tomato juice. 

For the next few days, the monster alarm goes off and Sam and Dean change clothes. On the way out the door, Mrs. Butters hands them a sack lunch, and she makes Jack more smoothies. The brothers bust into different monster lairs, holding different weapons, including Thor’s hammer. 

LAST HOLIDAY

Jack opens up to Mrs. Butters about killing Mary. She cheers him up, telling him that everyone makes mistakes. Life gives them second chances, and it’s their obligation to hold on to them.

When Dean and Sam return they all sit down for dinner together and celebrate different holidays. They even celebrate everyone’s birthday. Dean asks for rice crispie treats on his birthday. Mrs. Butters is surprised Dean would want to celebrate his birthday at his age. I love the way she talks to him. She makes up for it with rice crispie treats. 

Jack catches Mrs. Butters snooping in some files. He asks her for another smoothie. While she’s gone, he looks where she was snooping and finds a file and film reel on Mrs. Butters. Jack watches the film. It turns out Mrs. Butters was caught by the Men of Letters. Wood nymphs are extremely dangerous, especially when their homes are threatened. She single-handedly destroyed hundreds of Men of Letters members. The remaining members made her understand their purpose and demonstrate her loyalty by having her tear off the head of a Nazi soldier. 

Jack runs to find Sam, but he’s getting ready for a date. Eileen is in town. Dean teases him, and Mrs. Butters gets on him for being rude. She gives Sam the keys to one of the nice cars in the garage, and he leaves. Mrs. Butters tells Dean to be nicer to his brother. Oh, and she fixed Dean’s TV in the Dean Cave. 

WOULD YOU LIKE A SMOOTHIE?
Jack enjoys a smoothie from Mrs. Butters on Supernatural, Last Holiday

Supernatural — “Last Holiday” — Image Number: SN1514A_0090r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Alexander Calvert as Jack and Meagen Fay as Mrs. Butters — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jack follows Mrs. Butters to the basement … into the room with the sigils on the floor. He confronts her about the film, and she accuses him of liking it. He is evil, after all, and Mrs. Butters will protect Sam and Dean at all costs. Jack tries to power up, but he can’t. It’s because of the smoothies. Mrs. Butters found the ingredients she needed to make Jack weak so she could lock him up. She puts cuffs on him, throws him against the wall and leaves, locking the door behind her. 

Dean asks for food, and Mrs. Butters already has a sandwich ready for him. She says he needs his strength to kill Jack. The dream is over. Mrs. Butters hands Dean a dagger and says he doesn’t need to be afraid anymore. Dean says they won’t be killing Jack, so Mrs. Butters throws him in the room with Jack. She says Dean is infected. Jack has to die, because he’s just like his father. 

Sam comes home, and Mrs. Butters fills him in on the situation. Sam plays along and says he needs his gun. He goes to his room to call Dean. Dean hadn’t wanted to call him, because Sam could have been busy. Sam is going to try to shoot Mrs. Butters. Dean suggests taking her to the power grid and putting her back on standby. 

Jack offers to use his powers, but they risk Chuck finding him if he does. Jack asks if Dean thinks he’s a monster. Dean says he’s trying to get past everything, but it will take him some time. He will not let Mary Poppins kill Jack, though. 

PROTECT AT ALL COSTS

Sam meets Mrs. Butters by the staircase. He tries to shoot her, but she stops him. She throws him into a chair. She says when the Men of Letters found her, she didn’t understand the importance of their jobs. After their work was explained, she knew how important it was to keep the Men of Letters safe. Mrs. Butters won’t give up on them. She is determined to make Sam understand the same way she did. 

Dean tries to cut Jack out of his cuffs, but they are magic. The attempt throws Jack backward. Dean wants to try something else. He moves Jack by the door and tries to cut the cuffs again. The strike throws Jack through the door and they are free.

Mrs. Butters says Jack is a monster, because he is Lucifer’s son. Sam defends Jack, so she has to resort to pulling off his fingernails. Mrs. Butters says as soon as Sam accepts that Jack has to die, then she will stop hurting him. Dean hits the power button on the grid, and Mrs. Butters disappears.

The boys regroup, and Mrs. Butters returns, madder than before. She yells at Jack for trying to destroy her family. Sam says by hurting Jack, she’s hurting him, but that doesn’t work. Dean says Jack is the only person who can save the world, confusing Mrs. Butters. She backs down and turns the power back on. 

FAREWELL

Supernatural — “Last Holiday” — Image Number: SN1514A_0591r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Meagen Fay as Mrs. Butters and Alexander Calvert as Jack — Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Mrs. Butters heals Sam’s fingers and apologizes to Jack. Sam says she can go home, and that’s what she does. Unfortunately, without her power the bunker will return to standby mode. Dean says that’s OK. He doesn’t need the monster alarm and the giant telescope thingy. Mrs. Butters calls it an interdimensional geoscope. Dean looks into it and sees nothing. That’s not good. 

Mrs. Butters tells Dean to eat his vegetables. She tells Sam to cut his hair and tells Jack to save the world. Jack gives her a photo of the original Men of Letters as a farewell gift. 

Sam tries to get Jack to talk to him. Jack is just thinking. He’s supposed to kill God, but Mrs. Butters got to him. He feels stupid. Can Jack really do this? Sam says he’s the only person who can. 

Dean comes in with a birthday cake for Jack. It’s not as good as Mrs. Butters’, but it’s special. Dean lights the candle, wishes Jack a happy birthday and Jack blows out the candle.

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There are six more Supernatural episodes left. 

 

 

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