'Supernatural' Season 15 Episode 14 Preview: Sam, Dean and Jack make up for all the holidays they have missed
After 15 seasons of saving the world and a mega 'to-the-death' fight with God himself ahead, what do you do? Well, tuck in for some well-earned holiday treats of course. Needless to say, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) haven't had too conventional a childhood or even adulthood, spending numerous holidays in sad little motels. Traditional holiday festivities (and holiday feasts) have been pretty much off the table for years.
But pretty fittingly, the episode that brings them out of the long hiatus in October, will stuff all the festivities into one big holiday-themed extravaganza. Given all the pain and angst ahead, this 'Supernatural' episode promises to be the comfort food equivalent for fans of the show. Andrew Dabb, one of the executive producers, has revealed that the episode, titled 'Last Holiday', will allow viewers to "see basically every holiday you want Sam and Dean to celebrate," thanks to a wood nymph (guest star Meagen Fay) that Dean and Sam discover in the bunker.
According to executive producer Robert Singer, the nymph "basically says to them, 'you've been holed up in this bunker, you've missed all these holidays.'" Dean certainly seems to be getting into the spirit of things in a purple nightshirt. We also see Jack tucking into sumptuous meals with Sam and Dean at the bunker in the first-look pictures. There is a little hint about what motivates this nymph, who is "determined to protect her family, at any cost," according to the official synopsis. Cooking holiday meals for the boys means she sees them as family, but who will she be protecting them against?
The entrance of the nymph is preceded by some trouble in the old pipes of the bunker, that was "state-of-the-art" in the 50s, but since then, the facilities are -- shall we say -- a bit creaky. In a sneak peek scene from the episode, we see Dean in an apron complaining to Sam that he is trying to make burgers but the "pilot light keeps going off". We hear ominous sounds of pipes groaning and creaking, long overdue for some maintenance.
While discussing how things have been breaking down lately at the bunker, Dean also asks Sam if Jack has been out of his room yet. Sam tells him that Jack is still dealing with getting his soul back. "Everything is hitting him. Everything he has done. Everything he has to do," says Sam. The long and short of it is that Jack, all-powered up, now has to take down not only God aka Chuck (Rob Benedict) but also Amara (Emily Swallow), God's sister, because one without the other would cause an imbalance that would tear creation apart. We learn that Castiel (Misha Collins) is touching base with his angel network trying to find someone who can give them a clue about where Amara is. We can't help think though that antagonizing Amara is potentially a bad idea. Right now, Amara is neutral and doesn't like God too much, refusing to help him, but that would change if Jack actively tried to kill her.
But all that lies in the future because in this episode Dean is more concerned about fixing what is wrong with the bunker. As he tells Sam, "We've fought the devil. I've killed Hitler. I think we can handle a few old pipes." The line is a testament to the crazy adventures the boys have had as we tuck in for the show's final run.
'Supernatural' airs tonight, on October 8, at 8/7c on The CW.