The final episode opened with “a message from Dr Anthony Fauci”, with Kate McKinnon reprising her role as the often controversial infectious disease expert.
“This is your boy, Fauci, the patron saint of Purell,” said the false Fauci, inviting a group of doctors to play out different scenarios to try and teach Americans “the correct behavior of masks.”
“The CDC has announced that people who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask, outside or inside. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? McKinnon’s Fauci said. But “a lot of people had questions, for example, what does that mean? What are you talking about? Is it a trap?
The first simulated scenario had a couple walking into a bar – with Beck Bennett telling Aidy Bryant that the fact that he “walked into a bar at 11 am” should have been proof enough that he was not “vaxxed” .
In the following storyline, Bowen Yang played an airline passenger who told him he had to keep his mask on when not eating or drinking – but instead, being so sexually frustrated with the lockdown, he asks. for the flight attendant to ‘knock’, telling him, ‘Jump on, let’s go for a real spin.
“The lesson should have been, you need masks on airplanes. Not everybody [is] excited now, ”Fauci complained of McKinnon.
The next scene saw Alex Moffat and Cecily Strong at a “big enough gathering” without any masks.
“We don’t have to because we’re outside… the Capitol building! Strong said, pulling out a gun as Moffat donned a MAGA hat. “Now let’s go get them!” Strong said.
” Okay. It was a very specific example, but precise in terms of masks, ”said the fake Fauci.
In another scene, a shopper at the store said he didn’t need a mask because he was gay, while the clerk bragged about being an “ally”.
Then Chloe Fineman played a woman on a date who was horrified when Andrew Dismukes finally removed her face and saw his goatee.
” Oh no! I don’t like the back of his face. Looks like you’ve grown mold under your mask, ”she said, her date telling her to wear the mask over her eyes instead.
Pete Davidson then played a New York subway pervert who was more concerned with “where should I masturbate” because “buses, ferries, and subways all seem to be great options.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll put a mask on first,” he said with a wink.
Highlighting the confusion between different scenarios, the last showed four friends who were only half vaccinated and were traveling by train from Florida to the UK with one elderly and another a baby.
“How many of us should wear masks and in what order?” Kenan Thompson asked fake Fauci’s confusion.
The finale was titled “All is well again, a vision with the future”, with a group dancing together now that everyone was vaccinated and they never need a mask again.
As they celebrated how much easier life was, Bennett ended the calm by saying, “Now let’s talk about Israel.”
McKinnon’s Fauci ended by telling everyone to “please get the vaccine and enjoy life without a mask” – adding after a pause: “Except this audience you have to keep them. ”