This is definitely in the spoiler category, so if you don’t want to know what will be happening in an upcoming episode of ‘Supernatural,’ then grab some salt and look away…

One of the most heart-wrenching events in ‘Supernatural’s ten-season history was the death of “Uncle” Bobby, or rather Bobby Singer (played by Jim Beaver), a close friend of John Winchester, who took John’s sons Dean and Sam under his care after John’s death.  He served as a mentor, training the boys to become the hunters they are today, as well as a nurturing-but-gruff surrogate father.  Uncle Bobby remained one of the most visible and recurring supporting characters on the series until his Season Seven death, being shot in the head by the leader of the Leviathans, Dick Roman.  Prior to that, Bobby was one of the most important supporting characters on the show and his death was one of the most devastating for fans.

Despite his status as being deceased, the character continued to play a role in the series, becoming a ghost that the Winchester brothers can’t see or hear.  Eventually, with the help of the spirit of another hunter/ghost Annie, Bobby becomes strong enough to instruct the Winchesters to burn his flask, which would set him free.

But of course, his… er… spirit continued to linger over later episodes.

But what’s a little death?  Beaver will be reprising the role of Bobby in an upcoming episode, set to air on April 1st.  (If this turns out to be an April Fools joke… grrrrr!)  In the episode, Sam and Castiel seek the aid of someone in Heaven and set out to find Bobby.

Unfortunately, don’t look forward to a permanent return.  But if you need some more Jim Beaver in your life, he can be seen this fall (specifically October 16, 2015) in Guillermo Del Toro’s horror film ‘Crimson Peak,’ co-starring with genre favorites Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, also my pick to play He-Man/Prince Adam in that ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie I know will never get made), Jessica Chastain (‘Interstellar‘), Tom Hiddleston (duh), Burn Gorman (‘Torchwood‘ and also ‘Pacific Rim’) and Doug Jones (‘Hellboy‘).

So, are you idjits looking forward to a possibly bittersweet reunion with Uncle Bobby?

Source: Entertainment Weekly