‘Supernatural’ Season 7: Bobby & Castiel’s Return Revealed

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 7:56 am,

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It’s been a tough season for Supernatural fans. On top of losing one fan-favorite character in the season premiere (Castiel, played by Misha Collins), viewers also had to watch as the series’ proverbial patriarch, Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver), was given a choice of either dying peacefully or sticking around to become a ghost.

Thankfully, whatever Bobby’s decision turned out to be (we still have to find out), executive producer Robert Singer revealed that “he’ll be back in one form or another.” What does that mean? Well, when it comes to Supernatural, anything is possible (and probable).

Of course, if Singer’s ambiguity isn’t enough to have you excited about Bobby’s return “in one form or another, showrunner Sera Gamble details what would happen, based on the decision Bobby made:

So one of the questions we are left with is, ‘Did Bobby move on or didn’t he?’ The great thing about the show is none of these options preclude seeing Jim Beaver again at some point down the line. We can always flash back to an earlier time in their lives, we can send them to Heaven at some point, or we can say that he made the morally ambiguous decision and became a ghost and we can explore those consequences.

And what about the angel-turned-God-turned-Leviathan-vessel, Castiel? When will we next hear the dulcet tones of an (hopefully no longer crazed) angel? The CW has already confirmed that Castiel will be making his return this March, in episode 17 of the season – and that he’ll be stick around for two additional episodes.

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While recently speaking with Zap2It, Jared Padalecki revealed that the episode in which Castiel will return is also the episode in which Sam (Padalecki) goes crazy, and that it will be Dean (Jensen Ackles) who has to handle the return of their monotone friend:

We’ve seen Sam wrestle with visions of Lucifer, and now it’s Dean’s turn to have that kind of a story. We’ll see Dean struggle to wrap his head around the Castiel issue. He’s like, ‘How do we forgive this guy? How do we trust him? That’s how we got hurt; that’s how we got burned.’ Dean’s once bitten, twice shy. We’ll see him wrestle with some of his own demons.

While not much else is known about Castiel’s return, Singer did explain that when Sam and Dean reunite with their angelic partner, that “it happens by a sure twist of fate and the Cas that they find is not exactly the Cas that left them.” Considering the Cas that left them did so by melting away into a pool of black goo, I think it’s fair to say that any type of human-form will be welcomed with open arms. Well, open-ish – there needs to be a reasonable explanation. Well… at least reasonable–ish.

That being said, the question many may be asking is why Supernatural would temporarily remove Bobby and Castiel from the series in the first place. While jokingly providing an answer, Singer said that “we try to kill all the characters that are loved.

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Continuing, Singer explained even further what their intentions are for this season:

This whole idea this year for the arc for the boys is that they would slowly become more isolated losing Cas, losing Bobby, and they didn’t have these backstops and they’re alone and hunted. And we just wanted to see what that would do to their characters. And we love Jim, but that just seemed like a logical extension of where we’re taking the guys. But there are some surprises in the last few episodes that I think people will be happy with.

After 7 years on the air, let’s hope that Singer knows the Supernatural audience enough to know what they will be happy with towards the end of this season. That being said, it’s fair to assume a lack of Bobby and/or Castiel as the series continues is not something that will leave fans happy.

With The CW strongly hinting that Supernatural Season 8 is likely to occur, one begins to wonder what the future holds… and who exactly will be involved. Already two years past Eric Kripke’s original plan for the series, it would be difficult to envision the show without all of the familiar supporting characters. Even though the intention this season was to isolate Sam and Dean, one could argue that one of the elements about the series that fans love is how Sam and Dean are almost always isolated – and yet, they are still part of this ever-expanding world of supernatural frights, which includes all of the additional characters fans have grown to love.

Taking into account the fact that most of Supernatural’s additional characters are now dead, are you for Bobby and Castiel sticking around for a bit?


Supernatural airs Friday @9pm on The CW

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Source: E! Online, Zap2It, Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Not the trickster, but the little boy that turned cast into a doll. I’d like to see where hes at and he could used to bring everybody back.

    • Jessy was the one is half Demon and half human, what if Jessy brought Dean back but not Cass. Because Cass was the one trying to kill him, so only Dean was brought back.
      Dean turns to Crowly for help and uses his soul to free on Cass on the very next eclipse?

      • no castiel didnt try to kill dean…it was the leviathans

    • i don`t understand cas and bobby will they act in 8 season?

  2. I believe one of the few angels who would still be alive would be Joshua. He would be a great asset to the boys as he is one of the few angels who is rooting for the boys. I think we should see a return of Roger Aaron Brown in season 8.

  3. I wish Balthazar was brought back. His cynical humor and couldn’t care less attitude was entertaining. Plus he was murdered by Castiel simply because he was helping Sam and Dean !!

  4. I love bobby and castiel. Especially castiel! I wanted to cry when he died. I’m in the process of watching the 7th season. I got depressed when castiel died. lol. But i’m glad to hear about him returning.

  5. I think Bobby and Castiel should stay, they are two characters that can never be replaced by anyone. If Castiel and Bobby so many fans would quit watching or just lose interest in the series. In my opinion I would be mad if Castiel and bobby left I would still watch though but just not as interested.

  6. I think Bobby and Castiel should stay, they are two characters that could never be replaced by anyone. If Castiel and Bobby left, so many fans would quit watching or just lose interest in the series. In my opinion, I would be mad if Castiel and Bobby left I would still watch though, but just not as interested.

  7. I want cas back!!! He’s a great actor! He’s my favorite!

  8. I want Castiel and Bobby back!But mostly Cas back hes my favorite character in the show!

    • I think they should keep Castiel because he’s my favorite character and 1 of the only reasons i watch the show. It just wouldn’t be the same without Castiel.

    • you can watch Season 7 on Project free tv’s website. just watch for popups.. and run a virus checker.

  9. i don’t like how bobbys gone and it is just cas, sam and dean because he has been in since the end of season 1 and he can’t just go like that, he was one of the few consistent things on the show. i bet even most of the fans needed bobby to say because he is/was a massive part of the boys lives and i cant think of supernatural without bobby he has become to important to this series.

  10. Keep bobby singer the 1 liners he comes out with when he’s with Sam and Dean are great.

  11. I have just started Season 7 on netflix and when castiel died the way he did it almost made me stop watching but I had to come online and find out whether he was coming back before I quit. He’s my favorite character by far other than Sam and Dean. I have become addicted. If he goes I know I will go as well I couldn’t bounce back after loosing him and Bobby they have become to much of the show.

  12. Team castiel!! I love him favorite character of all time! Keep him around forever!

  13. I kno with bobby and cas being gone it is giving the boys a chance to do the hunting by themselves and we all knew deep down this was gunna happen sooner or later. I just gotta hope that bobby comes back my reasons;one funny grouch , two a father figure to the boys and three a bit of a mediator between the two of them. Bring bobby back!!!

  14. Amazing how many fans can’t spell! Season 8 is going to be the last season, both Jared an Jensen are married, Jared has a son now so priorities will change if they haven’t already! The shows main support actors bobby, cas are slowly being phased out and on average shows usually get to season 8. It will be a pity but maybe they will give cas his own series like angel?

    • Season 8 is not the last season of supernatural Jared and Jensen are contracted through 10 seasons and that was way after the got married and way after Jared and his wife had a son it was just announced 2 months ago that They were contracted for 2 more years plus this one sounds to me like you don’t like the show

  15. I think that they should end the series with… a sort of mass death of all things evil (vampires and everything evil they have fought and have yet to fight throughout the entire series). I then think they should show Sam and Dean (and Bobby) living a normal, happy life. With kids. I think they should still be able to see Castiel (he’d be normal Cas. I’ve just finished watching season six and I am so heartbroken with what Cas has done. I wish for that to be fixed) and that Cas would sort of be their guardian angel so to speak and known as a close friend (even brother) to the guys (Sam and Dean) and their family. That would be a terrific ending to the series (at least in my opinion).

  16. Bobby Singer all the way. He is by far the most impressive character of all. He may not be as pretty as the others, but he has a beautiful, old soul. I LOVE BOBBY. PLEASE bring him back in flesh and blood.

  17. I feel like that this series took off too fast. I’m not trying to hate but I loved when Sam and Dean were just hunting. They should of kept hunting going on for a longer time then bring in the whole Lucifer-Apocolypse-End of the world-Castiel thing because as far as I see it this series feels like its all over the place with its messy storyline.

  18. Is bobby coming back or not plus do we get to see the vamp that helps dean get out

  19. I am still hoping to see Bobby back. More fun to see a mixture of generations, especially with Bobby.

  20. i want bobby back ….. alive !!!! bobby i miss you – come back please :(((

  21. I think they should bring castiel and bobby back but I mainly want bobby back. He’s such a smart-aleck and he’s got the whole “huggable teddy bear” side to him. He’s just perf.

  22. Hope Bobby comes back! Love the show.

  23. Bobby is the glue that holds the show together. We need to bring him back on regular bases.

  24. Yes, we need Bobby.

  25. we love you castiel please come back!!!!

  26. Season 7 hasn’t been the same without Castiel, (and the Impala). WE LOVE YOU CASTIEL, the show is not the same without you!