‘Supernatural’ Showrunner Hints at Bobby’s Return in Season 9 – Should He Come Back?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2013 at 9:41 am,

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In Supernatural season 8, fans saw the series return to its former glory. In season 9, Castiel (Misha Collins) will be returning with a (much) larger role than we was given last season. But what about Bobby (Jim Beaver)?

For many fans of the series, Bobby’s death felt more like an awkward attempt at eliciting some emotion during the “Leviathan incident” (that shall not be spoke of) instead of a realistic departure for one of the series’ favorite characters. And though Bobby did receive an emotional, well-written farewell in season 7, and a surprise saving from Hell in season 8, fans still wonder whether or not we’ll see the official return of Bobby sometime soon. After all, Heaven and Hell haven’t been an endpoint for any character in quite some time. (Plus, the season 8 finale did return to Bobby’s junkyard, albeit briefly.)

When it comes to bringing Bobby – or anyone else – back from the dead, it’s showrunner Jeremy Carver who makes that decision. Luckily, we had a chance to speak with him about all things Heaven and Hell. Here’s how he decides who to bring back:

I never think, ‘Oh wow, who can I bring back?’ I always think of it in the sense of, ‘Oh wow, who would be right for this particular story.’

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So does this mean that Bobby will be “right” to bring back in Supernatural season 9? Perhaps. According to Carver, a path has been created to allow them to do just that, if they so choose:

You know, we were saying all season, ‘You never know what’s going to happen to Bobby,’ and I think we’ve found a – I can’t believe I’m going to say this word – believable way to bring him back from Hell. I think now that Bobby is presumably in Heaven that it certainly does open up the question of whether or not we might see him again.’

Although this isn’t really a confirmation of Bobby’s return, there’s one thing that’s certain: Bobby is an important character in the story that is Supernatural. It may have been John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who helped lay the foundation for Sam and Dean to do their hunting, but it was Bobby who took over, stood in as a father figure and helped them along the way. Though Sam and Dean could have continued with their father, the relationship could have – and likely would have – slowed Sam and Dean’s character evolution.

With Supernatural season 9 setting itself up for a Heavenly battle, thanks to “Marv” (Curtis Armstrong), there’s more than enough opportunities available to bring Bobby back, somehow. And if they do, in whatever way they can think up, it’s doubtful that fans of the series will complain about how it was done, they’ll just be happy that it actually happened.

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Supernatural season 9 premieres September/October 2013 on CW

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  1. Please And ith Sugar And Cherry On Top Bring back Bela Talbot

  2. Please And with Sugar And Cherry On Top Bring back Bela Talbot

    • Ummmmm! Bella is a little busy running for her life from flesh eating zombies (walkers). But just to comment further,…. With all of the beautiful women that have graces the screen for this show she is by far the most beautiful!! And thats saying something!

  3. my wife and I are both in agreement please please please bring back Gabriel / the trickster, we love him & think he’s awesome along with Bobby

    • i totally agree

  4. I’m almost at the end of Season 8, now I can’t wait till season 9 comes out. Anyone know when it reaches the UK?
    I hate waiting. loving Cass being human and I do miss Bobby, he brought the boys together, always.
    Lori x

  5. Without Bobbys return it seems with all the conflict happening to Sam and Dean they would be better off with him than without.

  6. looking forward to season 9 & 10 hope it goes on for 11 and 12. I love the show.

  7. Wait why not bring back the mother and farther I mean really if you can bring back every tom dick n harry you could bring back the parents I personally would like to see that and now heavens is opened up there no excuse not to bring them back..

  8. Please bring back bobby loved his character

  9. Please bring back bobby. He should of being in more of season 8 very sad. Hope to see him in season 9 thanks.

  10. Bobby is me and my husband’s favorite character. We would love to see him return for good! Also I agree with the comment above about Gabriel. Bring him back too!

  11. Sam & Dean just found out about their Legacy status last season and have barely even begun to realize the potential of what they’re sitting on! The old man flat out told Sam that every spell, magical object, and other bad @ss save the day type relic is all under one roof! That building just happens to be the boys new club house! If there’s a way to bring back Bobby, The Trickster, other beloved fallen hunters and friends, or even their own mom & dad, they’ll find it!

  12. Please bring Bobby back!!!! He was also a big part of what made the show!!!! Love Deans comedic and tough and serious role on the show! Keeps it interesting.wish they would write Sam in to loosen up some and have a little humor every once in a while like in the earlier episodes when they were a little younger.they keep him way too serious all the time.love to watch them both.i don’t miss an episode or a rerun,ever!!!!!! Best show on t.v.