As Supernatural enters season 9, Sam and Dean will have to deal with what occurred in the season 8 finale, when the angels fell from heaven and Marv took over. But they won’t have to do it alone – Bobby is back!

Although Bobby’s return has been hinted at several times – including a conversation we had with showrunner Jeremy Carver before the last season came to an end – Jim Beaver, the idjit himself, has reveal on Twitter that will officially be returning to the show next season. How? Unfortunately, that’s still unknown, but Beaver did say that it’s not in the way fans expect.

You can read Beaver’s tweets below:

As you can see from Beaver’s tweets, the way in which Bobby will return will likely surprise fans who think they know what’s coming next – but could it really?

In the Supernatural season 8 finale, Sam and Dean watched as Metatron completed the spell which caused the angels to fall to Earth. So is it assumed that Bobby has fallen to Earth, or is it that Bobby could still be in Heaven, behind enemy lines, so to speak? Or could it be something completely different? It appears the question isn’t so much how Bobby is coming back, but what, exactly, Beaver believes is the most popular opinion among the fans.

Next question: When?

Since Supernatural just began filming season 9 – out of order, once again – it’s a bit difficult to figure out exactly which episode Bobby will make his return in, but if they’re relatively sticking to the same production schedule, it’s likely that the script Beaver is referencing in his tweets is for episode 4 or 5.

No matter how or when Bobby returns, it’s the fact that he is returning that matters most. For everything Jeremy Carver has done for the series since his return as showrunner, the loss of Bobby still felt like one of the biggest mistakes that needed to be righted. Now, thankfully, fortunately, Jim Beaver will be returning.
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Supernatural season 9 premieres October 15