For those ‘Supernatural’ fans who were hoping hunter and father-figure Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) would be returning to The CW series on a permanent basis (or for at least a few episodes), but were extremely disappointed by his Season 9 return, it seems Beaver feels your pain and heartache.
About five hours ago, Beaver took to his Facebook page to apologize for misleading fans about Bobby’s so-called return. He writes, “Something's been eating at me for a while, and I think I need to say something about it. A while back, I made a big deal out of announcing I was coming back to SUPERNATURAL. It sounded like I was coming back for good or at least as a more frequent guest. That isn't what happened. I came back for an imaginary appearance in the season opener and then disappeared again."
He continues, “It has bothered me ever since that people may have felt misled by my announcement. I just want to apologize to any who felt that way and say that it was not my intention to mislead.”
Like all of us who were “misled” by the announcement that Bobby was returning in an unexpected way, so was Beaver, “The fact is, when I made the announcement, I thought Bobby was indeed coming back this season in a very real sense, and that I would be doing at least a few episodes. I didn't know the season's story line at the time and I figured with the change in Heaven's status, that some way had been found for Bobby to come back. But as it turns out, that wasn't what was planned at all, and had I known, I would have handled that public announcement very differently or not made it at all.”
He goes on to say he “would never deliberately mislead [the] fans unless there [was] a good reason for doing so, such as protecting the surprise of [his] return in season 7.”
In addition to his apology, Beaver also shows his appreciation for the fans, especially since “the beefcake comes in the form of the younger guys on the show.” Yes, we all love our ripped Winchester boys aka Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), but who doesn't want the beloved Bobby Singer back? The more Bobby, the better.
Beaver also adds he doesn’t “know if or when Bobby will ever return” to ‘Supernatural,’ but he has “little doubt that he'll show up someday in some way.”
Raise your hand if you want Beaver to make his triumphant return (in the flesh, and none of this ghost stuff) to ‘Supernatural’? Do you feel like you were misled by Bobby’s return?
‘Supernatural’ airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.