*If you are not completely caught up on Supernatural this post contains spoilers*
With the Winchester brothers set to return for a thirteenth season, The man who started them on their path of monster hunting wants to make a return to the long running show. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the actor who played Sam and Dean’s father, John Winchester, spoke at a Supernatural fan convention in New Jersey and expressed his desire to reunite with the boys.
“We talk about it all the time and I’ve been saying it for years because it’s Supernatural and you can come back, as proven by every actor that’s ever been on the show. I certainly hope that at some point not only will John return in some capacity. But I think that Sam and Dean need to have some closure with this guy and I think that John would like the opportunity to have some closure, and I think you, the audience, deserves it.”
Morgan is absolutely right, people come back to life all the time in Supernatural, it’s a big part of the show, and it is strange John Winchester hasn’t been one of them. Not that I minded Mary Winchester being brought on the show, but bringing back the boys father makes more sense to me. This is some much needed fan service the show needs to provide. Perhaps John could have a purpose in coming back to help rescue his wife Mary, who is currently stuck in the alternate earth world. Fans would finally have a big happy Winchester family all back together again. Aside from an appearance at the end of Season 2 and a voice over during the third season, John Winchester hasn’t been seen on the show since the Season 2 premiere.
I have seen all seasons of the show and closure for Sam, Dean, and John does seem to be long overdue, definitely some unfinished business there. As time went on I think fans just accepted it wasn’t going to happen, that John had served his purpose on the show, and wasn’t coming back. It is hard to believe that over 13 seasons no one in the writers room said, “Hey lets bring John back this season,” perhaps that did happen at some point and they decided against it.
The wayward sons carry on October 12.
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