Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer

When Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) was killed off on Season 8 of Supernatural, he got one of the best send-offs in TV history with a moving, buttersweet episode dispatching him to heaven. But you know how those Supernatural fans are, and they weren’t going to stand for that. The public outcry over Bobby’s death was so great that the writers have decided to bring him back from the dead for Season 9; Well, sort of bring him back anyway. Bobby Singer will indeed return to Season 9 of Supernatural as a ghost to haunt his favorite  “sons.”

Okay guys, I love Bobby as much as anyone, but c’mon.

Beaver himself broke the news via Twitter, and while he breathed incredible life and humor into such a great character, how much can the Supernatural writers milk this death? And how are they gonna pull this one off? Well, seems the only ones who know right now are the writers and Beaver himself, who teased fans on Twitter by telling them he “Read the script. Didn’t see this one coming. Whatever you think it is—it ain’t.”

I don’t know what they have up their sleeves, but they better make it good to justify returning him from one of their most poignant episodes ever. (Yes, they can get all sensitive and stuff on Supernatural.) E! Online theorized that maybe since all the angels in heaven were expelled at the end of last season, Bobby may be coming back as a fallen angel. Now that could be interesting. And we might be able to forgive them for not letting poor ol’ Bobby rest in peace.

Queue up a little AC/DC “Back in Black” for his return to Supernatural Season 9.