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Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been a heart transplant patient in Grey’s Anatomy, the husband of Nancy Botwin in Weeds, and a baseball-bat swinging psychopathic murdered-cum-gang boss in The Walking Dead, but, for the purpose of this article, most fans will probably know him for his role as John Winchester in The CW series Supernatural.
Whilst the monster hunting family’s patriarch has been dead since the show’s second season, Morgan still holds out hope that he may, someday, return to the cult favourite series, over a decade later.
Courtesy of TV Guide, Morgan spoke to Supernatural fans on the weekend commencing 22nd September at a Supernatural convention in New Jersey and had the following to say;
“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 [Winchester] return in some capacity.
But I think that Sam [played by Jared Padalecki] and Dean [played by Jensen Ackles] 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.”
As Morgan pointed out, every other actor that has appeared on Supernatural and died has, at least once, been revived, and even series leads Sam and Dean have been to Hell and back on a number of occasions – literally.
However, as I am reliably informed by Wikipedia, John sacrificed his life and soul in the season 2 premiere to save Dean and, as such, has remained dead, appearing only via flashbacks and time-travel segments wherein old footage was rehashed for narrative reasons (though Morgan did lend his voice to a season 3 episode).
The long and short of it is, however, that Morgan is deeply interested in returning to the series and thinks that the show’s producers should give fans that closure, and we like JDM on What the Nerd Heard, even if he did kill off Glenn.
Supernatural will return to The CW for its 13th season on 12th October in America, with a tentative UK premiere date sometime early 2018.