Supernatural's Jim Beaver on Bobby's 'Wistful' Heaven, Concerns About Dean

Supernatural Season 10 Spoilers

Heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for Bobby Singer.

On Wednesday’s Supernatural (The CW, 9/8c), fan favorite Jim Beaver reprises his role as the Winchesters’ beloved, deceased father figure when Sam and Castiel seek out his help.

Bobby’s all for getting back in the game since the afterlife isn’t, well, quite as heavenly for the hunter as Beaver imagined it would be, the actor tells TVLine below. He also previews Bobby’s worries about Dean’s Mark of Cain plight and reveals the kind of episode for which he’d like to return.

TVLINE | Are you surprised they’re still finding ways to bring you back?
No, I’m usually surprised they haven’t found more. Various writers have told me that they’re always keeping an eye open for potential Bobby episodes. It’s just a matter of being true to the mythos of the show, being true to the show’s natural rules. But I think they always welcome a chance to have [Bobby] back for a bit. I, personally, welcome any opportunity. I really love the character, and I really love playing him and I love playing with the guys. It’s a great gig, and I miss it when I’m not there.

TVLINE | When you got the script for this episode, was there anything about Bobby’s storyline that surprised you?
I haven’t seen any of the episodes that take place in Heaven. It was kind of revealing to me to find out what Bobby’s Heaven is like, what he’s been doing and how he feels about being there. So I wouldn’t call it surprise, but it was very informative. I look at it and I go, “Well, I’m not sure that would be my idea of Heaven.” But everybody has their own in the Supernatural universe, each Heaven is designed specifically for the person. Maybe it’s natural that Jim’s idea of Heaven wouldn’t be the same as Bobby’s.

TVLINE | Last time we saw Bobby, it wasn’t really him but a manifestation of Sam’s subconscious. So now that we’re actually seeing him, how is he faring? Is he happy in Heaven?
I think he’s a little wistful. He’s content, but he kind of misses being on the hunt. My sense is that Bobby misses the old game and misses the danger and the adventure of it. I know he misses the boys. But I guess if you’re going to go to Heaven, you’ve got to take some bitter with the sweet. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Is there any love for Bobby in Heaven? He had a wife that he really loved who died… Is that mentioned?
It’s not addressed in this episode, no. Interesting question. That would actually be kind of cool. I guess Karen Singer’s got her own Heaven somewhere and maybe it doesn’t include picking up after Bobby. [Laughs] But I know he’d love to see her again.

TVLINE | Sam and Cas need Bobby’s help. What can he do for them all the way from Heaven?
There are doors and keys and access and resources that reside only in Heaven and only somebody who’s already established there can make use of them. So Sam and Cas have to reach out to somebody, they have to find an “inside man.” Who better than the guy they know? They probably know some other people in Heaven, but you always look for help from the people closest to you.

TVLINE | What does Bobby make of Dean’s situation with the Mark of Cain?
Oh, he’s just delighted by it. [Laughs] No. He’s very concerned and certainly Bobby and Sam have a very serious discussion about how to resolve the issue with Dean. And I think Bobby’s very frustrated, being at a distance from the situation. I really feel like in Bobby’s real Heaven, he’d be jumping back in with both feet into the mess that Dean is in.

Supernatural Season 10 SpoilersTVLINE | Did you get a chance to watch the 200th episode and their homage to Bobby?
I did, and I thought that was pretty cool. I thought Bobby looked prettier than usual. That was a fun episode. Every season, they do one or two or three really fun episodes — fun in the sense that it must have been really fun to shoot — and I’ve managed to miss a lot of those. I missed “The French Mistake.” The one where things get a little wacky, I would really dig being in one of those. I love the ones where it’s pure adventure or pure heart and all of that. But if there’s anything I’ve missed over the 10 seasons, it’s been getting to be in the really offbeat ones.

TVLINE | Have they talked to you about bringing you back yet again?
They haven’t specifically said anything about anything more, but I do know that they’re very fond of the character and they’re always looking for a way to make use of him in a way that fits in well for the show. So I have little doubt that I’ll be back as often as it’s practical.

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20 Comments
  1. CR says:

    Killing off Bobby was the dumbest move from the show and it still pisses me off to this day. Thrilled to see they got him back for this episode, now if they can just get Chuck to restore his body so he can return all will be well.

    • Ron says:

      I’t good to see Bobby’s back; he is one of my favorite characters on this show. While we’re at it, let’s bring back Rufus.

      • CR says:

        I’m all for seeing Rufus again. Dark Side of the Moon is one of my all time favorite episodes, he cracks me up every time I hear “I’m cool with it”.

    • Rowan77 says:

      The episode where Bobby died was one of the best this show’s ever done – but at what cost? I love Jim Beaver and make a point of watching shows he’s in (unless they’re bad, then after a few viewings, he’s on his own). Every time he comes back to Supernatural I do a little happy dance in my head. Bobby’s one of my fav characters of all time.

    • rockerrick says:

      I could not agree more! It must have been over money because the show has suffered tremendously because of his absence.

  2. “Who better than the guy they know?” their dad…

  3. Jacob says:

    They need to bring Bobby back and make him a regular. His relationship with the boys was always one of the best parts of the show.

    • rockerrick says:

      Right ON! The show suffers without his presence. He has made it known that he wishes to return as a regular. One has the strong feeling that money is the core issue.

  4. Raz says:

    They need to bring Bobby, John and Gabe back.

  5. 49erFaithFulSexy#7 says:

    Awesome! Bobby Back, even Better, He’s cool. Plus, this episode will be exciting to watch, since the episode is going to be about Dean, and the the Mark of Cain. Finally, we get an episode that touches more on The Mark of Cain And Hot Dean.

  6. rockerrick says:

    Once the show lost Jim Beaver, they also lost a great deal of the soul of the show. The producers would be wise to bring Mr. Beaver back as a regular. His fees would be well worth paying as the show has been slipping. I am a huge fan from the beginning and will continue to watch no matter what. Nevertheless, Jim Beaver’s absence is noticeable.

  7. Kellinda says:

    I’m glad to see Bobby, I hope the find a way to make him a regular again. In a prefect world both Bobby and Kevin would be nice, but if I had to choose just 1 it would be Bobby #Idgit

  8. carol lane says:

    I loved seeing Bobby back with the boys. He is part of them! Plus he always has good advice for them, he has always looked out for them. They need direction sometimes!

  9. Tuck says:

    It was a big mistake to kill off Bobby. Please bring Bobby back as a regular.

  10. Cathy says:

    Glad to see Bobby back again. He was The adoptive father figure for not only Sam and Dean but also Cas. Also miss his wit and humor, something sadly now lacking in the show. Please bring him back, it was such a big mistake to kill him off.

  11. MStoddart says:

    agreed all around Bobby Singer is a must have on this show… I mean seriously with Dean coming back from hell and purgatory, and same from the cage I see no reason why Bobby can’t come back I mean if there was a place to come back from (and still have your soul intact) heaven would be the place right. The boys especially Dean clearly need him right now. Bobby was there Rock now its like they are just floating around without any real purpose, while we are at it we need a new Garth Episode dude Is hilarious

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