No one told him to do it. But Supernatural actor Jim Beaver, whose character was killed several weeks ago, knew that pretending to have an ongoing movie project in the Vancouver area (where the show films) would throw fans of the show off the scent of his surprise return at the end of the last new episode.
“They didn’t really say anything to me other than ‘Keep it quiet,’” he says. “But I knew I was going to get spotted. I was going to go to the grocery store and someone was going to say that I was here and [assume] I’m coming back to life. So I needed a cover story and made up this story about an abominable snowman movie that I was shooting an hour out of Vancouver. And it turned into something really fun.” Fun and very realistic. After his ultimately temporary departure and before his return, he’d tweet photos, and post updates via Facebook. “If you go back and look at some of those things in retrospect, you’ll get an idea of just how much fun I was having.”
The effort was worth it.
The reveal that Bobby had been following the brothers around in ghost form was something many fans had caught on to — as hints were dropped in the past few weeks. But a reappearance from Beaver in the flesh seemed out of the cards. To be fair, Bobby’s still not “in the flesh,” per se. His spirit, however, shown to be tied to his old flask, which Dean (Jensen Ackles) had carried around since Bobby died. READ FULL STORY »