Thanks to the CW’s Twitter mole, LilMissX, we now have a sneak peek at an upcoming Supernatural episode that will feature the return of John Winchester.  But before you get too excited, relax: Jeffrey Dean Morgan is not back.

Instead, this new photo is from an upcoming episode tentatively titled “Back to the Future II.”  As you might imagine, it’s another flashback episode, which means the Papa Winchester we’ll meet again is the young one.

Matthew Cohen, who first appeared as Young John in season 4’s “In the Beginning,” returns, as you can see in the photo where he’s featured with Dean.

I know it might not be as cool as having the original Papa Winchester back, but it should be interesting to see how the past ties back to the Lucifer/Apocalypse storyline.

Supernatural returns with new episodes Thursday, January 21 at 9pm on the CW.

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