There have been a lot of fan theories regarding what will happen on Supernatural after the shocking season 3 finale, which left Dean (Jensen Ackles) suspended in Hell after a grisly demise.  Creator Eric Kripke has teased that the elder Winchester will remain dead for quite some time, but what does that mean for the future of the series?  Will Ackles not appear in certain episodes?  Will Sam (Jared Padalecki) be left to hunt demons on his own for a while?  There are numerous ways season 4 could play out, and the grand plan has remained a mystery until now.

Kripke recently spoke with TV Guide and revealed some very interesting details regarding Dean’s return.  Read on only if you want to know spoilers for Supernatural‘s fourth season premiere.

Fans of the late Dean Winchester can finally breathe a sigh of relief, because the September 18 season premiere opens with the character waking up in our world after his stint in Hell.  It’s four months after the finale, and Dean has absolutely no memory of the pain he endured.  “What happened to Dean in Hell and to Sam when he had to be a hunter by himself will slowly come to light,” Kripke told TV Guide.  “It gives us a nice opportunity for an internal struggle for Dean and for the brothers to surprise each other.”

I’m actually surprised by this plan to bring Dean back so quickly.  I figured that Sam and Bobby would find a way to spring him from Hell by the end of the first or second episode, but having him wake up on Earth at the beginning of the premiere is unexpected.  If Sam has nothing to do with Dean’s resurrection, who is responsible for bringing him back?  What purpose will he serve now that he’s back amongst the living?  These are questions that will likely be explored throughout season 4.

Keep checking BuddyTV for more news about the upcoming season, and remember that we’ll be reporting from the Supernatural Comic-Con panel on Sunday, July 27.

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– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TV Guide
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