Years before he showed viewers his lethal swing on AMC's The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was fighting demonic forces on Supernatural as John Winchester, the father of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). In the upcoming 300th episode of the series this February, Morgan will reprise his role as John for the first time in more than a decade, and Entertainment Weekly shared new photos from the long-awaited reunion.
Morgan will return as John Winchester this season (the show's 14th season overall) on Supernatural in an episode titled "Lebanon." Directed by Robert Singer from a script by Andrew Dabb and Meredith Glynn, "Lebanon" will air on The CW on February 7th, 2019, so viewers won't have to wait much longer to see the return of John Winchester. Morgan last played the beloved character in the 2008 episode "Long Distance Call," and he appeared onscreen as John in 2007's "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2."
According to EW, here's what Ackles had to say about how John Winchester returns:
“Dean is faced with essentially a genie in a bottle, and this is what he would truly wish for if his heart could speak.”
EW also reveals that in the "altered reality" of the 300th episode, the Winchester brothers will encounter Zachariah (Kurt Fuller) and a "different (though familiar) version" of Castiel (Misha Collins). As indicated by the photos below, the 300th episode will also feature Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester.
In a previous statement via Deadline, executive producer Andrew Dabb hinted that Morgan won't be the only familiar face returning to the series:
“We’re incredibly excited to have Jeffrey back for this milestone episode, and think fans will love what we have planned for his character… and a few other surprise guest stars.”
It looks like the 300th episode of Supernatural will be quite the celebration, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.
Photos by Dean Buscher/The CW via EW: