It’s official: Chuck is back. After much anticipation and speculation, TV Line confirmed that Rob Benedict is returning to Supernatural. He is set to appear in Episode 20 of Season 11. As exciting as that news is, if fans are hoping to learn more details about his comeback, they’re going to be disappointed.
The ins and outs of Chuck’s story line are being kept under wraps, but seeing as Season 11 has heavily focused on The Darkness (aka Amara) and the fact that she is God’s sister, well, Chuck may very well be returning as God. If that’s the case, then Amara had better watch her back, because God appears to hold the key in how to destroy The Darkness once and for all.
Ever since Chuck disappeared in the Season 5 finale, fans have wondered if Prophet Chuck is now God. No one has ever confirmed or denied the theories, but now that Season 11 has heavily discussed God and his relationship with Amara, it definitely seems likely.
Even Supernatural favorite Richard Speight Jr. (Gabriel/The Trickster) confessed to SheKnows how much he’d love to see Benedict as God. “Listen, I love where they’re going with this story line, and I know how they planted that seed that God is sort of the answer to this problem [with The Darkness],” Speight revealed in December 2015. “I know the ‘Chuck is God theory,’ which certainly I believe.”
If Chuck isn’t God, then maybe he’ll just show up to help out Sam and Dean. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s popped up out of nowhere. During the 200th episode, Benedict made a surprise cameo at the very end of the episode. For those who don’t recall, he was the “publisher” who came to see the Supernatural high school musical.
It doesn’t really matter whoever Benedict shows up as, because it’s always wonderful when a fan favorite returns to Supernatural. But really, here’s hoping he’s God, because his emergence is long overdue.
Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.