Yes! Castiel will return to Supernatural for 3 episodes next year

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Dec 16, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

Supernatural may still be alive and kicking in its seventh season without everyone's favorite trench-coated angel, but every fan of the show has the same question on his mind—when is Castiel coming back? Today, we finally get our answer.

[Spoilers ahead!]

When last we saw our Angel-turned-God, he had been hollowed out and cannibalized by this year's baddies, the Leviathan. Castiel's final act was to walk into a reservoir and perish, just in time to unleash the Leviathan into the world.

He sure seemed dead and gone, but this is Supernatural we're talking about, and nobody as pretty (what?) as Castiel could stay lost forever.

According to a spokesperson at Warner Bros., Misha Collins, who plays Castiel, will be returning in episode 17 along with two other episodes yet to be determined. "Please note that there's really nothing else that we are able to add about these specific episodes or the details of his return at this time."

It's interesting that the only thing guaranteed was the return of the actor and not the character. Could this mean Misha Collins could be playing someone else? If Castiel is back, how will the showrunners explain his resurrection?

More important than any other question, though—are you as excited as we are?

(via AOL TV)