Hey - When was Misha listed as a regular for Season 13? When they announced that they were confirmed for season 13? I've seen this around and I just want to be really sure before I let myself calm down and believe my heart and soul of the show is going to be okay. This show doesn't work without Misha, in my opinion.
Hello! First and foremost, he’s listed as a main character in season thirteen on Supernatural wikipedia page:
He’s also listed as one of three confirmed characters for season thirteen here:
There was also apparently a tweet confirming from one of the writing staff, but it was deleted before I could see it (to build suspense, probably.)
Moreover, Dabb loves Cas, and seems to have a lot of fun with him as a character. He wrote some of the best Cas-centric episodes, loves Team Free Will, and I seriously doubt he’d ever get rid of Cas for real.
He also wrote last season’s finale, in which Cas believes Dean to be dead, so this season leaving off with Dean believing Cas to be permanently dead provides perfect (if sadistic) symmetry.
Finally, I’ll remind you that Cas was very definitively “dead” for most of season seven, not to mention all the times he briefly exploded before that, and he always wound up popping up again, just as I’m absolutely sure he will next season.
So sit back, read some of the many, fluffy fanfics available (I’m going to create a masterpost of those later, just to help calm everybody’s nerves) and know that there’s no way he’s gone for good. Just for the summer.