Remember when the TV show Family Guy showed some major plot bravery and killed off one of its major characters, swearing up and down that it was for real and that it wasn’t just some kind of publicity stunt? Well, it’s some kind of publicity stunt. That’s right, Brian Griffin is back thanks to the magic of time travel.
Even after Stewie broke his time machine and thus closed the chance of all timey-wimey shenanigans to bring Brian back, he’s back. I imagine that the fate of Vinny, Brian’s replacement, will be handled soon, if he’s not already on the show. I’m not terribly surprised that they’re bringing Brian back, considering how popular he is and how many people have been clamoring for his return. Just another Family Guy episode to forget ever happened, I guess.
“You didn’t really think we’d kill off Brian, did you?” McFarlane also tweeted, “Oh and hey… thanks for caring so much about the canine Griffin. He is overcome with gratitude.”