Now, as a fan of any well written series, that's when you know that they didn't want to kill him to begin with. I think we all knew that Victor was going to make his grand re-entrance, and it's no surprise that it's right before the winter hiatus. Also, let's be honest, you don't cast someone like James Marsters to play Victor Hess unless he is going to stick around for a while.
Also, I have no idea if it has been made official, but having met Norman Reedus a couple months ago at a horror convention, he said there is a possibility that his character, Victor's younger brother, will also be making a return to the series.
In last week's episode, with the help of Chin, Steve found out that his mother's accident when he was a teenager, in fact wasn't an accident at all. He was in the middle investigating is own wife's murder when Victor killed him. The question is whether the Hess brothers have anything to do with Steve's mother's murder or not.
Whether Victor makes it out of this alive or not, this is going to be an episode no one wants to miss.