The Flash has seen several characters leave in the last two seasons. We had to say goodbye to Ralph Dibney for… obvious reasons. We’ve lost Tom Cavanagh, Harrison Wells, now as a series regular. Next week we say goodbye to Cisco Ramone (Carlos Valdes) and Kamila (Victoria Park). The CW released new photos for Cisco’s last episode!
Cisco has become a staple on the show, and he’s been there since the very first episode. In fact, in the preview for next week’s The Flash, Barry says as much. “You were there when I first opened my eyes”, or something along those lines.
It’s a hard blow to be dealt. Losing Cisco so soon after losing Wells will change the show forever, and Cisco will be dearly missed. We are not ready to say goodbye to Cisco at all, but it looks like we don’t have a choice.
Valdes opened up recently, speaking with comicbook.com about his departure as Cisco. He said that Cisco’s situation sort of mirrors his own as an actor. Here’s what he told ComicBook.com.
“This is a heavy question. I felt like there was a perfect kind of synergy between Cisco’s trajectory and my trajectory as a person,” Valdes said. “Eric Wallace has sort of been weaving in these new energies into the show, and they’re amazing energies, honestly, because they don’t just revitalize the energy of the narrative, they’re also kind of revitalizing our cast dynamics in a really interesting way. But I think Cisco has always sort of had this seed in him of not really feeling too sure about the responsibility of being on this team, I think, and that’s the seed that was hinted at when he chose to sort of take the cure and leave his powers behind, which drew a lot of controversy.”
He went on, “But I think his decision to sort of step away and build his own thing and sort of have more of his own thing with Kamila, I think the new energy in the story, the new people on the team made it easier for him to reach that decision. And you know, Cisco, he’s very proud of the work he does, very proud of his tech. He’s very proud of his suits. And so I think when Chester came along, he saw somebody that was so uniquely equipped to take on those responsibilities and those specialties that, I think, enabled him to come to that decision. And similarly for me, seeing the sort of, for lack of a better term, new blood come into our show, that helped me reach my decision, too. I eventually, at a certain point, realized like ‘Oh, I’m not scared to move on anymore because the show is such a strong show that sort of new ensemble will lift it and make it better than it used to be.'”
Cisco’s last episode is almost here…
We’re going to put the episode synopsis below, followed by the new pictures! Catch this episode of The Flash next Tuesday on The CW.
CISCO LEAVES CENTRAL CITY – Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Kamila (guest star Victoria Park) tell the team they are leaving Central City. However, Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) don’t have much time to digest the news because a new version of Rainbow Raider (guest star Jona Xiao) strikes and OG Team Flash must join together one final time to save the city. Philip Chipera directed the episode written by Kelly Wheeler & Jeff Hersh.