Today’s brought some sad news for The Flash fans, as it’s been announced that two cast members who’ve been with The CW show since the very beginning are leaving in season 7. Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco Ramon, and Tom Cavanagh, who’s embodied the various different Harrison Wellses, are set to exit the DC series later on this run. And seeing as these two are among the most beloved characters on Team Flash, Arrowverse fans are devastated over the news.
Cavanagh, who’s not been seen since 7×03, is thought to return for episodes 9 and 10 with his final appearance being kept as a surprise. Valdes, meanwhile, who’s increasingly taken a back seat in the storylines over the past couple of years, is believed to see out the rest of this run. There are no current plans for either to feature in the next season of the show, but the possibility is there for them to come back in a guest capacity.
Still, fans aren’t pleased with this and below you can find just some of the reactions going around social media:
Tom and Carlos leaving sucks and hurts even though it was expected. I hope s8 would be the last season of the show and now I hope both of them come back for the series finale #TheFlash pic.twitter.com/FlUshCvrKQ
— Flash ⚡️ミ ☆ 🎬 (@TheWarblersGlee) May 4, 2021
I planned on catching up on the Flash but naw I’m good
— Josh (@LaflareTMC) May 4, 2021
cisco and wells are leaving the flash after this season? 😭 im devastated, they're the only reason i watch anymore😭
— gitanjali 👻 (@gitanjelli) May 4, 2021
It definitely does piss me off that Carlos/Cisco/Vibe was so underused in #TheFlash. Even when he did have his powers, they never utilized them properly. Cisco has been around since s1 and yet we know LITTLE to nothing about the guy. So much wasted potential!!
— ashley (@shyesplease) May 4, 2021
It’s all very sad.
I am very sad to hear that because Tom played two iconic characters in Eobard Thawne the Reverse Flash and Harry Wells. Carlos was also very entertaining and charming as Cisco. https://t.co/pTQx7i17Bg
— Laith (@Laith_DC_Heroes) May 4, 2021
Or, to put it another way…
Ow… my heart… 💔😢 https://t.co/NfKNVNob4e
— Ryan Huelsman (@TheAmazingRyGuy) May 4, 2021
— g || obx brain rot (@jjmaybank) May 4, 2021
Are Cisco and Wells the life of the series?
What the?!? They literally are the life of the series. 🙄🙄🙄 https://t.co/LngOcFhOAh
— Big Mac 마크 크리스티안 (@senomar_m) May 4, 2021
Even if you don’t agree with that, you have to admit that the show won’t be the same once they’ve left.
The show won’t be the same without them!! 😭😭😭 https://t.co/R1E0zjKILl
— Jack (@jackinfinity203) May 4, 2021
It’s the end of an era, but is it the end of the whole series?
Deadline, who broke the news of Valdes and Cavanagh’s exit, likewise confirmed that Grant Gustin is already locked in for at least one more season. Meanwhile, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker and Jesse L. Martin – the other three original cast members left standing – are in the midst of negotiating new deals to return. There’s no current word on whether the next run could be it for the show, but it’s believed that The CW is desperate to keep it going.
The Flash might be losing two of its most popular characters, but on the upside, we’ve got them for a few more episodes yet. Having just taken a short hiatus, season 7 continues on The CW from tonight, May 4th.