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Arrow is ending. The news has been a lot for fans and Arrow-verse’s stars to absorb. You can now add The Flash’s Grant Gustin to the growing list of the Arrow-verse’s ensemble to react with their goodbyes. In a touching Instagram post, Gustin honored his frequent co-star Stephen Amell. See it for yourself below:

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It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year. Ever since I started doing this, it’s always been “Flash & Arrow” (or really this should of said “Arrow & Flash” on it’s cover....right, Stephen?)We don’t get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year. But when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not JUST a special kind of hell. It’s just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in super suits, and get paid to play make believe on tv. It’s something that wouldn’t happen year after year if it weren’t for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It’s always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he’s always put towards it. I will never forget ohh soo many memories we shared together during our hundreds, if not thousands of hours of crossover filming. Thank you to everyone who was a part of making Arrow for letting me come on this journey with you all. Congratulations on a badass show that will live on forever. I’ll never forget binge watching season one and being scared shitless my first day on set, seeing you all in person. Stephen, you’re a legend. Maybe this means we can hang out more?

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So many emotions! Grant Gustin did not hold back. In his missive, Gustin praised the passion that Stephen Amell has brought to the Arrow-verse. As many know and Gustin touches on, The Flash is a spinoff of Arrow. In his post, the actor goes on to discuss his nerves when coming onto the set of Arrow for the first time, having binge-watched the first season.

Make sure you click to the right to see a picture of Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell hanging out together. It is cool to see them out of costume and sharing what appears to be a neat conversation as themselves. Albeit, their social media posts in-character have never disappointed.

The good news is that Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell’s time doing crossovers together is not over yet. Amidst the bitter announcement of Arrow coming to an end, there was the positive aspect of the show continuing for another season. Arrow’s eighth and final installment will be an abbreviated run for the series.

The final season of Arrow is currently set to span ten episodes. A regular season usually runs for around 23 episodes. Arrow fans can comfort themselves with the knowledge that The Flash and Arrow will enjoy another crossover together. This one is destined to be all the more poignant considering the circumstances.

Despite their conflicting schedules, Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell have managed to forge a bond. As anyone who has followed the pair on social media can attest, their coverage of the crossovers has been nothing short of epic.

Grant Gustin made his debut as Barry Allen on Arrow, all the way back in Season 2. That episode aired almost six years ago in 2013. Gustin’s outing as Barry was a success and a full-blown spinoff was not too far behind. The actor’s appreciation for how Arrow opened the door and laid the foundation for his current series is admirable.

Indeed. Television would not have the Arrow-verse were it not for its namesake. Before bidding a final farewell, fans have the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover to look forward to. There should be no shortage of Arrow-verse excitement in the lead up to it.

Grant Gustin is spot-on about Arrow living on in perpetuity. The show can step away from television, but its legacy and the ability to revisit it will not end. New episodes of The Flash air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, while Arrow airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. The Arrow-verse series are among those airing new during the midseason.

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