It's been a stressful time for Cisco fans ever since the final stretch of The Flash's fifth season, when a very alarming rumor regarding the character reared its head. Reports alleged that actor Carlos Valdes was looking to exit The CW series, and that Season 5 could be his last season.
At first, it just sounded like a completely baseless and unfounded rumor, but then the season ended with Cisco taking the metahuman cure so that he could live a normal life. Understandably, fans went on high alert, but is Carlos Valdes leaving The Flash? The actor cleared the air at San Diego Comic-Con and finally addressed the reality of his rumored exit.
I'm not leaving the show this season. I know everybody here is wondering, I know. I see that look on your face. I'm not leaving the show. I love these guys. These guys love me, clearly. I love being in the room with these guys. I'm not leaving anytime soon.
Carlos Valdes emphatically expressed that, no, he isn't leaving The Flash this season and he's very happy to continue hanging out with his fellow cast mates. That would seemingly dismiss the idea that his possible exit was being saved for "Crisis On Infinite Earths," which is set to kick off ahead of the winter finales. While Valdes' response may be a bit spoilery, what a relief to know we probably won't be mourning Cisco amidst all the wild appearances and other crazy things set to hit this year's big crossover.
With that said, one has to wonder what The Flash actually has in store for non-meta Cisco going forward. If Carlos Valdes' statement to EW is accurate, then the assumption is he's still going to be a part of Team Flash even if he isn't Vibe. Does he just continue on as the main tech guy, or will he end up being forced to take up his dimension-traversing mantle once again?
The Flash's Season 6 trailer appeared to confirm that Cisco is still living in Central City, and is still lending aid to his friends. He's also still with Kamilla Hwang, whom he started a relationship with towards the end of Season 5. The promo seems to imply that Cisco still has a sizable role within Team Flash, although it also seems there's old footage mixed with new footage.
Plus if Cisco is still with the team, what will that new genius character be up to? Probably learning how to quickly and seemingly effortlessly come up with nicknames for metahuman villains.
There's so many questions to answer, and unfortunately, there's still a wait before The Flash returns to The CW. Season 6 will premiere on Tuesday, October 6, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend in the meantime for major updates on the upcoming season, the latest news on the Arrow-verse mega crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths," and other news happening in the world of television and movies.