Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Flash episode "Family Matters Part 2." Read at your own risk!
The Flash just ended its arc of the unhinged living Speed Force, which means a new arc is on the way for the series to tackle. Unfortunately, that new adventure will kick off with a sad event, as the next episode will indeed be the exit of Carlos Valdes' Cisco Ramon as a series regular. That much we already knew, but the trailer for the episode teased a potentially sad twist that could absolutely devastate the fandom.
In a short and not-so-sweet trailer for "Good-Bye Vibrations," Cisco teams up with Barry for one last adventure against a new version of the Rainbow Raider. I'm not sure about too much beyond that, though the trailer teased that there's a chance that Cisco won't make it out of his final episode alive. Watch the trailer below, and continue on for further analysis of this big episode.
Barry telling Cisco he won't let him die is absolutely concerning because it's not a situation in which Cisco appeared to be in any immediate danger. In my opinion, it seemed like a scene in which Cisco was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, all in the name of saving the city, friends, and woman that he loves. This is totally an on-brand move for Cisco, unfortunately, which has me concerned he may die before ever heading to start a new life in Miami.
Of course, The Flash is notorious for fake-out deaths, so this could just be a tactic by The CW to further drum up hype for the episode. After all, I think most fans of the Arrowverse series want Cisco to ride off into the sunset with his lover and live a happy and fulfilled life elsewhere. Plus, his survival means a guest appearance is always still on the table and a lot easier to do if Earth-Prime Cisco isn't dead.
Then there's the part of me that thinks that as much as I'd hate it, Cisco Ramon's death on The Flash would certainly be one of the most memorable events of the series for me. In the end, is that a more memorable exit for an actor like Carlos Valdes, who has been so important to the series since the very beginning? Losing him should hurt and leave a hole in our hearts that can't be filled so easily. I don't want it to happen, but if The Flash kills Cisco in his final episode, would that be better for the character's legacy overall?
Fans of The Flash, do you believe Cisco Ramon will live or die in his final episode? Sound off in our poll, and be sure to tune in to The CW on Tuesday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET to see the character's fate.