How The Flash Said Goodbye To Carlos Valdes' Cisco Ramon, And How He Could Return

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Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Flash episode "Good-bye Vibrations." Read at your own risk!

Cisco Ramon said goodbye to Central City in the latest episode of The Flash, and The CW series said goodbye to one of the founding members of Team Flash. Luckily fans got the scoop on what's next for the Arrowverse character and whether or not he may ever appear to lend a hand to Barry and others again.

Cisco gathered Barry, Iris, and Caitlin together to make the big announcement that he and Kamilla were leaving town. As we learned in previous episodes, Kamilla was headed to Miami to run an art gallery. As for Cisco, he received a job offer for the Director of Technology and Science of A.R.G.U.S. after Chip Cooper transferred to C.E.M.A, the Cosmic Emergency Management Agency. Cisco is off to Star City and will be joined by Kamilla once her gallery is done.

Cisco expected tears from his friends, but much to his dismay, there didn't seem to be much sadness amongst the team. Stunned, Cisco insisted on joining Caitlin and Barry on one final ride. They went about taking on a new version of the Rainbow Raider, who seemed notably happier than the past incarnation the team took on. Things quickly got out of control when Cisco was hypnotized by Rainbow Raider's ultra-happy powers and then ramped up to 11 when Barry was affected as well.

The result was a hilarious episode that included Barry breakdancing in The Flash outfit and Chester just vibing and enjoying everyone's positive attitude. That all came crashing down when Barry and Cisco were cured, and Team Flash realized their casual attitude towards Cisco's departure hurt his feelings more than they helped. Of course, we knew Barry and the gang were a wreck, but that didn't make the eventual airing of feelings where everyone cried any less satisfying. Was it a bit cheesy? Sure, but it still warmed my heart all the same.

Ultimately the day was saved (mainly by Cisco's heroics), "Poker Face" was sung, and it would appear the door is still open for Carlos Valdes to return to The Flash as Cisco Ramon in the future. After all, he's just a hop, skip, and a jump away in Star City, and let's not forget that with the Vibe gear, he could technically return to town instantaneously. While it's unknown how active Valdes will be in the Arrowverse going forward, it checks out from a plot standpoint that Cisco could return and bring a small army with him thanks to that sweet A.R.G.U.S. gig.

The Flash airs on The CW Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Cisco's departure was certainly sad, but the good news is that we already know another Flash actor who departed already has plans to return in the future.

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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.