'The Flash' drops series regular — then a bombshell

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Apparently The Flash showrunners decided they didn’t need Kid Flash, aka Wally West, on the show anymore because they wrote the redundant speedster out of the weekly rotation.

Unfortunately, Wally did not add much to the show, mainly because his superpowers were just weaker versions of the Flash’s powers and his character was never fully fleshed out.


The few subplots that included Wally were frequently lackluster and forgettable. So using a recent breakup as a catalyst, Wally announced he was leaving Central City to focus on himself. Does this mean he may join a certain group of teen titans???

There wasn’t much fanfare surrounding the announcement, but Barry did say, “Every hero has their own journey. If yours is taking you on a new path, you owe it to yourself to go.”

The show also had to get rid of Wally to make room for its newest cast member. At the end of the episode, Cecile revealed she’s pregnant and Joe is the father! Maybe the baby will be another speedster? Let’s hope not.


The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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