The Flash has added back in a lot of fun and a new character to the team last week, but there have also been some subtractions. Julian Albert (Tom Felton) left the series between seasons and after getting a break-up cube from Jesse Quick (Violett Beane), Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) decided to go spend some time with a friend in Blue Valley and figure out what he's doing with his life.
Why did Wally leave? Producers have admitted that having two speedsters on the show can be a bit creatively and financially difficult. But Wally won't be gone forever, actually he will be back in episode 7 and they're not done with him by a long shot. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told EW.com:
Wally is not gone. Wally is not gone, certainly, from the Arrowverse, and he'll be back on Flash, and more exciting stuff about Wally will be revealed as we move forward.
Now, that seems a bit cryptic. Why refer to the Arrowverse? Wally did appear on DC's Legends of Tomorrow where we see he'd been working with Citizen Steel (Nick Zano) to protect Central City while Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was in the speed force. Could he show up there again this season? Or on Arrow or even Supergirl? And there is on-line speculation that he might pop up on the new Titans series that Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns are involved with putting together. It's not been said if that will be part of the Arrowverse, but with Berlanti involved it could be and Lonsdale is the right age for that group.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on the CW.