Grant Gustin Shares Thoughts on Arrow’s End

Last week took a huge turn when it was announced that Arrow would be ending its run with an abbreviated 8th season. Of course, because of a shortened eighth season, started the confirmation of rumors that Oliver would die in the next major crossover event. Many of the former cast members had nice things to say about the show’s end, Grant Gustin (who first appeared in Arrow) had some words to share.

“We don’t get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year,” Grant Gustin said on Instagram. “But when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not JUST a special kind of hell.

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It kinda just hit me this morning that Arrow will be leaving us next year. Ever since I started doing this, it’s always been “Flash & Arrow” (or really this should of said “Arrow & Flash” on it’s cover….right, Stephen?)We don’t get to see a lot of each other, because we both work very similar schedules, on different shows, for 9 1/2 months out of the year. But when we’re brought together for those grueling crossover episodes, it always results in something pretty special. And not JUST a special kind of hell. It’s just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in super suits, and get paid to play make believe on tv. It’s something that wouldn’t happen year after year if it weren’t for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It’s always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he’s always put towards it. I will never forget ohh soo many memories we shared together during our hundreds, if not thousands of hours of crossover filming. Thank you to everyone who was a part of making Arrow for letting me come on this journey with you all. Congratulations on a badass show that will live on forever. I’ll never forget binge watching season one and being scared shitless my first day on set, seeing you all in person. Stephen, you’re a legend. Maybe this means we can hang out more?

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“It’s just absolutely bananas to stand around with that many people in supersuits, and get paid to play make believe on TV,” he continued. “It’s something that wouldn’t happen year after year if it weren’t for the groundwork that Arrow, Stephen and the whole cast and crew laid for us. Not just that, but Stephen has always brought a different kind of passion to his show and the whole Arrowverse. It’s always been clear to me how much it means to Stephen to have the privilege of getting to go on this journey as Oliver Queen. And how much care he’s always put towards it.”

After thanking everyone involved with Arrow for “letting me come on this journey with you all,” Gustin said he will “never forget binge-watching Season 1 and being scared [s–tless] my first day on set, seeing you all in person.

“Stephen, you’re a legend,” he said in conclusion. “Maybe this means we can hang out more?”

Grant Gustin is right. Amell has always been excited to play Oliver. He is responsible for the DCWB universe, and he will be sorely missed. After five season, Gustin seems to not be as enthusiastic as he was in the first two season, but Amell has always been sweet to the fans. He will be missed.

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