Tonight's episode of Arrow had no shortage of major bombshells -- including the departure of one series veteran.
Spoilers for tonight's episode of Arrow, "Star City Slayer", below!
The episode saw Team Arrow using their work with the SCPD to try to hunt down an ominous serial killer. In the middle of that ordeal, Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum) revealed to John Diggle (David Ramsey) that he'd been offered a job in Washington DC, which would take him away from his work at ARGUS.
By the end of the episode, Curtis came to the decision that he would be taking the job, and proceeded to part ways with Diggle and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards).
Seeing as Curtis has factored into the show since Season 4, it's pretty safe to say that fans were shocked by his sudden exit. But in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kellum dove into the reasoning behind it.
"I had a conversation with [then-showrunner] Marc Guggenheim in season
As Kellum went on to explain, the nature of Curtis' exit certainly leaves things open for a potential return down the line.
"So, I approached Marc." Kellum continued. "We had a long conversation about family and fatherhood and all those things, and he totally got where I was coming from. You know, Warner Bros. and the network were so generous to be able to let me exit gracefully. What I will say, this isn’t the end of Curtis. I’ll definitely come back as much as they want me back, and visit and guest-star and whatnot. So, it’s not the end of him. I guess it’s really a family decision overall, just to be a little closer to my kids. I’ve been around my kids more during the school parts of the year the most that I have been in the last four years, even in the past month. It was definitely not an easy decision."
"We’ve had some
So, would Kellum be interested in returning as Curtis for next season's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover?
"Of course, 100 percent!" Kellum teased. "That’s going to be so epic and amazing! I would love to be a part of those crossovers."4comments
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Arrow will return with new episodes on Monday, March 4th, at 8/7c on The CW.