See Grant Gustin Hang Up Flash Suit For The Last Time In Emotional Moment

Grant Gustin hangs his Flash suit up for the last time in an emotional Instagram video.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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Grant Gustin said goodbye to The Flash by literally hanging up his suit for the last time. The actor shared the bittersweet moment in a mini video on Instagram. “Thanks, bud,” he said to the iconic spandex outfit as he prepared to leave it behind. He also shared a few behind-the-scenes photos with his family, who watched as he filmed his final scenes of The CW popular series.

“My family got to see my last shot as The Flash. That’s something I never imagined 10 years ago when I started this journey,” Grant Gustin wrote. He explained that the first shot in the carousel was the moment before Barry ran for the last time. The 33-year-old thanked his cast mates, the crew, and everyone else who was involved in creating the series.

“I made a lot of friends, and I’m sure many of us will be in each other’s lives forever,” he continued.

Grant Gustin also thanked the fans who remained loyal and excited about the show over nine seasons. “The show went through lots of changes, but so many people stuck with us through it all. I look forward to hopefully continuing to meet some of you out in the world,” he continued.

Grant Gustin concluded his heartfelt message by saying it was an honor to play the Scarlet Speedster. “I gave it absolutely everything I had. That’s all for now,” he said. The former Glee star made his DC debut as Barry Allen in two episodes of Arrow called “The Scientist” and “Three Ghosts,” with the latter setting up his transformation into The Flash.

He was supposed to return for a third installment and backdoor pilot for The Flash. But the initial response was so positive that The CW developed a standalone pilot instead. In 2014, the Grant Gustin-led series premiered to rave reviews, with the first episode becoming the second-most watched premiere in the network’s history.

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As the star of The Flash, Grant Gustin made several appearances on Arrow, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Consisting of 13 episodes, the final season of The Flash debuted on February 8, marking the shortest season of its entire run. The latest episode, “The Mask of the Red Death, Part 2,” concludes the Red Death saga.

The second story arc for the season will see Barry face off with a few familiar foes. Matt Letscher and Teddy Sears will both return to the superhero drama as Reverse-Flash and Zoom, respectively. Along with Grant Gustin, principal cast members featured in the final season include Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, and Brandon McKnight.

Speaking about the final season, Grant Gustin said that it’s time for him to say goodbye to The Flash.

Comparing the end to high school graduation, he said, “I’m ready for it to be over. And that’s not for any negative reason. It’s like when you’re getting ready to finish high school.” The actor added that he’s excited for what the next chapter of his life brings, though Barry will always be a part of him.