Arrow: Why Walter Steele's Colin Salmon Left In Season 2

Despite being an important figure in Arrow’s first season, Walter Steele (Colin Salmon) left in a season 2 episode and never came back. Why is this?

Despite being an important figure in the Queen family, Walter Steele (Colin Salmon) left Arrow in a season 2 episode and never returned. Though never billed as a series regular, Salmon had a major presence throughout the show’s first season as a former associate of Robert Queen and the current husband of Moira (Susanna Thompson).

Walter played a memorable role in the main storyline of season 1, which was Malcolm Merlyn’s plot to destroy the Glades. He became one of the first characters outside of Team Arrow to figure out that something nefarious was afoot and had a lot to do with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) joining the fold in a significant capacity. Following his divorce from Moira, he received a reduced role in season 2, with the character’s last appearance being in the season’s penultimate episode, which showed the aftermath of Moira’s death. Later seasons revealed that Walter had off-screen interactions with characters like Thea (Willa Holland) and Oliver (Stephen Amell), but he never again appeared in the flesh.

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