stop trying to silence us by comparing arden’s departure to crystal’s.
crystal reed left the show voluntarily. the showrunners arranged a beautiful, dramatic ending for her. crystal was never mistreated on the show.
arden cho on the other hand, was dropped from the show unwillingly and without a reasonable explanation. she genuinely thought she’d be around for season 6. furthermore, she was cropped out of scenes and was cut out of episodes without her actually knowing until they were aired. her last appearance on the show was not what a proper departure should look like.
arden’s character was just as significant as crystal’s (well at least for a while) and arden should’ve gotten the exact same treatment that crystal and her character received.
when crystal left, we were mourning her character. when arden left, we’re mourning more than just her character.