Purcell, who plays career criminal Mick Rory/Heat Wave, wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that "I have no interest" in returning, and that whatever "cash they throw on the corporate level. I’m walking away" from the show. Before deleting the post, he wrote and deleted the following caption: “The studio does not care. The actors work ethic and talent must give them the confidence to question authority. Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am.” In a new Instagram post, Purcell wrote that he was just kidding: "MY last post I needed a laugh. It was a joke and The press went nuts and yes I will always f*ck with the press it’s fun watching them be click-bated— Truth is yes I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow but will come back periodically, it’s a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer. I don’t have a beef with studio @warnerbrostv. I don’t have a beef with anyone except myself haha. ...Sh*t woke up this morning like I’d caused mass #riots .... emails , phone calls. But what a genius negotiation move."