"[Executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer] said it was a network decision, and they said the network thought Auggie was a little too dark with his alcoholism," Egglesfield told E! "They felt like in the landscape of Melrose they wanted to change the tone of the show."
Egglesfield also revealed that his character won't be killed, but is rather just leaving. "It keeps the door open for, potentially, my character to come back, but who knows?"
Despite the young actor's bad luck, he's remains optimistic about the situation. "I'm not spending too much time thinking about it, because it'll just drive you crazy, if you try to figure something out that you're never going to figure out," he said. "I'm just focusing on [other stuff]. I've already got a bunch of auditions lined up."
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