“The Flash” season 2 ends on Tuesday with the finale episode titled “The Race of His Life.” The title is a fitting conclusion to the TV series as Barry goes all out to defeat Zoom.

Barry lost his father at the hands of Zoom in the previous episode, “Invincible.” However, the finale promises to be more “emotional” and “a lot of tears” is possible, warned actor Jesse L. Martin, TVLine revealed. Martin spoke with the publication at The CW’s Upfront event red carpet.

“I can tell you that it’s rough, it’s really, really tough, there’s going to be a lot of tears,” Martin said when asked to describe the emotions that fans would experience in the last two minutes of the finale. Martin plays Joe West who also serves as the other father figure to the Flash, the publication wrote earlier. “The Flash” season 2 photos of episode 23 revealed his character at the hands of Zoom. Thus, could the Flash defeat his archenemy and save Joe? TVLine asked.

According to the show’s executive producer, Aaron Helbing, Barry will do everything he can to stop Zoom and that includes using his own tricks against him, Entertainment Weekly wrote. Actor Carlos Valdes earlier teased about a “showdown” in the finale.

“After finally learning Zoom’s real plan, Barry embarks on the race of his life to try and stop Zoom once and for all,” Helbing said to EW. However, Helbing also warned about a surprise ending that could leave viewers uncertain about what happens next going into season 3.

Yet one thing that is certain to stay with Barry is his optimism despite the recent tragedy. Actor Grant Gustin made the reassurance himself in an interview with ComicBook.com. Screenrant cited excerpts from his conversation with the publication.

“We won’t lose it, though, I will be adamant! I don’t know what’s going to happen in season 3, how they’re going to write it, where they’re going to go, but Berlanti and Kreisberg and Geoff – I actually don’t know how closely Geoff’s involved anymore – but all those guys know The Flash better than anybody, and they know that he has to have the optimism. His whole perspective on life is to constantly move forward with his life, and let his past be a part of it, but stay optimistic and kind of live your life.”

Speculations about season 3 suggest it might feature an in-depth look at the history of Caitlin Snow along with the possible entrance of another villain.