Ever since we first saw him make his introductory cameo in Arrow Season 2, Barry Allen has always subscribed to optimism. He always manages to see the positive side of things and even under the worse circumstances. But with everything that’s happened, is he on the brink of snapping in The Flash Season 3?

In the penultimate episode of The Flash Season 2, Zoom (Teddy Sears) decides to kill Barry’s dad, Henry Allen. Barry just got his dad back so it was a tragic moment to see his father die in the hands of his biggest foe. A lot of people have died to save Barry, including his mother whom Reverse Flash killed while Barry was still a young boy. As The Flash, Barry has saved the lives of thousands of people in Central City. But within his own familial circle, he couldn’t protect them from their demise.

The Season 2 finale will bring The Flash and Zoom to a race that will determine their fates forever. Even if he wins his ultimate battle against Zoom, will Barry Allen recover from the devastating blow he took this season to retain his optimism in the next?

Speaking like a true Flash, actor Grant Gustin reveals that Barry Allen “won’t lose it.”

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“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,” Gustin tells ComicBook.com.

He adds that Barry’s “whole perspective on life is to constantly move forward” and that his “past tragedies” will help him deal with the present ones.

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Meanwhile, Screen Crush reports that Zack Stentz is joining The Flash Season 3 as producer. Stentz was the writer behind Runaway Dinosaur, one of the pivotal episodes in Season 2. He made the announcement on Twitter, making The Flash the newest addition to his superhero screenwriting portfolio that includes Thor and X-Men: First Class.

The final episode of The Flash Season 2 will air this May 26, Thursday on The CW.