'The Flash' Season 3, Episode 23 Preview: Barry and Savitar to battle in season finale

Source: The CW
Source: The CW

Tuesday night's episode of The Flash ended on a stunningly emotional note. After working tirelessly for months to prevent a single event — Iris West's death at the hands of Savitar — Barry was not fast enough to succeed. In the final moments of season three's penultimate episode, Savitar did what we have seen him do in countless flash-forwards: He killed Iris. 

With Iris' family (the team) left in shock, Barry will still have to find a way to defeat Savitar in The Flash's season finale. And this appears to be an extremely difficult, even nigh-impossible, task. After all, everything Team Flash has tried to date has failed. Even the device that we know supposedly traps Savitar in the Speed Force does not work. This means Team Flash has to find another way. 

Whether Iris West actually died (or if it was someone else) is not yet clear. What is clear, though, is that Savitar needs to be stopped. Somehow, Team Flash needs to prevent the future that Barry saw in 2024. How exactly that happens, we won't know until the finale airs. 

Did Iris really die?
Source: 
The CW Television Network/YouTube

The CW is keeping the finale's plot pretty close to the vest, with both the episode's promo and synopsis revealing little. Still, we have them for you. Here is the brief synopsis, via Spoiler TV, for the season three finale of The Flash, titled "Finish Line": 

With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar in an epic conclusion to season three.

Hoping for more from the promo? Check it out for yourself:

The season three finale of The Flash airs Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern on the CW. 

Mic has ongoing coverage of The Flash. Please follow our main The Flash hub here

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Jason Berman

Jason is an arts writer for Mic based in Pennsylvania. His writing can also be found at Screen Rant. You can reach Jason at jberman@mic.com.

MORE FROM

We've got a 'Rick and Morty' season 3 update you may or may not like

The show's not canceled, but not much is known about a release date.

What T.J. Miller's exit means for the future of 'Silicon Valley'

'Silicon Valley' creator Mike Judge hopes T.J. Miller's exit will reinvigorate the series.

JK Rowling tweets an emotional thank you on the 20th anniversary of the first 'Harry Potter' book

It's been 20 years since the first 'Harry Potter' book hit shelves.

'Fear the Walking Dead' season 3, episode 5 reveals who killed Travis

The survivors at Broke Jaw Ranch might want to move out.

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale format change just saved the show from predictability

Predictability seized the last few seasons of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' but season nine's finale flipped the script.

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.

We've got a 'Rick and Morty' season 3 update you may or may not like

The show's not canceled, but not much is known about a release date.

What T.J. Miller's exit means for the future of 'Silicon Valley'

'Silicon Valley' creator Mike Judge hopes T.J. Miller's exit will reinvigorate the series.

JK Rowling tweets an emotional thank you on the 20th anniversary of the first 'Harry Potter' book

It's been 20 years since the first 'Harry Potter' book hit shelves.

'Fear the Walking Dead' season 3, episode 5 reveals who killed Travis

The survivors at Broke Jaw Ranch might want to move out.

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale format change just saved the show from predictability

Predictability seized the last few seasons of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' but season nine's finale flipped the script.

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.