Spoilers for 3×23 “Finish Line”

After last week’s episode, I wrote what I thought would happen in the finale. Turns out HR sacrifices himself to save Iris. I didn’t see that coming, but it was a theory floating around, and it plays out well. So, with Iris alive, Barry doesn’t go back in time and that derails most of my speculation…but I got a couple things right.

Barry tries to save Savitar

Barry remembers Snart’s advice (“your goodness is your strength…The Flash should remain a hero”) and decides anger and hate aren’t the right motivations to beat Savitar. He needs to try helping Savitar, instead of fighting him. Barry offers to help Savitar survive the time paradox, and Savitar seems to accept Team Flash’s help. (But it’s a TRAP.)

Barry must atone for Flashpoint

After Jay Garrick is freed from the Speed Force, the Speed Force becomes unstable. Energy is leaking into Earth and destroying Central City, and it’ll get worse if a speedster doesn’t go into the Speed Force to stabilize it. Barry volunteers, no hesitation and no questions. He realizes it’s time to pay penance for the damage he caused with Flashpoint, so he says goodbye to everyone and leaves.

The season 3 finale ties up all the loose ends from the season. It ends with Barry entering the Speed Force, and that’s not really a cliffhanger—we know Barry will come back. We just have to wait to see how.

There are two kinds of personalities in the workplace when it comes to sharing knowledge: doors and windows.

Doors do not share what they know. These are people who don’t collaborate unless they absolutely have to, and even then, they can be difficult to work with. They keep knowledge to themselves, and they rarely offer to help other people. Sometimes this is unintentional. A door may be too busy and doesn’t make time to share. Or maybe doors want to focus only on their work and aren’t interested in volunteering for anything that’s outside of their normal responsibilities.

But some doors are intentional. They protect their knowledge and experience, believing they have an advantage if no one else knows what they know. They like the control. They relish feeling needed.

Windows, on the other hand, do not hold back knowledge. If these people can answer your question, they will. If they’re able to help you with a challenge, they raise their hand. They enjoy teaching what they know, and they appreciate when you share what you know, too. Windows know that it doesn’t matter if everyone knows what they know. What matters is doing the best work they’re capable of.

Being a window has its perks:

  • They get noticed because they’re willing to talk and work with anyone.
  • They become dependable resources.
  • They are known as experts, not because they know everything, but because they teach and share what they know.
  • They are offered new opportunities, because they are open to things outside their norm.

Knowledge that’s locked away doesn’t benefit anyone, so be a window instead of a door.