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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 6 Episode 3: Dead Man Running

October 23rd, 2019 by Todd Black Comments

So after the future-foreseeing episode of Flash last week, the big question was how was Barry going to tell the others what was going on. In true Flash form…he didn’t, at least not until the end.  And that kind of signified what “Dead Man Running” was all about, taking a step backwards in certain areas when you should’ve taken a step forwards.

For example, the villain of the week was a zombie drone of sorts that was created via Bloodwork (Ramsey) last week, and it was honestly pretty cool to see how horror style it was. Including finding out that this “blood” that Ramsey can control doesn’t turn people into metas, just monsters. Which actually makes him rather unique amongst the other villains of The Flash.

Seeing Ramsey vs. Barry in that philosophical debate was really interesting, because here are two men counting down the days until they day, yet they’re taking vastly different approaches to it. Sadly, I wish there was more time spent on Ramsey, although him finding out about his powers now is well done.

Sadly, the rest of the episode didn’t play as well. Ralph finding his mother arrested (did we even know she was alive?) and having all that over the top sitcom drama was painful to get through. Frost having a crisis of mind and body of the life she might not live after Crisis on Infinite Earths was nice, but did they have to do it all “she’s angry enough to kill” and all that?

Finally, Indiana Wells might be an interesting character per se, but he didn’t have the best intro here. And the arrival of “Eternium” may or may not mean something big, but as of yet, it’s just another weird mystery.

In the end, “Dead Man Running” really took a step back in a bad way. It wasn’t a bad episode per se, but things had better get back on the right pace.

And remember…A Crisis Is Coming.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!