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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 6 Episode 4: There Will Be Blood

October 30th, 2019 by Todd Black Comments

The Flash is racing towards his death, and he’s not only in that pursuit. “There Will Be Blood” made a nice change of pace from just being about teaching a team member something to showing the emotional fallout of Barry’s Crisis reveal.

What I appreciated the most about this episode is that while Barry took the “I can’t be saved” story like you would expect, we got to see the others try and cope in their own ways, and not all of them were on the up and up. Cisco trying to use that super serum to save Barry was nice, and his talks with Barry were felt with both tension and emotion in the right amounts.

And that ending scene with Joe? Oh man, Jesse L. Martin is a legend, let no one tell you different. I’m not crying, you’re crying! *sniff*.

Sadly, or more accurately not surprisingly, Ralph’s “rejection” of the Sue Dearbon case (who if you don’t know will soon be Sue Dibny…). If anything, Ralph would’ve doubled down on that because it would’ve distracted him from Barry’s death. And his “resolution” was WAY too easy.

Meanwhile on the Ramsey/Bloodwork side of things, his transformation into a full-blown villain was nicely done. With his own flashbacks to him and his mother before her death adding an extra sense of weight to everything. Plus, his willingness to accept Barry’s cure proved that he wasn’t evil to start, just desperate to fight death. Only…that led him farther down the path to being Bloodwork.

His standoff with Team Flash in the hospital was both cool and lame at the same time. The zombies (on Halloween week no less) was a nice touch, but the Frost “showdown” with that zombie…did we really need 30 seconds of buildup for that? I don’t think so.

Finally, “Nash” Wells just isn’t working for me. Granted, his “stinger” at the end of him following the Monitor was nicely handled, and where it all leads is still a mystery, but I’m with Cisco in regards to not being able to stand this guy. So let’s hope he turns things around quickly.

In the end, “There Will Be Blood”, did a nice job of showing the fallout from Barry’s reveal and building up the terror of Bloodwork. We’ll have to see where it goes from here.

Just 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!