The Flash Season 6 Review: 4 Ups & 2 Downs From 'Dead Man Running'

The Flash's sixth season rolls on with another enjoyable albeit problematic adventure.

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Contains spoilers from The Flash Season 6, Episode 3.

The Flash's third season has spent the majority of its time placing the necessary emphasis on the upcoming Crisis. Having returned just over two weeks ago, the show has already devoted two episodes to the fear, stress and worry that the multiverse-altering event is causing the Scarlet Speedster - and it's not the only show to make its titular hero feel that way.

However, while that has fittingly served one of its overarching narratives well, it hasn't done much for the other one, as this season's villain - Dr. Ramsey Rosso a.k.a. Bloodwork - has understandably taken a back seat up until now, and will probably continue to do so until Crisis On Infinite Earths comes and goes.

That being said, this week's instalment 'Dead Man Running' gave the villain-in-the-making a little more attention and, in the process, successfully managed to intertwine both of the season's overarching stories as Barry and Ramsey discovered that their desire to track down an undead metahuman monster wasn't the only thing they had in common. And this, more than anything, continued the season's successful trend of imbuing villain-of-the-week adventures with a lot more stakes than expected.

First, the negatives...


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