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"You know, I don't understand you, Barry. You march towards death without fear, just like Mum. Where is it you get your strength?"
"Probably the same place she did. People I love."
Ramsey Rosso inquiring on Barry Allen's strength to stay alive

"Dead Man Running" is the third episode of the sixth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-seventeenth episode overall. It aired on October 22, 2019. This episode is also the third in a subset of the sixth season episodes the writers dubbed as "Blood and Truth."



Barry and Iris reveal to Team Flash about the message from The Monitor, and that the Crisis is unquestionably coming sooner than they'd suspected. They disregard to make reference to that Barry is set to bite the dust in the Crisis.

A gathering of lawbreakers is assaulted by Mitch Romero, their apparently dead manager who has been changed by dull issue (on account of Ramsey's examinations). Barry and Killer Frost show up to research, and discover that the weapons engaged with the dealing ring were accused of dim issue - driving them back to Ramsey. Ice and Barry stand up to Ramsey about it, however he denies it, and offers to assist them with researching who took the dull issue.

Ramsey apologizes to Caitlin (through Frost) for taking the dim issue. Barry then discovers data on Romero. They at that point get expression of a break-in at Mercury Labs, and Barry and Frost mediate to battle him. Ice verges on executing him, which Barry is annoyed with. Ramsey attempts to get Barry to confide in him to do probes Romero, and Barry hesitantly concurs. They give Ramsey access to dim issue, which Barry utilizes as an approach to get familiar with Ramsey's insidious goals. Ramsey uncovers that he likewise has a similar disease as his mom, which is the reason he is so edgy to discover a fix through the dull issue. Ramsey understands that Barry is set apart for death too, and at last returns the dim issue and offers to help.

Barry banters about whether to reveal to Team Flash about his looming demise. He at that point strolls in on Frost preparing, and gets her to concede that she's terrified of passing on in the Crisis before she even starts to have an actual existence.

Ramsey gets assaulted by Romero, who understands that both of them are connected here and there. Barry pursues Romero into the pipeline and locks him up, yet he rapidly utilizes his solidarity to break out. Ice understands that Romero's fury is energized by his dull issue, and she persuades Barry to give him so much that he overdoses and detonates into a goop. Ramsey later recuperates from his wounds and leaves, revealing to Barry he'll see him "in the following life."

Ramsey guesses about utilizing a portion of Romero's blood to conceivably fix his malignant growth. He lets his body retain the blood, and the chooses he needs more.

Barry chooses to arrange a birthday celebration for Frost, and they and the remainder of Team Flash celebrate. Caitlin later understands that Barry is going to bite the dust in the Crisis, and he and Iris consent to tell the remainder of the group.

Ralph gets called to the CCPD office and discovers that his mother, Debbie, is blameworthy of burglarizing a pawn shop. Ralph attempts to demonstrate her honesty, however doesn't succeed. They attempt to get security film demonstrating she wasn't there at the hour of the burglary, however was at a betting front. The proprietor requests $5,000 in return for the recording. Debbie and Cecile play poker, while Ralph utilizes his forces to break in and take the recording off of a USB drive. Ralph experiences the recording and discovers Marv Perez - a man that she used to date. She uncovers that she lied pretty much every last bit of her beaus biting the dust after Ralph's dad left, however that she did as such to shield him from being harmed. They consent to both be progressively open to cherish.

Allegra gives Iris a story for the Citizen about Harrison Wells reemerging, and conceivably looting McCulloch Industries. Iris and Cisco explore, and discover the freshest Wells. He is at first antagonistic to Cisco, however Iris in the long run tases him. Wells - Harrison "Nash" Wells - in the long run awakens, and uncovers that he's looking for an ancient rarity containing Eternium. He slips away, yet Allegra sees that he's there, and questions if Iris is a liar.



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  • The title is a reference to the phrase "dead man walking".
  • In the comics, Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 4) #110 in 1998, Eternium is the name given to shards of matter cast off from the Rock of Eternity (which was the lair of Shazam) after its destruction. Being near it removes the Power of Shazam!, and physical contact leads to injuries. In the late 30th Century, Thunder hoped to find all fragments of Eternium and re-assemble them into the Rock of Eternity.
  • Ralph refers to Novu as a "Asgardian cosplayer", possibly referring to Marvel Comics' Asgardians.
  • Debbie previously had a romance with Marv Perez. This name is an allusion to comic book creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez, who created Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • The first sighting of the new Wells is outside of McCulloch Technologies, which Nora and the Rogues broke into in "Gone Rogue".
    • In the comics, Evan McCulloch is a professional assassin, who ultimately takes on the mantle of Mirror Master after Sam Scudder.
  • When Nash confronts Cisco, he waves a sizable ruby at him and tells him that the stone gives horrible nightmare hallucinations to all its victims. In the comics, Dream possessed a dream-manipulating ruby.
  • Cisco refers to Nash as "Indiana", referencing fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones. He further quips that "this ain't Temple of Doom", in reference to the second film in which the character appears.
  • This is the second episode in a row after "A Flash of the Lightning", in which Caitlin doesn't appear, only Killer Frost.
  • Barry throws Frost a 30th birthday party at the end of the episode, though Caitlin actually turned 30 just before the events of "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd".
  • Ramsey tells Barry that he got his dark matter from his "old friend" Ted Kord, who in the comics is also known as the Blue Beetle.
  • While training with Frost, Barry tells her "Stop trying to hit me and hit me", which is the same thing Morpheus says while training Neo in The Matrix.


  • It's never explained why Debbie got ID'd as the perpetrator.
  • Barry's vision of Joe while running in the speed lab shouldn't have been possible, as it comes from when Barry was in Chester's black hole.