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"Oliver died for more than this Earth's survival. Oliver laid down his life so the people he loved could live theirs. That includes you. Life's a marathon, not a sprint, Barry. Slow down and enjoy it."
John Diggle to Barry Allen
"Marathon" is the tenth and midseason premiere episode of the sixth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-twenty-fourth episode overall. It aired on February 4, 2020.

Synopsis

After The Citizen prints an explosive story, Iris's life is threatened. Refusing to hide from those that are attacking her, Iris sets out to expose a dangerous organization. Meanwhile, Barry must face the consequences of the Crisis and fulfill Oliver Queen's wish for him.[src]

Plot

Iris meets a man, Gene Huskk, who had recently worked at McCulloch Technologies for a considerable length of time, only for a shady organization to infiltrate the company and steal a prototype gun.. Iris requests him to go on the record secretly, and he concurs. He at that point discloses to her that the obscure association is called Black Hole. As he's disclosing to Iris this, a professional killer murders somebody with the model weapon, and gets her next objective - Iris.

Iris and the remainder of the staff at the Citizen think of a course of events for Black Hole's association. Cecile, who is currently the paper's lawful counselor, questions if it's the correct activity. Iris composes a proper gathering with McCulloch's CEO, Joseph Carver, yet doesn't anticipate that him should give an official remark. Iris meets with Carver, who has assumed control over the organization without Eva McCulloch, his significant other. Iris stands up to Carver about the firearm, and he takes her to a mystery part of the office. Carver contends that Gene was distrustful and made up bogus data about Black Hole. Iris chooses to run the story as is at any rate.

Iris distributes the article, and is quickly sued by McCulloch for slander. Cecile distinguishes that something isn't right - similarly as the professional killer discharge the firearm through the Citizen workplaces. Iris chooses to discover Gene and ensure he's sheltered, and solicits the rest from the staff to escape all alone. Iris discovers Gene, however he is quickly slaughtered by the weapon. Iris snatches Gene's trusted status card and drives away, as the professional killer marginally harms her.

Iris goes to Star Labs and makes sense of who the professional killer is - Kimiyo Hoshi, another rendition of Dr. Light who disappeared years back. Joe goes up against Iris about seeking after the story, and contends that overcoming Black Hole won't occur without any forethought. Kamila, Joe, and Frost choose to arrange a snare for Doctor Light, which winds up being a projection. In the mean time, the genuine Iris goes up against Carver, and blames him for being the pioneer of Black Hole. Carver doesn't deny it, however blames Iris for not knowing the entire story. Iris uncovers that she's set up a dead man's switch, which will distribute every last bit of her data in the event that anybody is slaughtered. Dr. Light about murders Frost, yet is canceled via Carver before she can complete the activity.

Afterward, Iris starts to presume that Black Hole had something to do with Eva McCulloch's vanishing. She goes to McCulloch's structure, and discovers her way to Eva's old office. She explores, before getting pulled inside a close by reflect by a couple of hands.

Cisco worries about the destiny of the post-"Emergency" Earth-Prime, and inquiries to Killer Frost on the off chance that it was actually something worth being thankful for. He uncovers tat he's made a fastener of the metahumans and miscreants that despite everything exist on Earth-Prime. He at that point asks what Nash will do now that the multiverse is wrecked, and he uncovers he will secure his underground fortification to ensure nobody else awakens the Anti-Monitor.

Afterward, Cisco defies Nash about his actual expectations, and contends that he was narrow minded in obliterating the multiverse. Cisco later watches a holocube message from Harry, and reveals to Caitlin that he feels regretful about not having utilized his forces to help forestall Crisis. Caitlin recommends that he utilizes his aptitudes to help index the new post-"emergency" dangers, regardless of whether that implies him leaving Central City. Cisco reveals to Nash that he's leaving to investigate Earth-Prime, and requests that he keep an eye on everything in his nonappearance. As Cisco leaves, Nash snaps a picture out of his pack, uncovering him and a substitute adaptation of Allegra on an experience together.

Barry shows up home with Diggle close by. Diggle tells Barry and Iris that as a feature of Oliver's will and confirmation, Barry gets the cover that he previously gave Oliver years prior. Barry examines it and notification a peculiar smear imprint, and questions if its a mystery message from Oliver. He enrolls a hesitant Diggle in helping make sense of what it could be. Barry discovers dregs on the veil which coordinate Mirakuru and Lian Yu's dirt. Barry recommends that Oliver needs him to locate the remaining Mirakuru before it falls into an inappropriate hands.

They travel to Lian Yu and discover no Mirakuru, which Barry gets annoyed about, imagining that he's bombing Oliver. Diggle proposes that the dregs was from Oliver carrying his suit to battle Slade Wilson years back, and that there isn't a crucial arrangement with, and that Barry ought to appreciate the new world that Oliver kicked the bucket for.

Barry and Iris talk about how their feelings have fared post-"Emergency", and the two of them concur that they should back off.

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