“The Flash” season six, episode four, “There Will Be Blood,” focuses on Team Flash processing the news about Barry’s (Grant Gustin) fate while Dr. Ramsey Rosso (Sendhil Ramamurthy) reaches his limit and goes rogue. Let’s recap!
Team Flash Can’t Fathom Barry’s Fate
After Barry sits down the team in last week’s episode, and reveals what will actually happen to him during the Crisis, no one takes it lightly, which brings out an aggressive side to Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) especially. Cisco is adamant in saving Barry’s life because he can’t bear to stand by and do nothing and just see his best friend die. He can’t wake up to a world without The Flash. Barry’s strength in all of this is an honorable sight to see. He is really willing to sacrifice himself so others can live, and he’s okay with it. I think it’s harder on Cisco because he didn’t peg Barry to be this way, and he’s always used to finding a way to everything, no matter the outcome. Ralph, on the other hand, acts cold towards Iris (Candice Patton) and is unresponsive to the help she’s offering to find Sue Dearborn. His will to give up is understandable but seeing a very different side to him never fails to make you feel some type of way. When he shuts down, he knows how to do it. He later apologizes to her. Barry is so lucky to have a team that loves him so dearly because they are all more than just a team — they are a family.
The one thing I’d say I wasn’t too keen on in this episode is the lack of Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) once again. Where is she? They need her now more than ever! She needs to be present with the team and we need to see how she’s taking the news of Barry dying. There is more screen time for Killer Frost than I thought there would be in this season, and I think it would be better if they at least altercated with one another, you know?
Dr. Ramsey Rosso Goes Into Bloodwork Mode
The brilliant, caring and strategic Dr. Ramsey Rosso is no more, everyone. He’s lost his cool and Bloodwork is officially born. After not succeeding with yet another trial to cure his HCLS, even after Barry tried to help, he turns dark and embraces his new reality. I don’t know why anyone wants to be immortal, and Russo is taking this eternal life too far. He even dishonors himself and disregards the hippocratic oath. “Do no harm” shifted to “do harm” in an instant.
Rosso is terrifying with his new transition, and it’s a very quick one. He basically finds a way to use humans as his incubator to retract blood from them and dark matter to survive. Turning humans into human blood banks, wow. It’s like a zombie apocalypse, really. Those deep black eyes pierce through your soul. Once he takes their lives, they follow him wherever he goes. Rosso is the Night King of The Flash, am I right? The whole scene at the hospital during his attack is very creepy, and not even Barry could convince him from killing an innocent doctor right then and there. All hope is lost.
The terror of Bloodwork has officially begun.
Joe and Barry Share a Heartbreaking Moment Together
Where are my tissues? I almost lost it during that emotional scene between Barry and Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Joe finally lets his emotions out and breaks down when he describes the thought of losing Barry to the Crisis, and Barry starts crying as he professes his utmost gratitude to Joe. Barry is counting his blessings and his growth as a superhero during this scene is a beautiful one to witness. He’s ready to give it his all. I mean, he learned all this compassion from the guy standing right next to him.
“I’ll always be grateful.”
“Bar- I’m not ready. I’m not ready for this. I’m just not.” Those tears, you guys. Those tears.
This tender father/son moment crushes you to pieces, and Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin act the hell out of this scene. What a performance!
Nash Finds The Monitor’s Hideout
Who you gonna call? Cosmic Mythbuster Nash. Hah! This guy is as strange as he is clever. Nash (Tom Cavanaugh) is interesting. He’s about to make a house call and I’m curious as to what he finds out! Crisis is coming.
What did you think of this episode of “The Flash”? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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Shadia Omer is an entertainment writer, pop-culture enthusiast, and an aspiring TV writer. She’s based in San Diego, CA but will always rep being from Houston, TX instead. She watches way too much TV for her own good. With her passion for the TV/entertainment industry, Shadia is working to change the American-Muslim narratives on TV, pushing for authentic and inclusion representation in the media. When she’s not writing, obsessing over her love for pizza and traveling, you can find her on Twitter tweeting about her favorite shows one tweet at a time.