Dead Man Running
The Flash Season 6



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Knowing that Crisis is only weeks away, Barry prepares a member of Team Flash for life without him while hunting a terrifying meta-human with an unquenchable thirst. Meanwhile, Ralph uncovers a family secret.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Sendhil Ramamurthy
as Dr. Ramsey Rosso
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Critic Reviews for Dead Man Running

All the buildup feels a bit like killing time before the main event. It's the stuff happening around the edges that has so far elevated season six over its recent predecessors.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

They conveniently decide not to mention that Barry is going to die, which is a stupid move since we've seen countless times that keeping secrets only makes things worse. Luckily, that choice doesn't last for the entire episode.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It was frankly a letdown following such a strong start... It just seemed odd to come out of this season's dramatically rich and emotion-laden first two episodes with such a lighter outing, and not really dig into the team's reaction.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Nash was an absolute delight to watch as he butted heads with Cisco and had a weird dynamic with Iris. Here's to hoping that all of his interactions with Team Flash are just as fascinating to watch.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

More than anything, continued the season's successful trend of imbuing villain-of-the-week adventures with a lot more stakes than expected.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

In many ways, it feels like The Flash characters are all truly growing up this season, facing a world with challenges and dangers they can't control and may or may not be prepared for.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It was a pretty slow episode this week honestly.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

While not a particularly action-heavy episode, "Dead Man Running" does make good use of Shawn Stewart's Mitch Romero character as a secondary threat.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The jokes land, the story (for the episode and the season so far) never stops moving forward, and Grant Gustin continues to turn in perhaps the best work of his career.

Oct 22, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…