'The Flash' season 6: Sendhil Ramamurthy's Bloodwork's origin is a far cry from the comics version
It introduces Sendhil Ramamurthy as Dr. Ramsey Rosso, a cracking, brilliant physician and the world's leading experiment on hematological oncology. In the comics, he works at a morgue in
This article contains spoilers for 'The Flash' season 6 episode 1: 'Into the Void'
'The Flash' set up the origin of Bloodwork in the season opener. The character who's introduction ahead of the series garnered attention has been one of The Flash's most formidable foes in the comics. Between coping with Nora's (Jessica Parker Kennedy) death and the impending 'Crisis', Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his team will also have to face the terrifying villain.
Dr. Ramsey Rosso aka the Bloodwork was introduced in Joshua Williamson, Pop Mhan, and Christian Duce's 2017 The Flash #29. In the comics, Rosso has been suffering from hemophilia since he was a child and he goes on to get a job at a morgue in Central City. He starts experimenting with his blood, and as a result, he starts gaining abilities to control his blood (quite literally).
The network's take on the character, however, deviates from the comics. It introduces Sendhil Ramamurthy as Dr. Ramsey Rosso, a cracking, brilliant physician and the world's leading experiment on hematological oncology. He is shown mourning the death of his mother whom he loses to HLH cancer. He is also shown as a former colleague of Caitlin Snow's (Danielle Panabaker). He tries to rekindle their friendship after the funeral so that he can obtain dark matter from her lab and use it as a cure for HLH cancer. Snow looks at it as a way of defying the laws of nature and declines to help.
Rosso manages to get hold of the dark matter gun and injects the serum from it. While he sees an immediate effect his hand begins to transform and the scene fades to black. Previous trailers have shown Rosso interacting with Barry, but it is still unclear if he joins the team to fuel his own nefarious purposes or to extend a helping hand. While the latter is unlikely, it is clear we'll be seeing a lot of the chilling supervillain in the episodes to come.
'The Flash' airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.