The Flash dropped some pretty interesting twists about Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and her alter ego, Killer Frost. It was revealed that her father, Thomas Snow (Kyler Secor), used cryo-therapy on her in order to stop the onset of ALS in his daughter. The treatment, however, created the second personality in both of them.
It also turns out that DeVoe (Neil Sandilands) put a mental block to barricade Caitlin from her other half. At the end of the episode, Caitlin used the neural dampener made last season in order to talk with her.
In a clip from a special feature called “The Evolution of Killer Frost“, showrunner Todd Helbing, executive producer Eric Wallace, and Panabaker broke down what all this means for Caitlin going forward.
“In previous seasons, her becoming Killer Frost was always motivated by some emotional response, but we wanted to sort of move in a direction where it became more symbiotic, where she could call upon Killer Frost whenever she needed her or sometimes just to talk,” Helbing said.
It definitely reminds me of how Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes would showcase Bruce and Hulk’s relationship. The two would actually talk with each other. It’ll be interesting to see what Caitlin and Killer Frost can get from this relationship.
Helbing continued, “She gets to learn about this whole side of herself and her childhood. That’s like having a twin who you didn’t know about and then comes back into your life, and you’re able to learn things about yourself that you’d never know.”
Looks like Caitlin will learn more about herself than she can ever imagine.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on the CW.
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