The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has revealed that Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) plays a crucial part in the success of Savitar’s evil plan this season.
The last we saw of her, Killer Frost aligned herself with the self-professed time god after he revealed his true identity to her. While it remains a mystery as to why she would want to team-up with up with the evil menace, Kreisberg recently told Entertainment Weekly that it’s actually Savitar that needs her:
“How lost is Caitlin that she’s willing to do what Savitar needs her to do? She plays a unique part. He’s not just looking for an evil cohort; she’s actually necessary for him to pull off his plans.”
This week it’s Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) vs. Vibe (Carlos Valdes), a fight which was first teased earlier this season. Last week’s trip to the future revealed that the fight could end with Cisco losing his hands and the ability to harness his vibe powers. While it remains unclear as to whether or not that is how things are going to go down, Panabaker herself dished that the fight between the Cisco and his best friend is going to be very difficult for him:
“The relationship between Cisco and Caitlin is so pure, and it’s one of my favorite relationships on the show. It’s completely platonic. It doesn’t feel that either one wants more from the other than the deep sibling-like love that they have for each other. It’s going to be very taxing on Cisco, in particular, because Killer Frost doesn’t care about Cisco the way that Caitlin Snow did.”
As for returning Killer Frost to her normal state as Caitlin, Kreisberg teased that the final episodes will be focused on that objective as well as preventing Savitar from killing Iris (Candice Patton):
“Her brain chemistry has been severely altered. It’s now a question of: Is there a way to eliminate these powers and get Caitlin back?” Kreisberg continues. “Is there a way to get Caitlin back and leave her with these powers? We say these last few episodes are about them trying to save Iris’ [Candice Patton] life, but they’re also trying to save Caitlin’s soul. What is Cisco [Carlos Valdes] willing to do to save his best friend? What is Julian [Tom Felton] willing to do to save the woman he loves?”
Panabaker has also assured fans that once Savitar’s identity is revealed, they will understand why exactly Frost was so quick to join up with Saviar:
“Once it becomes clear who Savitar is, you start to understand why Killer Frost aligned with him so quickly. Killer Frost’s quick alignment with Savitar informs a lot of the decisions that she makes.”
The Flash continues tomorrow night with “I Know Who You Are”. Here’s the official synopsis:
“I Know Who You Are” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
VIBE FACES OFF AGAINST KILLER FROST – Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team meet Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek), a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco (Carlos Valdes). Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cecile’s (guest star Danielle Nicolet) relationship takes a big turn. Hanelle Culpepper directed the episode written by Bronwen Clark & Joshua V. Gilbert (#320). Original airdate 5/2/2017.”
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