Several major changes took place last week in the emotionally-charged, Kevin Smith-helmed ‘Killer Frost’. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) had to gain control over herself and her powers, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) gained some super-speed of his own, and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) learned the truth about his brother’s death–leaving his and Barry’s (Grant Gustin) relationship in a very uneasy place.
With the focus of this week being placed mainly on the titular alien invasion and teaming up of several different superheroes, the more personal elements of the show have largely been swept under the rug. Luckily, Entertainment Weekly and ComicBook.com got some inside scoop about what we can expect to see Team Flash dealing with in the next two episodes.
In her interview with EW, Panabaker revealed what post-Killer Frost Caitlin looks like. Regarding whether or not the experience made her want to fight crime (or aliens) with the rest of her friends:
“She’s still struggling to find her place. I’m not sure she quite knows where she belongs in this world of superheroes. They all are so experienced and really know what they have to contribute. Caitlin is at a loss a little bit more in terms of how she can help.”
So while it sounds like she won’t be putting on that suit Cisco saw in his vibe any time soon, that doesn’t mean she isn’t trying to make the best out of a bad situation:
“Caitlin is struggling with these powers, how to cope with them and how to handle them. In a lot of different ways, she needs help from her friends, so she does get help from friends — both Team Flash and you’ll see her ask an old friend for guidance as well.”
Who is that “old friend” you may ask? From set photos, it seems to be none other than Martin Stein (Victor Garber). No word yet on whether that scene will take place on this week’s episode of The Flash or Legends, but nonetheless, it’s a beautiful parallel to Cisco confiding in the professor about his powers last season. “The very thing that makes you different is what makes you special,” he once told him. Hopefully he can impart that same wisdom on our dear Dr. Snow.
Moving on from the crossover and onto midseason finale, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had some interesting things to say about it at today’s screening of ‘Invasion!’ (Parts 1, 2, and 3):
“There’s a villain coming up who’s another one of the husk villains that was created by Alchemy, so there’s that to deal with, but the midseason finale kind of creates a new problem for our heroes that they weren’t anticipating — something that they’ve never faced before. And it’s so big we’re actually considering changing the saga sell from talking about Flashpoint to talking about that, becuase that’s what’s driving a lot of the episodes, actually. Flashpoint won’t loom as large as the threat that presents itself in 309.”
Very ambiguous, but very exciting. Next week’s episode will see Barry heading over to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp), Wally training with H.R. (Tom Cavanagh), and Cisco facing the very first Christmas without his brother.
While the next new episode of The Flash airs tomorrow night at 8/7c, make sure to tune in to Supergirl tonight to see Barry and Cisco recruit the Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist) herself.