Philadelphia (CW Philly) — During last week’s episode of The Flash, the team had an altercation with DeVoe, and Killer Frost lost her powers. Danielle Panabaker, who plays the ice-cold meta-human and Dr. Caitlin Snow, talked with Entertainment Weekly about Killer Frost’s disappearance and how it impacts Team Flash.
First, Panabaker discussed the significance of losing her powers and what it means for Caitlin.
“It affects her a lot. Emotionally, it affects her, but also logically. There is the scientist doctor inside of her who needs answers, so we’re going to see her try various different techniques to try and get Killer Frost to come out, and that does lead her to delve a little bit deeper into who Killer Frost is,” Panabaker said.
It was poor timing for Killer Frost to lose her abilities, as she and Caitlin are just beginning to understand their unique relationship.
“I feel like there’s still so much to learn about Killer Frost and Caitlin, and just as we’re starting to scratch the surface, Killer Frost gets taken away from her,” she said.
Panabaker then reflected on a poignant scene, which shows how Killer Frost’s absence affects Team Flash as a whole.
“There’s a moment in one of the episodes where Flash looks to Cisco and Caitlin and says, ‘Okay, suit up,’ and then he looks at Caitlin and he says, ‘Oh.’ It’s a sad moment where the team doesn’t have Killer Frost to rely on anymore,” she said.
As Caitlin struggled to find a solution to regain her powers, she turned to Joe for advice.
“Drawing on his own police experience, he is trying to guide Caitlin and he says sometimes you have to look in a different direction, which prompts Caitlin to look in a different direction not only for herself in trying to find answers to Killer Frost — why she went away, and if she can get her back — but also in the larger context of Team Flash and getting the help they need,” Panabaker explained.
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The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on The CW Philly.