Flash S03E07 - Killer Frost

by Dorlan on November 28, 2016

Caitlin Snow as Killer Frost
This week we had another episode directed by Kevin Smith. Last year it was one of the most emotional episodes: “The Runaway Dinosaur” and it was excellent. How did he do this time around? Well, let’s get to the review.

As this episode was really good and I have only one thing that might be considered negative I want to get it out of the way now, so we can focus on the good stuff later on. Some of you might call that just nitpicking but I have to say that anyway. Savitar, even though he was super cool, was pretty underwhelming. He showed us what we saw last year but this time it didn’t have as much of an impact as it had when Zoom showed up for the first time. Visually I find him really interesting and at least it is cool to see speedster that doesn’t have the same suit with just a different design.

With Savitar covered let’s talk about titular character of this episode: Caitlin Snow aka Killer Frost. Her transformation into Killer Frost was really cool (no pun intended, or was it?) to see. I think that the struggle she had with her wanting to be good but also being fed up with everything was really believable. Best thing about her finally using her powers was that you don’t know what will happen until the last minute. Will she turn to “her” as she often referred to Killer Frost we saw at Earth-2? Or will she be reasonable and find a way to control her powers without hurting people? The direction of this episode was really good and I must applaud both Kevin Smith and Danielle Panabaker because these two made this episode really enjoyable to watch.

We also had to watch “the Wally situation” unfold. HR proved for once to not be totally useless, which was nice as he was helping Joe, who felt so hopeless as his son was turned into … something. There are also some more ripples because of Flashpoint and these may or may not lead to some big events in the future. We will have to wait and see what will happen but I am sure we have a lot of good stuff coming our way.

We also saw more of Julian, who as you might know by now, is one of my favorite characters on the show. This is hard to argue as we often see him being a nuisance to Barry, but I like his arc so far and I am interested in how they will use him in the future. For this episode, he interacted with Caitlin, and Barry mostly. Because Julian knows that Caitlin and Barry are friends he has a lot of ammo he can use against Barry.

This episode was something that we build up in small pieces from the second episode and it was really nice seeing Caitlin with her powers at large. Overall this episode was really solid with great directions and some great performances. Also I also have high hopes that with most ends tied and Savitar introduced there will be a lot of interesting episodes coming our way.

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