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The Flash Mob: Did ‘Killer Frost’ Just Destroy a Friendship?

"Some things you break can't be put back together."

Gather around and settle in for your weekly open discussion for The CW’s The Flash. This week, we’re talking about “Killer Frost,” which saw Caitlin Snow fighting off her powers as the gang tried to figure out what’s happening with Wally. Ye be warned: if you haven’t watched last night’s episode, you might want make like an atom and split. Spoilers ahead. 

Picking up where “Shade” left off, The Flash battles the self-proclaimed god, Savatar, and is nearly pummeled to death until Caitlin Snow steps in. Unfortunately, using her powers means turning into Killer Frost, which made for an entertaining (and also heartbreaking) episode. Desperate to get rid of her powers, she kidnaps Julian who recognizes her as one of Barry’s friends. Yikes.

Meanwhile, Joe West recognizes that his superpower is his gut instinct and removes Wally from that creepy cocoon. A disoriented Wally emerges with his speed intact, but his system goes haywire, and I seriously thought he was going to have permanent brain damage, because abruptly waking someone up from a coma seems like a really bad idea. What if it didn’t work, Joe?

But back to Caitlin and her biting personal insults, which also served up valid points. Was she entirely wrong about Barry screwing up everyone’s lives while walking away with his own happy ending? Still, she did tell Cisco that Barry is the reason his brother is dead and that was way harsh. By the end of the episode, Cisco doesn’t know if he can get over that Flashpoint bombshell, and I think this episode just destroyed a friendship.

On a more positive note, Kevin Smith came back to direct and brought in special guest star Greg Grunberg (who is BFF’s with J.J. Abrams and appeared in both 2009’s Star Trek as well as 2016’s Star Trek Beyond). Being the Frozen fan that he is, he left this little easter egg that you may never have noticed if he didn’t point it out.

This was the @disney shout-out from last night’s @cwtheflash I directed. The gag was visible on the side of the truck outside the #frozen food joint where #KillerFrost was hiding. It was a tiny giggle in any otherwise intense episode of #theflash – an episode that lots of you have been saying incredibly sweet things about. I can’t thank you enough for the kind words but it’s the cast & crew who deserve it way more than me. They made all the magic, I merely watched them do it. Call me a cuck if you must but that’s my job as director: to stand off to the side and watch folks do cool things to and with each other while I make suggestions but don’t take part in the action. But I’ll be cuck as fuck if it gets me on the set of my favorite tv show. Big thanks to @andrewkreisberg & @gberlanti & @thecw for letting me play with your toys and bring the Cold Kiss to life (in a pretty obvious #batmanreturns homage)! Huge thanks to the cast & crew of ep 7 of #flashseason3 for making me look like I know what I’m doing a second time! Hope we get to do it again fast! #KevinSmith #flash #flashpoint #letitgo

A photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on

So what did you think of the episode? Were you expecting that Alchemy reveal? Do  you think Cisco can forgive Barry? Will Caitlin be able to keep her powers in check? Do we want to see Kevin Smith direct another episode? Let me know in the comments!

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