Beauty and the beast.
That is the scene in one of the Vancouver area’s myriad abandoned warehouse spaces, as The Flash‘s Killer Frost takes a private meeting with Savitar. As the tense confab draws to a close, the awkward speed god leans in toward his new ally to make clear her mission in three growled words — one of which is to kill.
With stakes so dire, will Barry, Cisco and kindly Caitlin Snow’s other Team Flash friends be ready to do what it takes to ice her evil alter ego? In the name of killing any barriers to stopping Iris’ near death? That weighty matter looms as the CW hit continues Season 3 this Tuesday at 8/7c.
Having just returned from his journey to the year 2024, “Barry is devastated to find out that Killer Frost helped Savitar. And now he’s back, and it’s happening for real,” Grant Gustin says of the surprising alliance. “It looks like she’s helping Savitar, so this is another step in the future really coming true.” Step 1 for Team Flash, therefore, “is making sure there’s no team-up here and they get their friend back.”
Caitlin, though, appears to be well beyond the pep talk stage that before pulled her off the Killer Frost ledge. “That worked once; I’m not sure it will work again,” says Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisco. “We might have to resort to some more desperate times.”
The debate over how desperate those areas should get stars friction among Team Flash, particularly as Cisco grapples with his role as the one most likely to defeat Caitlin’s cold-hearted alter.
“Today I’m doing a scene with the beautiful Tom Felton, who makes it very hard for me to stay focused on the scene because of how impressive he is…,” Valdes quipped during TVLine’s visit to the set, in the wake of an very intense scene where Cisco and Julian engaged in a war of words. “They reach a bit of a rift because Cisco carries these reservations with him as of late about his powers. This is his worst nightmare because the last thing he wants to do is hurt Caitlin.”
Felton, in turn, frames the row thusly: “Killer Frost is on the rampage, and Cisco and I are falling out slightly over the best manner in which to try and get her back. She is a full-blown nutter, so we have to rely on some pretty severe plans to try and stop her.”
Emblematic of what a piece of work she is, Killer Frost knows and takes advantage of the inner torment she is causing Cisco et al. “Knowing that that person is still physically their Caitlin Snow, they do want to save her,” Danielle Panabaker points out. “But I guess that gives Killer Frost an upper hand because she knows that they won’t kill her. Or she’s at least playing on the fact that they won’t.”