In Review: The Flash (S7 – Ep8) The People V. Killer Frost

With Frost facing an unjust punishment for her past crimes, Caitlin goes to great lengths to save her sister.
Frost

Synopsis: With Frost facing an unjust punishment for her past crimes, Caitlin goes to great lengths to save her sister. Meanwhile, Barry’s efforts to protect Speed Force Nora lead to a shocking discovery.

 

The Story

Following up on events from last week’s episode. Frost surrendered herself to the law and to the justice system of Central City. And is to stand trial for the crimes that she committed prior to becoming a hero. Indeed, Kristen Kramer who has been lobbying for the capture of Frost wants more than simple justice. She wants the removal of all meta-powers from those metas that would break the law.

So, Caitlin, the team looks for a way out. Even though Frost is determined to face the consequences of her past actions.

Back at Starlabs Barry and Nora aka Speedforce find the strength-force. And barry is forced into making a very difficult choice.

 

The Acting

Danielle Panabaker absolutely smashes this one out of the park. Her performance as both Caitlin and Frost who are two completely individual people is brilliant. The scenes where Caitlin is spurring her friends on to try and get around the law only for Frost to object and nicely done. One of the best scenes is when Frost confronts Kramer (Carmen Moore) about why she is so determined to take her meta-powers away.

We also get a solid performance from Michelle Harrison as the Speed Force and get to see a much darker side to her character as she presents Barry aka Flash with an awful choice.

 

Overall

Overall a solid episode, which does a great job to illustrate how people are threatened by people and things that are different. As a person on the Autism spectrum. I’ve certainly faced my fair share of discrimination. So I could very much relate to Frost’s predicament about owning her actions and being true to who she was. But the part I related most to was her reaction to having her meta powers removed via a cure. Not only that. But not being allowed to make that choice herself. As pointed out in the episode. Her Meta-Powers are who she is. They are a very big part of her identity.

In my day job. I work alongside public services via a charity to help promote autism awareness in the community at large. Help come up with reasonable adjustments to help others like myself live their best lives and get the right kind of support. While doing this job. I was once asked by someone if I’d take a cure if one were available. It was a stupid and insensitive question, but I rose above it and calmly said, “No”. I’ve lived for 51 – years as an autistic man and although my autism does not define me. It is a part of me.

Fact is. Had I not been born Autistic and was born “Normal”. My life would likely have taken a very different path. I might never have gotten into science fiction and fantasy television series. I may never have got into reading comics. And I may never have created this blog or this space. So yes. I could relate very much with Frost’s point of view in this episode.

 

9.6
The Flash (S7 - Ep8) The People V. Killer Frost
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.4
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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