[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of The Flash. Read at your own risk!]
We may not have seen the last of Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) after all!
The second episode of The Flash Season 3, "Paradox," revealed that Caitlin didn't escape Barry's (Grant Gustin) time travel madness as unscathed as he believed. Her closing moments in the episode revealed that her Earth-2 evil doppleganger's frosty powers from Season 2 are now manifesting in Caitlin herself.
The twist came after Team Flash was able to rally together and decide to forgive Barry for his time-meddling. A talk with the real Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) may have finally gotten through to Barry that there are consequences whenever he travels through time, and his latest expedition will hopefully be his last attempt to completely alter the past. His friends and family decided to move on from the incident without finding out what their alternative lives were like, but now Caitlin is keeping a very dangerous secret from her friends.
Having cool ice powers may not necessarily mean that Caitlin is turning evil though. From what we can see, she's still the same bubbly Caitlin in demeanor, but being a meta-human is for sure going to change her status within the team.
At the very least, Caitlin's new powers could put her more in the field with Barry rather than running logistics back at S.T.A.R. Labs. Can you imagine Flash, Reverb (Carlos Valdes) and a good-guy Killer Frost all fighting crime together? At the worst, Caitlin could become a new enemy for Team Flash to have to deal with and they already have their hands full with Dr. Alchemy.
The question now is whether Caitlin will tell the team what she's going through or whether she'll keep it to herself like Cisco did last season. She should know that the sooner she comes clean, the better, but Caitlin may be terrified of embracing the new powers.
Do you think Caitlin will crossover to the dark side or use the powers for good?
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