The wait is over. Danielle Panabaker is stepping into the icy shoes of Killer Frost in Tuesday's "The Flash," where she'll team up with Robbie Amell’s Deathstorm to cause trouble.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) are heading through an open breach that serves as a portal to another version of Earth in the new episode, and on Earth 2, the show's heroes will encounter deadly versions of Caitlin Snow and (the late) Ronnie Raymond.
"They're Earth 2's Bonnie and Clyde," Danielle told Access Hollywood of Killer Frost and Deathstorm. "They like to terrorize people as much as they can and they have a passion [for it]. One of Killer Frost's powers is that she kisses men when she kills them. Her lips freeze them and the only man for her is Deathstorm because he's on fire, so it's a relationship that was meant to be."
Although Barry Allen is friends with Caitlin on his Earth, on Earth 2, he'll need to watch his back.
"I think Earth 2 is a little bit different from Earth 1 in that you know, Killer Frost is a metahuman and she's a little bit more used to seeing them. I think she is excited to see a different Flash and can't wait to take him on -- and hopefully kill him. I think that's her passion," Danielle said, when Access asked her to preview Killer Frost's reaction to seeing Earth 1's The Flash.
Another reason for Barry to watch his back? Killer Frost has a connection to Barry's Season 2 nemesis – the villain Zoom.
"They do have a relationship," Danielle said. "What it is, you'll have to tune in to see."
Finally getting to play Killer Frost (beyond the quick glimpse fans got of her as the character in the Season 1 finale) meant Danielle got to do more action sequences for this week's episode and she had a blast shooting them.
"That's what's exciting for me is the opportunity to get to do a little bit more of that. Caitlin Snow tends to generally be in the safety of S.T.A.R. Labs using the computers and her knowledge as a weapon, more so than Killer Frost, who is out there, which is great. That's something that I can't wait to do more of," she said.
Tuesday's episode will take place in two different places – Earth 2, where Barry and Cisco are teaming up with Harrison Wells to try and save his daughter, Jessie, from Zoom, and on Earth 1, where Caitlin Snow and Jay Garrick will be working together to take down a dangerous metahuman. But, Caitlin is also focused on trying to figure out what's wrong with Jay.
"Ever since we've come back from our holiday break, you see Caitlin doing her own sort of sleuthing and trying to figure out what's going on with Jay and getting more information about what is making him sick and also, you know, this is her passion in life," Danielle said. "She's trying to figure out a way to fix him and a way to make him better. So, it's great to see her focus on this and in her specialty as well, working on science and biology and that sort of thing."
The Earth 1 drama will also give fans more Caitlin and Jay scenes, two characters who are in the early stages of their "The Flash" romance. And Access had to ask Danielle if she thinks Caitlin and Jay have been hanging out since their under-the-mistletoe kiss in the midseason finale.
"I like to joke about this with Jesse Martin on the show. Jesse is very fascinating by the Jay/Caitlin relationship," Danielle said. "I think the truth of the matter is that Caitlin did lose Ronnie fairly recently and she's trying to move on one foot forward at [a] time, but I do like that it's been such a slow relationship to develop and there's a certain sweetness to it, I find. So I do think they are spending time together. I don't think they're necessarily as hot and heavy as Deathstorm and Killer Frost though."
"The Flash" continues Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW.
-- Jolie Lash