TV ReviewsThe Flash Season 5 Episode 6: The Icicle Cometh Review

Ariba BhuvadNovember 20, 2018

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Synopsis: Caitlin, Barry, and Cisco learn something new about Caitlin’s father; Iris and Sherloque follow a clue about Cicada. (TVGuide) 

Writers: Kristen Kim and Joshua V. Gilbert

Director: Chris Peppe

Rating: TV-PG

Running Time: 43mins

Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm on Space (Canada)/The CW (United States)

This week on The Flash we learned all about Caitlin/Killer Frost/Papa Frost and it was–alright. Honestly, The Flash has exciting days and then there are days, lots of days, where things just fall flat. But this episode isn’t all horrible because one thing this season is doing right is giving us more Cecile episodes, who really makes the show.

Cisco and Barry come clean about locating Caitlin’s dad Thomas (Kyle Secor), and state that he’s at a black ops site somewhere up north–alive and well. However, Caitlin fears for what they may find because he had ALS so the fact that he is still alive is very curious. It appears that Papa Frost was dabbling in some cryogenic therapy and was able to stop the ALS from getting worse.

But when it got to be too dangerous, he put a stop to his self-treatments and shut himself off from the rest of the world so as not to put anyone else in danger. But he ended up getting locked in when the site was shut down and Caitlin is quick to blame her mother for this.

They bring Thomas back to S.T.A.R. Labs and Caitlin promises that they will save him, no matter what it takes. While out on a walk with Thomas, Caitlin notices that his skin starts to crystallize. Just like when she turns into Killer Frost every time she’s angry or scared, it seems like her father does too. Papa Frost tells Caitlin that she too had the ALS gene and in trying to prevent it, she ended up with the double personality while nothing happened to him.

Cisco vibes back to Thomas’ lab and suspects that he’s not actually Caitlin’s father, and rather a copy of him that was created via the skin grafts he found. Caitlin supports and believes her father but soon learns that Cisco was right! This man is not her father, but rather just trying to eliminate Thomas once and for all. The reason he reached out to Caitlin was to get his hands on a serum that would suppress the human side of him forever.

After putting everyone under a frozen spell, Killer Frost makes an appearance to confront “Papa Frost” who tries to appeal to her but she reminds him that she has people that care about her, and she doesn’t need him. Although the serum bottle is destroyed, Icicle gets away, but at least Killer Frost is still around, right?

Because of Harry, Caitlin can communicate with Killer Frost so not everything is horrible, all things considered. In other parts of The Flash, Cecile and Ralph team up to handle an issue, which is great and not so much because it’s just trying to cover up for the fact that Jesse L. Martin is taking a leave of absence from The Flash. At some point, this will get old really fast, but for now, we are enjoying the random pairings.

After yearning for Nora’s attention, Iris and Nora team up to do some detective work. But a part of me is wondering how sad it is that Nora only wants to get to know Iris because she thinks she is cool. But hey, at least it’s making Iris happy, right?

Also, did anyone else catch the Mr. Freeze namedrop in the episode?! With the Elseworlds crossover coming up, will this become relevant in any way? I SURE HOPE SO!

Score: 6.5/10

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