The Flash S7E08 – “The People V. Killer Frost”

Was “The People V. Killer Frost,” Frost’s farewell?

Spoilers below

In the last episode, Frost (Danielle Panabaker) turned herself in so she could own up to her past mistakes. In “The People V. Killer Frost,” she went on trial for those mistakes. It wasn’t a fair trial at all. Kristen Kramer’s (Carmen Moore) lawyers early on said the punishment they sought was for Frost to take the metahuman cure. Say what?

That upped the intensity of the episode. Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) original plan was to get her sentence down to 18 months with parole after all the good Frost had done for the city, but that completely blew up when the prosecution set their own terms.

If this is Frost’s final episode, it was a good send-off, in its twisted way. It showed how much Frost has changed. She went from being a criminal to a hero to owning up to her crimes to sacrificing herself for all metas. That’s some transformation. I’m sad to see her go, but it was an incredible journey.

Caitlin was willing to do anything to save Frost’s life. (Bettina Strauss/The CW)

It was clearly headed to her prosecution, life in jail with no parole, but you have to wonder if Caitlin, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Alegra (Kayla Compton) didn’t take matters into their own hands if she would have gotten a lighter sentence. Frost wanted to play it by the book. And she definitely had the right idea.

Caitlin was so terrified of losing Frost. They destroyed the cure that the CCPD had. Only to have that thrown in Frost’s face. Caitlin confessed to the crime, but no one believed or cared because Caitlin doesn’t seem to be being prosecuted for her crime.

I thought that maybe Frost had done something to hurt someone Kramer cared about but instead, it was another meta that betrayed her and got her people killed. So, she was on a mission to strip all criminal metas of their powers. The punishment didn’t fit the crime. It should be a choice to get rid of your power, not forced upon you.

Frost wouldn’t take the cure, so she suggested life in prison, and that’s exactly what she got. Her crimes hardly stand up to that.

And how can Joe (Jesse L. Martin) say to Kramer that he respects her? And call her a good cop? She couldn’t see any of the good Frost had done. She just saw her people that were killed and wanted vengeance. What’s next, metas that never committed a crime?

Barry and the Speed Force found the Fuerza, but they weren’t expecting to find a young woman. (Bettina Strauss/The CW)

While we were going through the turmoil of Frost’s sentencing, Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the Speed Force (Michelle Harrison) were going after the Fuerza (Sara Garcia). This storyline took a turn I didn’t see coming. The Speed Force has been talking about how evil Fuerza is and how they have to defeat it, and it turns out it’s just a young woman that can’t control her powers. The easiest solution was to let Team Flash help her!

But either the Speed Force was overcome by fear, much like Caitlin was in the episode, or she’s not the energy we thought she was. She didn’t see any way forward than to kill the Fuerza, also known as Alexa. When Barry wouldn’t comply, she went after Iris. Barry, of course, used his own lightning, which gave the Speed Force what she needed to kill Alexa.

This brought an entirely new twist to the season. Is the Speed Force there to help and just scared, or is she the evil one? Tweet us @Fandomopolis or comment below.

Post Author: Mandy Carr

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