The Flash will conclude it’s second season tonight on The CW, with a race to end all races between Barry and Zoom. Caitlin Snow played by Danielle Panabaker has had a rocky year, grieving the death of the love of her life Ronnie Raymond aka Firestorm only to fall in love with Jay Garrick who turned out to be the Supervillain Zoom.
Panabaker spoke to Comic Book Resources about the Season Finale, what we can expect next season and the possible return of Killer Frost.
What is Caitlin’s role in helping Barry defeat Zoom?
Caitlin actually does play a pretty big role in terms of trying to defeat Zoom. She has a very personal attachment to it, and a little bit of a vendetta. She wants to get Zoom, so she’s willing to push herself to new extremes to try and get back at him for what he’s done to her.
What’s at stake in the finale?
What is pretty incredible about our show is, not only is this our season finale, but I feel the last two episodes were pretty gigantic. Obviously, “Invincible” set up some crazy stuff. I’m interested to see the fans’ response to the finale. It’s definitely going to shock them. We’ll see what it means for Season 3 and going forward.
One of the ongoing mysteries has been the identity of the man behind the iron mask. There’s been a lot of speculation who it could be. How surprised do you think audiences are going to be by the revelation?
It was really fun at the beginning of the season – where we didn’t know anything about Earth-2 and what everyone’s doppelgangers looked like — to start guessing way back then. I was recently with Robbie Amell and sort of laughing about what fun it would have been if it was him. Obviously, it couldn’t be, because we met Deathstorm. As we met more and more characters, it eliminated the options of who it is. It’s a great reveal. I was so surprised. Being on set and seeing it was really special
How does the Season 2 finale lay the groundwork for next year?
To be honest, I don’t know much about Season 3. They’ve just started writing it. They have some new amazing writers on board. That’s going to bring some fresh voices to Season 3. But even I was pretty shocked by how they end Season 2. I’m anxious to see what that means.
Cisco was initially concerned that Ronnie’s death would lead to Caitlin embracing her dark side. Now, she’s lost someone else. In your mind, does Earth-1’s Caitlin have the potential to transform into Killer Frost?
I think she does have the potential to become Killer Frost. She’s been through a lot. It would be nice if she had a break and we got to see a happier side of Caitlin for a minute, but she does have the potential at some point. You never know what life could throw at her.