The Flash: Kevin Smith's Season 3 Episode Titled 'Killer Frost'

Killer Frost on The Flash

It's no secret that writer/director Kevin Smith loves The CW's Arrowverse as much as any diehard fan. Consistently effusive in his praise of the series of DC superhero shows, the geek icon landed one of his dream gigs last year when he was brought on to direct an episode of The Flash. He'll also be visiting the realm of Supergirl in season 2, taking the helm for the story entitled "Supergirl Lives."

Smith's The Flash episode, "The Runaway Dinosaur," focused on Barry's (Grant Gustin) surreal journey through the Speed Force. While it also featured a zombie villain for the S.T.A.R. Labs team to tackle, it was more about Barry's personal struggles with his mother's death and his role in the universe. In season 3, Smith will be returning to direct another installment of the show, and he promises this new tale will be a lot more "action-y."

Smith will be tackling the seventh episode of The Flash, and the director recently let fans know his work had begun by tweeting a photo of his copy of the script. As you can see below, the title of the episode has been covered. The text of page 2 faintly shows through, however, and industrious tweeters were able to enhance the image to reveal what looks like a title of "Killer Frost."

I start shooting my second episode of @CW_TheFlash today! Big thanks to @AJKreisberg & @GBerlanti for another run!

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 14, 2016

Killer Frost was the evil Earth-2 doppelganger of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), a ruthless, self-serving villain with cryokinetic abilities. When she attempted to kill Caitlin in episode "Back to Normal," Zoom (Teddy Sears) arrived just in time to deflect her deadly icicle and turn it back on her. Last we knew, Killer Frost was dead, but the title of Smith's episode in season 3 seems to indicate otherwise.

Things are not always as they initially seem on The Flash, however. Like the new version of Cisco we'll be seeing this season, Killer Frost could be a product of the Flashpoint universe caused by Barry's tampering with time. There were some indications last season that Caitlin had a few things in common with her Earth-2 counterpart, and there's a possibility we could see her evolve into Killer Frost as well. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently said that some things would be "broken forever" by Flashpoint, and that ominous warning could pertain to a forever-changed Caitlin, who's already been through enough trauma to make anyone's good nature falter.

The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.

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