We’re knee-deep in the middle of a whirlwind press tour of the sets of several Warner Bros. Television series in Vancouver, BC.. and yesterday, we spoke with Danielle Panabaker, The Flash’s Caitlin Snow, about the killer-frosty episode that just ended tonight. It’s the first of three stories that will be a little more focus on Caitlin, starting with tonight’s introduction of her mom.
“Obviously, she is going through some physical changes, but she’s figuring that out,” Panabaker enthused to our group. “As maybe you remember in Season 1 with Barry, it took him a minute to figure out his powers. ‘Oh, I kept passing out because I don’t eat enough.’ Things like that. She’s going to have to figure out different ways to cope with these changes,” she says.
Will we see her mother Dr. Tannhauser (Susan Walters) again anytime soon?
“I would like to see more, always more,” Panabaker said. “I think we’ve gotten to see a lot of the Allen family history. We’ve seen a little bit of the Ramon family. I would love to see more of Dr. Tannhauser and Caitlin’s relationship. Her premonition is definitely scary.”
One might wonder if Caitlin might be mad at Barry for changing reality so that Killer Frost ended up happening. Danielle admitted that she’s asked herself that same question, but ultimately, there’s no anger at Barry. “The way I sort of see it is, this version of Caitlin Snow, this is her life. She doesn’t remember Flashpoint, and she doesn’t remember that other timeline. She doesn’t know anything else. So I don’t really think she’s mad at Barry. I think it’s fascinating, and also from a scientific perspective, I think it’s interesting to her. But I don’t think she’s mad about it, because this all she knows,” she explained.
Sadly for Caitlin, she’s still aiming to hide her powers — “because I think she doesn’t understand it,” Panabaker says. “I think that conversation would be a little bit difficult, like, ‘hey guys, I don’t have any answers, but here you go,’ especially for Caitlin as a scientist and someone who is focused on always having the answers. She wants to get this figured out for herself before she comes to the team with [things].”
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