Danielle Panabaker talks Killer Frost + the 6-month time jump on Season 2 of The Flash

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Sep 8, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT

With the second season of The Flash speeding its way to our TV screens this October, don’t expect the show to pick up exactly where we left off in the exciting Season 1 finale.

That’s what Danielle Panabaker — who plays Caitlin Snow on The CW's hit comic-book series — told the assembled audience (via Collider) during this weekend’s Dragon Con. In fact, the story will pick up six months later, but there's no need to worry, because stuff will be addressed. “The season premiere will address some stuff from the finale; it’s not like there’s some title card that just says, ‘Six months later.’ We will deal with the singularity and everything that’s going on.”

As most of you already know, the show will pick up a couple more players for Season 2; namely, the comics' original Flash, Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), and Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) new part-time assistant Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten). When asked if Spivot would spend some time with Caitlin over at S.T.A.R. Labs, Panabaker said:

“I would love that! Shantel is amazing. We’re really, really lucky. The two biggest additions to our cast this season are Shantel and Teddy (Sears), and they’re both so wonderful; they truly feel like they belong on our show. That’s been great. Shantel and I haven’t actually worked together yet as of Episode 6, but my understanding is that that will change. I don’t know what context it will be in. Hopefully she’ll come to S.T.A.R. Labs; maybe the two girls can hang out. ... I think Caitlin needs some girlfriends.”

As for the possibility of Killer Frost making her appearance on the show sooner rather than later, the actress had this to say:

“No one is more excited for Caitlin to become Killer Frost than I am," Panabaker said. "Unfortunately I don’t know when that will happen on the show. The writers will say, 'Well, this is what’s going to happen. We’re looking forward to this. This is what we’re thinking.' And then scripts evolve; sometimes they don’t make it into the script as soon as you hope, sometimes we shoot things that don’t even make it into the show. I think our season finale was [an extra] 20 minutes long, so that’s 20 minutes of stuff that they cut out of storylines. Little things, like they explained how Caitlin asked Barry to go get her wedding dress, and they explained the toilets in the pipeline, and that sort of thing. But since we only have 42, 44 minutes, some stuff just sort of falls to the cutting-room floor. Long story short, I’m useless in terms of Killer Frost. I want it to happen very, very badly. Unfortunately I don’t know that it’s happening yet.”


The Flash returns to The CW on Oct. 6.

(via Collider)