The Flash Episode 3×06 New Stills and Promos

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*SPOILER WARNING*

It’s Getting Cold in Here

On the last episode of The Flash, we were introduced to Caitlin Snow’s mother, Dr. Tannhauser. Since Dr. Tannhauser is an expert in biomedical research, Caitlin seeks out her help due to fearing her developing powers. In addition, we learn more about the secret H.R. Wells from Earth-19 was keeping from the team. As a matter of fact, many of the issues that arise in the episode is due to secrets and fears. Caitlin’s fear of becoming Killer Frost has prompted her to seek help from the last person she wanted to ask. We learn Caitlin’s father died of some sort of disease and her mother was unable to save him. When he passed away, her mother kept busy with work and never acted like a mother, again. Although Caitlin is a more than capable scientist, she only reached out to her mother for support. Unfortunately, Dr. Tannhauser is still unable to provide the help Caitlin needs. On her way out, Nigel, Tannhauser’s assistant, locks in Caitlin with plans to test her and obtain knowledge for himself. The Killer Frost persona starts to overtake her in defense to Nigel’s actions. Her mother is able to talk her down and she returns to Star Labs.

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The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword

When Cisco reveals to Barry how uncomfortable he feels around Wells, they both start to notice the insignificance of Wells’ suggestions and contributions. In an attempt to vibe the new Wells, they find a hidden voice recorder. Wells walks in on them after they make the discovery and insist on playing the rest of the recording. To throw them off the truth, he gives them a half-truth by saying he’s an author in addition to a scientist. His true colors are shown through his inability to use the computer when they battle the villain of the week. Finally, Wells reveals he’s not a scientist and never solved their cryptogram. Nothing more than an author and a con-man, he convinces the team to let him stay to prove his usefulness.

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We’re All Running From Our Own Monsters

Besides Caitlin’s transformation into Killer Frost, the most important part of the episode was the relationship between Barry and Julian. Since the introduction of Julian Albert, the animosity between the two has been a point of contention for Barry. In this episode, Julian points out the reason for his distaste of our hero. To Julian, Barry is nothing but a spoiled kid who gets away with breaking the rules. He explains he comes from a wealthy family, but has worked so hard to separate himself from that life. He’s earned everything to blaze his own path in life, as he refused to inherit the wealth and entitlement of his family. With Barry breaking rules, Julian feels the mistrust between the two is the actual point of contention. His mistrust doesn’t just end with Barry, but it extends to all meta-humans. He believes they all waste their abilities for petty reasons instead of helping the world. In the case of The Flash, he believes his abilities have encouraged laziness within the police department. Only when The Flash saves Julian from mistakenly killing a kid, does he admit his fears and starts to open up to Barry. In the end, they bond over their hardships during childhood, Wells gets a second chance, and Caitlin is warned not to use her powers further, as the effects to her biology is irreversible.

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In next week’s episode, Shade, we will see the consequences of Caitlin using her powers further as Wally’s dreams of being Kid Flash intense. During the second episode of the season, we learned their have been five husks created from the transformations Doctor Alchemy has induced within Flashpoint metas. We discovered The Rival and Magenta were two of the five husks, leaving us with three unaccounted meta-humans. It’s possible, since Caitlin admits not developing any powers until three months prior and Earth-2 Wells didn’t detect her meta-gene last season, she is one of the three missing meta-humans. Hopefully, we’ll discover that information in either episode 6 or 7. Get ready for things to get faster and colder in episode 3×06.

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The Flash Season 3 Episode 6: Shade

WALLY HAS VISIONS OF BEING KID FLASH

When Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe.

JJ Makaro directed the episode written by Emily Silver & David Kob.

Synopsis courtesy of The CW

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You can catch Season 3 Episode 6: Shade Tuesday, November 15th 8/7c on The CW. What do you think of the third season, so far? Are you excited to see the return of Wally being a speedster? How do you think Wally will get his powers? Let us know your thoughts by liking, sharing and/or leaving a comment below.

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