Arrow & The Flash #61: Arrow #30: State V. Queen / The Flash #53: Killer Frost

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Killer Frost, the 7th episode of season three and the 53rd overall, was written by Andrew Kreisberg & Brooke Roberts from a story by Judalina Neira and directed by Kevin Smith.

Savitar opts instead to race Barry across the city, then fiercely batters him to demonstrate its superiority. Cisco and Caitlin arrive and rescue Barry, but Savitar flees. Caitlin, now mentally unbalanced, violently interrogates one of Alchemy’s followers at CCPD headquarters, then abducts Julian and coerces him to find other acolytes, in order to find Alchemy and have him remove her powers. Barry and Cisco track her down and imprison her, but the team is fractured after she reveals Barry’s role in Dante’s death by creating “Flashpoint”. Greatly concerned and disregarding the consequences, Joe breaks Wally out of the cocoon. Wally emerges with unmanageable speed powers and he races away in a confused state. Barry offers his life to Caitlin for her freedom in a successful attempt to restore her sanity and gain her help in treating Wally. Joe and Barry locate Wally and stabilize his condition with Caitlin’s serum, and Wally soon embraces his new abilities. Julian forces Barry to resign from the CCPD in exchange for him protecting Caitlin from the police. Julian is later revealed to be unwillingly working for Savitar as Alchemy.

A decent episode, not quite as good as Kevin Smith’s other episode of The Flash he directed but it still has some nice bits of action and dialogue involved.


State V. Queen is the 7th episode of Arrow season two and the 30th overall, first broadcasted on November 20, 2013 with a script by Marc Guggenheim & Drew Z. Greenberg and directed by Bethany Rooney.

It is revealed that the Count escaped from prison, where he was transferred after recovering from his psychosis, during the earthquake. Afterwards, the Count begins poisoning civilians with the Vertigo drug; Diggle and the Assistant District Attorney are among the infected. The Count reveals in a broadcast that the cure to the sickness is to take Vertigo. In the court, Laurel uses an affair between Moira and Malcolm to cast doubts on Moira’s defense. Felicity is captured by the Count. In order to protect Felicity from being injected with Vertigo, Oliver is forced to kill the Count. Meanwhile, Blood, revealed to had hired the Count to kill the vigilante, now known as Arrow, is informed that one of his test subjects named Cyrus has survived his injection, feeling “stronger”. Ultimately, Moira is exonerated by the jury; she later learns that Malcolm, alive and well, had rigged the trial. He also reveals that he now knows Thea is his biological daughter. In a flashback to the island, Shado and Slade rescue Oliver and Sara, after Dr. Ivo and his men travel to the island to locate the Hosen, the stone arrowhead, which contains coordinates to the wreckage of the Japanese submarine.

A really strong episode, a lot of good action, good character development, good story, and just overall enjoyment all throughout.

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