The Flash (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 7 - Growing Pains - full transcript

An ice-based meta frames Frost for a murder and a robbery, setting Kristen Kramer on Frost and Caitlin's trail. Meanwhile, Barry deals with Speed Force looking like his mother, and Joe chafes under Kristen's apparent obsession with putting Frost under arrest.

Who's hungry?


I didn't think you'd
be out of bed already.

Yeah. There was a
car fire on Route 220

and I thought I'd bring
home some breakfast,

but this looks a lot better.

Is that blueberry compote?

Freshly mashed

and paired with a savory
bacon and baked egg Danish.

Ms. Speed Force.

Are you okay, Barry?

You're not still feeling the
effects of Psych's attack, are you?

No, I'm good.

I just... I had no idea
that you could cook.

Bobby Flay has
got nothing on Nora.

You know, it's funny.

Cooking is the process of
combining ingredients with heat

to create molecular change.

But this feels like
so much more.

- Huh.
- Mimosa?


Actually, I think I'm good.

So Chester has all the satellites
scanning for the new Forces.

There is the Sage
Force, the Strength Force,

and now the Still Force.

Yeah. So far, no hits

on any of their
isotopic signatures.

Well, it's still good
that you're here with us.

The last time the Forces
attacked you, you almost died.

I don't want to burden anyone.

No. You're not.

You know, in a weird way,

it's like you've been a
part of this family all along.

Are you okay?

Yeah. I'm just

a little worried about the fact
that my powers are glitching again.

Especially since I
just got 'em back.

Okay. Well, I can call Caitlin.
Have her run some more tests.

How do you feel now?

I feel fine. I just... I don't
know what happened.

Actually, I think
I'm the reason.

Since I'm here now,

I'm increasing your
abilities as best I can.

It may take some
getting used to,

but you'll need it if the
other Forces come back.

That's work.

I gotta go.

I should come with you.

- Oh.
- I'm like your battery now.

If Fuerza and Psych are back...

Yeah. No, I don't...

Having you at a crime scene
might not be a great idea.

You've already been hurt once.

I can help boost your speed.

I know. I know.

It's just... It might just be like
a traffic accident or something.

So, just... Let me find out.

Of course. But don't worry.

If you need me, I'll sense it
and I'll be there in a heartbeat.



So I'm gonna go.

- Okay.
- Okay.

I hope he's okay.

One count of
aggravated assault...

one count of attempted murder...

two counts of kidnapping.

It's a good thing you never
lived up to your original name.

I thought once you
started helping people

CCPD dropped
their investigation.

Yeah, they did. They did.

But the state never
officially dropped its charges.

Which means Kristen Kramer
has everything that she needs

to put you in Iron Heights.

I'm gonna find Kramer
and I'm gonna kick her ass.

No! No, you're not!

Kramer is former
Army Intelligence.

Wherever she goes,
heads roll. Just...

Look, I'm not some thug
anymore, okay? I've grown.

I know that, honey. I do.

Look, I'm one of the
people that you kidnapped.

My advice to you
as your attorney

is to lay low.

Wait. So Frost can't do
superhero stuff anymore?

Nope. Not out in the field.

Look, Frost, you're
an artist, okay?

Just take some time off.

Chase those canvases. Create.

Just do it all here at S.T.A.R.
Labs where you're safe.

I just got a life and now
you're telling me I can't live it.

For a little while, yeah.

Look, Kramer is appointed
by the Governor, right?

She doesn't get results,

she's gonna get reassigned.

Frost, I know this isn't fair,

but it's our best
option right now.

Fine! I'll quarantine here.

Blazing Bessie Blount!

I just got my first
solo crime scene call.

Oh. Cisco and Kamilla
are away and all.

I'm the only CCPD
tech consultant around.

I wonder what it is.

Maybe a 10-90.

Maybe it's a 10-11.

Oh, snap! It's a 10-35!

Frost, I am so sorry. But I...

It's fine.

Go have your fun, Peralta!

Thank you. Thank you.

Sorry. Thank you.

Holy baby Grogu!

What happened here?

This delivery van
was full of tech

and was hit by a
perp in an ice attack.

Apparently, some experimental
microchip was stolen.

Oh. Doesn't sound so bad.

What's all that?

The driver.


Looks like Killer
Frost has been busy.

I know how this looks,

but there are other criminals
that use ice to commit crimes,

like Leonard Snart.

Snart was a man with a gun.

Mr. Runk...

you're our new technical
consultant on meta-human affairs,

what's your take on all this?

Well... ma'am...


Dark matter levels are...

Dark matter levels here are...


Well, they're off the charts.

That doesn't mean it's Frost.

Look, you see the pattern
in these ice crystals here.

They're dendritic,
like tree branches.

Frost's ice crystals
are usually hexagonal.

It's Killer Frost,
Officer Allen.

And you seem to know
a lot about her powers.

Yeah, I've worked
her crime scenes,

and she's never killed anyone.

Until now, apparently.

Officer Allen is our department's
top forensics examiner, ma'am.

If there's any evidence here
that we can use, he will find it.

And Killer Frost
is still out there.

Captain, I hate to pull rank,

but Governor Williamson
gave me special authority

in order to address the city's
long-standing meta-human problems.

We need to keep
public safety in mind.

- Agreed.
- Good.

Because I'm going
to ask the DA's office

to issue a warrant
for Killer Frost's arrest.

I'm gonna need you and
your officers for backup.

I'll alert the
Meta-human Task Force.

Thank you. I need to
update the Governor's office.

Excuse me.

Joe, you can't be serious.

We all know
Frost didn't do this.

What am I supposed
to say, Barry?

Yes, Frost did spend
the evening with Caitlin?

You can't give Kramer her alibi

without admitting that
you've talked to a fugitive.

Dang. That's a real
catch-22, two, two...

I'm sorry. My timing
on that was terrible.

I'm just gonna go tell
Frost what's going on.

We can't let
Kramer arrest Frost.

You don't think I know that?

But we gotta follow orders.

So what are we supposed to do?

Frost can't lay low forever.

The only thing we can do, Barr.

Find the real
meta-human that did this.

All right.

Huh. That looks painful.

Chuck. You said you had
something important to tell Frost.


Okay, well...

there's a new ice-meta in town

who killed an IVO Labs employee.

But Kristen Kramer
thinks that it was you,

so she kind of ordered Joe to
put the Meta Task Force on alert

while she gets a
warrant for your arrest.

What? Why didn't Joe
and Barry stop her?

Because, technically,
she's their boss.

She's also a very
intimidating person.

But don't worry.

We're doing everything we
can to get this cleared up.

Me and Caitlin are even trying
to fix one of HR's transmogifiers

to work for you.

Thanks, Runk.

Look... is there
anything else I can do?

I mean, you know,
if you need to talk

or vent or get the
weight off your shoulders,

Chester P. is
all ears. All right?

Go tech-out, Chuck.

We'll be fine.

She's starting cardio anyway.

Right. Right. Okay.

Okay, he's gone.
What's the plan?

I'm gonna do 12 miles.

Five years in Iron
Heights over here.

You think I can't tell
when someone's lying?

Plus, there's no way
you'd stay put here.

You're going after Kramer.

No, not that.

You're going after this
new ice-meta yourself.

Yeah. I'm coming with you.

No, you're not.

So you're gonna do this alone?

What about the
rest of Team Flash?

I need to handle this myself.

There are places that
Team Flash can't go.

Hell, I used to work
at some of them.

And you aren't
gonna say a thing.

I used to be a
freakin' car thief, Frost.

I know how to talk to criminals.

I'm not looking for a criminal.

I am looking for a killer.

You wanna help me? Cover my ass.

If I need backup,
I'll call. Promise.

You must see a lot of strange
crime scenes working in this city.

Yeah. Yeah, this
case is another one.

Usually, I'd find dark matter

dispersed evenly
throughout meta-produced ice.

But from what I can tell,

this ice has dark
matter, just...

only on the surface.

What would cause that?

I don't know, but
I'm gonna find out.

I'll let you work.


Have you been
here the whole time?

She admires you.

Who... What, Kramer?

Okay, well, look, she
could be back any second.

Not to mention, a
dozen other officers. So...

I thought you were gonna
spend the day with Iris.

Well, I told her I needed
to stretch my legs.


You know, it's
just like you said.

The ice is different.

The particles inside all this,
I can feel them. They're...

compacted, constrained.

Like on a molecular level.

You know what? I... Um...

I need to get this
back to my lab.

If I can... No! Hey! Hey!

If I can figure out
why this ice is different,

it might lead to the real...

Right. On my way.

- Allen?
- Hey!

What are you doing?

I'm... tracking footprints
from our suspect.

They led me out here. So...

- Where?
- What?

The... No, they're
hard to detect

without one of these...


Cutting-edge tech.

- Yeah.
- Impressive.

Keep up the good work.

I like her.


Look, I really
appreciate your help,

but I got it from here.

So I'll see you back
at the loft, okay?

Of course. I understand.

The place was a lot more
lively when I worked here.

Yeah. Here for the ambiance?

Looking for a
meta who likes ice.

A missing relative?

Ha-ha, funny guy.

Look, I used to do your job.

I know a good bar slinger

keeps his ears open more
than any of these losers.

I might know a few things.

Because... you're a bartender

who tends bar.

I'm looking for intel.

Something was taken
from IVO Labs this morning.

- Do you know anything about that?
- No.

But I do know a
bit about science.

If you take a hydrometer

to a bottle of Plymouth Gin,

you'll find that it has a
specific gravity of .94.

Which means, a
liqueur like, say...

creme de noyaux here,

will sink right...

to the bottom.


the secret to the
smoothest cocktail

is density.

That is...

not bad.

Famous Killer
Frost likes my work.

I'll call the Citizen.

It's just Frost now.


Turn that up.

So in light of the violence
at IVO Labs this morning,

the Central City
Police Department

is offering a $100,000 reward

for information
leading to the arrest

of the meta-criminal
known as Killer Frost.

If you have any knowledge on
the whereabouts of Killer Frost

immediately call the
Meta-human Task Force.


I had him.

Great. Guess I
wasted an IPA then.

It's hot in

So hot in here


It's gettin' hot in here

Take a picture, why don't you?


See you around... sometime.

Hey, Frost.

There's a new meta in town.

It's got a thing for
experimental tech.

Keeps it all at the old
Wieringo complex off Route 119.

If he's the guy, you're
gonna find him there.

What's that gonna cost me?

How 'bout a second visit?

Just ask for Mark.

- And a sprinkle
of that - Ah, ah

Let it just fall out

- I like it when ya - Ah, ah

- Girl, baby make it - Ah, ah


The 24-hour news cycle
picked up on Kramer's

John Wick: Parabellum move.

It's a great movie.

"Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back."

And I'm thinking
we need to focus.

Frost is safe at
S.T.A.R. Labs for now

but Kramer's not gonna back
down, not until we find proof.

Check this out.

Look at these cryo-membranes.

Speed Force is right.

It's way past compacted.

Now if we can
just figure out why.

Barry, these computers
are way slower than you are.

I mean, this much data,

it's gonna take all night.

Cool, but scary.

I can feel how
frustrated you are.

How can I help?

Look, it's okay.

We've got this.


I mean, we are like the Power
Rangers of forensic science, basically.

Speed... Nora
here... is omnipotent,

omnipresent and omniscient.

She's like our Zordon.

Say, can white hole singularities
actually exist without mass?


I knew it! I knew it!

Barry, we don't have
to crunch data all night.

Nora can do it right now.

It's our job to find answers.

Of course. But...

You know, Nora is a
literal Force of Nature.

- He's right. Just let me...
- No.

No. We need to
do this ourselves.

Maybe just this once?

Anybody else taste pennies?

It takes like there's
78 cents in my mouth.

Barry, what did you do?

You've lost everything.

What did I do?

I didn't lose the data that
was supposed to clear Frost.

You did. By being here.

I was only trying to help.

I didn't ask for any!

Guys, maybe we should take five.

Barry, you helped me be reborn.

And now you're keeping me safe.

Of course I wanna help you.

I keep telling you I
didn't ask for help.

Look, you chose
me to be the hero,

so let me be the hero.

I'm sorry about that.

You know what I meant, right?

Korber. Hey. What's going on?

Kramer's got a
location on Killer Frost.

They're gonna bring her in.

I'm calling Frost.

She's not picking up.

Hey, Allegra.

Yeah, is Frost with you?
This is an emergency.

Sorry, Chuck. She's here.

But she's going full
Amazon with her workout.

What's the message?

Okay. Tell her
Kramer's making a move,

so Frost needs to stay put.

Got it.

Come on. Pick up!
Pick up! Pick up!



You're surrounded.

Caitlin Snow, I have a
warrant for your arrest.

What's the charge?

Kramer to Task Force Command,
hold your positions around the perimeter

and prepare for
prisoner transfer.

Are you alone, Dr. Snow?

Yes, but I think
there's been a mistake.

Joe, what is this?

Who are you?

I'm Rene Carpenter, I'm a
clinician with the MHE team.

A mental health evaluation?

Yes, ma'am, it's standard
procedure. I'm just here to help.

Joe, what is going on?

Would you turn around, please?

Killer Frost,

you're under arrest
for aggravated assault,

attempted murder, and
two counts of kidnapping.

You have the right
to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will be
used against you in a court of law.

You have the
right to an attorney.

Okay, so I just talked
to the DA's office.

Kramer didn't find anything
incriminating in your apartment.

So, once your blood tests come
back negative for the meta-gene,

they're gonna be forced to
release you from custody.

Great. This is the
first time I'm relieved

that Frost and I are
in different bodies.


- How did she know to come after me?
- Uh...

It was an anonymous tip.

Which means either
somebody got very lucky or...

Or somebody out there
knows that Frost used to be you.

I'm sorry, Caitlin,

but Kramer wouldn't tell me
where the task force was headed.

And by the time I
knew it was too late.

It's okay, Joe.
This is not on you.

This ain't how law enforcement
is supposed to work.

I'm gonna go talk to Kramer.

Look, I think
the next step is...

Oh. Uh...

Frost? Where are you?

Across the street.

You and Caity get
away from the north wall.

North wall, okay. Uh...

I think that Frost is about
to try and bust you out.

- What?
- Yeah.

Put her on speakerphone.


Frost, what the
hell are you doing?

Getting you out of there.

You promised me
you would stay put.

Yeah, well, I lied.
Now take cover.

- Oh.
- Don't you dare.

You're in there because of me.

I'm here because Kramer has
some sort of grudge against you, okay.

But you're innocent,
and so am I.

So we just need to
let this play out, okay?

I'll be fine. Promise.

Yes, yes. Frost, she's right.

Look, I know this system.
Just let me handle this.

They have no
case against Caitlin.

Honey, please stand down.

This isn't fair. You shouldn't
have to go through this.

Neither should you, okay?

When Kramer looks at you,

all she sees are the
mistakes you've made.

She doesn't see how much
pain you've gone through

or how much you've
grown because of it.

You're a good person, Frost,
and human or meta-human,

you deserve the
chance to prove it.


That's it. Thanks, Caity.

Thanks for what?

I figured out who framed us.
Now I'm gonna go find out why.

No. Frost!


Sergeant Kramer!
We need to talk.

I'm in a bit of a
hurry, Captain.

Is there a problem?

Yes, there is.

You mobilized my task
force to harass someone

who, from all accounts, is
innocent, off of a phone call.

There's no way in hell I
would have authorized that.

- Captain...
- Sergeant,

we're not supposed
to work that way.

That's your point of
view, and I respect that.

But I also respect the evidence.

Dr. Snow matches Killer Frost

in 80 nodal points
of facial recognition.

Their known whereabouts

over the last few
months line up perfectly.

And her prints were all
over that delivery van.

What's your conclusion?

I promise you, Caitlin Snow

and Killer Frost are
not the same person.

And even if they were, I doubt
that they wouldn't wear gloves

if they went on a killing spree.

This evidence, this
anonymous phone call,

it's like someone is
trying to frame Frost.

Okay, then who?

I don't know.

But Frost helps
keep this city safe.

Hell, she saved my
life more than once.

She's still a criminal.

Captain, you seem
like a good cop.

And I know that Dr. Snow
is a friend of your family.

If you really want
to honor your badge,

you need to think about what
is truly best for the public good.

If you'll excuse me.

Nora's still holed
up in the guest room.

I know she's a Force of
Nature. But as crazy as it sounds,

there is a person
forming inside of her too.

Iris, whatever she
is, she's not human.

She's the Speed Force.
She powers my abilities.

You don't know
what it's like, seeing...

someone like that eating
breakfast at our table.

That's why you don't
want to call her Nora.

Maybe I shouldn't have
invited her to stay here.

No, it was...

It was the right thing to do.

She needs us to keep her safe

and protecting her
now is the least I can do.

So what's wrong with me?


Nothing, Barry, it's
just... I think for you,

she's this all powerful cosmic
entity, but she's changed.

I don't know how or why,

but whatever she was
before, she's even more now.

Do you remember when I first came
back from college after freshman year?

Yeah, I was living in my own apartment,
and you moved back in with Joe.

Yeah, it was great for a while.

I was waitressing and making
tips, trying to write my dissertation.

But after about a week,

me and Dad started butting
heads over the stupidest things.

Me coming in late at night,

him watching sports all day
Saturday when I was trying to study.

I mean, all we did was argue.

I remember. Joe told me
how bad he felt through all that.


And do you want to know why?

Because when I left that
fall, I really was his baby girl.

But when I got back,
we were both adults.

Different habits,
different schedules.

We weren't just father
and daughter anymore.

Finding a new normal between the
two of you is gonna take some time

and it may get pretty
painful along the way.

But that's how
relationships grow.

It's Chester.

He's got a lead on
the new ice meta.

- I gotta...
- Yeah.

What'd you find?

Okay, so I somehow managed to
salvage some of the ice data that we lost.

Remember how the dark matter at the
crime scene had compacted membranes?


It's because it wasn't
dark matter at all.

- It's a half-life variant.
- Artificial dark matter?

That means the killer
that we're after isn't a meta.

They're human.

Somebody's been
fooling us this whole time.

Somebody who's
an expert in science

and knows that Frost and
Caitlin used to be one person.

We should ask Frost...

Wait, where is Frost, anyway?

Fine. I lied, okay?

She went looking for
our baddie by herself.

Frost went full Fugitive?

If this new killer is trying to frame
Frost, they might come after her next.

I know. It's my fault.

She made me promise not to tell
anyone, but I should have said something.

It's okay. Let's just...

Let's focus on finding
her before it's too late.

That was fast.

So, Mark, give me one good reason
why I shouldn't live up to my name.

Because Caitlin
wouldn't like it.


All right. I know
that you're angry

because I know all about you
and you know nothing about me.

So go ahead.

Ask away.

- How did you know...
- That you and Caitlin were related?

I'm an observant guy. Sue me.

In studying you, I also
traced your movements.

Every fight, every battle.

Stalk much?

Honestly, finding out
that you and Caitlin

seem to come and go
interchangeably was,

well, let's call it more
of a happy accident.

- Did come in handy, though.
- So you could frame us.

That's why you sent me
to that empty warehouse,

which wasn't
really empty, was it?

Very good.

See, I already had the chip.

I just needed one final thing.

A neurogenic scan of you to
perfectly replicate your powers.

Neurogenic? It's quite
a fancy word for a thief.

Yeah, maybe
because I'm not a thief.

I simply took back
what was mine.

The microchip?

You built it. So you
worked at IVO Labs.

I'm a cryo-geneticist. The best.

Let me guess.

Your former
employers didn't agree.

They said that the experiments
I was conducting were...


So they got a warrant
to put me in a cozy

Iron Heights cell
for the rest of my life.

Unlike you, I've been smart
enough to avoid capture.

I'd rather die than end
up in some warm prison.

Have you even
heard of hypothermia?

It doesn't matter.

When I was nine, I went ice
skating up on Central Lake.

It was Christmas, so the ice
should've been thick enough.

But I fell through.

I was submerged body
and soul for over 15 minutes.

Yeah, at first, the
cold was terrifying.

But then after 20
seconds or so, it got warm.

Hot, even.

And then I died.

And the paramedics saved you

and now you're obsessed
with refrigerators.

- I get it.
- No, you don't.

The ice, it holds the
power of life and death.

A power so clearly
wasted on you, Killer Frost.

I've watched you for years,
admiring your abilities,

wondering what I
could do with them.

All I needed was for IVO to move
my microchip out of deep freeze

so that I could
steal it back again

and then combine it with
that pesky scan of you.

And now, I'm as
powerful as you are.

Bring it on, Mark.

If that even is your real name.

Oh, Mark Blaine.
That was my name.

But you can call me Chillblaine.

Kind of like this.

You fight like a boy.

What the hell did you do?

Looks like
somebody's snow blind.


satellites just picked up
one hell of a cryokinetic spike

on the Southside of Keystone.

Frost said she might be going
somewhere she used to work.

O'Shaughnessy's. Let's go.

You still want me to
come? After I lied to you?

Someone's got to convince
Frost to come home.

To think you have
so much strength,

so much power,

but so little imagination...

I guess that just means
I'm a better meta than you.

Actually, Chillblaine...

You're not a meta at all.

One thing your
bracelets can't copy,

Ice healing.

Frost, are you okay?

Yeah, I'm okay.
It's just a scratch.

I could use a little
help with this, though.

I got it.


- They broke you down?
- I tried.

- Honest.
- It's okay.

The only other person I
trusted today just tried to kill me.

So arriving with
backup, I'll let it slide.

So, who is he?

He calls himself "Chillblaine."

Wow, I'm glad Cisco is
not around to hear that one.

Chillblaine didn't just commit
a crime against good taste,

he also killed the
IVO Labs driver.

And I've got his
confession on tape.

That means you're in the clear.

Killer Frost.

Come out with your hands raised.

You have two minutes to comply.

Flash, there's a whole squad of
CCPD cars outside of your location.

Yeah, we're trying
to handle it, Chester.

Killer Frost, there
is nowhere to go.

We have you surrounded.

You have one minute.

So what?

Let 'em try...

Or we could try calming down.

Chillblaine here
is the real killer.

So I'll go out, I'll
hand him over,

I'll let 'em know
you're innocent.


I may not have killed that
person today, but I'm not innocent.

I have to go out there myself.

- What?
- Frost...

Kramer has a warrant for all the crimes
you committed before joining Team Flash.

You get arrested?

You're facing hard time
if there's a conviction.

Uh-uh. That ain't happening.

We can hide you somewhere
while we figure this out.

Right, and then you're
harboring a fugitive.

I can't let you do that.

Guys, before today, I never
paid for any of the bad things I did.

Because you were
out saving the world.

And I thought that
was enough too.

But if I'm going to prove
that I've really changed,

then I have to own up to it
as painful as that might be.

Frost, I've been
to Iron Heights.

Jails do not make better people.

They're hell.

You cannot do this.

I think I have to.

You're not going to try
and stop me, are you?

Not unless you want me to.

- I don't.
- Frost...

Please. What if you
don't come back?

Don't worry, I will.


Time's up. Go!

I'm coming out.


Is Frost really doing this?

It's her choice, Chester.

Something tells
me it's the right one.

Yeah, thanks. Bye.

That was Cecile.

Caitlin is back home.

Now she's trying to get Frost out
on bail before the sentencing hearing.

What about a trial?

Frost is pleading guilty
to all her old crimes.

So whatever happens to
her next is up to the judge.

Well, at least Chillblaine will be
in Iron Heights for a very long time.


How does Caitlin
feel about it all?

I'm not sure.

I think she was just getting used
to Frost having her own body.

And I know how hard it can be

when a relationship like
that changes in a snap.

Speaking of which, I
should get ready for work.

Sorry, I didn't
mean to interrupt.

No, it's fine.

It's okay.

I could feel you listening.

And I'm glad. I
wanted to say I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have gotten
so upset with you earlier.

No, it's okay.

I tried to fit in
somewhere I didn't belong.

Being here in your
home with you and Iris,

it's not my place.

Yes, it is.

Look, I know how much things
have changed between us.

You're not the same as the Speed
Force I'm used to interacting with.

I can't expect you to
be the way you were.

It's not fair to you.

To either of us.

You're something else
now. Something new.

And it's something I'd like
to get to know better, Nora.

And look, no more glitching.

I'm almost fully-healed.

So now we can take on
all three Forces. Together.