The Flash (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 8 - The People V. Killer Frost - full transcript

Frost stands trial for her past crimes and the team learns what Kramer is truly hoping to accomplish. To stop Kramer, Frost must make a near-ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, Barry and Speed Force seek out Fuerza's human form and Speed Force reveals her true motives.

All clear, Ms. Kramer.

Four scans and three weapon checks.
I like the way you think, Agent Cooper.

Were you this serious
back at Fort Dakota?

The army fights
terrestrial threats, ma'am.

Here, it's that,
plus a little extra.

- I know what you mean.
- As for the added lockdown?

We're gonna need it for
what you're proposing, ma'am.

The famous
meta-human Killer Frost

will be sentenced today...

- So much for re-branding.
- Cecile, how bad is this?

Typically, Frost's charges carry
a sentence of ten to twenty years.

But today Judge Tanaka
is gonna weigh that

against all the good
that she's done as a hero.

And given that Frost hasn't
committed a crime in four years,

I can make a case
for a lighter sentence.

Eighteen months,
maybe less, with parole.

I mean, she already pled
guilty and skipped her trial.

What more does the court want?

They want to know whether or not
you are responsible for your crimes.

This is a load of crap.

You've saved the city and
more lives than I can count.

Jitters named a
freaking drink after you.


You know, I say we just
make like A Few Good Men

and just shove the truth
down the city's throat.

Guys, we're not looking for a
loophole. I did these crimes.

Caity, I know you want to help, but
ever since becoming my own person,

I've realized that if I don't
own up for my choices,

I'll never be able to move on.

What about all the
good things you've done?

About the life we're
building together?

I miss you too.

But until I pay for what I did,

the rest of the city won't
look at me the way you all do.

Isotopic signature detected.

- The Forces. One of them is close.
- It's coming from Keystone City.

- Seismic isotopes.
- It's the Strength Force.

Barry, you have to go. This
is the chance we're waiting for.

- Listen to the cosmic lady. Go.
- She's right.

If Fuerza's back, people need
the Flash. We've got Frost's back.

Iris is running comms.

I'll come with you.

If that monster is here, it
won't be a match for us both.

You sure this is
the right location?

Yeah. Satellites confirm it. Fuerza
should be right in front of you.

Why? What are you seeing?

Either our satellites need
to be recalibrated or...

The Strength Force is better
at hiding than we thought.

Keystone Cares. That's a
nonprofit that helps those in need.

Why would Fuerza be there?

So as you can see, Your Honor,
my client has already demonstrated

that despite her past mistakes
Frost now only wishes to serve this city

alongside our greatest
protector, the Flash.

Still, she's aware that
justice must be served,

which is why she's
seeking a fair punishment,

not only because it's
the right thing to do,

but to prove once and
for all who she really is.

She's a flawed person,

who has changed her ways and
become a hero in her own right.

Well argued, Ms. Horton.

Counselor Strong, would the State
like to make an opening remark?

By her own admission,

the meta-human known as
Killer Frost is guilty of crimes

that have endangered
the peace of our city

and the safety of our citizens.

And the State
finds it absurd that

a former DA would romanticize
this narrative to avoid punishment.

It's early, and I haven't
had my coffee, Counselor,

but I don't believe the defendant
is asking to avoid punishment.

Agreed, Your Honor. But
the State has one goal.

To ensure that this
extremely dangerous criminal

no longer threatens
our good citizens.

Which is why we believe she
must have her powers erased.

Your Honor, that
is highly irregular.

I'll decide that, Ms. Horton.
Ms. Strong, please continue.

In lieu of prison, the State moves
to submit alternate punishment.

That Killer Frost be
compelled by this court...

to take the meta-human cure.

Kramer is damn good.

We're here looking
for a lighter sentence.

She's arguing that since felons
are prohibited from owning firearms,

Frost's powers are weapons

that the State can take
away using the cure.

A cure that C.C.P.D. only
has 'cause we gave it to them.

A cure that's supposed
to be voluntary.

How can Kramer just force
Frost to take it like that?

Is that even legal?

Yeah. You would be surprised
what can become legal

when you've got the full force

of the American justice
system behind you.

It can be pretty
scary sometimes.

What if we forget the deal?
Just take the ten to twenty years.

Prosecution's not even
seeking jail time anymore.

Kramer is all about the cure. She
wants Frost neutralized forever.

At least it can't get any worse.

Actually, it can. I
just spoke to Mom.

She's gonna run some more tests
to be sure, but we think that because

you are uniquely born from meta DNA,
if you take the cure, it could harm you.

- Maybe even kill you.
- This is insane.

Okay, no one is touching Frost.

- We're gonna stop this, right?
- Hell, yeah.

Okay. We need
to fight fire with fire.

Hack Kramer, dig up dirt.
Whatever it takes to save Frost.

No. I didn't just turn myself in so
that I could go and break the law again.

We're doing this by the
book or not at all. Okay, Caity?

- Okay. You're right.
- Something still doesn't sit right.

Why would Kramer go
so hard to take you down?

I have no idea.

But all I care about
now is stopping her.

Well, we do that by
convincing the judge

that you deserve prison
time and not the cure.

I've got some case law books back
at the office that we need to look at.

And, Joe, I think
you can help me out.

- Okay. What are we really doing?
- I like your hacking idea.

We need to think bigger.
Frost's life is on the line.

Guys, I'm still picking up Fuerza's
isotopic signature in the area.

- You still don't see her?
- No, nothing yet.

Fuerza's signature
is seismic-based.

Maybe she hides underground.

There's a lot of people here.

We should run them all away,
before things get dangerous.

No. The Forces want to
feed off our powers, Barry.

That's probably why this thing
attacked you in the first place.

Using our abilities too early,

even if it's to save others,
could put them in danger.

Yeah, I guess that is possible.

There's still so much we
don't know about these Forces.

We know all we need
to. They're dangerous.

I still remember how they
attacked me. Eating me alive.

I could feel it. It's pure evil.

I know. I felt it too when
Psych attacked me.

Wherever these things came
from, they have to be stopped.

- Yeah, I'm not so sure.
- What do you mean?

Well, the Sage Force is clearly
dangerous, and Fuerza too,

but do you remember
what Chester and Cisco

said about Deon,
the Still Force?

That he was just a kid
who wanted to be left alone.

Yeah. I mean, does that seem
like a vicious energy feeder to you?

Something doesn't add up here.

Barry, the creature that we're hunting
killed someone and tried to kill you.

We can't let ourselves be fooled by the
human facades these Forces hide behind.

Underneath them, these
Forces have only one goal.

To destroy everything they
touch. You need to remember that.

Barry, we've got another hit,

and it's coming
from the next tent.

Great. Just put those
extra rations just over...

Wait. Are you two volunteers?

Uh, no, we're...

- No, actually.
- No? Oh.

Sorry. It's been a
pretty busy morning.

I'm Alexa Rivera, the field
supervisor for Keystone Cares.

What can I do for you?

Mic check. One, two, one, two.

- You ready?
- I sure hope so.

Officer Korber? I'm Caitlin Snow.
I was detained here the other day.

- It was a misunderstanding,
- Right. I heard.

- Sorry that happened.
- It's okay. It's all sorted now.

But when they released me, they
didn't return all of my belongings.


Yes. I'm still missing a
necklace and a bracelet.

- The bracelet used to be my mother's.
- I'm sure they're still in lockup.


If you just want to fill out a 10-67
for loss of property, I'll get them.


Cisco, is the coast clear?

I am back-looping the
security cameras now.

You've got two minutes
before they're back up.

Which way am I going again?

This whole breaking into
C.C.P.D. thing is freaking me out.

When we gave them the cure,
they stored the surplus in the armory.

That's where you're headed.

- Uh...
- Just turn right.

Your other right.

All right. You're gonna attach
the inertial oximeter to the door.

It's gonna send out a pulse that will
neutralize all cure samples on site.

Almost there.

Can I help you?

You seem lost.

I'm from The Citizen.
I'm here for our interview.

Caitlin, Allegra needs backup.
Kramer's got her pinned.

Sorry about that.

- No one told me about any interview.
- They had to. I contacted your office.

They said you were in
charge of meta affairs.

- And clearly you were never told.
- No, I wasn't.

Okay, look, this is a huge scoop for
me. Could you just give me ten minutes?

How much time do I have left
before the cameras turn back on?

Twenty seconds. We have to deliver
the oximeter now or we're screwed.

Please. If I go back empty-handed,
my boss is gonna kill me.

Ten minutes.
That's all I'm asking.

- You've got five.
- Thanks. Let's go sit.

Whoa. You should really
get that checked out.

Yeah. I'll have
someone take a look at it.

Ten seconds. Go, go, go, go, go.

The cure has been neutralized.

Now get the hell out of there
before I have a heart attack.

Wait. So am I under arrest?

No, no, no, no, no. I am
with C.C.P.D. but I'm a CSI.

- I don't arrest people.
- But you think I'm guilty of something.

Great. I'm never gonna
catch a break, am I?

I'm sorry. I don't follow.

Okay, fine. Yeah, it's
true. I was an addict.

Then I hit rock bottom
and that was a wakeup call.

So I got clean. I went to school. I
could have worked in a hospital.

But this is where I belong,

helping people just like
me turn their lives around.

Look, I've been to rehab,
and I don't have a record,

so whatever crime
you're investigating...

No, no. It's nothing
like that. We...


It's gonna sound kind of crazy,

but we've been scanning
the city for a new meta,

and for some reason,
our readings led us to you.

Seriously? I'm not a meta.

We're not so sure.

Well, then what do
you want from me?

Alexa, we'd like for you to
come to S.T.A.R. Labs with us.

We work with a team there

that can conduct a
simple, painless test.

Tell us what we already know.

That you're the monster
who attacked Central City

and killed a man,
and tried to kill me too.

I have never seen
you before in my life.

And I'm not going
anywhere with you.

Especially not S.T.A.R. Labs.

Yeah, I've heard of them.

They're the ones that started
all this meta stuff in the first place.

- Alexa, hold on. We just want to help.
- No, you hold on.

I am not a monster.

And if you don't mind, there are
people who actually need my help.

Please don't contact me again.

I don't see why you're so upset.

We know that woman is the
thing we've been searching for.

No. We think she might be.

But now we'll never learn the
truth because you scared her away.

Barry, the answer is simple. If she
won't come to us, we'll make her.

- What?
- We move in the blink of an eye.

She'll never know. And by
the time she does we'll test her.

And if she's innocent, return her
before she takes her next breath.

Nora, I know you're
new to all of this,

but we don't just grab people
and test them against their will.

- Why not?
- Because...

- Lives are at stake.
- That's not how this works.

Well, maybe it should.

Barry, you and I know what
this thing is really capable of.

Now all I'm asking
is for you to trust me

and do what needs to be done.

Is that really too
much for me to ask?

You're asking him to give up a
part of what makes him a hero.

So yes, Nora, it is too much.

Barry... it's your choice.

Captain West.

You're here to make
a statement on behalf

of the defendant.
If you please...

I admit under oath that Frost

hasn't always been on
the right side of the law.

But I can also say that she
has put her life on the line

countless times to save others.

How so, Captain?

Frost has fought alongside Earth's
greatest heroes to save the world,

which means that she's
saved every person in this room,

including those who want to
lock her up for being who she was,

not for who she is today.

And, Your Honor...

I don't understand
how this court

can force Frost
to take that cure

without sacrificing
what it stands for.


Thank you, Captain West. Your
word goes a long way in this court.

Thank you.

In fact, I believe I'm
ready to deliver my verdict.

Your Honor, we have a new
update regarding a relevant incident

that could affect your
ruling. If it pleases the court...


Earlier today, the
meta-human cure supply

at C.C.P.D. was rendered inert.

It is now completely unusable.

The State suspects foul play

by the only person with
motive for such bold treachery.

- Killer Frost.
- No, I didn't do it.

It wasn't me. I have
not been to C.C.P.D.

- I have been here.
- Let me handle this, please.

Objection. Your Honor,
this is speculative nonsense.

Sustained. Prosecutor, do you
have evidence for your accusations?

Yes, Your Honor.

C.C.P.D. security cameras were hacked at
the exact moment the cure was destroyed.

We wouldn't have found
out if not for Ms. Kramer's

expertise in
military intelligence.

She uncovered the hack herself.

It was me, Your
Honor. I did it. Not Frost.

- And I acted alone.
- She's lying, Your Honor.

Killer Frost is clearly
behind this crime

because her criminal past is
the same as her criminal present.

- I am not a criminal.
- Order.

I did it. I told you.

- I said order.
- Everybody, sit down.

Now, Ms. Strong, considering
the cure isn't a viable option,

can the court assume the State is
no longer seeking it as a punishment?

On the contrary...

And where exactly
did you get that?

My colleague Ms. Kramer
knows the magnitude

of the meta criminal
we are dealing with.

So she contacted A.R.G.U.S.
on behalf of the State

and had them replicate the
cure based on C.C.P.D. samples.

We should have 100
vials ready by nightfall.

All we need is your
decision, Your Honor.

Very well.

I'll retire to my chambers
and make my decision.

- Court is adjourned.
- All rise.

This is for your own good.

What just happened?

We just lost.

Babe, please tell us you
know a way out of this.

I'm sorry,

but I don't know.

I don't know how we're gonna keep
Frost from being forced to take the cure.

What's Kramer's deal anyway?

Kramer's had it out for me
since before I was arrested.

My gut tells me she's
still hiding something.

We need a miracle. And fast.

No, we don't, because
we are Team Flash,

and we have more than enough
resources to figure this out.

Caitlin, we already went
that route, remember?

And all we did was
make things worse.

Okay, well, I can't just sit
here and do nothing, okay?

Because Frost is my sister, and I
have to do everything I can to protect her.

Guys, I need to
talk to Caitlin. Alone.

You want to explain yourself?
Caity, you made me a promise

that we would fight
this the way I wanted to.

Okay, but that's the thing.
Okay? You are not fighting this.

You skipped your trial and
look how that turned out.

And whose fault is that?

It's Mom.

She got the test results back from
how the cure will affect your meta DNA.

Thank God. She
says you'll be fine.

The cure will take away your
powers, but it won't harm you.

You're gonna survive.

Great. Whatever.

Frost, this is the miracle
we've been waiting for.

- This is gonna save you.
- By erasing my powers?

You heard Cecile, okay?

Even if we can convince the
judge to give you prison time,

you're looking at ten
to twenty years easy.

Then I'll take it.

Why would you give up
two decades of your life

when there is a
perfectly safe solution?

Changing who I am is not a solution.
How the hell can you even ask me that?

You're the one who said the
cure should always be a choice.

Then why won't you choose this?

Do you remember when
the Sage force attacked

and I told you my greatest fear?

It's living life without you.

I am terrified of living
a life that you're not in.

Frost, you are my sister. I
love you. And I cannot lose you.

And if I take the
cure, you will.

Caity, don't you see?

It's not me you're trying
to protect. It's yourself.

The Flash.

That CSI sent you, didn't he?

Alexa, I know everything you've
heard today probably sounds insane,

let alone terrifying.

But if you give me a chance,

I think maybe I can explain why
it's so important you get tested.

I already know why.

You were there when
Fuerza attacked Central City.

I was part of a team building
low-income housing that week,

and I just remember
feeling so angry

when Abra Kadabra
destroyed our worksite.

I don't remember much else.

I've been having blackouts.

Just waking up in strange places

not knowing where I've
been or what I've done.

When was the last
time it happened?

When this thing attacked.

What if... Oh, my God.
What if I am this monster?

Help me find out. Trust me.

I know how scary it is to not
have full control of yourself.

I haven't felt this way
since before I got clean.

I don't know if I'm strong
enough to know the truth.

I just feel so weak.

Alexa, the person who received
these cards is not a monster.

You've dedicated your life to
selflessly helping those in need.

Finding out the truth about
yourself, it's the same thing.

You'll be keeping people safe.

I don't know why...

but I feel like I can trust you.

All right, Captain West, let's
finish reviewing this so we can...

Joe arranged a
little meet cute for us.

You and Captain West
seem awfully close.

- I wonder why that is.
- We're poker buddies.

- What do you want?
- To know why you hate me.

Did I hurt you or
someone you love?

Then why do you want
to take my powers away?

How is that justice?

You've got a lot of gall
lecturing me about justice.

You only turned yourself in
after years of evading the law

when you were
surrounded by my officers.

That's not doing the right thing.
That's called getting caught.

Look, I'll go to prison,
do my time. Fine.

But forcing the cure on
me? I don't deserve that.

The court will decide
what you deserve.

This isn't just about what you've done.
This is about what people like you do.

Right. So you hate all metas.
Very original. Cicada with a badge.

I don't hate all meta-humans. Just
the ones who pretend to be heroes.

I lost an entire platoon
because I made that mistake.

On my orders,

they followed a meta I thought
was a hero into a hot zone.

But he fooled me.

By the time I realized his
betrayal, 20 soldiers lost their lives,

lives I was responsible
to protect. Never again.

This isn't just about me.

You want to go after
all meta-humans.

Only the criminals.

But your sentence will
set the legal precedent.

First you take the cure.
Then any meta who endangers

the good of the people
will have to follow suit.

You cannot be serious.

I admire your fight.

But there is nothing
you can do to stop this,

'cause in the end,
justice always wins.

You know, this whole waiting
for a verdict thing, it sucks.

Frost, I am so sorry. You're right. I
wasn't thinking about what you wanted.

I was only thinking
about what I wanted.

It doesn't matter.

Kramer's gonna win and every meta
in the city is gonna lose because of me.

Kramer's trying
to set a precedent

that any meta accused of a crime
can be punished with the cure.

I was just thinking about all
the meta lives that will hurt.

I don't even care about myself
anymore. I just want to help them.


Aren't you supposed to be
the one telling me not to worry?

That we'll figure it out.

That's the thing,
sis. I think I just did.

Okay. This place is even
more intimidating on the inside.

Alexa, I know you're nervous, but
the Flash promised to keep you safe,

and we're gonna
keep that promise.

Barry's right. And I'm sorry if I
startled you earlier, but don't worry.

Something goes wrong,

I'm sure the Flash will show
up and take care of everything.

Come with me.
Speed Lab's this way.

It's been quite the long day,
but before I render my verdict,

I understand the defendant
would like to make a statement.

You ready for this?

Here's the deal.

Taking away a meta-human's
powers isn't the same thing

as taking away a
gun from a criminal.

Erasing our powers
is erasing our identity.

It's saying, "Hey, you were
made bad. Change that."

But shouldn't justice be about
changing the way a person acts,

not the way they were born?

I get it. You fear us
because we're different.

You'd feel safer if
we were the same.

But different can't be cured.

It's here to stay.
We're here to stay.

Some of you only think of
me as the criminal I used to be.

Back then, I was only
interested in protecting myself.

But then, I found someone
else worth protecting.

And protecting that person led
me to protecting the whole city.

And slowly I changed.

I learned how to be
selfless instead of selfish.

I learned that I'm my best self
when I am protecting other people.

So with the help of
someone close to me,

I've made a decision.

It's okay.

I am submitting a request
for life in prison without parole.

Your Honor, prison time is not the
punishment the State is requesting.

Correction, Your Honor.

The State's own words made
very clear that their only goal was,

and I quote, "to ensure this
extremely dangerous criminal

no longer threatens
our good citizens."

Are those your words, Counselor?

Yes, Your Honor.

Then I'll remind Ms. Kramer she isn't
counsel and kindly ask her to sit down.

The court would like
to ask the defendant

if she's fully aware of
what she's proposing.

Yes, I am.

As am I that my judgement
will set a precedent.

A ruling for the cure sets
it as a viable punishment.

A ruling against it
takes it off the table.

Like my old law professor used to
say, in order for justice to be blind,

sometimes she must
open her eyes to ugly truths.

Therefore, I hereby sentence

the meta-human
criminal known as Frost...

to life in prison without
the possibility of parole.

Captain, I'm all packed up.

Just thought I'd say goodbye.

Good luck.

Listen, I know we've
had our differences,

and maybe that's
an understatement,

especially after today,
but I just wanted to tell you,

despite our personal
frictions, you have my respect.

I admire your
commitment to justice.

The feeling's mutual.

Truth is, I may not
always like your methods.

Sometimes I
downright despise them.

But I know a good
cop when I see one.

- Only that's not all, is it?
- No.

Make sure you're always checking
which side of the line you're on.


Hush now

Don't explain

There ain't nothin' to gain

I'm glad that you're back

Don't explain

All my thoughts are of you

For I'm so completely yours

I don't want to
hear nobody chatter

'Cause I know you cheat

Every meta in town will
know what you did for us.

Right and wrong don't matter

When you're with me, my sweet

Hush now

Don't explain

You're my joy

You're my pain

My life

Is yours, love

Don't explain

So I just lie here?

Yeah. These arc radiators
emit isotopic energy.

I'll be using this tablet to gradually
expose you to those same isotopic waves.

- Are you okay?
- No. I'm scared out of my mind.

You're gonna be fine. I promise.

So if you're right about
all this, won't I change?

'Cause if that happens,
I could hurt someone...

You won't hurt anyone. We're
only administering a tiny dose.

Just enough to trigger
the smallest change

inside you on a
microscopic level.

So if something is inside
you, our instruments will tell us.

Are you still sure
you want to do this?

- Ready?
- Yeah. Her baseline is steady.

- What is it?
- Nothing.

Just the way you inspired
Barry to reach out to Alexa.

You really are
his lightning rod.

Alexa, can you hear me?

Get away from...

Alexa, can you hear me?

- Hey, it's okay. You're gonna be okay.
- No, I'm not. I'm not. I'm not.

I am that thing.
What am I gonna do?

You're gonna be all right. You're gonna
be all right. Okay? You're safe here.

We're gonna help you
deal with this. I promise.

- Nora?
- You still don't get it.

If I don't end her now,

she'll sacrifice me to
get what she wants.

- My life.
- Wait. Listen to me.

I know you're scared.
We can still help her.

You should be helping me. I need your
powers to defeat her, and you promised.

But now you're breaking
that promise and I know why.

You may be his lightning
rod... but I'm the lightning.

Thank you.

Time to choose a side, Barry.