Ever since it was revealed that Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) is developing powers similar to her Earth-2 doppelgänger, Killer Frost, a lot of fans have been expecting to see her join the battle against the Dominators in next week’s crossover event between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” Panabaker, however, recently disclosed that Caitlin’s role in the four-night special event is very limited.
“I’m going to be totally honest with you, I’m not a part of all four shows,” Panabaker told Entertainment Weekly when asked how involved Caitlin is in the crossover event.
“She’s still struggling to find her place,” the 29-year-old actress explained of why Caitlin doesn’t have a big role in the crossover event. “I’m not sure she quite knows where she belongs in this world of superheroes. They all are so experienced and really know what they have to contribute. Caitlin is at a loss a little bit more in terms of how she can help.”
While Caitlin isn’t part of all four shows, she’s definitely appearing in the “The Flash” crossover episode, in which she continues to struggle with her newfound metahuman powers. “In a lot of different ways, she needs help from her friends,” Panabaker said of Caitlin. “So she does get help from friends — both Team Flash and you’ll see her ask an old friend for guidance as well.”
Although Panabaker didn’t spend a lot of time filming the crossover event, she apparently had fun working with the actors from “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”
“At this point, it all sort of feels an extended family,” Panabaker said in an interview with “The Lowdown with Diana Madison,” sharing what it was like on set with several actors filming together. “We all have crossed paths basically in one point or another. So many of the ‘Legends’ characters originated on ‘Flash.’ I’ve been on ‘Arrow’ a handful of time. So it’s a lot of hugs in the beginning of the day. It’s great to see people and great to catch up.”
The crossover event, titled “Heroes v. Aliens,” kicks off with the Nov. 28 episode of “Supergirl.”