'The Flash': Upcoming episode 'The Icicle Cometh' suggests Caitlin's father could be a supervillain
According to the synopsis for an upcoming episode of 'The Flash', Caitlin's father, Thomas Snow will join Barry and Cisco in the show.
The CW released the official synopsis for the November 20 episode of 'The Flash' titled 'The Icicle Cometh', as reported by ComicBook. According to the synopsis Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) father, Thomas Snow (Kyle Secor) will join Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) in the show. The synopsis suggests that Caitlin, Barry, and Cisco will learn something new about Thomas and according to the assumptions among the fans, this new information could be of him being the supervillain known as Icicle.
In 'The Flash', all the metahumans received their powers when the Particle Accelerator exploded, however, Caitlin had a flashback in season four that suggested that she had her 'killer frost' power as a kid, which she had completely forgotten about. In the earlier episodes, we had seen that Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) had done an extensive search for Caitlin's father to find out that his death certificate had likely been faked as it was signed by a doctor who never existed. The name of the doctor was Cameron Mahkent and according to the comics, the civilian identity of the supervillain Icicle is Cameron Mahkent.
According to ComicBook, Icicle like 'killer frost' can create and manipulate cold and ice. DC wiki has this to say about the Icicle: "Cameron Mahkent, alias Icicle, Jr. is the son of the original Icicle, Joar Mahkent. Unlike his father he has no need for a Cold Gun, due to years of prolonged exposure to the gun it mutated his genetics, which he then passed on to his son. Cameron was born a Metahuman with cryokinetic powers as he could lower the temperature and produce jets of ice from his hands to freeze people. The mutation altered his skin making him appear, albino when his powers are not activated."
Does that mean this is the origin of Caitlin, in a way? If that is true, it could tie into the idea of meta-objects and create links between Caitlin and Cicada, reported ComicBook. The next episode of 'The Flash' will air on November 6 on The CW while the episode titled 'The Icicle Cometh' will air on November 20.