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The Flash: Captain Cold

A hitman who uses cryogenic weaponry is hired to take care of the Flash... permanently.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 187117
Airdate: Saturday April 06th, 1991



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Guest Stars
Vito DVito D'Ambrosio
As Bellows
Recurring
Biff ManardBiff Manard
As Murphy
Recurring
Mike GenoveseMike Genovese
As Lt. Warren Garfield
Recurring
Dick MillerDick Miller
As Fosnight
Recurring
Michael ChampionMichael Champion
As Captain Cold
Lisa DarrLisa Darr
As Terri Kronenberg
Jeffrey CombsJeffrey Combs
As Jimmy Swain

Co-Guest Stars
François ChaoFrançois Chao
As Johnny Choi
Jeffrey Anderson-GunterJeffrey Anderson-Gunter
As Nikolai Brown
Jerry OJerry O'Donnell
As Ray McGill (as Jerry O'Donnell)
Erni ValesErni Vales
As Luis Vega
Main Cast
John Wesley ShippJohn Wesley Shipp
As Barry Allen/The Flash
Amanda PaysAmanda Pays
As Dr Christina McGee
Alex DesertAlex Desert
As Julio Mendez

Recap

Central City is suffering from a major heat wave with no relief in sight. At the St. Diogenes Social Club, several local mobsters have gathered: Johnny Choi, Nikolai Brown, Ray McGill, and Luis Vega. While they wait for a repairman to arrive and fix their air conditioner, they discuss what to do about newcomer Jimmy Swain, a mobster who plans to take over all of the underworld operations in the city. They agree to unite long enough to kill Swain. The repairman, an albino, arrives and they draw their guns, and cautiously let him in...

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Episode Quotes
Luis Vega: Air conditioning's on the fritz. Make it cool in here.
Captain Cold: (disguised as a repairman) Oh, don't you worry about a thing. Cool is my specialty.

Terri Kronenberg: All right, look. About the other night. I acted like a jerk. Well, I mean not so much a jerk as much as I was just pushy. All right, no, actually, to tell you the truth, I was a jerk. You know, but it's my job. It's just, I take it very seriously and it makes me a little aggressive sometimes. And I know that it's a problem and I've been working on it. I'm actually a lot better. You should have seen me before. Woo. It's a trait, it runs in my family, you know? So, what I'm trying to say here is that I'm sorry, okay?
Barry: Do you ever breathe?
Terri Kronenberg: Yeah, that's another thing, I talk a lot.
Barry: Oh, really? I hadn't noticed.

Tina: So, uh, you're a reporter. That must be interesting.
Terri Kronenberg: You're a scientist. That must be dull.

Captain Cold: Yeah, I knew if I raced you all over town, you'd run out of steam. You look pretty hot. I think I'd better cool you off.

Captain Cold: Oh, boy, you got some pretty good moves there, Red. But you know what? Even you can't outrun the cold hand of death.

Flash: Get these cuffs off of me.
Terri: No way, pal. Not till I get my interview.
Flash: Are you going to give me the key, or do I have to search you?
Terri: Well, that sounds like fun, but I don't have it on me. I hid it somewhere in the city limits, so you can either give me my interview, or, uh, we can search the city.
Captain Cold: (stepping in) I've got a better option. Hypothermia.

Captain Cold: What's a matter? Don't you want to come out and play? I'm here to take you to the Icecapades. I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll freeze all your stuff!

Garfield: Okay, somebody call the coroner to pick this guy up before he melts. On the other hand, may be better to call the Good Humor Man. Heh.



Episode Goofs
Terri handcuffs herself to the Flash. However, when Captain Cold causes them to slide out of control, there's a shot of her standing and she's no longer handcuffed to the hero. In the next shot, she unlocks the handcuffs and frees herself.




Other Episode Crew

DeveloperPaul DeMeo  |  Danny Bilson (2)
Executive ProducerPaul DeMeo  |  Danny Bilson (2)
Supervising ProducerSteve Hattman  |  Don Kurt
ProducerGail Morgan Hickman
Co-ProducerDavid L. Beanes  |  Michael Lacoe
Associate ProducerFrank Jimenez
CastingApril Webster
Unit Production ManagerDavid L. Beanes
First Assistant DirectorDavid D'Ovidio
Second Assistant DirectorDaniel R. Suhart
MusicShirley Walker
Music EditorThomas Milano
Costume DesignerLe Dawson  |  Robert Short (2)
HairstylistLana Sharpe
Camera OperatorDavid Boyd (1)
Set DecoratorRobinson Royce
Property MasterCraig Binkley
Production Sound MixerJames LaRue
Script SupervisorGillian Murphy
Director of PhotographyGreg Gardiner
Stunt CoordinatorFred Lerner
Art DirectorRichard Fernandez
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Visual Effects CoordinatorPhilip Barberio
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
Visual Effects SupervisorRobert Bailey (2)  |  David Stipes
Transportation CaptainRobert Benjamin
Film EditorGreg Wong
Visual Effects EditorPeter W. Moyer
Executive Story ConsultantJohn Francis Moore  |  Howard Chaykin
Special Effects CoordinatorWilliam H. Schirmer
Make-up SupervisorBill Myer (1)
 
Warning: The Flash season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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