Meltdown

   Powers revives and then betrays Freeze.
  Original Airdate: February 13, 1999
  Episode # 7
  Rating: * * * *



Credits Cast

Story by Hilary J. Bader
Written by Hilary J. Bader & Alan Burnett
Directed by Butch Lukic
Music by Lolita Ritmanis
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang

Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Lauren Tom as Dana Tan
Michael Ansara as Mr. Freeze
Sherman Howard as Derek Powers
Corey Burton as Barge Driver

Stuart Pankin as Negotiator
Linda Hamilton as Stephanie Lake
John Rubinow as Doctor #1
Tress MacNeille as Miss Winston
Joe Spano as Sniper

Our favorite villain reclaims his humanity and reclaims our sympathy. And the tragic saga of Victor Fries comes full circle:

In the beginning ("Heart of Ice") he was the victim of an unscrupulous industrialist tycoon and returned to wreak vengeance on a man who presented one face to the public and quite another to his victims. Then ("Deep Freeze") he was the tool of a tycoon who for health reasons needed Freeze's help.

(Then there was much silliness in SubZero and "Cold Comfort" and we should all avert our eyes.)

Now the great cycle reverses. He is rescued by Derek Powers, a tycoon who for health reasons needs Freeze's help. But when the hoped-for cure fails to materialize, Powers (who presents one face to the public and quite another to his victums) turns on Freeze and tries to destroy him. And again the freeze guns come out.

Is it karma or Calvin, this inability to escape the slow, grinding glacier of fate?


Related Episodes
   * Heart of Ice
   * Deep Freeze
   * Cold Comfort
   * Rebirth

What Others Are Saying ...
" This was excellent use of Mr. Freeze because it fit into the idea that he was immortal. " – Robin III for World's Finest


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