Static Shock

Season 2 Episode 5

Frozen Out

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Feb 23, 2002 on The WB
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During the holidays, Static must find a way to get through to a troubled homeless girl with ice powers who threatens to unwittingly freeze the entire city.

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  • Another great episode!

    10
    This episode not only deals with so many religions, but also cares for the very real problem of the poverty. This was a very interesting and very touching episode! I loved it !!!
  • A nice way to help the homeless.

    7.9
    Among all of the Static Shock episodes this has to be the most touching of all. This episode is basically about this homeless bang-baby with the power of ice who's mother died long time ago and never trusted anyone again.



    This episode tells us to care for the needy and the poor. And to make this episode a happy one they made it into a holiday episode featuring Chrismas, Hanuka and Kuansa. This is the first time Static goes easy on his opponent and tries to win her trust by telling that his mom died as well. And its surprising that Richie's dad attended the church speech with the Hawkins. I guess he did learned his lesson after the end of Sons of the fathers. This has to be the best perennial morality episode along with "Jimmy" and "Son of the fathers". Only "Where the rubber meets the road" was bad.



    Permafrost is such a great character and Hynden Walch(same VA as Starfire from Teen Titans)really did an awesome job doing Maureen's voice. A really touching episode this was. And Static shows some care for her. I'm really impressed. Great episode this was and i hope more episodes would be great like this one here.moreless
  • Wow.....

    10
    This episode really moved me. Static having to talk about his feelings about losing his mom, to make Permafrost calm down and trust him. It also shows a great classic about orphans, and as usual a funny episode(what epi. wouldn't be). My fave part was when Virgil and Richie were talking in the gymnasium. the quote " I'll create a distraction when my arms fall off." that was just soo typical of Richie. The part when Permafrost attacked Static was great! Soo creative with her powers. Plus Dakota looked like a christmas town. I say this was a very tributing episode of Static shock and give it a two thumbs up.moreless
Michele Morgan

Michele Morgan

Mother

Guest Star

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Reverend Anderson

Guest Star

Hynden Walch

Hynden Walch

Maureen Connor / Permafrost

Guest Star

Crystal Scales

Crystal Scales

Daisy

Recurring Role

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar

Frieda

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In the gymnasium, after Richie makes his "my arms are going to fall off" crack, for a few seconds, Virgil is wearing a watch on his right hand. A few seconds later, it's gone. Also, when Virgil takes out his uniform after Richie calls him, his white shirt has long sleeves. This is the only time we see the sleeves of this shirt while his next uniform doesn't have sleeves.

    • When the icicles start raining at the power station, the static saucer vanishes from underneath Static's knees.

    • In the beginning of Permafrost's flashback, her two front teeth are missing, only to re-appear two seconds later.

    • Permafrost seems to recognize that her powers get out of hand whenever she gets emotional, yet she goes into crowded areas to get handouts, knowing that there's no way a homeless metahuman will get one. We later see that she doesn't want to hurt people, either, so why does she do it? On the subject, why doesn't she just go to the church? She's been there before, and she knows that the priest feels sorry for her, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem. (Reply: It's made clear that Permafrost is mentally ill. A mentally ill person wouldn't think as clearly as someone who isn't, and thus she wouldn't know all the mistakes she's making.)

    • It is debatable whether it could be considered an animation goof or not, but it is most definitely a goof on basic human edict! At the social events (I.E; Frieda and Daisy's holiday parties.) the guests appear to be dressed nicely (Including Virgil.) while Richie remains in his customary green and orange hooded sweatshirt.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Static: Church service! Pops will slaughter me if I don't show up! (looks heavenward) You ever have one of those days? ...Right, 'course you have.

    • (At the mall)
      Daisy: Now, any idea what to get your sister?
      Virgil: Let's check out the pet store. Maybe they have a sale on muzzles.

    • Static: Come on, Maureen. Chill out!
      Permafrost: You know about me?
      Static: I found out from some people! People who still care about you.

    • Static: Look, can we talk for a while?
      Maureen: No! Give it (the picture) back! It's mine!

    • Richie: Merry Christmas, V.
      Virgil: Back at you, bro.

    • (After Static keeps hurrying the occasion)
      Annoucer: Some kind of emergency, is it?
      Static: Yeah, I'm going to be grounded 'til I'm ninety if I don't hurry.

    • Permafrost: The voices in the dark, they call me something ... Permafrost.

    • Static: I know what you have been through ...
      Permafrost: No, you don't. No one knows me.
      Static: I know because ... I lost my mom, too. (Permafrost stops attacking) I know the feeling. It just stays there.

    • (After most of the mall is iced by Permafrost)
      Static: Next time, I'm doing my shopping online!

    • Richie: You know, lifting could go a lot faster with a little magnetic boost.
      Virgil: Rich, we're in a gymnasium full of people. Somebody might notice!
      Richie: No sweat. I'll create a distraction when my arms fall off!

  • NOTES (4)

    • It has been a year since the Big Bang.

    • This episode shows us just how good a hero Virgil really is. Once he found out about Permaforst, he talked to her and tried to understand her instead of fighting her.

    • We find out that Rubberband Man isn't the only one that can change from the meta-look to human-look at will. The roster of villains that can change back and forth at will are: Nails, Permafrost, D-Struct (temporarily), Rubberband Man and Monster.

    • This is the perennial morality episode, like "Jimmy" (gun violence in schools) "Where the Rubber Meets the Road" (dyslexia) and "Sons of the Father" (racism).

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Static: Three apartment fires, two train wrecks, and a cat stuck in a tree.
      This is an allusion to the popular Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

    • Static: Lois, isn't it?
      When Static says this to Daisy, upon saving her from being nearly crushed by a giant Christmas tree, he is referring to another lady who is frequently in need of a super rescue: Lois Lane from the Superman mythology!

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