We might have seen Linda Park on The Flash before, in the newscast that happened at the same time as the incident that gave Barry his powers, but we’re supposed to forget that, apparently, as the role has been cast with a younger actress.
THR revealed yesterday that Malese Jow, whose credits also include a memorable turn on The Vampire Diaries, will be playing Linda Park, a character very well known to fans of Flash comics lore as the eventual wife of Wally West. Of course, considering Wally is Iris West’s nephew, even though we haven’t seen him in the show, if we are to see him, we’ll have some weird Gotham aging going on here, with Linda being older than Wally.
Malese Jow’s first episode will be The Flash’s twelfth, and we’ll see Linda as someone who befriends Iris at the Central City Picture News. She’ll also meet Barry Allen at a bar and they’ll hit it off.
Jow’s other Star-Crossed co-star, Greg Finley, will be appearing in The Flash Episode 6 as Girder.