The Flash season nine premiere briefly introduced us to Danielle Panabaker’s new character, but episode two really helped us get to know her. All while thinking Caitlin or Frost would be coming back.
I wasn’t surprised that Caitlin and Frost weren’t coming back, though I was a little disappointed. Caitlin has been around since day one and Frost was a lot of fun. It was so much fun when we got to have both of them, but now Danielle is getting to play a new character in the final season.
It was maybe a little of a spoiler for Danielle to tell us we would get to know her new character on Wednesday’s episode. Of course, that meant any hope of Team Flash bringing back Caitlin or Frost was gone. But it was clearly the plan that the writers were going in a different direction this season.
Danielle’s new character is Khione. This name comes from Greek mythology. She’s the god of snow, daughter of Boreas, god of the north wind and of Oreithyia, the lady of mountain gales. It’s unclear how much Greek mythology influenced Danielle’s character at this point.
Despite not remembering who she is, Khione is comfortable with herself. She is also very peaceful and intuitive. She was so good at reading Hartely’s (Andy Mientus) emotions and intentions. Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) can’t read her emotions, but that doesn’t seem to be a concern.
Khione spoke a lot about nature and feeling connected to it. This could give a clue as to what her powers could be. She could have ice powers like Frost, but she’ll likely have more powers than that. Her father is god of wind, so she may be able to control the wind. She could be able to control all the elements. It feels like she’s very powerful. She just has to figure out who she is and what she’s capable of.
Khione could be annoying in real life with how relaxed she is. She gave off some hippie vibes but much more transcendent than that. Danielle is doing such a great job portraying this new character. So despite her being so chill, I love her in this new role.
Khione could be the key to helping them defeat this new evil that they haven’t met yet. There’s no way the writers would write off Caitlin and Frost to bring in a new character that wouldn’t be significant in some way.
I’m almost a little sad that we only get 12 episodes with this new character. Khione so intriguing and genuine. It’s hard not to be drawn to her. I guess not impossible. Mark was almost going to force her into the machine. Luckily, Hartley was there to destroy the thing. While she didn’t make an impression on Mark, she made one on all the rest of them.
Khione should add an exciting new element to The Flash (pun slightly intended).
The Flash airs Wednesday on The CW at 8 pm ET.